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Les Maures

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Cliffs with views of the Alt and Baix Empordà

This short but intense route will lead you to discover the closest mountainous area to l’Estartit. Your reward for completing the steepest sections is unbeatable views of the Medes islands, l'Estartit, and much of the Baix and Alt Empordà.

You will climb to the top of Roca Maura, visit Torre Moratxa and discover its history and, on the way back to l'Estartit, learn about the species of fauna that live there.


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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
  • Duration
    1 hour 37 minutes
  • Slope
    225.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.86 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
  • Activity
    By foot
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Cliffs with views of the Alt and Baix Empordà

This route starts just in front of the tourism office of l’Estartit and straight away goes along the Carrer de Santa Anna, which it follows as far as the Plaça de l’Església. A little further on, take the Carrer de Primavera, which is paved and climbs steeply until you reach the Salt d’Euga viewpoint.

A few metres further on, leave the paved road which leads to Torre Ponça to turn steeply to the right towards Roca Maura. The start of this climb is surrounded by a forest of Aleppo pine and, as you approach Roca Maura, garrigue on carbonate terrain starts to dominate.

At Roca Maura you can stop to catch your breath and can also enjoy the impressive scenery this special viewpoint offers.

You now carry on towards Torre Moratxa along the clifftop walking on very rocky and uneven ground dominated by garrigue. You will visit Torre Moratxa and discover its history, before starting a descent on a path which is unclear and rocky in places (take care not to twist your ankle). 

Before you come to Coll d’en Taians, turn to the left and continue the descent, now heading back towards l’Estartit. You now approach the first houses in the built-up area and we recommend following the track, especially in sections where the path is unclear.

When you get to a paved section, follow Carrer Rocacorba until you take some stairs which descend steeply on the right, and following the Torroella road head back to the church square and the starting point.



  • Wide sandy tracks alternate with paved stretches.


  • There are two rest areas, one at the Font de Santa Anna and the other at the Font dels Capellans.


  • Bring plenty of water, especially in summer.
  • There is a fountain in Santa Anna on the way back to l’Estartit.


  • Respect people’s private property and the surroundings in general. You are in a Natural Park.
  • Avoid the middle of the day in high summer, and in any case, take precautions to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Keep an eye out for motor traffic in built-up areas.


  • The whole route is flat and follows comfortable trails.


  • Protection from the sun or wind if necessary.
  • Camera.
  • On all of the mountain bike routes we recommend wearing a helmet and gloves, as well as a puncture repair kit and a basic tool kit (Allen keys and chain tool).

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Point of interest

You are at the viewpoint of the Salt d’Euga, a few metres from the seasonal stream of en Blanes where you can enjoy one of the most picturesque views of l’Estartit, with the Medes islands in the...

Aleppo pine grove

Point of interest

​​​​​​Three different types of pine grove are found in the Montgrí Massif: naturally occurring Aleppo pine groves, which are mainly found on the maritime face of the Muntanya Gran; the old pine groves...

Ocellated lizard

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​​​​​​Lacerta lepida

You are now among garrigue with very sunny conditions, an ideal habitat for reptiles like the ocellated lizard (photo), the green whip snake in walls and the edges of woodland...

Roca Maura

Point of interest

The antennas on the peak of Roca Maura are what most catches the attention from the different points from which the peak can be seen. Below you is a spectacular view of the Baix Ter and l’Estartit...

The Eurasian eagle owl

Point of interest

​​​​​Bubo bubo

Although it is hard to spot thanks to its nocturnal habits, you are in an area frequented by this nocturnal bird of prey, the largest in the world. It usually makes its nest taking...

Torre Moratxa

Point of interest

This cylindrical tower crowns the mountain from which it takes its name. It is a lookout tower, which in times of pirates was used to warn of the presence of attackers. The warning was made using...

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Beautifull view but it is difficult.
De très beaux paysages mais sentier difficile et peu balisé. De bonnes chaussures sont recommandées.

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