Cala Pedrosa. L'Estartit.
Vistes a la Foradada i cap Castell. L'Estartit.
Cala Pedrosa. L'Estartit.
Vistes a la Foradada i cap Castell. L'Estartit.
Cala Pedrosa. L'Estartit.
Vistes al Litoral de l'Estartit.
Cala Pedrosa. L'Estartit.
Vistes al Litoral de l'Estartit.
Cala Pedrosa. L'Estartit.
Vistes al Litoral de l'Estartit.
Vistes a la Foradada i cap Castell. L'Estartit.
Vistes al Litoral de l'Estartit.
Vistes a la Foradada i cap Castell. L'Estartit.
Vistes al Litoral de l'Estartit.
Vistes a la Foradada i cap Castell. L'Estartit.
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ROUTE TO CALA PEDROSA

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Introduction

Caves, coves, headlands and small islands

This route leads to Cala Pedrosa, and enables you to enjoy expansive views of the Montgrí Massif and their coastline as you pass through groves of Aleppo pine, brushwood and garrigue. The beautiful route down to the cove is an oasis of tranquillity which inspires a sense of calm, a calm we hope you will enjoy when you reach this little cove.

If you have time and are feeling energetic, we recommend completing the circular route, climbing to els Estufadors, which has spectacular views of la Foradada and Cap Castell.

  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    Median
  • Duration
    2 hours 12 minutes
  • Slope
    305.00 meters
  • Distance
    7.73 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Caves, coves, headlands and small islands

The Route to Cala Pedrosa leaves from behind the tourist office in l’Estartit and runs through the streets of the centre before leaving the town, heading uphill towards la Muntanya Gran on a paved road. The first stop is at Salt de l’Euga, an old waterfall which flowed in the Torrent d’en Planes seasonal stream, and is now an exceptional viewpoint overlooking l’Estartit.

The route heads uphill on a paved track in the shade of a beautiful Aleppo pine grove until it reaches a signposted crossroads, which sends us straight to Cala Pedrosa. From here, we leave the asphalt. It is interesting to note the contrast of vegetation between the Aleppo pine grove of the gully, which is more sheltered and humid and has fertile soil, and the shrubby maquis of the high plain.

About 700 m further on, you leave the stony trail for a path which descends steeply and in a short distance leads to the Cova de l’Avi Company. The trail joins a gully which leads through a peaceful and pleasant wood to Cala Pedrosa.

If you are lucky or go there early in the morning or out of season, you might have this delightful cove to yourself. In this sheltered cove, with crystal clear water you can enjoy swimming in the summer or just contemplate it in winter.

If you feel very tired and do not want to go further, you can return to l’Escala on the same route, although we recommend following the circular route to the end. From here the narrow trail climbs steeply to cover the 150 m to the high plain.

Before reaching the high plain, take a break to admire the scenery, with views of La Foradada and Cap Castell in the foreground and the Cap de Creus Natural Park in the background. Once on the high plain, you will find a wide trail which leads easily through garrigue and pine groves to the crossing you encountered on the outward route. From here, the route retraces the outward route to return to the starting point.

Tips

ROUTE

  • Route with sections with no signal. DO THE ROUTE OFFLINE
  • The route alternates between trails and rocky paths.
  • On some stretches the green and white marks of the local path help with following the route.
  • If you prefer, you can go to Cala Pedrosa and return on the same route, although we recommend doing the circular route.
  • Short but steep climbs and descents on the coast path, especially after Cala Pedrosa.

WATER

  • There is an urban fountain as you leave the village.
  • Bring plenty of water, especially in summer.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Very high cliffs.
  • Risk of falling if you get too close. 
  • Keep a close eye on children.
  • There are lots of small paths leading to the cliff-edge. Caution!!
  • Respect people’s private property and the surroundings in general. You are in a Natural Park.
  • Take care not to twist your ankle on the rocky paths.

WEATHER

  • The coastal path is uncomfortable on days with strong wind.
  • Wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather forecast.

TERRAIN

  • In general, the trails are comfortable and the paths are rocky.
  • Some uphill or downhill sections are on steep and rocky narrow paths.

EQUIPMENT

  • Wear comfortable shoes with a good grip.
  • Protection from the sun or wind if necessary.
  • Camera.
  • Food to eat at the half way point, before returning.

 

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SQUARE OF THE CHURCH OF SANTA ANNA

Point of interest
Architecture
01/06/2015

The Church of Santa Anna, patron saint of l’Estartit, is built on a chapel from the eighteenth century.  It was renovated at the start of the twentieth century by the family of Pere Coll in his memory

MASTIC

Point of interest
Flora
01/06/2015

Pistacia lentiscus

This shrub or small tree from the Pistacia genus can reach 6 or 7 metres in height in the oldest examples.

The larger examples produce a resin called mastic when they are bled.

ALEPPO PINE GROVE

Point of interest
Flora
01/06/2015

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 which

GARRIGUE WITH CISTUSES

Point of interest
Flora
01/06/2015

This undergrowth with kermes oak and cistus is not as thick as garrigue and can be found in places which have been affected by processes like fires and replanting, which leave ideal terrain for

Cova de l'Avi Company

Point of interest
Geology
01/06/2015

This is a small L-shaped cave which is about 2 m in depth and length.

The Montgrí Massif mainly comprises carbonate rocks from Mesozoic sediments, which have enabled the development of karstic

RED CROSSBILL

Point of interest
Wildlife
01/06/2015

The red crossbill is one of the most unusual and surprising birds in Catalan-speaking lands. Red and orange tones are dominant in the males, and green and yellow ones in the females. Its twisted,

Cala Pedrosa

Point of interest
Geology
01/06/2015

The large number of pebbles which cover its beach give the name – rocky cove – to this small but charming cove with calm crystal-clear waters.

It is an ideal place for exploring the seabed with the

VIEWS OF LA FORADADA

Point of interest
Landscapes
01/06/2015

You are now overlooking the Golf de la Morisca with la Foradada and Cap Castell in the foreground and the Albera mountains and the mountains of Cap de Creus in the background.

One of the best known

BONELLI'S EAGLE

Point of interest
Flora
01/06/2015

Garrigue and low vegetation is the favourite hunting territory of Bonelli’s eagle, which uses the nearby woodland and cliffs to shelter. This is a protected species which is at risk of extinction. Of

WILD OLIVES

Point of interest
Flora
01/06/2015

This area has many large wild olive trees. These olive trees are of the same species as other smaller ones, with almost round leaves and pointed branches you might have seen among the garrigue.

The

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