Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tossa del Mar – Hiking in the hills and a bit of the Camino de Ronda

On Sunday morning we walked into the Tourist Office and I asked for hiking maps of the surrounding area with broken Spanish. I was successful and we were given four different maps for varied levels of hiking. We picked the most challenging one, of course, although the ‘challenge’ only included about 500m ascent and 12km distance a loop to Puig de Cadiretes. Easy peasy. Here’s our route.

The ‘path’ was the widest and most obvious path I can imagine. It looked like somebody went around the hills with a bulldozer and cut the path out. We really didn’t have to worry about getting lost.

It was great to be in the hills again. Some photos from the hike.


A great viewpoint or ‘mirador’.

The summit. We found a cool tree house but we weren’t allowed to go up. Boo.

Amongst the rocks we found many little nativity scenes, wonder why.

No, not that way.

Some of the bark on the trees was curiously cut off at the bottom. We found these throughout the walk. I’m sure there’s a reason.

During the walk we realised that only tourists hike in the hills. A simple ‘walk’ is not enough for the Spanish. They either cycle, or run(!) or motorcycle or quad around the hills. They know how to live!

The way back was a bit annoying as the path was steep and very slippery on the dirt so we had to be careful walking on it.

When we got back to the town we had to go through this playground. It was awesome, we had great fun trying out all the ‘toys’.

The separation of Catalonia is enthusiastically supported here as well.

It was a lovely but quite short walk so when we got back we had a look at the bit of the Camino Ronda that runs through Tossa del Mar. We walked out of the town and slowly walked back on the path. The view was spectacular!

It was a lovely day full of nice walks and great scenery. 

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