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Northern Coves Trail

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21/07/2015
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Introduction

A short itinerary that starts at Cavall Bernat, at the end of Platja d’Aro’s Platja Gran, which runs along the way to the north, walking along coves of exceptional landscape beauty.

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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    45 minutes
  • Slope
    22.00 meters
  • Distance
    2.00 km
  • Theme
    Environment
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

The northern Cami de Ronda’s trail along Tramuntana’s coves follows the GR-92, a track which was formerly used to control coastal populations and maritime borders to avoid smuggling. Nowadays it is a path that gives access to the coves and small tunnels that increase the trail’s interest. On the way back, we will go through the remains of the Roman town of Pla de Palol, an ancient and rich farm that shows us that, for centuries, humans have chosen these areas to live thanks to their exceptional conditions.

The first part of the trail runs at sea level as far as Cala del Pi and the second part returns along the road of the urbanized area.

 

Tips

Trail:

-You can park your car next to Sardana Square. In the summer season, you can leave it at the two car parks in the center of Platja d'Aro: Europa Square (paying) and market place (free).

-Cala Rovira must be crossed walking on sand. 

Warnings:

-If you decide to walk along the rocks away from the “Camí de Ronda” (by the sea) you have to pay attention to the waves. 

Meteo:

-The whole year

Equipment:

-Comfortable footwear

-Sun protection during hot days. Cap, cream and sunglasses.

-It is recommended to wear rubber shoes. Rocky coves are usually covered with algae that, when entering the water, can make you slip.

-Bring water.

Other equipment:

-At Platja Gran and Cala Rovira, there is a beach bar during the summer.

-In the parking lot of Plaça Europa and the market square there are public toilets. During summer, there are also at the seafront promenade. And the public toilets of Cala Rovira are open from Easter until September 30.

 

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The Cavall Bernat

Point of interest
Environment
21/07/2015

It is a granite rock monolith, molded by the erosion of natural elements during centuries, which presides Platja d'Aro’s Platja Gran and it has become a true symbol of the town.

From this place, the

Rovira Cove

Point of interest
Landscapes
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Cala Rovira was also known as Platja dels Escalencs. As Josep Pla tells us in "La Costa Brava": "Some families of l'Escala had the habit of taking, when good weather came in, their boat, their family

Sa Cova Cove

Point of interest
Landscapes
Environment
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This small natural harbor gave shelter to fishermen's boats. There are still some stranded to the top of the beach, although they are now used for leisure purposes. They are small, Catalan lute type,

Pi’s Cove

Point of interest
Flora
Geology
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The rocky materials of this granite coast, release quartz granules when degraded that are transported by the waves until they sediment into the coves forming these unique thick sand beaches. The

Roman villa Pla de Palol

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Architecture
Others
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Roman villa of the Pla de Palol I b.C. – VII a.C.

The archaeological remains that we see are not more than a part of what was the large residential and agricultural complex of Pla de Palol. The

Exemplary pine

Point of interest
Flora
21/07/2015

Pine, Pinus Pinea. 

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

End of havaneres roundabout

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SCULPTURES DEDICATED TO JOAQUIM MUNTAÑOLA AND ORTEGA MONASTERIO 

The roundabout, from Cavall Bernat’s avenue with Travessera del Cavall Bernat, shows a sculptural tribute to the “havaneres” world and

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