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MILLS OF ÉZARO
Doing this route you will visit the areas of greatest ethnographic interest of the Ézaro, including the rebuilt Mill of Louredo, the promenade and the mouth of the Xallas-Ézaro, then end at the CIR - Interpretation Center of Monte Pindo and Ézaro Waterfall .
There are several mills that can be seen in the Ézaro along the course of the river Rosa. A curious fact is that the mills inherited their nicknames from their former owners, from their antiquity or from unique names, highlighting names such as: the Rejacha Mill, the Roque Mill, the Old Mill or the Mill, among others.
The location of the Louredo Mill must have been ideal for honey, as there are remains of old stone beehives located next to it, as well as newer ones in its surroundings.
It was customary for the mill to be owned by several owners, with each family assigned a specific day to go and grind the corn. In case they could not attend on their day, they had to wait until the next week’s shift.
The stretch of river where the largest number of mills are located was also used to wash the bedding and put it in the clearing.
Hundreds of years ago water movement was used in factories. Today, dams and waterfalls are mainly used for electricity production in hydroelectric power plants, such as those that can be seen next to the Ézaro Waterfall.
Length of the route: 4,000m (+/-)
Average slope: 6%
Starting elevation: 7 meters above sea level
End elevation: 91 masl
Elevation gain: 84 m
Difficulty: medium - low
Duration: 1:30 am (one way)
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