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Les fonts de Ruixons

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27/02/2017
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The mountain’s fountains

An itinerary that climbs a bit to the Cadiretes massif for hiking trails and a calm and pleasant atmosphere between well-preserved Mediterranean forests.

We will visit some of the most representative mountain old fountains of Tossa de Mar and we will become aware of the abundance of water that contains the subsoil in this area and how superficial it can be in some places.

With all this in mind, we will see elements of other times in which many people lived in the forest.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Slope
    370.00 meters
  • Distance
    11.00 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
    By bike
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Description

The mountain’s fountains

This is an itinerary that will show us a series of fountains, many of them recovered, so that you do not miss a network that once, when the forest was the more inhabited, was of vital importance.

We will begin at the tourist office of Tossa de Mar on the same route as the GR 92, we will continue the stream up and enter the Cadiretes massif, where we will do most of the itinerary.

Coal workers, tap manufacturers and other forests workers kept clean and in operation some fountains that gradually lost themselves in oblivion due to their decrease in use, although they still use their water in some cases.

The path that we will be following will lead us to the interior of the Cadiretes massif for comfortable forest trails in the middle of an 100% Mediterranean, quiet and intimate forest environment.

While walking, we will see the Gràcia’s hermitage, the remains of an old forest hermitage and some botanical peculiarity practically exclusive of this massif in all Catalonia and the world, who would say that!

Tips

TRAÇAT

  • El recorregut és principalment per pista i no presenta complicacions. Farem una part seguint el mateix recorregut del GR 92, fins a l'ermita de la Mare de Déu de Gràcia. Una mica més endavant seguirem la senyalització verda. 
  • Hi ha alguna baixada que pot ser relliscosa per culpa del tipus de terra gruixuda, però el camí és ample i no és perillós.

 

AIGUA

  • Es recomana portar aigua: les fonts de bosc poden arribar a assecar-se i és aigua no tractada ni potabilitzada.

 

PRECAUCIONS

  • Recordeu hidratar-vos i protegir-vos del sol.
  • Estigueu una mica alerta, ja que compartirem itinerari amb bicicletes tot terreny i potser coincidim en algun tram.

 

METEO

  • S'aconsella portar protecció solar i el cap protegit a l'estiu: hi ha trams amb poques ombres.

 

TERRENY

  • Cal portar calçat còmode per caminar, preferentment per caminar sobre terra. Hi ha trams de sorra amb pendent. 

 

MATERIAL

  • Una càmera fotogràfica ens permetrà prendre imatges, sobretot, dels paisatges i racons.
  • Uns bastons de tresc, tant per les pujades com per les baixades, ens poden fer el seu servei tot i no haver-hi grans desnivells.

 

ALTRES EQUIPAMENTS

  • El nucli urbà de Tossa de Mar té molts edificis singulars i espais emblemàtics com la vil·la romana dels Ametllers, el far, la Vila Vella, el barri de Sa Roqueta i el parc de Sa Riera. Si podeu, val la pena fer-hi una passejada.
  • Per saber més de la història de Tossa podeu visitar el Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, situat dins la Vila Vella, en un edifici privilegiat del segle XIV.
  • Podeu visitar el far on hi ha el Centre d'Interpretació de Fars de la Mediterrània.
  • Per saber horaris i d'altres informacions relacionades amb visitar Tossa de Mar, visiteu l'oficina de turisme (obre tot l'any). També podeu visitar la seva pàgina web.
  • Per saber més coses sobre el suro i la seva història en relació a l'activitat humana, podeu visitar el Museu del Suro de Palafrugell, també a les comarques de Girona.

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What to see in: Les fonts de Ruixons

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ES PI GROS DE CAN MARTÍ

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

The pine that is on the other side of the stream, is the highest tree in the entire Cadiretes massif with a height of 23 m and a 4.5 m perimeter.

The water of the stream and its 250 or 300 years have...

NATURALIZED RAFT

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

It is an artificial pond created in the Parc de Sa Riera, where there was an old rubbish dump. The water that feeds it comes from the sewage treatment plant, it is not drinkable water but it is...

D’EN ROIG FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

Fountain with ancient references that motivated it to recover it with students from Tossa's school.

It is rain water that mainly accumulate, in summer it is usually dry, but it is another fountain...

PINS DEL BISBE

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

These forests are mainly composed of cork oak, white pine, and pine nuts, thermophilic species, which do not support too low temperatures. We also find heather, the cherry tree and the lentiscus, all...

MARE DÉU DE GRÀCIA

Point of interest
Architecture
27/02/2017

The origin is not clear, it could be a forest hermitage at the beginning of the 17th century, popular style. A stone from the door was found a few years ago with a corresponding date at the beginning...

FOUNTAIN RUIXÓ PETIT

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

The term “ruixó” is a locality of Tossa de Mar that means "shaft searcher” and seems indicative of how much water there is.

In this aspect of the massif there is a very rich aquifer, there is even...

Ginestell de Tossa o Ginesta Linifòlia

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

The “Spanish Brooms” that we find here are ginesta linifolia, a rare papilionàcia in the world and that is in Catalonia, but only in the massif of Ardenya-Cadiretes and in the Gavarres.

It also grows...

Fountain Xifra

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

The original fountain is a few meters behind the one we see.

Next to the new fountain there is a large oak tree growing up and at the foot of it we find the horsetail or equiset (fotografia).

This...

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ruta 10 de natura local!! aprofitantvque hem passat uns dies a Tossa ,hem fet aquesta ruta amb els " madroños" o arboç apunt per menjar,una bona pujadeta per després anar baixant i veure les fonts,ens ha agradat!

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