Camps de conreu de can Pins. Argentona.
Vistes a la serralada del Litoral des de Parpers. Argentona.
Font dels àlbers d'en Javà. Argentona.
Camps de conreu a la plana de l'Espinal. Argentona.
Restes de la masia de ca l'Espinal. Argentona.
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Road Parpers’ Route

Route
27/02/2017
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Introduction

Among Mareseme’s coastal territory and Vallès’ plain surface

For the variety of environments and places that this path takes us through, we are facing another jewel of the natural heritage of the town of Argentona.

We will box-walk between stone walls along Road Parpers as we learn its history, we will walk through open pine forests, visit hidden fountains and walk through lonely gullies, only accompanied by birdsongs. Enjoy...

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    2 hours 41 minutes
  • Slope
    308.00 meters
  • Distance
    8.80 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Among Mareseme’s coastal territory and Vallès’ plain surface

The "Road Parpers’ Route" (Ruta de la via de Parpers) has its starting point in the neighbourhood of “Can Pins”, near “Can Freginals” and “Can Navas”, now known as “Bell Racó”, the last one, is a majestic house that currently is used for events and celebrations.

At the beginning of the route, we will walk in parallel to the “Riudameia” stream for a few hundred meters along a track, which we will leave to go into the “fondo de la Gallega” before reaching the “Road Parpers”, which without loss will lead us to the neck of the same name. We will see the remains of this ancient communication route between Maresme’s coastal territory and Vallès’ plain surface and we will continue walking flanked by stone walls on one side and the other side will be gravel.

Extreme caution when crossing the “Parpers Road” reaching the neck and the we will take a small path that will accompany us entertained between pine groves to till “ca l’Espinal”, farmhouse, now in ruins, which dominated both sides of the ridge coast.

From this point, we will follow for a few meters a small track, but soon we will leave it to take a series of entertaining tracks (watch out for the track in the app), which will lead us to the “Llorer” fountain first, and then to the “Àlbers d’en Java” fountain afterwards.

Once visited the “àlbers d’en Javà” fountain, where we can refresh ourselves and drink water, we will follow for a few metres the “xaragall de l’Espinal” to abandon it, turning right uphill. The trails on this section of the route are varied in the atmosphere. Despite the predominance of the holm oak forest, we can see some alternation with oaks and pines forests.

Now continue declining towards the “xaragall de Can Pins”, which will accompany us nicely, back up the neighbourhood of the same name, and starting point.

Tips

PATH

  • The route runs along narrow roads, trails and a small sections in streams.
  • Some steep downhill sections before the “Llorer” fountain.

WATER

  • We will fins water at the “Àlbers d’en Java” fountain.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Be careful not to slip on the most steep sections, especially “Ca l’Espinal” and the “Llorer” fountain.
  • Short but sloppy rock path within the “xaragall de l’Espinal”

WEATHER

  • We do not recommend doing the route with heavy rain, especially crossing the “Xaragall de l’Espinal” an the “Ca Pins” one.

LAND

  • Bring suitable footwear for walking on slippery ground in certain downhill sections.

EQUIPMENT

  • We recommend bringing a camera.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • There will be places to sit down and a table at the “Llorer” fountain.

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What to see in: Road Parpers’ Route

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Bell Racó

Point of interest
Architecture
27/02/2017

To our right and between the rows of eucalyptus, we can admire the building of “Bell Racó”.

It is a clear example of the architecture of the residential palaces of the 40s within the twentieth century...

ROAD PARPERS

Point of interest
Architecture
27/02/2017

The road “Parpers” is a National Cultural Interest. The road runs between the “Parpers” neck to “Bell Racó’s” property, near the stream of Pines, with a distance of approximately one kilometre. The...

BIG WOODPECKER

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

Dendrocopos major

 

Despite its popular name, the large woodpecker is smaller than the green woodpecker. The large woodpecker likes wooded environments, as in the case of the pine forest, and make...

CA LESPINAL

Point of interest
Architecture
27/02/2017

For its strategic location, this country house and its lands dominated both sides of the coastal crest line. The central bearing wall, still retains a door lintel moulded with pieces of granite that...

LLORER FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

The “Llorer” founatin was recovered by the Group Sources Argentona in 1986 but apparently has remained dry for quite some time now. Located next to one of the ravines descending from the plain of the...

THE DEER

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

Capreolus capreolus

The “Cabirol” is the smallest European deer, weighing 15 to 30 kg when adult, and has a length of just over one metre.

Disappeared years ago, it was not until 1993 that a few males...

ÀLBERS D’EN JAVÀ’S FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

We get closer to the fountain next to the “xaragall de l’Espinal” and we can feel the coolness and humidity of the environment.

We will pay attention to plants that live at the fountain; first and...

VALENCIAN OAK OR SMALL LEAF OAK

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

Quercus faginea

We are within a forest of oaks, but if we look on the floor or on the crown of the trees, we will be able to see serrated edge or little pricked leaves, it is the Valencian Oak. Also...

REGROWTH OAK

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

Note that the oaks that we find have around two or more feet out of the same strain. This indicates us that the main trunk was cut, causing this effect on top of the oak, which facilitated a faster...

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No és una ruta intuitiva. Camins i desviaments difícils de trobar

La ruta està molt bé (vam anar amb dos nens i van disfrutar els dos molt). Hi han dos trams cap a la part final que no estant molt ben indicats i fan que et surtis del recorregut. Però amb el mapa de la app, l'ubicació i tranquil·litat et pots ubicar. Crec que realment es tracta de 12 km de ruta.
super xula, ens ha encantat. la tornarem a fer. primera font no hi ha aigua, segona si. Bones indicacions, es pot seguir molt bé amb GPS. molt recomanable
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