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Routes for walking, biking or sports.
Route 1 Discovering the surroundings of the Gualba stream
This route leads us to discover the closest environment of the village of Gualba, at the foot of the imposing Montseny massif. These mountains give us plenty of water, an element that will not be missing during the walk thanks to the numerous springs located around the Gualba stream. At every step of our way we will be able to enjoy the strong relationship between man and nature that has been going on in this town for centuries.
Flora and fauna
Flora and fauna
Discovering the surroundings of the Gualba stream
We begin the route to the farmhouse of Can Figueres, a large farmhouse with a lot of history that is currently a Tourist Information Point of the municipality of Gualba and the Montseny Natural Park. If you find it open, it is a good idea to visit it before you start walking for a taste of what this charming village has to offer.
We leave the farmhouse, passing the football field and watching good views of the Montseny that rises imposing in front of us. We crossed the stream of Can Figueres, with the old laundromat of this farmhouse and went down to find the stream of Gualba, a much more important course that descends from Santa Fe, collecting the waters from the highest peaks of the massif.
Let us laugh in the valley, enjoying every step of this privileged environment right next to the village. The landscape itself invites us to take a leisurely stroll, stopping at the fountains and benches that we find along the way to enjoy the shade of the riverside trees and the rustle of the water. And not only to enjoy, but also that with the explanations of the points of interest that we have highlighted, we can discover the great ecological value of the creek, and some of the species that live there. From its banana forest dominated by banana trees, rubies, etc. Even the birds, amphibians and a primitive group of plants that is one of the surprises we can discover in Gualba!
Arriving at the bridge of the Mill, next to the Molí d'en Figueres, we have the option of visiting the hermitage of Sant Cristòfor. If we choose to go there, we will have to return to the bridge to continue with the route that continues up the village of Gualba. Walking around the village we can be distracted by its rich architectural heritage, which can be found in the Heritage and Environment Route, also available in the application.
We go back down to the stream, by the source and laundry Can Blanxó. We continue on the path to the entrance to the village, at which point we climb again to climb the Paseo del Montseny, tree-lined with large banana trees, which takes us back to Can Figueres to end this pleasant walk.
Get to Sant Cristòfol, back and forth along the same path.
A similar route to the Heritage and Environment Route "available at Natura Local. We recommend that you complement both.
The route goes through several sources: both near the stream and urban.
Care must be taken, especially of the children, if the stream breaks down strongly.
Avoid doing it in rainy season or when it has rained, because of the risk of floods in the creek.
Binoculars and nature guides are highly recommended to complement.
OTHER EQUIPMENT or POis
Several places where you can have a picnic quietly, we recommend the Font del Pont.
We recommend you visit Can Figueres, the Tourist Information Point of Gualba and the Montseny Natural Park, where there is an exhibition on the cultural and natural heritage of the town.
Route 2 A great round that, going up to Can Mata, passes over the ridges of the western mountain ranges until lowering to Can Cambó and Ca n'Amat. We will cross forest environments, where the pine groves take the place of ancient cork oaks, holm oaks near the streams and in the shadows.
Once in the valley, we will head back up to Gualba, taking advantage of the Camí Ral, between fields, farmhouses and clippings of forest, following the banana plantations of the stream with the Montseny in the background.
4 hores 10 minuts
Flora i fauna
Gràfic de pendents
The western mountain ranges
This round, longer than 5 hours in total, is on the BATTERY cellphone limit. Read the tips on the SABER + in the App to save battery life. You can also carry a spare battery or some USB charging system.
It is an easy route. We do not take paths or losing trails. We always follow the main track. Just check the position at the junctions.
We will start on a local road that will go up through holm oaks to Can Mata. We will cross the Sidro lime bush with beautiful specimens of laurel (Laurus nobilis).
Above the ridge of the Sierra Morena or Can Cuní, pine plantations alternate with others of pine trees. The views, when the growing shrub vegetation allows, extend to the nearby mountain ranges in the east (Hostalric) direction as the west (Campins). Always, the Montseny behind and the Litoral mountain range with the Montnegre massif in front. In the middle, the plain of the Tordera that goes to the Forest. Below, the Gualba valley and the village hidden beneath a cloud, now green, of pine and banana heads.
We hear the ghosts flying over us, and the woodpeckers hiding between corks and pines open acorns. The dominant shrubs are shrubs, tree heaths and false narrow-leaved evergreens.
Going down, past the Can Gavardina and Can Mirabó farmhouses, cross the Can Cambó stream and climb a new mountain range. It is the small mountain range of Can Cambó. Again, pines and cork oaks in the highlands. In the shadows and in the vicinity of the streams, the holm oak forest dotted with beautiful oaks takes center stage. The forest seems damp and mushroom-friendly. Its thickness gives refuge to wild boars.
Arriving at Can Cambó, cross the road to Ca n'Amat. After passing an old section of the old road under the banana line, we connect with the Ral road that will return to the village, in a slight ascent. We will go by the plain next to the creek, occupied by crops, pastures and banana plantations. The numerous farmhouses follow one another forming beautiful mosaics like the one of the Barceloneta.
One last stretch, along a cool path under the forest, near the stream, leads us past Can Dragó and Les Cases Blanques until we cross the Gualba stream. Verns, hazel trees, elm and ferns such as the polistica, make this stream of permanent water, a landscape element of high natural value. Crossing the bridge, we will take the path of the Paseo de la Riera to enter the village by Can Blanxó.
Long itinerary! ATTENTION to the mobile phone batteries! Bring or replace spare parts.
Always on track. Balisado with black signals on pole.
Mostly flat. Short ascents, but strong when leaving the streams and up to Can Mata.
After passing the "El Camí" signs you can go down to the village directly. You will be doing the Can Mata - El Pinetar (brown) tour. It will save you 2 hours.
About 200 m, past Can Mirabó, at the end of the descent, if we turn left, we exit on the road. If you head to the village, 150 m, you will find a turning on the right to go to Can Pascual. There we reconnect with the itinerary. It will save you 50 minutes.
There are no sources.
You must be used to walking.
Bring enough water and food. You will need to make stops to rest.
Avoid the windy and hot days of summer.
Wear sunblock (cap, cream) in summer.
Respect private property.
When cycling, be alert as you may find horses or some cars.
There is some steep descent which requires caution.
Avoid windy days.
Avoid the middle hours of hot summer days.
It is a long itinerary (5 hours in total) and can take a change of time. Check the forecast.
Wear appropriate clothing if the weather is bad.
Easy and compact track for most of the journey.
Sections with mud at the accesses of the streams.
Some slipping with sliding stone.
A map will help us locate ourselves and read the landscape above the ridge.
Sun protection (cap, cream, glasses ...).
Wind or rain protection jackets or raincoats if foreseen.
Sufficient water and food.
Tresc sticks for faster walking and dosing.
If you are cycling, wear personal protective equipment (helmets and gloves). You need basic tools and equipment to repair punctures.
You will pass restaurants at the end of the journey, going up to Gualba along the Ral path.
Picnic area with admission to Can Pascual.
A great way to get to know the village and its surroundings is to gain height and get views. If we do not climb to a summit, ridge paths are the best alternative.
This easy return, (requires an initial effort to climb the mountain range), allows us to enjoy the fit of the Salt de Gualba under the Montseny; the nearby mountain ranges and notice the contrast between different plant formations: holm oaks first and pine trees later.
1 hour 45 minutes
Flora and fauna
We will leave the side of Can Figueres, at the end of the village, towards Campins. In this itinerary / walk, we will take a walk, climbing first through forests of corks and holm oaks, passing the side of still active farms like Can Sidró, crossing fresh potholes with hazelnut trees, until arriving to the top the mountain range next to Can Mata, behind the hill of the same name (329 m).
We are crossing an area with high mineralogical interest, (hence the quarries) considered the most important and varied type of mineralogical deposit of the Vallès Oriental and one of the most important marble farms in Catalonia.
From here, a ridge track, follows the Sierra de Can Cuní, old cork oak now reforested with different types of pines. On the way, flat and pleasant, we find windows from time to time, to enjoy the surrounding landscape (it is increasingly difficult because the bushes become tall and obscure the visuals). The Sierra de Can Muntada, on the other side of the valley; behind, the Salt de Gualba and the slopes of the hill of Man and the one of Morou; the Montnegre-Corredor, in front, or the wavy relief towards Campins.
We will descend the Sierra quickly and with sections of steep slope and after crossing the Torrent of Ca l'Abat, enter the village by the houses of Can Bosquerons, Can Monteys or Can Roig. An example of different architectural styles.
Marked with brown squares.
The whole route passes through a wide track
First section of asphalt ascent to Can Mata.
Steep descent back to the village.
In the middle of the ridge, if you follow the sign for "El Camí", you will go straight down to the village.
We will not find sources.
Attention to vehicles.
Once it has rained, you can soak your feet when crossing the Torrent de Ca l'Abat.
The ridge paths are thankless to do on windy or sunny days.
Asphalt the first km.
Compact track with danger of slipping downhill into the village.
Wear lightweight and comfortable footwear.
If you are cycling, do not forget the personal protective equipment (helmets and gloves) and punctures.
For lovers of mineralogy, at km 0.97 we cross the road that leads to one of the quarries in Gualba, which is considered the most important and most important type of mineralogical deposit in the Vallès Oriental and one of the most important marble farms in Catalonia.