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WALKING / CYCLING PATHS

The information and the map included in this page,are extracted of the triptych "Les rutes del GARRAF", published by the "Consell Comarcal del Garraf".

The Garraf district offers numerous options for enjoying yourself. Among these options there are numerous enjoyable walks or cycle rides, especially for mountain bikes, in the countryside. Here are some different routes, based on prepared and signed paths that will allow you to discover different corners of the district. (The coastal path going north from Vilanova is especially recommended; this is a rocky coastline with small cliffs and a few tiny 'away from the crowds' beaches).

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Remember that you are in a mediterranean country: the strong sunshine could burn your skin and also you won't find water along the route so be sure to protect yourself sufficiently from the sun and to take along plenty of drinking waterthat.

 Follow the vertical signaling that there is in most of the journeys and the horizontal signaling with the help of white and red fringes ("GR" Long Distance Route), white and yellow (PR) or white and green (local path).

THE SMALL BEACHES ROUTE (6 Km.) THE THREE HILLS ROUTE (30 Km.) THE FOIX SWAMP ROUTE (30 Km.)
     
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THE CREEKS ROUTE

THE SMALL BEACHES ROUTE

Sitges ( Sanctuary of the Vinyet)---Vilanova i la Geltrú ( the Lighthouse )

It´s formed for a local path that travels the elevations of the coast from behind among the two populations of the road of the train, and the tract of the GR 92 that it travels the line of the coast continuing the creeks.

It is a short route of 6 Kms. of going and 6 more than return that can be carried out on foot in three or four hours, according to the step. No presents remarkable differences, but the land is very stony.

We leave of the Vinyet and we lower until the end west he goes for the marine walk, where we will find the GR 92, we will continue until Vilanova. We will find the station first of the originator of waters (purifying), and we will go ascending for the nearest hills to the coast that they wrap the different creeks and them tips that form them - Punta of the Coves,Punta Grossa,Punta Llarga - until arriving at the beach of Sant Cristofol, before the Lighthouse of Vilanova, crossing the laughed we will arrive to the marine walk of Vilanova.

The return for the interior path is carried out taking the GR again 92 in address to Sitges until the bridge of the railroad that we will cross and from there we will catch the local path. We will ascend to the hills of the Colls, and from there the road continues between forests and stony, now coming closer to the coast, now going away. A couple connects of times with the route that passes to play of the coast, the GR 92. Behind the Punta of the Coves you arrives to an urbanization that we will cross for their higher street, passing under Miralpeix and the Mare de Déu of Grace. The low road until laughed her, for the one that follows a hundred of meters until past the bridge and tour on the left. Continuing for the path, you arrives to the Vinyet. Before you will find the street that will take you to the marine walk of Sitges: the return to Vilanova.

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THE THREE HILLS ROUTE

Sant Pere de Ribes--the Àliga Hill--"la Talaia" and the "Fita dels Tres Termes"--Vilanova i la Geltrú

They conform this route the first tract of the PR-C 143--Sant Pere de Ribes, the Montgròs mountain, Canyelles, the hill of the Àliga and the "pla de les palmeres"--, and the tract of the variant, the PR-C 143-1 that goes to the Talaia and it lowers until Vilanova i the Geltrú. The connection among Vilanova i the Geltrú and Sant Pere de Ribes it is made by the GR 92 and the GR 92 - 4.

It is a long route, of about 30 Kms. that it travels the main summits of the interior mountains of the Garraf. He has the strongest differences that the other ones, but they are more comfortable to make them in BTT, since the land is asphalted in the tracts of high in the sense that this route is described.

We intend to take the exit in the City council of Sant Pere de Ribes. We catch the highway of Canyelles during about two hundred meters, until the cross of the stone. We continue for the road that reflects under the cross, passing below the church of Sant Pau and we ascend until the "La Coma". To the west of the house, a road it crosses the bottom until ascending to the crest; we catch for the right the hint that ascends toward the mountain of the Montgrós. We go by the vineyards and we continue up. An in route to our right leaves the hint and it drifts for the shady area of the Montgrós until a stony ravine that it takes us to a path that of goes toward a deposit of waters, from where we will enter to the urbanization Vora-Sitges. We follow the urbanization for the left until we find a road (the old one in route to Canyelles).

We pass to the upside of the town. A street takes us until a road that ascends among vineyards. Give start, we rotate on the right and we go into in the forest. To the farside we will arrive to the highway "Dalt Mar" that we continue until the round gives. Down the street of on the left we follow the crest until the skirt of the hill of the Áliga. The hint, all straight line, takes us to the hill of the Three "Partions", where we will see an antenna. For the stony ravine we lower until finding the one on the way to the right. We follow it until a crossing of importance, passing the crest. We rotate on the left until arriving to the "pla de les Palmeres". Continuing right the road, takes us for the crest of the "Talaia" and the "Fita dels Tres Termes". From there, it descends until the plain and the path brings near us until Vilanova i the Geltrú between fields and urbanizations.

For the GR 92 ascend until the farmhouse Cabanyes, and toward the right we will go for the GR 92 - 4 toward Sant Pere de Ribes, crossing the highway of Canyelles and going by the "Torre del Veguer" (Veguer Tower) and the castle of Ribes.

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THE FOIX SWAMP ROUTE

Vilanova i la Geltrú --- Foix Swamp ---Vilanova i la Geltrú

It's formed by a first section of the GR 92 of Vilanova, to the foot of the "pla de les Palmeres" for the "Fondo de les Oliveres" There it ascends to the pla de les Palmeres and he meets with the PR-C 143 toward the swamp of Foix, Cubelles and return to Vilanova.

It is a long route, of 30 Kms, very interesting to make in bicycle BTT, and also on foot. The differences are of certain consideration, specially uncomfortable for the BTT because of the stones of the land. It travels the most interesting forms of the interior landscape of the Garraf: summits with excellent views, funds of startling silences and varied vegetations.

We intend to begin the route in Vilanova, in the torrent of the Pastera (GR 92). We ascend for he laughed her until the Farmhouse Cabanyes. We will follow the GR until crossing with the C-32, until the "Mas de l'Artís" and the "Fondo de les Oliveres." In the upside of the " Fondo " we abandon the GR and we follow the hint until the "pla de les Palmeres." Here we will find the PR-C 143. We will follow it in address west: "fondo de la Carsosa, crest of the slope, "fondo de Coma Pineda" grove until under the aqueduct of the swamp. We leave to the highway that we will continue until the prey.

We cross the prey and we follow the bank of the reservoir to the first houses of an urbanization. We rotate anti-clockwise; we ascend for a wide road until a great hint in the crest. We follow it toward the right. Past an old hotel abandoned today (the Farmhouse The Creu), we will take a stony road that lowers (the "fondo del Blai"). Follow it until the end and you will stop to the urbanization Los Rosales (The Rosebushes). Following the street that goes more down we will arrive to the social center of the urbanization. For a road that there is we will lower until he laughed her and we will follow it. Once leave of the urbanization, we will find the hint that ascends for the "fondo de Puigdetiula", until the "Mas de Puig de Tiula. Once there, a path ascends toward the next hill and it continues in address to the sea. The road gets wider, it crosses the C-32 (ancient freeway A-16) and it arrives to Cubelles. For the bridge of the Foix, we will arrive to the urban nucleus and we will take an asphalted road that reflects parallel to the highway; cross it happening for under, and continue right. You will enter in Vilanova; and continuing forward will arrive to the point of origin of this route.

 

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