Small Route

Walking through the Urtigosa valley means to know some of the most beautiful corners of Rossas and Urrô parishes. The Urtigosa River and the Escaiba stream (one of its biggest tributaries) flow near some special villages, like Provisende, Lourosa de Matos and Souto Redondo, where the very typical chapels have a special grace. Along with the stream, you will find some mills still working, and at the beginning and the end (recommended) we can learn more about the commandery of the Order of Malta, from which Rossas is the global trustee.

Departure and arrival: Rossas Main Church

Type of route: Short distance route by rural, traditional and mountain paths

Distance to go: 11 000m (circular)

Duration: About 5h

Level of difficulty: Low/Medium

Altitudes: Rossas (247 m)> Póvoa (500 m)> Souto Redondo (465 m)> Lourosa de Matos (400 m)

Advised season: All the year, especially in summer, since 80% of the trail is done in the shade.

Geosites: None

Other points of interest: Rossas Main Church, Valleys of the Urtigosa River and Escaiba stream, set of mills.

  • Starting point:Igreja Matriz de Rossas
  • End point:Igreja Matriz de Rossas
  • Distance:11.00 km
  • Degree difficulty:Médio/Baixo
  • Duration:5.00 h
  • Maximum altitude:500 m
  • Minimum altitude:247 m