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SHORT TOUR OF MONTGRÍ

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25/02/2019
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Introduction

Through the foothills of the Montgrí

A short bike tour which links l’Estartit and Torroella passing through the foothills of the Montplà. This is an enjoyable route with a more technical final part where you can have fun on your bike in this part of the Baix Empordà.

The outward leg is on the agricultural plain, a landscape where the human footprint is constantly present. The return leg takes you through the foothills of the Montgrí, where there is no lack of evidence and remains of activities carried out there many years ago.

  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Median
  • Duration
    2 hours
  • Slope
    250.00 meters
  • Distance
    16.60 km
  • Theme
    Geologia
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By bike
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Description

Through the foothills of the Montgrí

This bike excursion starts by looking for the old route from l’Estartit to Torroella, which will show you an open agricultural plain and closed rocky mountains.

After Torroella you leave the plain to climb into the mountains. We do not want to break your rhythm on the bike, but the stories you can find in the mountains deserve a brief stop.

You soon enter the inland dune, a sand dune formed by sand from the bay of Roses and which now welcomes you in the form of a rolling pine forest which was planted to stop it advancing.

Leaving the sands behind, you encounter karst and the route becomes technical. The carbonate rock is exposed wherever you go. Aixarts – fields surrounded by low stone walls – and huts illustrate the work done long ago by human hands.

The landscape is very humanised, both on the plain and in the mountains, and at every corner there are traces of human activity that demonstrate an intense economic and social link between the people of the region which made the plain and the mountain a great store of food and resources.

Tips

ROUTE

  • The route follows broad and sometimes rocky trails.
  • On the downhill stretches, take care not to slip on the rocks.

WATER

  • There is no drinking water on the route. We recommend you take a full water bottle when you set off on your bike.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Keep an eye out for cars on the urban stretch of the route.

EQUIPMENT

  • Suitable equipment for a bicycle trip (spares, water, etc.).

OTHER FACILITIES

  • The route is signposted with the number 42.
  • There is a rest area next to the Sand Warden’s Lodge,

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What to see in: SHORT TOUR OF MONTGRÍ

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Mas Marquès

Point of interest
Flora
17/06/2016

El Mas Marquès es trobava ben a prop de l’antic curs del Ter, abans de que aquest fos desviat més al sud. Estem al camí vell que va de l’Estartit a l’Escala, molt freqüentat per ciclistes i caminaires

Torre Martina and pomegranates

Point of interest
Architecture
28/05/2016

​​​​​The Torre Martina is also known as Torre Mirona. It used to be the property of the Mir family (which is where the name Mirona comes from). It is a sixteenth- or seventeenth-century farmhouse,

Warden’s Lodge

Point of interest
Geology
28/05/2016

​​​​​​Located at the most westerly point of the arête of the Coll de les Sorres (pass of the sands), is the sand warden’s lodge.

The reason it exists is that there is a group of inland dunes between

Coll de les Sorres path and furnace

Point of interest
Geology
28/05/2016

​​​​​​The name Coll de les Sorres – pass of the sands – comes from the fact that at this point, the sand and sediments from the plain climbed up the Montgrí Massif, until they crossed them on this

Holm oak woods

Point of interest
Flora
28/05/2016

​​​​​You are in one of the small remnants of holm oak woods in the Montgrí Massif. This type of woodland comprises a dense and shaded plant community where holm oaks predominate. The undergrowth is

Well of Mustinyà

Point of interest
Architecture
28/05/2016

​​​​​​Located alongside the Mustinyà gully is the well of the same name. This is an old municipal well built by the council of Torroella alongside the gully which provided it with water nearly all

Aixarts and huts

Point of interest
Architecture
28/05/2016

​​​​​The whole of the Montgrí Massif contains large number of items made from dry stone, built for the agricultural, pastoral and industrial exploitation of the mountains. There is a wide variety of

Salt de l'Euga

Point of interest
Geology
28/05/2016

The Salt de l’Euga was an old waterfall which flowed as part of the seasonal stream of en Planes. Now it is an exceptional viewpoint overlooking l’Estartit.

From here you can enjoy one of the most

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