Fau Trail

Fau Trail

This route takes us to discover the hermitage of the Virgen del Fau, in Albanyà. It is an itinerary of a certain difficulty, with an accumulated height difference of 536 meters, allows you to admire a spectacular panoramic view of Maçanet de Cabrenys. It consists of a distance of 8.7 km and can be done with an approximate time of 2 hours and 50 minutes.

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We take the road to the "Farga" and then the path of the Vilars that goes up the right side of Clot, this vineyard a little further up meets the road that leads to Can Hojarasca, shortly after it passes in the middle of the chapel of San Pedro the Vilars and Can Farm.

From the Vilars the ascent begins, we go through the Solers, through the Collada de los Gessos and we arrive at the Bac. Here is the Encina and the Fuente del Bac (7 Km.). We continue up to the Collada del Fau, we pass in front of the Tejo del Fau and a few meters we see the hermitage of the Virgen del Fau.

The Marian sanctuary of the Fau, on the top of the mountain of this name, within the old parochial term of Carbonills, was popularly called "the Virgin of the Ants" or "of the Aladas". It is said that these insects were going to die on the day of the pilgrimage (September 8) and that the pavement of the chapel was sown with these animals.

In the fourteenth century there is already talk of Santa Maria del Fau, but the sanctuary was rebuilt in the fifteenth century. It is an example of the survival of certain forms of Romanesque architecture in popular religious buildings. The temple, now abandoned, is a nave and semicircular apse of great simplicity. The neoclassical altarpiece remains in its place, but without the Virgin, which is kept in the parish of Albanyà.

Where to sleep

La Quadra Restaurant Hotel

Maçanet de Cabrenys

La Quadra is a family-run Restaurant-Hotel located in the center of Maçanet…

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Can Clotas Turisme Rural

Cistella (a 12 Km)

Old rural house dating from the fourteenth century located in the Alt…

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Els Jardins de la Martana

Besalú (a 12 Km)

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Càmping Besalú

Besalú (a 12.5 Km)

Camping located in the town of Besalú, very close to mountain areas…

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Can Banal Natural Càmping

Montagut i Oix (a 13.2 Km)

Can Banal is both camping and hostel and also a large green…

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Hostal Can Xicu

Capmany (a 13.9 Km)

Can Xicu, restored in 2017, preserves the medieval character of the house,…

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Càmping Esponellà

Esponellà (a 15 Km)

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Masia Can Pei

Montagut i Oix (a 15.2 Km)

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Where to eat

La Quadra Restaurant Hotel

Maçanet de Cabrenys

La Quadra is a family-run Restaurant-Hotel located in the center of Maçanet…

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Bar restaurant Casino de Tortellà

Tortellà (a 10.9 Km)

Located in Tortellá offers traditional Catalan cuisine, with quality products and proximity.…

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Restaurant el Grill del Celler

Peralada (a 23.1 Km)

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Restaurant Mític

Camprodon (a 25.1 Km)

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Restaurant el Pont 9

Camprodon (a 26.7 Km)

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Deals

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Events

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Altafulla International Music Festival

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Aro concerts in Santa Cristina de Aro

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