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Itinerary Fountain’s Trail

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22/07/2015
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Introduction

Circular route that begins in the old town of Castell d'Aro, discovers the fountains of these Gavarres’ foothills, which were a very important reference point for all the woodcutters that worked here.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Slope
    250.00 meters
  • Distance
    5.00 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
    Architecture and environment
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

This route allows us to get to know the old train station in Vall d'Aro, the old town of Castell d'Aro, and enter the natural area of Coma’s valley, where the oldest Living Nativity Scene (1959) of Catalonia is held from the Sunday before Christmas until Kings day including a play every weekend and public holidays. We will also discover the background of this municipality of the Costa Brava, where the relief rises to give way to the Gavarres, where we can find hidden corners and secret views for hikers. Places that inspired popular literates and poets, as the poem inscribed, by a pastor in the popular Ferro Fountain, on a granite slab makes us remind of.

Tips

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Has to be added:

 

Track:

 

-You can leave the car in the closest areas of the Parc de l'Estació de Castell d'Aro. 

 

Water:

 

-There is a fountain with potable water in the Plaça de Santa Maria in Castell d'Aro. 

 

Other equipment:

 

-At the Ferro fountain, there is a table and two picnic benches.

 

-Museu de la Nina (link). To check the schedules

 

-Castle of Benedormiens (links). To check the schedules

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Bussot’s mill

Point of interest
Architecture
22/07/2015

Old mill. A "farm-mill" was a small hydraulic mill that allowed grinding the grain produced on the farm itself. As a complement to agrarian activity, it could provide service to other farms around it.

Cork Oak Forest

Point of interest
Flora
22/07/2015

In the past, the richness of the Gavarres’ hills resided in the uses that were made of forest products such as cork, wood, coal or bundles for ovens. Nowadays many of these uses are no longer given

The wild boar

Point of interest
Wildlife
22/07/2015

With the abandonment of forestall areas, one of the animals that has proliferated the most is the wild boar. Boar density is growing year after year. It currently stands between 7-8 individuals per

Ferro Fountain

Point of interest
Environment
Others
22/07/2015

It is a ferruginous water fountain, as it can be seen by the orange color that the water leaves at the drainage area. This color is the result of the oxidation and precipitation of iron. History tells

Pine Forest view

Point of interest
Flora
Environment
22/07/2015

Pine forest (Pinus pinea). Pine trees are adapted to sandy soils and marine environments. It is the pine that produces the biggest and edible pine nuts, reason why they are used gastronomically in

Fig Trees

Point of interest
Flora
22/07/2015

Fig trees are native American plants, from where they have spread to other parts of the planet. They have been grown to make fences, for their edible fruits and as low-maintenance ornamental plants.

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interessant comprovar que les númeroses fonts que hi havia a les Gavarres antigament es mantenen.

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