The Gavarras Mountains, with its maritime Mediterranean climate, form a large part of the Bajo Empordá hiking network and also host the Bajo Empodá BTT Center, making it an ideal environment for walking and pedaling. The massif has a great history. In the past, it had more inhabitants than today and there was a lot of human activity: coal bunkers, ice pits, lime kilns, cork harvesting, seasonal
migration, etc. Today, it stands out due to the presence of large farmhouses, such as Can Cabruja,
beautiful Romanesque churches, and numerous megalithic tombs. Its highest point is the Puig d’Arques at 532m.
The flora is primarily made up of holm oak, cork oak, and pine forests, although in the wettest part, there are also oak, alder, hazelnut, poplar, willow, elm, and mushrooms that are typical of Mediterranean forests.
The undergrowth has a jungle aspect, with dogwood, strawberry trees, Mediterranean buckthorn, lianas … But it is the pines that occupy the largest space in the Gavarras, with a clear predominance of stone pine, Aleppo pine and maritime pine.
The fauna is also very diverse and beautiful. Birds such as the sparrowhawk, the tawny owl, the woodpecker, the jay, the blackbird and the nightingale, and mammals such as the wild boar, the badger, the fox, the squirrel and the genet coexist. We can also find amphibians and reptiles such as the salamander or the marbled newt.
The massif is a perfect place for hiking or cycling excursions, as the itineraries are very well-marked and the terrain is suitable for this type of activity. These routes will allow you to visit beautiful, natural and historical places such as dolmens, churches and views over the sea!
We suggest 2 hiking routes from Santa Pellaia: the first is moderate and circular. More information.
Santa Pellaia-Sant Mateu de Montnegre-San Cristóbal del Bosque (Llambilles). 22,55 km, moderate. More information.
The mountainous areas of Las Gavarras have great potential and ideal characteristics for mountain biking, take advantage of them! More information.
The Baix Empordà region maintains a wide network of rural roads suitable for cycling … Més informació.
Let yourself be carried away by the Empordá wind and enjoy wonderful views and unforgettable, magical sensations. More information.
La Bisbal is one of the main ceramic centers in Catalonia, with a centuries- old tradition that is reflected in the city’s landscape and the marketing of ceramic products. More information.