On leaving Gualta, we will continue by the Daró Vell along an agricultural road with compact gravel paving, until we reach the GIV-6501 road that we will follow on the right until Fontanilles and then in a southerly direction until reaching Sant Feliu de Boada. This road is mainly asphalted and has little motorised traffic. After Sant Feliu de Boada, we leave the asphalt road and turn left to follow a very well maintained agricultural road until we reach Torrent.


THE MEDIEVAL HILLS
Across the plain that we are now crossing –known as Baix Ter– we start to make out different reliefs, some of which are home to small urban settlements with buildings dating back to medieval times. The first one we come across is Fontanilles, known for its 12th century church and its castle dating back to the 11th century. Next we find Fontclara, with its Roman Church of Sant Pau de Fontclara, and Sant Julià de Boada, with the Mozarabic church as attested to by a document of 934.


PALAU-SATOR
1.3 km west of Fontclara, following the cycle tourism network, we find Palau-Sator. The remains of the old wall and the tower marking the entrance to the settlement can be found in the medieval centre of the village, which is composed of a circular structure. We can also visit the Rural Museum here in the centre.


PERATALLADA
Following the cycle tourism network in the same direction, we arrive in Peratellada after cycling for 2 km. A designated historical-artistic site, it contains many examples of medieval architecture. The town has preserved its old feudal appearance, with narrow winding streets and the impressive fortified castle with its Homage Tower (Torre de l’Homenatge) and Palace, the walls and the Church of Sant Esteve. Also of note is the large moat that surrounds the town and was excavated straight out of the rock.


PALS
More to the south, and located more on the Baix Empordanese plain, we can now make out Pals. Located barely 3 km east of our main route, Pals boasts a medieval centre dominated by a Roman Tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries and known as the Tower of Time (Torre de les Hores). Within the old part of the town we can find pebbled streets, half-point arches, façades with ogive windows and stone balconies. The city wall has four square towers from the 4th century. The Josep Pla viewpoint, from where we can observe the fields of the Empordà and the Medes Islands, is particularly noteworthy. There is also an Archeology Museum.
 

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