Santa Maria de Fenals de baix. Platja d'Aro
Vall d'Aro amb l'Ardenya al fons
Conreus a Fenals. Platja d'Aro
Santa Maria de Vallvanera
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Fanals Itinerary

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23/09/2015
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Introduction

Itinerary that follows Platja d'Aro’s most remote settlement origins. We will visit Fanals d'Amunt and Santa Maria de Fanals churhes and we will hike along the Puig del Mas Nou from where we will enjoy excellent views of the interior mountains of the Gavarres and the whole coast of Vall d’Aro.

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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    Median
  • Duration
    3 hours 20 minutes
  • Slope
    524.00 meters
  • Distance
    13.40 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Architecture and environment
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

A trail that allows us to capture the profound changes of land usage in the Costa Brava in the last decades. The abandonment of agricultural and forestry uses as they have been changed to residential, tourist and leisure uses with all the landscape changes that they entail. Long itinerary, with high steepness and road sections.

Tips

TRAÇAT

  • Ruta llarga i amb desnivell.
  • Podeu deixar el cotxe a Santa Maria de Fenals. A la vora de la C-31.
  • Atenció, ruta que discorre, en una bona part del traçat, per vials asfaltats.

 

AIGUA

  • La font del Gat no sempre raja, millor portar aigua.

 

PRECAUCIONS

  • Ruta llarga. Valoreu el vostre estat físic.

 

METEO 

 

MATERIAL

  • Calçat còmode.
  • Protecció solar pels dies calorosos. Gorra, crema i ulleres de sol.
  • Uns pals de tresc ens poden ajudar durant les caminades llargues.

 

ALTRES EQUIPAMENTS

  • A la font del Gat hi ha taula i bancs per fer pícnic.
  • A l'aparcament on s'inicia i es finalitza l'itinerari hi ha lavabos públics.

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Santa Maria de Fanals’ Church

Point of interest
Architecture
23/09/2015

It is also called Santa Maria de Fanals, started construction in the 15th century and finished in the 17th-18th century, in contrast to the old Romanesque church of Fanals d'Amunt (linkat) that we...

Burned Cork Oak

Point of interest
Landscapes
23/09/2015

All these slopes of the Fenals sector were burned in 2003 due to a fire that affected more than 400 hectares. The pines died and now only some logs remain as a witness. They are exploited by...

Beach sands

Point of interest
Geology
23/09/2015

The granite type rock materials of this point of the Gavarres, when degraded, release quartz granules that are transported through the streams to the sea and end up establishing in the coves forming...

Eucalyptus plantation

Point of interest
Flora
23/09/2015

In the 70s, around 400 hectares of eucalyptus were planted at the Gavarres. Eucalyptus trees are Australian fast-growing trees, which were introduced to be used to produce paper. In some cases,...

Mas Pi, olivets and open spaces

Point of interest
Environment
23/09/2015

The maintenance of the surroundings of the farms with crops, such as the case of this grove, is good practice for the conservation of biological and landscape diversity and also a good way to prevent...

Pine Forest

Point of interest
Flora
23/09/2015

Pine trees have been widely used next to the coast due to their good adaptation to sandy soils and to sea breezes. It is the pine that produces the biggest edible pine nuts, reason why they are used...

Church of Santa Maria de Fanals d'Amunt

Point of interest
Architecture
23/09/2015

It is a Romanesque building with a single nave, covered with a cannon vault, and a semicircular apse with a quarter turn, and Lombard decoration, with arches between borders. The apse shows a centered...

Arboç butterfly

Point of interest
Wildlife
23/09/2015

On this path, with strawberries undergrowth, it is easy to see the strawberry butterfly (Charaxes jasius) fly. It is a large butterfly, very colorful with contrasting colors; oranges and yellows with...

Masnou (menhir continues left)

Point of interest
Environment
23/09/2015

Stone of Goges or sa Pedra Aguda, Vallvanera’s menhir

The itinerary continues to the left, but it's worth going 200m to the right to see the Pedra de les Goges or Sa Pedra Aguda, located inside the...

Santa Maria de Vallvanera

Point of interest
Architecture
23/09/2015

The old chapel of Vallvanera is attached to the farmhouse with the same name. Already in existence in 1324 with the name of Sant Cugat des Far, it depended on the monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols,...

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Bona ruta! Bona pujada.. la tornada força avorrida, però bones vistes!!
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