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Puig de Cadiretes

Cadiretes Hill

Distance: 3.92 km

Elevation gain: 74 m

Difficulty: Moderate

Circular: Yes

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Just between the plain and the sea, this itinerary runs through Mediterranean forests in a small-populated place, in contrast to the past, as evidenced by the megalithic and Iberian remains or the most recent remains of some abandoned farmhouses.

We start the itinerary to Km. 9 of the GIV-6821 road from Llagostera to Tossa de Mar that passes through Sant Grau and Cala Salion. At this point we find an informative ceiling of the itinerary, right where the GR-92 trail crosses the road. We take the track on the right, heading to the west, following the white and red marks of the trail.

Without leaving the marks or the main track, walking among pine and cork forests, about 500 meters after we reach the menhir d’en Llach, which rises to the right of the road. This megalithic monument was discovered in 1981, although its origins date back about 5,000 years. The menhirs (“right stone” in Breton language) are also known as “pedres llargues” or “pedres del diable” in Catalan. Built by mostly sedentary populations, their functions were varied, from territorial brand to religious place of worship.

We continue along the main track following the marks of the GR-92 and the flags that signal the mountain of Cadiretes. When we reach an esplanade we turn right, following now the white and yellow marks and the flag that lead us to the mount of Cadiretes. We go up until we find a path to the left with a new flag that guides us towards the mountain, passing through a humid oak forest. A little more than 100 meters later, we reach the mountain after we pass by some rocks. On the left we will have left, half covered by vegetation, the remains of an old Iberian settlement. From above the mountain we see magnificent views, from the Garraf to the Pyrenees and from the sea to the transverse mountain ranges.

To follow the itinerary we go back to just before the menhir of Llach, where a red flag indicates a path that goes to the Pedra sobre Altra. The path guides you to a deep path dug into the ground. We take it to the left. Gradually the road becomes a sidewalk. 100 meters after, we’ll turn left. Following the path we will find Pedra sobre Altra, which is accessed by a small step in the middle of the vegetation, located on the left of the road.

Pedra sobre Altra is a block of granite, the structure of which was used to build a dolmen. The dolmens are ancient burials dated, like the menhirs, to about 5,000 years ago. When, as in this case, they take advantage of existing rocky structures they are called paradolmens.

After visiting Pedra sobre Altra we just have to follow the path until we reach the road again. We will turn left and follow it 350 meters until we return to the starting point.

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