This stretch, which links the towns of Santa Cristina d’Aro and Llagostera, enables us to immerse ourselves completely in the landscape of the Gavarres. Here, along the route, we can see holm oak forests and observe how some of the trees have been peeled along the lower part of the trunk for their cork. Also, in the trenches dug out for the train, we can also see the basic geology of the massif, which is mainly made up of granite. It is precisely this material that produces the characteristic morphologies that are particularly visible before reaching Font Picant on the right-hand side of our route. This calls to mind the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but with much more modest dimensions. We will find descriptive signs provided by the Secrets of the Greenways that will offer us explanations of these aspects. 


SANTA CRISTINA D’ARO
From in front of the station, where we find the Tourist Information Office, we can see the parish church started in the 11th century and finished in the 18th century. Some metres further on we can visit the Magic House, a small museum of illusion and curiosity.


ROMANYÀ
From the Font Picant station, we can turn right and head towards Romanyà, along a route of 6 km and with a gradient of 200 m. Take care, as this is a road used by general traffic.


Located in the heart of the Gavarres, this is a medieval village with manor houses and well-preserved ancestral homes. The Church of Sant Martí is a pre-Roman building with a Greek cross dating from the 10th century. But the real jewel of Romanyà is located just under 1 km from the centre in the direction of Calonge. This is the Dolmen of the Cova d’en Daina, a megalithic monument built around 2700-2200 BC, comprising a rectangular funeral chamber covered with granite flagstones and protected by a stone circle of 11 metres in diameter. 


LLAGOSTERA
Located on top of a hill, this spot has privileged views over the Selva depression. The hill is crowned by the parish church of Sant Feliu (9th century). The village was built later around the feudal castle of the 12th century and within a walled area of which two towers and part of the wall itself can still be seen today at the side of the church. It is from this spot exactly, in the square in front of the church, from where we can observe the entire plain of the Selva and the surrounding landscape. 

As with the towns located at the foot of the Gavarres, the splendour of the cork industry from the 18th century onwards left a legacy of modernist buildings that stand out in the town. The casino of the town square (Plaça de la Vila) is a good example of this.
 

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