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The Iberian Route: The 'camí de ronda' footpaths in the land of indigetes

Two Iberian treasures, right in the heart of the Costa Brava, on a hiking weekend
Three days of hiking, from Torroella de Montgrí to Palamós, passing through Begur and Calella de Palafrugell, in a unique landscape and discovering two Iberian treasures, right in the heart of the Costa Brava: the town of Castell, an unspoilt beach in Palamós, and the strategic site of Sant Sebastià de la Guarda in Palafrugell.

On the first day, leave Torroella de Montgrí inland, and head for the long beach, the Platja de Pals, and then continue onwards towards Begur. Along the way you will find numerous coves with crystal-clear blue water. You could spend the night in Begur.

On the second day you will be walking through Mediterranean woods and you'll cross through unspoilt little coves, and walk along paths with magnificent views over the Mediterranean sea, as well as visiting charming towns such as, Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, an enchanting fishing village where you can spend the night.

During your hike you can visit the Iberian settlement of Sant Sebastià de la Guarda in Palafrugell, located in a very privileged position on the top of the mountain with cliffs overlooking the sea, and with one of the best views of the Costa Brava. You can visit a 15th-century lookout tower, an 18th-century hermitage and hospice and a 19th-century lighthouse.

The route to follow on the third day is one of the most spectacular ones in the southern section of the Camí de Ronda. You will pass by small coves, an unspoilt beach of incompatible beauty, Mediterranean pine and oak woods, and olive orchards. The route takes you to Palamós, with its fully-functioning fishing port, and a fish auction that is open every day of week for those in the trade.

During the course of this day you will have the opportunity of visiting the Iberian settlement of Castell, in Palamós, which was occupied from the sixth century BCE until the Roman period. It is located in a place with magnificent views over one of the last unspoilt beaches of the Costa Brava.

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