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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 markings of the trail.

Without leaving the marks or the main track, and 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 but its origins date back about 5,000 years. The menhirs (literally “right stone in The Breton language”) are also known as in Catalan as “pedres llargues” or “pedres del diable”. Built by already mostly sedentary populations their functions could be varied, from territorial brand to religious place of worship.

We continue along the main track following the markings 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 pennant that lead us to mount Cadiretes. We climbed to the left with a new pennant that guides us to the mountain passing through a holm oak forest. Just over 100 meters later, we reach the mountain after we are set up by some rocks. On the left we will there are the remains of an ancient Iberian village. From above the mountain we see magnificent views that, from the Garraf to the Pyrenees and from the sea to the transverse mountain ranges.

To follow the itinerary we go back to the menhir of Llach, where a pennant points to a sidewalk that goes to the Pedra sobre Altra. Immediately the sidewalk leads to a deep excavated road to the ground: we will take it to the left. Gradually the road becomes a sidewalk. 100 meters after we’ll turn left. Following the sidewalk we will find Pedra sobre Altra, which is accessed by a small step in the middle of the vegetation, located to the left of the road.

Pedra sobre Altra is nothing more than a block of granite, the structure of which was used to build a dolmen. The dolmens are ancient burials dated, like the menhirs of 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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