Some centuries ago the Fluvià flew into the sea along the course presently known as El Riuet. To find the Fluvià head for
Sant Pere Pescador, a village that was actually born due to the river. The route goes through Cinc Claus and continues on a wide track towards l' Armentera. Thence it becomes a pleasant track parallel to the river. The bird species around it will delight birdwatchers. To come back, follow Les Dunes beach. On the final stretch, you will find sand for a couple of kilometres parallel to the road. Caution is advised. If you wish to cycle for longer, you may wish to combine this route with the following one; once at Sant Pere Beach, return to the kilometric mark 7.46 and continue towards l' Arbre Sec. In this case, the excursion will amount to near 40 km.
Sant Martí d’Empúries. Depart from the roundabout. Join to the bicycle lane towards l ’Escala.
0,84 Come off the road turning right to take a country lane. The sign reads Cinc Claus.
1,29 Ignore the left path, keep cycling along the main lane.
1,62 Stay on it.
1,93 Cinc Claus. Look for a fingerpost green sign across the chapel. Choose the GR92 signed L’Armentera. Stay on this ample track, minding possible farmers’ traffic. Ermita de Santa Reparada (15th – 16th Cents.)
4,56 Cycle towards l’ Armentera.
5,63 The path, paved in the last stretch, branches at the arrival to a house. Continue to the left (if we turn to the right, at less than one kilometer we will find a magnificent fortified homestead).
6,40 Cycle into l ’Armentera, go over a bridge and go through the village following the marks of the GR92.
6,88 Bifurcation. Take right fork and immediately turn to the right, along Carrer de la Mar in direction to the football pitch.
7,46 You will come to the Riu Fluvià edge. Turn right.
8,45 The path parallel to the river is cut by a boating club. Turn right towards the road then left to enter into Sant Pere Pescador.
8,63 Turn left at the Pirinexus sign.
8,95 Take the path that passes under the bridge and stay along the river edge.
9,64 Cross another bridge and continue on a wider track, to the left.
10,81 Take left, stay on the lane Camí del Joncar.
11,95 Overlook on the river mouth.
12,26 Sant Pere Pescador Beach. To you left, is the river mouth, at half kilometre away. A stretch unsuitable for cycling. Walk southwards on the sand in the direction of l’Escala.
12,60 From the parking lot onwards, the sand is fairly compact and allows pedaling. On some stretches, you will find it easier to cycle on a right side path parallel to the beach
8,95 We go under the bridge and we take the path that follows the river.
9,64 We go over a bridge and continue on a wider track, to the left.
10,81 To the left, we continue on a path.
Viewpoint towards the estuary.
Sant Pere Pescador Beach. To our left, there is the mouth, at half kilometer away. stretch not appropriate for cycling. We can get there on foot. To go back we have to walk a little on the sand towards l’Escala.
12,60 From the park, the sand is more or less compact and allows pedaling. On some stretches, you will find an easier path on the right.
13,43 When you reach
La Gaviota campsite, it is optional to walk on the beach or pedal on the path parallel to the beach.
14,19 You will pass Empúries Residential Park area. Leave the beach here and take the parallel path, which you will find behind the trees.
14,60 Tropic Beach beach bar.
14,76 Turn right.
14,80 Turn first left and stay all the way on that lane.
15,74 You will get to a road. Cross it and continue straight.
16,03 You will come to Les Dunes campsite fence preventing you to reach the beach, which is partly private till La Ballena Alegre campsite. This will cause you to take an odd detour inland: you will have to border the campsite perimeter, turning right, and pedal along a narrow bike path parallel to the main road.
17,20 The crash barrier ends. Beware; the bike lane is two ways and it is marked on the left of a narrow high traffic road.
18,19 La Ballena Alegre Càmping. Caution: the bike lane narrows even more.
18,59 At the end of the campsite fence, taper to the left leaving the road behind. Take the narrow lane by the power tower, diagonally crossing a field.
19,26 Turn right at the end of the lane and you will come to a metal bridge above Fluvià Vell. The Fluvià river that we passed a while ago, used to flow into the sea at this location. This watercourse marks the boundary of the municipalities between Sant Pere and l'Escala. Turn right and continue straight ahead.
20,06 Sant Martí d’Empúries.