walking and without losing sight of the sea

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walking and without losing sight of the sea

What is special about the so-called ‘Caminos de Ronda’? that allow you to enjoy a different hiking: without losing sight of the sea. And that is precisely what we find in Roses because it highlights paths that were formerly used by the guard shifts that patrolled the coastline to monitor smuggling and boat traffic.

Today they are the best way to practice tourism in contact with nature, inhaling the purest Mediterranean essence while we discover wild coves hidden to the north of the Costa Brava, many of them in full Cap de Creus Natural Park.

Crouched in a beautiful corner of the Costa Brava –with a majestic bay that this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of its integration into the Association of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World– Roses is an ideal destination for lovers of hiking. And the last month of spring, before the temperatures rise and the dips become more desirable, is an excellent time to practice a very special hike: along its Caminos de Ronda.

These are the three sections that, starting from Roses, reach Cadaqués passing through the Cabo de Creus Natural Park:

1. From Roses to Almadrava

A short itinerary of about 4 km that starts at the Roses lighthouse, at the foot of the Trinitat Castle, and leads to one of the best beach areas in Roses: L’Almadrava. The tour passes through beautiful places such as the Canyelles Petites beach, Los Ramales islet and Omella and Ullastrell points.

2. From Almadrava to Cala Montjoi

Another itinerary of almost 4 km that also runs through natural spaces of great beauty, such as Punta Falconera, Cala Lledó, Cabo Trencat, Cala Murtra, Cabo Blanc and Cala Rostella. And also along a stretch of coast full of submerged rocks a few meters from the surface called baus; a particularly attractive place for scuba diving. This Camino de Ronda ends at the mythical Montjoi cove, which until 2011 it hosted the famous El Bulli restaurant, which Ferran Adrià took to the top of world gastronomy.

After extensive remodeling, it will reopen its doors in June 2023, converted into a museum, El Bulli 1846 (number that coincides with the cataloged recipes made by the restaurant team), one of the creative pillars of the Bulli Foundation, and will consist of an activity for small groups of about three hours.

3. From Cala Montjoi to Cadaqués

This route is the longest –about 10 km–, runs along the GR92 and consists of two parts. The first is still a Camino de Ronda that allows you to admire some of the most spectacular and wild coves of the Costa Brava, such as Calitjàs, Pelosa or Jóncols, up to the impressive Norfeu cape. There the route continues through the interior of the Cabo de Creus Natural Park until it reaches Cadaqués.

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