Although the little train greenway calls to mind the old train of the same name that linked Palamos with Girona, this stretch actually runs along a new construction that mainly follows the River Aubí to its mouth at the Castell beach. It branches off in different directions, one of which leads us to Palamós. Once we find the start of the route, all we have to do is follow the signs and take the stretch that leads us to Castell. The surface is paved with compact gravel. Once at Castell, we then have to cross the bridge over the River Aubí and then take the left-hand lane. About 500 meters later a magnificent virgin beach will appear amidst the trees. To continue on to La Fosca, we will have to take up the lane again and continue along the track we see in front of the bridge.

If we opt for the greenway that takes us in the direction of Palamós, this route links up directly with a bicycle lane that takes us to the port area of Palamós. If we like, we can also take a detour to Calella, a tourist town that has conserved its fishing heritage at some of its beaches. The coastal paths link all its secret coves up to the Golfet, as well as to the Botanic Gardens and the Castle of Cap Roig. This area, from this point to the beach of Castell, is a protected site of natural interest.

The town of Mont-ras is located at the start of the greenway on our right. The most significant element of it is the parish Church of Sant Esteve (1599). Another characteristic feature of the area are the defence towers that often fortified country houses in a defence against attacks from pirates who landed on the coast and raided nearby houses to stock up on provisions.

This is the largest beach of the Costa Brava which has managed to resist developments linked to tourism. Public opinion managed to put a stop to the development processes that had transformed the area behind the beach. Actually the space of the coastline that stretches from this beach to Cap Roig is designated as a space of natural interest. From here we can follow south toward the coastal path (camí de ronda) until we reach La Fosca, where we will find the series of fishermen’s houses known as Cala s’Alguer. And if we go to the other side (the north), we can visit the Iberian settlement of Castell, a settlement of the Indigetes dating back to the 6th century BC that Lasted to the Roman period and lived through its greatest years during the 4th and 3rd century BC.

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