Get to know the Gavarres: Walking and cycling routes through nature.

Les Gavarres, located in the Baix Empordà region, are a true natural treasure for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. They are a paradise for biodiversity, with a wide variety of plant and animal species inhabiting their forests and valleys.

The oak forest, the most characteristic forest of the northern Mediterranean, must have occupied most of the massif in the past, taking root especially in deep and wet slate soils, more abundant in the northern half. Currently, a large part of them have been replaced to favor cork trees or replanted pine trees. You can also see the Ginesta, a typical plant of the Mediterranean region. This flowering shrub, with its bright yellow flowers, provides a visual spectacle, adorning landscapes with its characteristic color and providing shelter and food for many animal species.

If we look carefully and are patient, we will find a wide variety of birds, such as the common woodpecker, the hawk or the blue jay. And we will be able to see mammals such as wild boar or badger.

The mountain massif of stunning scenery offers a wide variety of routes to explore on foot and by bike. We invite you to venture through the Gavarres and discover its beauty through exciting and charming itineraries.

So we detail some of the best walking routes you can do there:

Ruta de les Gavarres: This is a classic route that covers some of the most emblematic places in les Gavarres. You can enjoy dense oak and oak forests, as well as magnificent panoramic views of the Baix Empordà region. The route is perfect for all levels and offers the possibility to connect with other secondary trails to explore the area in depth.

Camí de les Lágrimes: This path follows the old path that shepherds took to drive their cattle to the pastures. It is a route of medium difficulty that winds through landscapes of great beauty, passing natural springs and traditional farmhouses. A perfect tour to connect with the history and culture of the region.

Dolmens Route: For those interested in prehistory, this route offers the opportunity to explore several dolmens and megalithic monuments that are scattered throughout the Gavarres massif. It's a fascinating experience that will transport you back in time and allow you to connect with our ancestors.

As for the bicycle routes, we find a circular route of several stages that runs along narrow paths and dirt roads that cross forests and very picturesque valleys. Prepare your bicycle for an exciting and adrenaline-filled adventure.

Whether exploring dense forests, discovering prehistoric dolmens, pedaling along country roads or admiring the local flora and fauna, in Les Gavarres there is an experience for everyone.

Almost every day is good for disconnecting from the routine and reconnecting with ourselves, so grab your sports shoes or your bike and venture to this wonder of our territory. 💙