Font del Paradis, Show all 74 places in SPAIN » SPAIN74
Location of Start - 40.751565, 0.321286
Distance - 12km.
Ascent - 650m.
Walking time and total completion time including any stops - 3,5/5hrs.
Start point - Take the TV 3421 south of the village and turn R into the Cami del Barranc de la Galera singposted to La Vall. (between km12 and 13 from La Senia) Continue as the road deteriorates to a track. It passes a signboard at the Raco d'en Marc. Several km further there is a sign down to the L and the car park area with BBQ, tables and so on.
|From the cars continue ahead on the track for 150m and look out for a signed path on the LHS just at the edge of the woods.||2.75min 180m|
|Follow this steeply uphill for a few metres and then as it wanders steadily upwards at a less step slope. There are fantastic views up to the R and the ridge line with balanced boulders and steep crags. Eventually reach the Mas de Barro.||1hr 4mins 3.3km|
|A little above this there is a fenced viewpoint looking back at the crags below which you have walked.||1hr 14mins 3.7km|
|Continue ahead to reach a T-jnc where theFont del Paradis is up to the L some 450m.||1hr 25mins 4.2km|
|This path leads up and then L to the Font – which is not much more than a muddy puddle when dry – and then returns to the jnc. (The uphill path would continue to join the GR7 on the ridge line.)||1hr 41mins 5km|
|Continue ahead on your original path making sure to see a LH turn on a spur with views. This winds up ad down with good views down into the valley and eventually comes out at a forest track.||2hr 2mins 6.2km|
|Cross this directly to continue following the path and re-join the track just above the Forest House – tool store, workers base etc. – and continue down on the track below the building||2hr 10mins 6.5km|
|A little further ahead there is another opportunity to re-join the footpath which wends down through trees and joins the forest track for the last time.||2hr 20mins 7.1km|
Here ignore the continuation of the path almost directly opposite and instead walk back uphill along the track for some 50m where there is a path off to the RHS with red paint markings.
This falls steeply for a few metres and then follows a cunning route in and out of barrancos, past large boulders and past a rock column which appears to be holding up the rest of the mountain. Finally this gives out onto a new track directly at the Col de Lloret.
There is nothing for it now but to follow this downhill to the R for some km to arrive back at the car park which requires a R turn mirroring your arrival route.
|3hr 28mins 11.4km|