Starting Point: Cala Montgó. Route: Lineal. Place of arrival: Sant Martí d'Empúries. Distance: 8km. Time: 4h. Difficulty: Easy
The route starts in
and we can set off towards the centre of Cala Montgó l’Escala from the beach itself. We turn up the street Trencabraços, on our right, coinciding with the GR-92. Once we are at the top, above the beach of , in the street Punta Montgó, we will turn left to go around the bay, following the GR-92 markers. We then go over the Cinc Sous Point, the bay of Illa Mateua and the cliffs until we come to the Salpatx Port de la Clota.
We then cross the Port along the carrer Romeu de Corbera until we come to the
. We flank the passeig Marítim which takes us, following the coastline, to the old centre of l’Escala. We walk along passeig Lluís Albert, the beach at Riells and Port d’en Perris . From here, we take a street on our left (Carrer Cargol and Ronda Mar d’en Manassa thereafter), keeping on the coastal path. This takes us past Cala de La Platja , where we can see the fisherman's huts. This footpath takes us to La Creu l’Oberta, from where we can see all the Empúries beaches. 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.
This promenade takes us past the beaches of
, Rec del Molí , the Portitxol and the Muscleres , until we come to Sant Martí d’Empúries, which marks the end of this walk. Greek Dock
Technical details Starting point: Cala Montgó End: Sant Martí d’Empúries Type of route: lineal Distance: 8,304.37 m Time: 4 h Difficulty: Low
Other points The section of the GR-92 which runs from Cala Montgó to Port de la Clota used to be reserved for military training, and we can still see a series of bunkers dotted around among the pine trees.
The route is made more pleasant in spring by the local flora, which includes orchids, lilies and mountain daffodils.
The promenade which runs alongside the
beach at Riells is dedicated to the book , by The Little Prince Antoine de Saint Éxupery. As we walk along, we come across references to this work: the figure of the Little Prince sitting on a wall, the fox on the steps of the Plaça de l’Univers, the palm trees that project eastern constellations, the volcanic rocks, a baobab tree and a rose on the ground.
A few metres further on in the same promenade, we find the
Roca del Frare.