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The Banya del Boc volcano

Distance: 6,67 km

Elevation gain: 213 m

Difficulty: Easy

Circular: Yes

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To make this route we leave the heart of the LLémena valley, from the parish of Sant Pere de Llorà, which we recommend you to visit if you find it open. The building is already mentioned in 1058, but archaeological research tells us that it is built on an earlier building that could be traced back to the ninth century. What stands out most about the whole is undoubtedly the bell tower, which like the rest of the building is Romanesque.

At the back we can see a semicircular apse and two lateral absidioles. And his pre-Romanesque paintings stand out.
We head towards the main road that will have to cross to take the first street on the left that goes down the side of the sports hall. At the end of the descent, we turn suddenly to the right to take the royal road, first paved and then land.

We move forward leaving several houses on both sides until we find a bridge. If we want to visit the hermitage of Sant Medir and the bridge we have to go to our left. To continue the route, without having to pass the small bridge, we go straight towards the Pallonera, a farmhouse that is located inside the crater of the volcano of Clot de l’Olmera.

Passing by the road in front of the house, we leave the crater until we find the GI-531 road. We go to the public transport marquee between the road and the countryside and take the dirt road that crosses the road exits to the right. On our left we will see the hermitage of Sant Joan Baptista until, a little further on, we reach a wider track. We’re heading right following the lead.

We continue along the main uphill track and shortly after a left turn, we see a path that starts with a good climb on the right. If we take this path, with a couple of strong ramps, we reach the crater of the volcano of Banya del Boc. At the end of the climb we leave a trace of forest track on the left and cross the crater of Puig de la Banya del Boc between fields. At the crossroads of the collar we take the main road that goes down to start the descent towards Llor. At the first bend, we left a track on the right that would take us to the ruins of the Cortijo el Hortaló. With some strong down ramp, we reach the paved track that if we follow it first pass between some farmhouse and then enter huts with garden, will lead us to find the GI-531 road. If we lie to the left, we will see the bell tower of Sant Pere de Llor, which is the point where we have started the route.

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