The path of the coves
The route proposed by femturisme.cat this month suggests following the coves that draw our Mediterranean coast, specifically the section comprising Ametlla de Mar, El Perello and l'ampoule. This stretch of coast is one of the most well protected and little altered de Catalunya.
The route starts on the beach of Alghero de l ' Ametlla de Mar and runs through the GR-92 path that matches the footpaths in the area. It is a path of low difficulty, realizable family, allowing us to freshen up and enjoy the landscape and the natural values that make each solitary coves that we are on the road and where land and sea, combined, offer us beautiful spaces that invite us to soaking.
The paths of Ronda
Round paths were used in ancient times by fishermen. The original reason for their creation was to communicate the various populations of coastal fishermen.
With the war came to occupy another function because not only communicate but also different municipalities were used as control network estraperlo food. Currently, these roads have become spaces for walking and leisure.
La Cala, point
To start the route we have to move to the town of l' Ametlla de Mar, a town in the Baix Ebre. At this, we must seek the promenade to reach the beach of Alghero. You may park your car on the ride or on the road del Puerto.
L ' Ametlla de Mar is synonymous with the Mediterranean essence. No dissociates the population with the sea. As his story not relieve him. In addition, this municipality is also known as La Cala as along the coast are several; with fine sand, stones, crystal clear water...
The origin of this population is due to its strategic coastal point where it is located and the consequent role he held until the nineteenth century as a defense against pirate attacks by building defense towers. By the year 1775 this space known as Cala de l'Ametlla with fishermen from Valencia was repopulated.
Today, l ' Ametlla de Mar still retains the spirit of fishing village that characterized.
The coves near the Ametlla
From the beach of Alghero and the fishing port resiguiendo follow the road to Cala Pepo, accessed by stairs that are in the new market near the breakwater of the marina.
In the Cala Pepo, which is small in size and yet, in semi-urban character go down to touch the sea and after a few meters up again stairs to trace back the ridge and back on track Ronda us will lead to the next cove and beach, Cala Caponet and beach Bon Bon Hood.
La Cala Bon Caponet is ideal to relax and enjoy the tranquil and since this is surrounded by green grounds. It occupies fifty meters long and is separated with Bon beach Hood for walkable ravine.
From the beach of Bon Hood direction continues Puerto del Estany Gras. To get there we must follow the coastal path that runs along an old shipyard.
The ancient natural harbor
The beach of Puerto del Estany Gras find it after going round the port estany and going the way of the coves. This beach was the ancient natural harbor where fishermen left their boats until the new closer to the core of l 'port was built Ametlla.
At the northern side of the natural harbor it is still a small lighthouse.
This beach has a length of two hundred meters. Its ecological uniqueness is defined by the mouth of the torrent estany born in the mountains of Tivissa.
From this beach is continued until the Port Olivet, another beach located in the northern cap of Santes Creus. In it is a bunker artillery belonging to the Civil War in rehabilitation phase.
To reach the beach Santes Creus traverse the entire beach to find, again, the coastal path.
The Cap de Santes Creus area of natural interest
Port Olivet beach is located in the northern part of Cap de Santes Creus. While in the south lies Creek Santes Creus. Both areas are part of Espai d'nartural interès (Pein) of Cap de Santes Creus.
Creek Santes Creus, rock and pebbles, hosts a great ecological interest. This is far from the city center and has a length of 130 meters and ends with a small pond.
Through this you reach the creek Llenya. This little cove is surrounded by pine and azabaras and is close to Sant Jordi d'Alfama Yacht Club and Marina de l ' Ametlla de Mar.
The last section
The itinerary continues to leave right urbanization "El Hidalgo" and takes the road crossing a ravine and Ronda passing near the remains of trenches up to Estany Podrit Creek.
This cove is characterized by fine sand and rocks and has a blank look. Its waters are among the fishermen for their attractiveness as usual crabbing, whether the hermit species as green.
The route returns to the tip of Àliga following, as usual, the coastal path to get to the beach Àliga but before stepping on the Rock Illot.
The Illot Rock is a small beautiful peninsula. Through the stairs located north of this leads to the beach Àliga, where our outcome.
The beach is Àliga border between l ' Ametlla de Mar and El Perello. In this tower is named Punta de l'Àliga and was built in 1598 as a lookout building. Currently he is turned into viewpoint. So look for this can be a significant way to see some of these 16 kilometers.
If we take the road along the coast, crossing the municipality of the Perello and pass by the Cala Moros, the beach of Santa Llúcia, Playa del Morro de Gos and Cala Buena, until the Barranco de Perales, where we have to climb and down stairs to bridge the gap. Then we enter the Playa de Cap Roig, and within the municipality of L'Ampoule, and cross the Cala Cala Mary and Baconé, to the center of the village of l ' Blister, where you can stroll along the final stretch Street Round sea.
This proposed itinerary is part of a tranche of long distance footpath, the GR-92, which is known as the path of the Mediterranean.
This trail crosses Catalonia, north to south, along the coast linking the town of Portbou to Ulldecona. Furthermore, it is a part of European path E-10 and has its continuity by France and Valencia.
The stretch of time between l ' Ametlla de Mar, El Perello l ' Blister the path matches the footpaths that run between coves, beaches, cliffs and small towns. Moreover, this is common with various sections of the trail as the footpaths were common on the coasts.
Anecdotally this path we must go back in the creation of this and the origin of its name. This trail is named by the number 92 in reason and in commemoration of the 1992 Olympics because, in principle, it was up another number.