Path along the municipalities in the Natural Park
All the itineraries have, as their central point, the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. Thus, from Vilajuïga we can take the path of the dolmens, from Pau, the Creu Blanca path, from Palau-saverdera, the Sant Onofre path, or from Llançà the old path to Sant Pere de Rodes (GR11). Arriving at Sant Pere de Rodes, the itinerary continues in the direction of La Selva de Mar, along the Gatiens path.
It will be from La Selva de Mar that we will decide to go to Cadaqués, Roses or El Port de la Selva. To go to Cadaqués we must go through the town of La Selva de Mar and head to Port de la Selva, following the signs for the GR92 that goes along the Torrelló coast. We will come out onto a track, which we will continue until we find Mas Bufadors and Puig Bufadors. And from there, through the black mountain cliff or Maiadéu shortcut, we will arrive at Cadaqués.
To go to Roses we must head to La Selva de Mar, taking the path that will take us to Mas de l'Estela and that will allow us to connect with the Puig Barber coast. We will come out onto a track, which we will follow until we find the indications that will guide us to the coll de Sant Genís. From that point and through the Torreta cliff we will arrive at Roses.
The Roses-Cadaqués connection will be made using the route of the GR92. Thus, from Cadaqués, we will go up a ravine that between walls will take us to Pla de la Figuera, from where we will go down to Jóncols and from there to Roses along the path that runs along the coast and is part of the aforementioned GR92.
1. SANT PERE DE RODES
All the itineraries of the natural park have as a meeting point the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, a key piece in Catalan art that was occupied from 9th to 18th century and which exerted strong pressure on the Cap de Creus territory.
2. OLIVE GROVE AND VINEYARD
With the arrival of the Greeks, the cultivation of vineyards and olive trees only took place around the colonial centers of Roses and Empúries. It was later that the Romans contributed to a marked development of urban life and to the introduction of crops more extensively in Cap de Creus and Albera, an activity that intensified during the 16th-17th centuries and the contemporary Age. After the abandonment and crisis of these traditional uses (phylloxera in the vineyard; black phylloxera and frost in olive trees), it seems that little by little a timid recovery of these crops is being observed in Cap de Creus.
Cistus albidus. white steppe. It is an evergreen shrub, with a grayish or whitish color characteristic of its leaves that are distributed opposite the stem, and have a touch that is reminiscent of velvet. It never exceeds a meter and a half.
4. CAP NORFEU
Cap Norfeu. Subpeninsula that juts two kilometers into the sea. This is an area where numerous species of birds nest and hibernate, both from aquatic and terrestrial habitats. It is also a place of great botanical diversity.
5. CATTLE PATH
The Cattle path is and old path that connected Cadaqués with Roses. Dry stone architecture is one of the most characteristic features of Cap de Creus, the result of the need to cultivate the irregular and rocky terrain: terraces, cabins, farmhouses, walls, etc.
Many itineraries are canyons, use suitable footwear.
Do not forget to bring water and sunscreen.
Always walk along the signposted trails.
Camping is prohibited.
It is very important to respect the prohibition of lighting fires.
Keep the spaces you visit clean. If you generate rubbish, take it away.
Respect all the elements of the architectural heritage.
Do not disturb the animals. Many, moreover, are protected species.
Respect the vegetation.