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Sant Grau

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17/02/2017
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Introduction

Climb to the retirement

If you do not know Sant Grau and its surroundings, you want to walk in calm and intimate paths, and also want to do some exercise, this route is a good proposal.

Sant Grau is known in the local area and it’s a place with character, where time goes by at another rhythm, if you can, enter the site and settle in peace for a while.

Well-preserved Mediterranean forests, brushstrokes of cultural elements, botanical and geological curiosities, will make us know better this privileged environment.

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  • Typology
    Linear
  • Difficulty
    Median
  • Duration
    2 hours 15 minutes
  • Slope
    471.00 meters
  • Distance
    7.60 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Architecture and environment
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
    By bike
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Description

Climb to the retirement

This proposal is a linear itinerary in which the path is the same both for going to the destination and going back, there is always the option if you hike in a group to leave a vehicle at the starting point and one in Sant Grau.

The itinerary coincides partially with the routes 2, 3 and 5 proposed by the municipality of Tossa de Mar, within its district. What we will do is correspond to the number 4, classified in yellow by its distance (including the return) longer than the green ones.

We will start following the same path as of the GR 92, walking on the right side of the Tossa de Mar stream, well protected by the shade of its trees and with the option of approaching the pool of the Sa Riera park.

When we leave the park of Sa Riera, we will enter the foothills of Cadiretes’ massif, and to Sant Grau we will be in the middle of Mediterranean forests full of pine trees.

We will follow the GR 92 until slightly further up Mare de Déu de Gràcia, approximately halfway through the route to Sant Grau.

As we move forward, we will see different panoramic views of the surroundings of Tossa de Mar. We will find fountains, hermitages, and we will know some botanical curiosities of the massif besides visiting hidden corners like the cave of the thieves.

In summary, this is an itinerary that provides good views, comfortable and intimate paths on the slopes, and that allows us to see and know places, and other elements of these areas.

Tips

TRAÇAT

  • El quilometratge i el temps són només d'anada. Si torneu penseu en guardar energies i calcular la llum del sol disponible.
  • Si feu el camí de tornada cal pensar que les indicacions de direcció són per l'anada.
  • El recorregut es fa per un terreny sense massa complicacions, principalment pista.
  • Farem una part seguint el mateix recorregut del GR 92, però després ja anirem seguint un altre traçat  amb marques grogues.
  • Trobarem desnivell de pujada sobretot des del parc de Sa Riera fins a l'ermita de la Mare de Déu de Gràcia, després és més suau.
  • Hi ha una baixada relliscosa sortint del mirador per agafar de nou el camí de ronda.

 

AIGUA

  • Es recomana portar aigua, ja que les fonts de bosc no sempre ragen. Es pot comprar aigua al bar de Sant Grau.

 

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.
  • L'accés a la cova dels Lladres és un corriol curt però amb una mica de pendent, sense perill però podem relliscar. 

 

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.

 

MATERIAL

  • Una càmera fotogràfica ens permetrà prendre imatges 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 aneu a 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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ES PI GROS DE CAN MARTÍ

Point of interest
Flora
17/02/2017

The large pebble tree on the other side of the stream is the highest of the entire Cadiretes massif with a height of 23 meters and a 4.5m perimeter.

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

BASSA DEL PARC DE SA RIERA

Point of interest
Wildlife
17/02/2017

It is a raft created at the “Parc de Sa Riera”, where there was an old rubbish dump, the water that fed it comes from the sewage treatment plant, it is not drinkable water, but it is treated and...

FONT D’EN ROIG

Point of interest
Environment
17/02/2017

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 resource for...

PINS DEL BISBE

Point of interest
Flora
17/02/2017

These forests are formed mainly by cork oak, white pine, and pine wood, thermophilic species. As bushes; the heather, the cherry tree and the pistacia lentiscus, all of them adapted to the siliceous...

MARE DÉU DE GRÀCIA

Point of interest
Architecture
17/02/2017

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...

GINESTELL TOSSa

Point of interest
Flora
17/02/2017

We are about to reach a pole that indicates change of direction, there is a growing ginesta linifolia, or “ginestell” de Tossa, a rare papyrus in the world and that only in Catalonia is located in the...

FONT RUIXÓ GROS I BOSQUET LLORERS

Point of interest
Environment
17/02/2017

Depending on the level of the aquifer, this fountain can dry up. But from this height, towards the lowest levels of the mountain, there is a pool of fountains of which some are never harvested, or...

BLOCS DE GRANIT

Point of interest
Geology
17/02/2017

The rocks that are left to us are blocks of granodiorite, of the granite family.

The hardest granite resists to break down and is exposed to the elements, although it does not escape, and the result...

COVA DELS LLADRES

Point of interest
Others
17/02/2017

It is not a cave, but a natural shelter formed by granodiorite rocks.

It has been conditioned to take refuge, look at the dry-stone wall, possibly charred. It could have been used during prehistory,...

SANT GRAU

Point of interest
Architecture
17/02/2017

Santurari dedicated to Sant Grau d'Aurillac located in a central point of the Ardenya-Cadiretes massif, is very visited in the region and an annual gathering is held on October 13th.

The outer...

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