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Teixo-Teixois Trail
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Teixo-Teixois Trail (Western Asturias)
10 kms
On foot 3 h. 35 min.
Difficulty
Access

Access to the starting point is via the AS-21, right in the centre of the town of Taramundi.

Layout of the route

A fairly easy circular trail that runs entirely through the borough of Taramundi

Summary Teixo-Teixois Trail

The route starts at Teixo Pass, between Ouroso and Busnovo Peaks. The trail begins near to the hostel and runs along the road to Santa Marina. At the last houses in Teixo, take the track off to the right until you come to a crossroads where you take the turning to the left that runs below the road. When you come to a chestnut grove, the track becomes a path which leads to the village of Santa Marina, an example of the rural architecture of western Asturias, with characteristic watertight structures, masonry walls with bare stone and slate roofs.

The trail continues on from Santa Marina along the road to the right and heads toward another example of rural architecture. From there, the trail heads uphill to the ridges where you will find a track off to the left through an area of heathland that leads to the village of Almallos.

There the road turns right to head downhill through fields and chestnut woods to the road linking Taramundi with Veigas. From there, it runs along a path toward Os Teixois Ethnographic Site, a perfect example of what was a thriving industry throughout the West of Asturias in the 18th century. Os Teixois houses a number of water-driven constructions: a mill, a forge hammer, a fulling stock for treating wool, honing stones and a primitive form of power plant.

Once you have visited the site, the trails heads for the nearby village of Las Mestas along a path that runs next to the stream. Go past the first four crossroads you come to and then take the next right, which leads to a track where you turn right again.

Along the way, you will come across still recognizable "carboeiras" which, stoked with the abundant oak from the area, produced the charcoal that was consumed in the past in the numerous forges. Once in Las Mestas, take the track that links the village withTeixo.

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Description Teixo - Teixo

The route starts at Teixo Pass, between Ouroso and Busnovo Peaks. The trail begins near to the hostel and runs along the road to Santa Marina. At the last houses in Teixo, take the track off to the right until you come to a crossroads where you take the turning to the left that runs below the road. When you come to a chestnut grove, the track becomes a path which leads to the village of Santa Marina, an example of the rural architecture of western Asturias, with characteristic watertight structures, masonry walls with bare stone and slate roofs.

The trail continues on from Santa Marina along the road to the right and heads toward another example of rural architecture. From there, the trail heads uphill to the ridges where you will find a track off to the left through an area of heathland that leads to the village of Almallos.

There the road turns right to head downhill through fields and chestnut woods to the road linking Taramundi with Veigas. From there, it runs along a path toward Os Teixois Ethnographic Site, a perfect example of what was a thriving industry throughout the West of Asturias in the 18th century. Os Teixois houses a number of water-driven constructions: a mill, a forge hammer, a fulling stock for treating wool, honing stones and a primitive form of power plant.

Once you have visited the site, the trails heads for the nearby village of Las Mestas along a path that runs next to the stream. Go past the first four crossroads you come to and then take the next right, which leads to a track where you turn right again.

Along the way, you will come across still recognizable "carboeiras" which, stoked with the abundant oak from the area, produced the charcoal that was consumed in the past in the numerous forges. Once in Las Mestas, take the track that links the village withTeixo.