The Llobateres from the Batllòria
This route is marked at the beginning until it deviates to make the journey along the river Tordera and again towards the end, in the last stretch before reaching the wetland.
The distance is 4.5 km and it is of low difficulty. It is a wide, flat road, very frequented on weekends for walkers, cyclists and runners. From this itinerary, we propose to explain the history of the area and the path, and also make you discover the nature of the area.
The start of this walk is in the municipality of La Batllòria, 6.5 km from Sant Celoni. To get there, we will take the c-35 road towards Hostalric. After passing Gualba we will take the exit on the right that indicates the entrance to the municipality of La Batllòria and we will take the Tordera street on the right until we reach the football field.
After leaving the car, right at the corner of the football field, we will find the start signal of this linear itinerary that can be done on foot or by bicycle and which lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes if we do it on foot.
We will take the path that runs along the Tordera on its right bank. Therefore, we will cross the river for the new bridge. The channel of the river at this point is wide and the waters calm, and if you dare to approach some arm of slow water can find mallards or leprous turtles between the edges, or even egrets or herons.
A bit later we will reach the bridge over the highway, which we left to the right. A section begins where the river separates from the road, and leaves to our left a vast extension where crops predominate, and in which the company ATLL has carried out an intense replanting of trees and riverside plants.
Then, we reach the pass under the highway that leads to Fuirosos, and the road from this point passes next to a nursery that allows us to continue the walk sheltered by a long avenue of large olive trees. Then we come to another bridge on the highway, which we also leave on the right, and the road separates from the highway to cross an extensive banana plantation, at the end of which we enter the Llobateres. To reach the observation point, we surround the perimeter to the right.
The wet zone of the Llobateres is the result of the activity of exploitation and restoration of an old gravel pit. This natural space has generated an exceptional riverside landscape and an interesting observation point for flora and fauna of aquatic environments in the alluvial plain of the Tordera.
You can do this route in a self-guided way with the Local Nature mobile and tablet application.
Source: City Council of Sant Celoni
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