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Sant Cristòfol del Bosc

Distance: 7,76 km

Elevation gain: 164 m

Difficulty: Moderate

Circular: Yes

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This itinerary is very representative of the different types of forests that we can find in the Gavarres: holm oaks, cork oaks, pine forests, chestnut trees and riverside forests. When we are at the cemetery of Llambilles parking we leave the car and follow the road until we find the river then we continue until we find a small bridge that we cross. Immediately afterwards we take a path to the right that follows the river until it goes to the left entering the forest. A few meters after we find a sidewalk on the right, we can go to visit the stone of the thirty crosses. This narrow sidewalk rises in the middle of a dense forest of holm oaks and pine trees. Just over 250 meters after we find this mysterious stone after go slightly to the right. Returning to the initial road we continue until we find the fountain of Sant Cristòfol, a place where we can observe a good representation of typical riverside forest plants. We continue near the river until we find a wide forest track that we go up to the left and take us to the hermitage of Sant Cristfol. The contrast between wet forest and dry forest is very evident in this itinerary. This church is already quoted in 882 and its history is loaded with moment of greatness and various incidents. The current construction is of a single nave, with exposed stone and semicircular apse. To the south wall there is attached the house of the hermit. The front door is protected by a porch and a small swordsman ends the work. Around this church there is a recreational area. We take the forest track that goes to the right and about 500 meters after we take the detour to the left that will soon descend to some more open fields to go up again in the middle of the forest. We continue until we find can Nino that is left on the right hand side of the road and after 700 meters we find ourselves in the middle of fields of fruit trees on both sides and we continue until we find the river again and the paved road of the beginning. To return to the starting point let’s go right to the parking.

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