The coastal path

Technical information

Time: 2 h 30 min, (round trip),
 Length of the route: 5,2 km (round trip),
 Effort and difficulty: low.
 Unevenness: small slopes on the way to the creeks.
 Departure and arrival point: Torre Valentina.
 Signaling: GR-92 path, white and red signals
 Remarks: The cliffs on the seafront are subject to strong erosion. Therefore, we will have to be careful with some areas prone to small landsides.

In case you need to be convinced
The itinerary starts at Torre Valentina and can be accessed following the avenue with the same name, or also from the Sant Antoni seaside promenade, The stretch along the coastal path we propose cannot be missed: it is straight and there is no need to take any turn or deviation from the path which is easy to follow, next to the sea. No doubt, the path took us to discover one of the wildest and photogenic areas in the municipality,

The Tinar Basin

Technical information

Time: 1 h 15 min,
Length of the route: 5,2 km,
Effort and difficulty: low.
Unevenness: slight ascent from Mas Bou to Mas Gil.
Departure and arrival point: the Large Pine tree (Pere Rosselló school in Calonge),
Signaling: Local path (white and green marks) on one part of the path,
Remarks: The farmers in the wine-growing area can be visited prior appointment.

In case you need to be convinced
Whether on bicycle or on foot, this route has a particular charm: treading a land transformed and maintained by man, with small-scale agriculture, a land that survived a phylloxera plague that attacked the vines at the end of the 19th century, and where one can find small woods, irrigation canals and streams.

The Valley of the Mills

Technical information

Time: 2 h 30 min.
length of the route: 11 km (round trip)
Effort and difficulty: low-medium.
Unevenness: small slopes always in line with the stream.
Departure and arrival point: the pine grove of the remains of the Pont Penjat (suspension bridge).
signaling: path PR-C 116.1 (yellow and white signs).
Remarks: be careful during the rainy season, as it will occasionally be necessary to cross the stream.

In case you need to be convinced
The proposed route begins at the remains of the Pont Penjat (suspension bridge), in Calonge, and ends at the mill known as the Mill of Lluis, moving upstream at all times and remaining as close to the water as possible. AII along the way, we will learn about the importance of the water that has propelled the many flourmills found there. We can still make out many of the different features that were used when the mills were in operation. such as irrigation channels, dams, reservoirs, and the like. During the 18th century and until as late as the early 20th century, the importance of the valley’s mills was well known, as it is thought that such mills were capable of grinding not only for local production, but also for neighboring towns.

The Collet

Technical information

Time: 1 h 40 min.
Length of the route: 6,3 km.
Effort and difficulty: low,
Unevenness: the part between Sant Daniel and Puigsesforques has a slight slope until we reach the dolmen and menhir, The rest of the walk is very flat.
Departure and arrival point: The Collet and arrival at Sant Antoni, with the possibility of returning to the same point or any other place in the town.
Signaling: we will follow a local track -SL – (white and green stripes) to get from the Collet to the Roura tower. The stretch leading to Sant Antoni is not indicated.
Remarks: be very careful when crossing the old cemetery road (about 200 meters) as there is heavy motor traffic.

In case you need to be convinced
The route we propose is an initial introduction to the cultures that colonized the area since ancient times: the legacy left to us by the Romans in the Collet -close to the Es Monestri beach in Sant Antoni- to the remains of the megalithic ruins in Puigsesforques, Sant Daniel with its secular typical houses and a peaceful walk through the fields in the Calonge plain, until we return to our starting point. The ideal moment for this route is the early morning or late evening sunlight. Any season is good for it! The fields take on different forms and colors captivating our senses.

Castellbarri

Technical information

Time: The trek between Calonge and the beginning of Vall dels Molins (Windmill valley) lasts about 2 hours 40 minutes (plus 1 hour 15 minutes for the lap between Vall dels Molins and the centre of Calonge).
Length of the route: 9.5 km (plus 6 km for the lap between Vall dels Molins.
Effort and difficulty: medium.
Unevenness: A steep climb between the Riufred stream and the mirador in Creu del Castell, From that point onwards the walk is on flat land, followed by a steep descent from the viewer in Can Mont to the camp.
Departure and arrival point: The trail starts at the Calonge castle and ends at the point where it joins the Vall dels Molins itinerary.
Signaling: Nearly all along the walk we follow the small-trail signs (white and yellow).
Remarks: We have to be very careful in the part that crosses the Riufred stream. On rainy days, it is advisable to drive up to Can Margarit de 8aix in order to avoid this stretch.

In case you need to be convinced
The route we propose will take you along the Creu mountain range and along the border of the Vall de Ruàs valley. All along this trail we will see remains of ancient settlements which were built throughout the history of Calonge: from the Iberian village in Castellbarri to the caves, dolmens and paradolmens on the flanks of Vall de Ruás, showing the presence of man in pre-historical times.

 

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