Starting point: Cala Montgó. Route: Circular. Distance: 18 km. Time: 6hores. Difficulty: (for distance)
The route starts in
and from the beach itself we can set off towards the centre of Cala Montgó l’Escala along the street Trencabraços which is on our right, coinciding with the GR-92. Once we are at the top, facing , we turn left at the street Punta Montgó to go around the bay, following the Illa Mateua GR-92 markers all the way. We then go over the Cinc Sous Point, the bay of and the cliffs until we come to the Port de la Clota. Salpatx
We then cross the Port along the street Romeu de Corbera until we come to the
. We flank the beach with its promenade of the beach at Riells Little Prince until we come to the Passeig Marítim which takes us, following the coastline, to the old centre of l’Escala. We walk along passeig Lluís Albert, the and the Port d’en Perris . From La Platja, we take a street on the left (Carrer Cargol and Ronda Mar d’en Manassa thereafter), keeping on the coastal path. This takes us past La Platja , where we can see the fisherman's huts. This footpath takes us to Cala de La Creu l’Oberta, from where we can see all the beaches of Empúries. We then walk some 200 metres along the Ronda del Pedró until we come to the lampadòfor (the monument to the Olympic flame) where we turn right to take the Passeig d’Empúries.
Passeig d’Empúries is over two and a half kilometres long and runs parallel to the beaches of Empúries. It therefore takes us past the beaches of , Rec del Molí , the Portitxol and the Muscleres , taking the main road out. From the road, we take the first left, and continue along this road towards Moll Grec Mas Sastruc. At the crossroads of Mas Sastruc we go straight ahead and cross the main road at its narrowest point.
On the other side of the road, near the
, we take a path off to the left which takes us to the les Tourism Office Corts farmhouses and which are signposted “ Camí de les Corts a Empúries”. We pass between the farmhouses and turn left in the direction of the restaurant until we come to the houses of El Molí de l’Escala Camp dels Pilans, and the street called carrer Muntanya Rodona; from here we take the path South where the houses end. We can see a sign indicating this route as the “ Via Heraklea” and from here we can take our way through the pines, following the cattle tracks. We then come to the Pi Gros and continue South until we come to the main road to Bellcaire. After crossing this road we find ourselves in the car park of the Masos dels Recs, from where we can go towards the football pitch and take the path behind it which leads South to Cortal Nou. From here we take the road called Camí dels Termes to the East, across the old sand quarry and following the green and white markers, until we come to the street Punta Milà and walk around the perimeter of the campsite until we come to the end of the walk, at Cala Montgó.
Technical details Starting point: Cala Montgó Starting point: Cala Montgó Type of route: circular Distance: 18,158.87 m Time: 6 h Difficulty: high (due to the distance)
Other points The value of this route lies in the combination and variety of the places and landscapes. On the one hand the route takes us along the coast, passing a number of beaches, coves and panoramic views. On the other, it takes us to farmhouses and rural paths through varied landscapes and botanical of great interest.