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Route of the Farmhouses

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16/04/2018
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Introduction

Between farmhouses and channels

An interesting and attractive family route which will help you discover some of the most emblematic fortified farmhouses in l’Escala, such as Mas de Vilanera, Can Reding and Can Jepot.

Other notable attractions on this route are the orchards of fruit trees, the irrigation channels and the riverside vegetation which accompanies them, and the Pi Gros, an impressive example of a stone pine.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    1 hour 33 minutes
  • Slope
    6.00 meters
  • Distance
    5.40 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Architecture and environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Between farmhouses and channels

Set off from the Masos dels Recs carpark towards heading west, crossing the Torroella road firstly and following the Camí de Can Nicet until you cross the Rec de Cinyana further on.

You will walk through farmland, predominantly orchards of fruit trees. Having passed Mas Martí, the route changes direction turning to the north until it comes to the Rec del Molí, flanked by riverside vegetation including white willows and ash.

You now follow the GIB-6322 towards l’Escala for about a hundred metres, and then leave it to head for the fortified Mas de Vilanera, an impressive structure which dominates the scenery.

Continue along the route through farmland towards a pine grove where the star is a large stone pine known as the Pi Gros.

From here, all that remains is to follow the Camí de Cal Guanter as far as Can Jepot and Can Reding, the starting point of this enjoyable and interesting route in l’Escala.

Tips

Route

  • Most of the route follows trails and paths with no difficulties.

Water

  • Take water, especially in summer.

Precautions

  • Respect the surroundings and the fields of crops.
  • Look out for cars when crossing the Torroella road and on the stretch on the Albons road.

Equipment

  • Comfortable footwear suitable for walking.
  • Hat and sun cream to protect you from the sun.
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles.
  • Binoculars for birdwatching.

Weather

  • Avoid the middle of the day in the summer.

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The Masos del Recs

Point of interest
Architecture
16/04/2018

​​​​​Built on the peak of the Muntanya dels Recs, are these two fortified farmhouses (Can Jepot and Can Reding), built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. From the peak, the old lake of Sant...

The Rec del Molí

Point of interest
Environment
16/04/2018

​​​​​​The Rec del Molí is a water channel of medieval origin which diverts the water of the river Ter from the Colomers dam. The main channel passes through several municipalities in the Baix Empordà...

Apple trees

Point of interest
Flora
16/04/2018

​​​​​​You are now on the Ter’s floodplain with its very fertile soil, like most of the land in the region, something which has enabled a great variety of crops to proliferate. Intensive irrigated...

Tamarisk

Point of interest
Flora
16/04/2018

​​​​​Tamarix africana

This shrub or small tree is a species which is very well adapted to soil with high salinity. It grows in sand and coastal lagoons along rivers and watercourses.

Its twigs and...

Mas Vilanera

Point of interest
Architecture
16/04/2018

Mas la Vilanera is a fortified farmhouse which comprises a group of buildings from different periods. The defence tower, with its square floorplan, had the role of protecting the peasants from pirates...

The Pi Gros

Point of interest
Flora
16/04/2018

​​​​​In front of you is the Pi Gros, an imposing example of stone pine which is thought to be 300 years old.

The stone pine (Pinus pinea) copes very well with dry weather and fires because of its...

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