Rutes a Roses. Cami de Ronda
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Camino de Ronda coastal path - The Lighthouse

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24/12/2015
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Introduction

Coastal Path - The Lighthouse

Discovering the coast

A short route along a stretch of the camino de ronda coastal path which follows the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava between Blanes and Portbou. The path was created with the aim of linking the coastal villages, and the name of Camino de Ronda is due to the rounds traditionally made by the patrols along the coastline, to monitor smuggling and illegal trade.

Throughout the route, on one side we have the green of the pines, and on the other, the blue of the sea. Taking this route is a great way to discover small coves, cliffs, charming beaches and other unmissable spots along our coastline.

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  • Typology
    Linear
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    45 minutes
  • Slope
    20.00 meters
  • Distance
    2.80 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Geologia
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Discovering the coast

The section of the camino de ronda coastal path we will follow begins at the Lighthouse of Roses, which is located just below Trinitat Castle. The existence of the castle of the Trinitat, also known as the 'Botón de Roses' or Button of Roses, is further evidence of the need to protect the coast from possible enemies, in the same way that the camino de ronda was intended to guard against possible smugglers who arrived by sea.

On the way to the beach of Canyelles Petites we can enjoy some unique rocky outcrops of veined white marble which are of particular geological interest. These are exceptional rock formations that combine with tiny coves and captivating spots.

The islets we can see when arriving at the beach of Canyelles Petites are known as els Brancs and provide resting points for birds such as cormorants. Further on, other rocky outcrops such as the Omella and Ullastrell headlands are frequently used by fishermen, and are a good place to take a swim if we arrive at the right time.

This stretch of the coastal path becomes very gentle route, suitable to be walked with children. In spite of the strong pressure from urban development that this environment has undergone, there are some quite beautiful stretches that transport us to a blue, green and rocky landscape.

Tips

ROUTE

  • The route is paved and protected from possible falls, but there are quite a lot of stairs
  • The route is mainly on the flat, but the constant going up and down the stairways will quickly warm you up.

WATER

  • No water source, carry water

PRECAUTIONS

  • Take care of the children if you go down close to the water, although having a paddle is fun for children and adults!
  • Avoid the central hours of summer days and get sun protection.
    Wear sunglasses and a hat. The reflections of sea water and the intensity of the sun can catch you out.
  • Avoid days when the weather is bad and the seas rough

EQUIPMENT

  • Bring binoculars with you to observe birds; the Brancs islets and the Omella and Ullastrell headlands are often one of the favorite spots of cormorants and seagulls

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Roses Lighthouse

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Architecture
24/12/2015

The Lighthouse of Roses is on the Punta de la Poncella, a place dominated by Puig Rom and the old Trinitat Castle. It occupies the area where an old military coastal detachment had been, the Sant...

Roses Lighthouse

Point of interest
Architecture
24/12/2015

The Lighthouse of Roses is on the Punta de la Poncella, a place dominated by Puig Rom and the old Trinitat Castle. It occupies the area where an old military coastal detachment had been, the Sant...

Invasive plants

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Flora
24/12/2015

The coastal strip is a fragile environment subject to strong forces that endanger the native flora. In addition to the heavy human impact, the main danger to the coastal façade is the presence of inva...

Cisalla de Roses

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Geology
24/12/2015

The coastal strip between the Lighthouse of Roses and the Cala de Canyelles Petites includes one of the best geological structures associated with the location of a granitoid: the Cisalla de Roses (Se...

Cala Canyelles Petites

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Landscapes
24/12/2015

A desert in winter, an ant’s nest of people in summer. The cove of Canyelles Petites is a beach of fine golden sand. The waters are transparent and the sea bed sandy. Its orientation makes it...

Pine trees by the sea

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Flora
24/12/2015

Being such a steep coast, we’d like to point out the presence of trees next to the sea. These are almost always pines, which stand out from the middle of the cliffs and can take on the most incredible...

Cala Canyelles grosses

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Landscapes
24/12/2015

La platja de Canyelles grosses també es coneguda com l'Almadrava, nom que rep el sortint rocós que tanca la cala en el seu punt més septentrional, la punta de l'Almadrava. Al nord d'aquesta platja es...

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Passejada molt recomenable per fer en família, amb vistes precioses. Les meves filles han disfrutat molt i han acabat remullades a la Cala Canyelles.

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