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Burriac’s Castle along the fountain path

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22/02/2017
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Introduction

Fountains and forests of the coastal mountains

This route is highly recommended, is probably one of the most varied and entertaining to walk up to the “Burriac” castle.

The numerous fountains that we will find along the Burriac stream, the breath-taking views from the watchtower of the castle and clean pine forests within the area of the “Oriols” hill, make this route a safe bet that will not leave you indifferent.

 

 

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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    Median
  • Duration
    2 hours
  • Slope
    290.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.78 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Fountains and forests of the coastal mountains

We begin the route towards the “font del Mig”, the first of a series of fountains that lead us to the “Burriac” castle on an entertaining route. We will follow for a few meters the “Cirers” stream to introduce us to the “Burriac” stream, much more closed and shaded, entering the protected area of ​​the “Parc de la Serralada Litoral”.

Surrounded by lush vegetation, we will visit the “Sureres” and the “Esquirol” fountains first, and the “Grup” and “Ferro” fountains secondly, all fixed and properly conditioned by “Grup de Fonts d’Argentona”.

Once we have visited the “Ferro” fountain, we will walk a few meters inside the stream, which we will leave to deal with the rightest part of the route along with the assault to the castle. In a jiffy, we will find the “Collet de Burriac” and follow the trail up to the monolith at the foot of the Castle. At this point we leave the track to start the final walk up to the castle a steep path that at some point will force us to use our hands to progress.

Once at the top of the “Burriac” castle the 360° views are stunning; The strip and coastal villages, “Parc Natural del Montnegre i Corredor” and the mountains of the Montseny region.

The downhill walk from the castle will be a comfortable but very steep track, and the we will follow the same track that we have already made on our way up, before turning right towards the “Oriols” hill. In this section of the descent we will enjoy extensive pine groves between blocks of granite within the area of charmed rocks (“Roques Encantades”).

From now on we will continue along a comfortable decline within the friendly environment of the “Picant” fountain as our objective, where we will be able to enjoy the fountain and its wide esplanade full of towering pines.

Tips

PATH

  • We will be finding steep slopes when getting out of the “Burriac” stream and up to the “Burriac” castle.
  • Some sections will require climbing up to the castle.
  • Most of the paths will be very small.

WATER

  • We will find water fountains in the beginning of the route and the “Picant” fountain at the end of the route.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Be careful not to slip on the sloppiest areas and when walking down the track from the castle.
  • On the final climb to the castle watch out if you go with children in areas of vertical rock.
  • Do not enter the streams if there is heavy rain.
  • Remember to respect the environment and leave it equal or better than you found it.

WEATHER

  • We do not recommend doing the route with heavy rain, remember that at some stage we will be inside the “Burriac” stream.

LAND

  • • The floor is slippery in some sections, especially after leaving the “Burriac” stream and the path after leaving the castle.

EQUIPMENT

  • It is recommended to bring a camera.
  • Bring suitable footwear for walking.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • Most fountains have places to sit down and tables.
  • Around the “Picant” fountain there is a big flat area for children to play.

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Font del Mig

Point of interest
Environment
12/12/2018

En aquell temps en què la gent anava a buscar aigua a les fonts, en aquesta zona n'hi havia tres d’aigua mineromedicinals: la font Picant o de Baix, la font de Dalt o de Ferro i aquesta, la font del...

Font de les Sureres

Point of interest
Environment
12/12/2018

La font de les Sureres rep el seu nom en honor a les dues impressionants alzines sureres que podem observar al seu davant.

Les sureres (Quercus suber) són arbres típics de la Mediterrània,...

Font de l'Esquirol

Point of interest
Environment
12/12/2018

Quan es construïa aquesta font i encara no tenia nom, els membres del Grup de Fonts d'Argentona van veure com un esquirol juganer els espiava, saltant de branca en branca. A partir d'aquesta anècdota,...

Font del Grup

Point of interest
Environment
12/12/2018

Emmarcada per un bosc de pins i alzines amb un avellaner al costat, aquesta font va ser construïda aprofitant l’aigua provinent d’una antiga mina, l’any 1993, pel Grup de Fonts d’Argentona. De fet, el...

Font del Ferro

Point of interest
Environment
12/12/2018

De la font original s’ha conservat la seva façana modernista. La font té dos brocs: el de l’esquerra és d’aigua ferruginosa i l’altre és d’aigua bicarbonatada, i tots dos provenen de mines diferents.

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Canvi de vegetació

Point of interest
Flora
12/12/2018

Hem deixat el torrent de Burriac, on la vegetació predominant era el bosc d'alzinar humit, força espès i dominat per l'arítjol, l'heura, el marfull i el galzeran (aquestes són algunes de les poques...

BURRIAC CASTEL

Point of interest
Architecture
22/02/2017

We are at the top of the “Burriac” mountain at an altitude of 401 meters above sea level. From this vantage point we have great views of the Maresme coastline and the northern part of Barcelona’s...

Pineda de pi pinyer

Point of interest
Flora
12/12/2018

Aquest tipus de bosc és típic de tota la franja mediterrània. El pi pinyer (Pinus pinea) resisteix molt bé la sequera i els incendis pel fet de tenir una escorça gruixuda i una capçada allunyada del...

PICANT FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
22/02/2017

Its story takes us back many years ago, according to tradition, the fountain was discovered by accident. When a child fell in a well, his mother went down to rescue him and when rescued, she was dizzy...

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ruta chulísima y para niños accesible. mucha sombra por lo q se puede hacer en verano
Tot i que la primera font, la Font del Mig, estava tancada i precintada, hem pogut veure totes les altres. Nosaltres hem fet la ruta amb el nostre fill de 4 anys i el nostre gos i tots dos han acabat força cansats però han quedat encantats de l’excursió. Ruta molt recomanable pels seus camins encisadors, de conte de fades i unes magnífiques vistes des del castell de Burriac. Al castell ens hem trobat amb força gent però durant la ruta hem anat sols.
Una ruta magnífica, amb parts realment boscoses. Hi ha diversos trams d'intensa pujada però el camí està molt ben cuidat i això fa que no sigui gaire difícil pujar-los. Les vistes des del Castell són espectaculars, val la pena fer-la!
Ruta chula. Molt bonic el traçat de les fonts. La pujada fins el castell es bastant dura, però la meva filla de 5 anys la va pujar.
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