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Taking advantage of the signage of Itinerànnia and the half marathon of the Mare de Déu del Mont, we were able to do this route that I had a look for a long time but was not clear about the route. It is a varied route, with little-traveled places and little-known views. Notably, a nest with three vultures on the main cliff, going up to the Soler. That if, they are 12 km long and 800 m of difference of level by a typically garrotxí landscape, that is to say: rough and of bad track.
Taking advantage of the fact that the Tregurà track is in very good condition, we left the car very close to the road that goes up from Tregurà, in a widening near the 1760 level. From there we followed the traditional path (yellow signs to the pass dels Tres Pics) and the ridge path to the Balandrau. Right choice, because the most used parking spot, under the Castle of the Moors, was a car crash.
Very pleasant walk from Bonmatí, with a good view of Anglès and the mountain of Santa Bàrbara from the church of Sant Julià del Llor and a surprising return following the torrent of La Canova. Too bad it doesn't carry water now. In the fall, and after a heavy downpour of rain, it can be very appealing.
Another magnificent Garrotxa outing. That if, although the path is obvious (and milled) all the time, it is advisable to bring a track or a good review because the most interesting part, between Coll d'Uria and La Salut, does not appear on the maps or is signposted. We will repeat it in the fall. For sure.
Short walk from the church of Sant Julià de Ramis to the castle (now a hotel-museum-restaurant), the Iberian-Roman site and the church of the Sants Metges, returning along the path that borders the gorge.
As an unexpected surprise, we can see the first snowfall in the Pyrenees: Canigó, Vallter and Puigmal.
Very interesting route from the Pasteral to the jump of the Olla de Gorners. Varied (quarries, caves or mines, dolmen, views over the Ter, chestnut trees, Bassi fountain, jumping water) and good to do if you have the right directions (review or track gps). Notably, autumn should be spectacular if it is a year of rain and chestnuts.
Demanding route due to its length (17 km), elevation gain (720 m) and some very straight and poorly milled sections of road. The rest is a marked path, by tracks or paths, and only has the complication of the ascent to the castle of Bac Grillera by the chain that, if it is not clear, can be trapped on the left.
Alternative route to the best known from the Borderiol pass. It passes by the Llops fountain, the Rupitosa fountain and, shortly afterwards, climbs very decisively towards the Turó Gros del Pujol. Then just follow the ridge to the cross.
Attention to the first section of ascent after the Rupitosa fountain to take the Turó Gros path correctly. If we are wrong, nothing happens either, you will pass by the Cordes ravine, which is another of the paths to climb the Matagalls ridge. A little longer, but very nice.
Route that begins where the GR83 leaves the track of the Sobirà, goes down towards the torrent of the source of the Gavatx and follows by the GR until finding the traditional way to Sant Miquel de les Formigues from the source of the Drinkers. The return from the top is by a very steep path that leads first to the ruined house of Borrell and then to the source of the ant and the jump of Sant Martí. This descent is not signposted and only a few landmarks are found, but the path is evident most of the stretch. Normally, this route is done in reverse, to make the hardest part of the climb. Watch your knees!
This route links two outstanding elements of the Vallfogona environment. On the one hand, follow the Masica torrent to the end of the signposted section. And then it connects with the PR that comes from Santa Magdalena de Cambrils and leads to the castle of Milany. The descent is along the signposted path (GR, PR and Itinerànnia) of the castle from Vallfogona.
It should be borne in mind that the link from the Masica torrent to find the PR is only signposted with some landmarks and red graffiti that must be monitored because they are not always very visible. Also, the path is not milled and you need to bring a map or follow a track of the route.
This route largely follows the signposted paths from Santa Pau to Sant Julià del Mont. Only, on the descent, take a ridge that leads to Sant Martí vell and is not signposted and the trail becomes confusing towards km 10 where we have to leave the ridge to go down to Sant Martí vell. Be very careful at this point as following the ridge leads to a sack ass.
It is probably the best excursion that can be made to the Gironès, due to the variety of environments, gradient and views. Especially noteworthy is the entire route of the ridge, along the edge of the cliff, and the descent following the Rocacorba stream. Hallucinating.