Esgésia de Sant Jaume de Queralbs. Queralbs. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Riu Tosa al pas per l'Estret del Forn. Queralbs. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Carretera del Monell de tornada a Queralbs. Queralbs. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Queralbs. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Riu Tosa al pas per l'Estret del Forn. Queralbs. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
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Itineray 8: Queralbs route in the Forn district

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08/10/2018
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Introduction

The narrowest part river of Tosa

This attractive family route will bring us to know a fantastic corner of the Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter and El Freser near the village of Queralbs.
From this comfortable trip, we can see the interesting nucleus of Queralbs, with its beautiful laundry room and the church of Sant Jaume de Queralbs.
We will walk between dry stone walls, old fields of cultivation and grassland. At the end of the route, we will walk between ash trees and we will enter into the lush river Tosa before reaching the Horn Strait.
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  • Typology
    Linear
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    45 minutes
  • Slope
    60.00 meters
  • Distance
    2.20 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Architecture and environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

The narrowest part river of Tosa

We started the route at the parking lot at Plaça del Raig, at the entrance of Queralbs, and we follow Carrer del Pla first and the one after the Church later.
We then arrive at the village's laundry and admire the Romanesque church of Sant Jaume of Queralbs and its spectacular porch.
We leave the urban nucleus along a path between dry stone walls and old fields. Soon we arrive at a broad, soft relief track that will allow us to walk comfortably and admire this wonderful environment in the Natural Park of the Capçaleres del Ter and Freser.
The route leads us between fields of dall and ash trees to get to the Colonel fountain around Monell. We are on the way now for a beautiful ash forest until we find the course of the Tosa river, where lush vegetation turns the environment into a cool and gloomy place.
Accompanied by the sound of the water, we enter into a special and magical atmosphere, which takes us to "Estret del Forn", a natural barrier that prevents us from passing.
In the last section and with caution, we will cross the river twice to get closer to the strait. In this area there are many caves and potholes where remains of the Bronze Age and the Iberian era have been found.

The return to the starting point will be done along the same path.

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Tips

PATH

 
The route runs through tracks and comfortable and wide paths.
In the area of the Estret del Forn we will walk along a path next to the river.
We will cross the river at the end of the route to reach the strait.

WATER

 
You will find water at the Colonel fountain and the ones within the village.

WEATHER

 
Check the weather forecasts before starting the route.

LAND

 
Land without difficulty except the section, wherever you want, you can cross the river Tosa.

PRECAUTIONS

 
Respect the environment and private property.
Close the electric shepherds you encounter on your way.
In case of rain, extreme precautions in the section by the river.

MATERIAL

 
We recommend bringing a camera.
Wear proper footwear.

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What to see in: Itineray 8: Queralbs route in the Forn district

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Sant Jaume de Queralbs

Point of interest
Architecture
08/10/2018
One-storey building, covered with slightly pointed barrel vault and crowned with a semicircular apse. Due to its characteristics, its origins date back to the 12th century, as a result...

Dry stone walls

Point of interest
Wildlife
Environment
08/10/2018
The important historical and biological value of the dry stone walls is undeniable. They testify to a recent agricultural past and a maximum use of the land, valid until the middle of...

Elm

Point of interest
Flora
08/10/2018
Ulmus minor
At this point on the route, next to the dry stone wall, we find some specimens of trees.
Om is a tree that likes fresh and deep soils, and can reach 25-30...

Font del Coronel

Point of interest
Environment
08/10/2018

El nom que rebia la surgència original, abans de construir la font que veiem ara, era el de font del Monell.

La construcció de l’estructura de pedra actual, la va realitzar l’habitant de la casa de...

The roe deer

Point of interest
Wildlife
08/10/2018
The mosaic of pasture and forest fields where we pass is an ideal habitat for roe deer.
It basically feeds on leaves of shrubs and small trees, as well as berries and tender...

The ash tree forest

Point of interest
Flora
08/10/2018
Fraxinus angustifolia
It is necessary to emphasize the abundance of large-leafed ash below the path. The strong slope, the slightly shady orientation and the proximity of the...

Forn Strings

Point of interest
Wildlife
08/10/2018
We are located in the Forn Strait, a narrow passage excavated by the erosive action of water between these metamorphic limestone rocks. The arboreal vegetation is dominated by the ash...
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