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Description

Cala Pola – Tossa de Mar

(Hiking Routes Catalonia)

Circular itinerary, Tossa de Mar – Coll des Sastre – Cala Pola – Cala Bona – Camino de Ronda, affording spectacular views of the sea-facing side of the Ardenya Cadiretes Massif. The mountains sweep dramatically down to the sea, along a coastline of large cliffs alternating with small coves in a natural setting of exceptional landscape beauty. Part of the itinerary is along a track in a perfect state of repair until one reaches the stretch of coastal path. This path runs close to the cliffs at some points so extreme caution should be taken. In the summer season a boat runs between Platja Gran (main beach) in Tossa and Pola cove.

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Duration
2h 30

Difficulty
Moderate

Slope
123 m

Returning to departure point, alternatively by boat.

Itinerary

Starting point is the parking near to the river just outside the centre of Tossa de Mar. Follow the river down to the beach past blocks of rented apartments and hotels. At the beach one follows the road around to the left towards the beach of Mar Menuda in the opposite direction of the castle. Just before the Mar Menuda beach one take the last junction to the left and head up the hill past the back of a couple of hotels. The road reaches a switchback corner and here one can see a green flash painted on the post next to the entrance to the path/drive.

The path turns into a track and splits in two. To the right the route is now signposted to Cala Bona, Cala Pola and Cala Giverola which are the coves one should be heading for and the path climbs up towards the road above you. But firstly one passes a viewing point marked by a clearing and a wooden pole from where one can look back to Tossa. It’s actually high up on a cliff top over the sea (about 150-250 feet up). One climbs the track up to the viewing point on the road and then have to follow a quiet road for a while. Though it is the most direct route between Tossa de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guixols it is an extremely bendy road across the cliff-tops and in and out of the bays and so extremely slow going and with no turn off alternatives. The road climbs to the next corner and one see a sign-post for the path to Cala Bona down into the next bay which one reaches after a while. Passing this one finds the path the follows the coastline and runs right into the next bay of Cala Pola which is beautiful remote quite isolated sandy cove. There are no special facilities other than a nearby resort and often a place with just a handful of people around.

One walks around to the back of the campsite across a bridge and then start the route to go into the hills. The path loops round the back of the campsite and at times it’s not clear what is private and what is public but there are sign markers around. The path climbs up into the hills at the back and one leave the sea and the bay behind going into the pines. The path climbs to a col where one meets the GR92 path as it heads up into the Cadrites hills as it continues to Sant Feliu. The GR92 between Tossa and Sant Feliu does not follow the coast probably because it would have to follow the same route as the road. Instead it climbs up into the higher Cadrites above you (500m) – about the same height as the Gavarres, but from your path it looks higher and steeper.

So one turns down the GR92 and head down the hill back towards Tossa de Mar with a typical walk through Mediterranean woods along a gravel track. As one reaches the bottom of the hill one emerges by the river which some time of year has running water and tadpoles and connects to a small park at the back of the sports zone for Tossa de Mar.

Available Accommodations
Price

Availabble all year round:

Price Example:

Accommodation in Hotel Tossa Park*** Tossa de Mar

Accommodation in Studio Apartment & Shuttle Transfer Turn/Return Airport – Hotel: Prices From: Pr Day 2 Persons: 32,50 – 226,00 Euros 2 Persons – 8 Days/7 Nights.

Breakfast, 1/2 Board Available Against Supplement.

Full booking management

Full itinerary of the route.

Optional:

Guided Tours on Hiking Trails

Boat Excursions along the Coast.

Excursions to Barcelona, Gerona and other places in the Region.

Cancellation Insurance

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