The crossing of Puig Torro has a surprise for us. Not really pleasant. Already used to the monotony of the route, we come across the “cami”, lined with stones of all shapes and sizes. The wheels get stuck, the pedals scrape the ground.
Getting to the site: The car park in Torroella de Montgri is large and off-season rather empty. The other option is to park the car in one of the many car parks in L’Estartit.
If you want to stay for several days, the campsite “Les Medes” in L’Estartit is open all year round.
The GPS track is composed of circuits 42 and 41 of the Baix Emporda BTT Centre. In some places it follows the trails right next to the official route. The passage through Mirador del Cap de la Barra is not signposted.
For whom: The circuit is easy 80%, moderate 15%, difficult 5% (about 1km).
The route follows wide paths and fire roads. Only a short section is cluttered with rocks and very difficult to pass by bike.
The route becomes difficult to follow as soon as you leave the paved road before Mirador del Cap de la Barra. There are no more signposts and there are many trails.
Equipment: A GPS is recommended for the unmarked part.
Carrying mountain bikes on this small bike rack is a real headache.
The first descent of the day.
We start the second ascent. It is steeper and more tiring, but without obstacles.
The crossing of Puig Torro, the “cami” covered with stones.
Mirador del Cap de la Barra.
Viewpoint on the edge of the cliff. The rocky Medes Islands are just opposite.
After a breathtaking descent towards Estartit we find the Cami Vell who takes us directly to Torroella de Montgri.