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Camino de Ronda coastal path to Montjoi

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07/01/2016
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Introduction

Intense and rugged coastline

This section of the camino de ronda coastal path runs along the narrow footpath that follows the coastline between Almadrava and Cala Montjoi. We pass cliffs, steep rocks, solitary coves, pine forest and Mediterranean scrubland.

It is a route to walk and be inspired by, with some sunny stretches and some in shade. Ideal for cooling off in summer or, in winter, for taking in the calm and tranquility. But don’t be fooled, the climbs and descents to the coves will require that we are in better shape than we think.

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  • Typology
    Linear
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    2 hours
  • Slope
    193.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.40 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Geologia
    Landscaping
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Intense and rugged coastline

The camino de rondacoastal path starts at the same point that the Cap de Creus Natural Park begins. Right at the start we can see it will be a rather wild stretch, with no urban development and with wonderful sea views.

Following the line of the coast we arrive at Punta Falconera, with exceptional views of the Bay of Roses. Here there are the bunkers of the 8th battalion, built to defend the coast in case of attack during World War II.

The vegetation is low, mainly brush and scrub, with a few trees such as holm oaks, pines and olive trees dotting the landscape. Once we have descended to the first cove, Cala del Lledó, the  route takes in several coves and the shadow of pines and holm oaks becomes more prevalent. We pass through an area recovering from the forest fire of 2014, where we can see the green scrubland growing vigorously.

As the coastline meanders between sea and mountain, we pass Cap Trencat and Cap Blanc, which give us a hint as to the next cove we will visit. From this point the Cap Norfeu, the most eastern Cap de Creus, will be present until the end of the route. We arrive at Cala Montjoi, where the Mas de Montjoi de Baix and the Mas de Dalt reveal that formerly there was human activity in this spot. At this point we can return along the coastal path to the beginning of the route or, if you feel like going on, you can join with the megalithic and landscape routes.

Tips

ROUTE

  • This stretch runs along the coastline on a dirt road, well marked and with little shade
  • Despite not having long climbs, going up and down to the coves makes it a demanding route
  • There are no developed areas until you reach Cala Montjoi

WATER

  • There are no drinking water sources, bring some with you

PRECAUTIONS

  • Be careful when getting close to the cliff edges
  • In the summer, avoid the middle of the day and put sun cream on
  • Wear sunglasses and a hat. The reflections of sea water and the intensity of the sun can catch you out

EQUIPMENT

  • Take binoculars with you so you can observe the birds that like to stand on rock ledges

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Adaptations: Polipody

Point of interest
Flora
07/01/2016

This stretch of the camino de ronda coastal path is wild and there has been virtually no development. The vegetation is abundant and the pines, the mastic trees, the juniper and the prickly pears

Invasions: Prickly Pear

Point of interest
Flora
07/01/2016

In this coastal strip the plants adapt to the soil and to the wet and windy climate of the Cap de Creus. Tree species don’t occupy too much space; the most common is the Aleppo pine and the cork oak.

Punta Falconera

Point of interest
Landscapes
07/01/2016

We find ourselves on Punta Falconera, the most southerly point of the Cap de Creus. Punta Falconera provides exceptional views across the whole of the Golf of Roses, a characteristic which meant this

Cala del Lledó

Point of interest
Geology
07/01/2016

We are in Cala Lledó, the first cove that we find on this section of the Camino de Ronda coastal path. There is little room to bathe in the cove, which is surrounded by marble rocks that have been

Burnt vegetation

Point of interest
Flora
07/01/2016

In 2014 a fire burnt 46 hectares inside the Natural Park, the fire started very close to Cala Montjoi and finished a little beyond Cala Murtra.

The predominant vegetation was the Aleppo pine and, on

Cap Blanc and Cap Norfeu

Point of interest
Landscapes
07/01/2016

From this point there are some beautiful views of Cap Norfeu. Cap Norfeu is situated on the Cap de Creus peninsula, forming a narrow, rocky peninsula that reaches into the Mediterranean and encloses

Cala Rostella

Point of interest
Geology
07/01/2016

Cala Rostella forms a small bay facing southeast and protected from the Tramuntana wind. A stream flows into the cove, the Rec de Rostella (dry much of the year), and it is surrounded by pine trees.

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Cala Montjoi and Posidonia

Point of interest
Flora
07/01/2016

The presence of balls of posidonia oceánica or Neptune grass is remarkable in the Cala Montjoi, you’ve probably seen them many times before and would have thought they were just dirt from the sea. Nep

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Passejada en mig de la natura verge, un camí de ronda ben abrupte amb cales amagades.

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