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L'Arboç - Vilanova i la Geltrú 19 km (GR 92)

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Distance
11.76 mi
Elevation gain
863 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
1,322 ft
Max elevation
1,064 ft
TrailRank 
65 4.5
Min elevation
36 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
684
Uploaded
October 22, 2014
Recorded
October 2014
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near L'Arboç, Catalunya (España)

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Itinerary description

Our trail follows the GR-92 through the Parque del Foix. Covering 2,900 hectares, the Foix park is on the edge of the Garraf Massif, just inland of the Sitges-Vilanova stretch of the Costa Daurada coast. Most of the park consists of a mountainous plateau of carboniferous limestone which rises to around 460m (1,500ft), while the edge of the park on the Penedès plain is formed from sedimentary rocks.

For such a small area the park contains great biodiversity. The mixture of landscape, lake and coastal and mountain climate sustains Holm-oak and pine forests, extensive myrtle groves, and rough pastures and vineyards on the edge of the park. This provides a home for an extensive fauna of insects, fish, birds and reptiles.

Our path varies from farm roads to narrow, rocky footpaths and along the way we'll pass by the Castell de Castellet (10th cen.), and numerous masia ruins.

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L'Arboç Train Station; 145 m

L'Arboç Train Station; 145 m

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1 km; 140 m

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2 km; 130 m

2 km; 130 m

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3 km; 115 m

3 km; 115 m

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4 km; 105 m

4 km; 105 m

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Castellet i la Gornal

Castellet i la Gornal: Situated on an impressive and commanding site at the northern end of the Parc de Foix, with superb views over the impressive Foix reservoir, the Castle of Castellet dominates the small (and rather well-to-do) settlement that has grown up around it. The castle, heavily restored, is famous for its attractive grouping of square and round towers, and the adjacent (and separate) hillside chapel. Built in the 10th century, it is first referred to in a document dated 977AD, although most of what you see today is the result of a series of mediaeval rebuilding, reflecting its major strategic importance during the period of the reconquest of Catalonia by the Christians from the Moors, when it was owned by the Counts of Barcelona, and through the mediaeval period (when it was a possession of the joint Catalonian and Aragonese Crown) until the 16th century. Thereafter, the castle slowly fell into ruin.

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5 km; 155 m

5 km; 155 m

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6 km; 160 m

6 km; 160 m

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7 km; 250 m

7 km; 250 m

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Cal Balaguer

Cal Balaguer

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Cal Cremat

Cal Cremat

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8 km; 305 m

8 km; 305 m

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Cal Cassanyes

Cal Cassanyes

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9 km; 320 m

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10 km; 265 m

10 km; 265 m

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11 km; 200 m

11 km; 200 m

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12 km; 175 m

12 km; 175 m

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13 km; 130 m

13 km; 130 m

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14 km; 105 m

14 km; 105 m

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15 km; 85 m

15 km; 85 m

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16 km; 50 m

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17 km; 30 m

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18 km; 20 m

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Plaça de la Vila, Vilanova i la Geltrú

Plaça de la Vila, Vilanova i la Geltrú

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Vilanova I La Geltru Train Station; 10 m

Vilanova I La Geltru Train Station; 10 m

Comments  (2)

  • Photo of MYFAIR
    MYFAIR Nov 20, 2014

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Bonita ruta que tiene la ventaja de tener acceso en tren en ambos extremos.

  • Photo of Gi :)
    Gi :) May 23, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Una ruta muy fácil de seguir, pero debes tener algo de resistencia ya que es largo el recorrido :)

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