Torratxa Gironès Vilablareix Una plaça de Vilablareix Sant Roc de Vilablareix

History at the foot of Sant Roc

Distance: 8,91 km

Elevation gain: 102 m

Difficulty: Easy

Circular: Yes

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We start the route in the sports hall and head towards the bridge that crosses the river Marroc (Masrocs or Marrocs). We cross it and immediately, take to the left a dirt road that follows the course of the river. We pass under the highway and continue near the river in the middle of the riverside forest, until we reach the Gi-5332 road. We cross it and continue to the left until, in about 100 meters, we find a paved climb on the right. We take it and pass in the middle of houses and fields for about 400 meters, until we find a farm, where we turn right to reach a bridge over the river. Just after and on the right we find the remains of the Vilablareix mill.

We continue and then we turn left by the track that again goes up the river Marroc, through a forest. Later we see some pine forests. We continue through the pine forest until we find a track from where a sidewalk departs. We end up leaving to a great plain where there is the hermitage of Sant Roc, a small chapel cited in 1435 that was restored in 2002. The mountain of Sant Roc is the highest point of Vilablareix, with an elevation of 194 meters above sea level, but the place is surrounded by the forest and has few views of the surrounding landscape.

The return can be done by a different road, returning near the pine forest where we find a crossroads and take the one that goes down in a northerly direction. After a while we pass in front of Cal Curt, and along the track we border the fields on the right, with a forest on the left. We find on the left a track that comes from the cemetery of Vilablareix, but we continue straight ahead. Now we have a field of fruit trees on the right, and a forage field on the left, where we can see La Torratxa right away. La Torratxa (also called Torre de los Moros) is a Roman-era funeral monument made of volcanic land, sand, stone, tiles and ceramic pieces.

We continue along the track until we find the cemetery and a paved road that we follow on the right until we reach the church of Sant Menna where we can contemplate the remains of a Roman villa. We pick up the road until we reach a junction and find the bike path, which takes us to find the detour towards Vilablareix. Continuing along this paved road and surrounded by fruit trees we cross the highway bridge and after, we take a dirt track that take us back to the Marroc River and the sports centre.

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