For the next 20 km we cycle very close to the banks of the River Ter. Although we only catch glimpses of the river from time to time, we will constantly be aware of its presence. As soon as we leave Girona, we cross La Devesa, the largest city park in the Catalan Countries, containing over 2,500 plane trees of around 150 years old. The plane tree plantations further on in the town of Salt, which has an even larger surface area, are broken up by a very emblematic zone of market gardens which are linked to the cities of Girona and Salt. 


SALT
A town with close links to the River Ter, due not only to the farmers who have worked and continue to cultivate its banks, but also due to the arrival of the textile industry in the middle of the 18th century and the use made of the force of the water from the Monar Irrigation Channel. These and other links to the river can be seen in the Water Museum of Salt, housed in the former Coma-Cros textile factory, which has now been turned into a cultural centre (C. Sant Antoni, 1).

Once we have crossed the market gardens at Salt, and cycled past the pastureland, we turn off towards a recreational area known as the Pla dels Socs. This is an extensive clearing that used to be an island in the River Ter, and is now very well conserved. We shall find various pools, which are home to a large number of birds and emblematic mammals, such as the reintroduced otter. 


BESCANÓ
The section of the route in which this town is located is characterised by the magnificent modernist hydroelectric power stations associated with the generation of energy from the river and its lateral canals. One of the most notable power stations takes its name from the town of Bescanó and is found on the outskirts of the latter, to the left of the greenway. This power station is outstanding due to the enormous outlet canal and its original machinery, which is still operational today. Further on, to the right of our route, we can see the Vilanna consorci power station. Between the two, we can find an old ice well, a cylindrical, stone construction, partially sunk into the ground, which was used to keep the ice that formed during the winter in a pond belonging to the building. 


BONMATÍ
The town of Bonmatí lies on the other side of the river, at the end of this section. If you explore this area, you will come across an industrial village built at a time when the waters of the River Ter were used in the manufacture of textiles. Mas Bonmatí is particularly noteworthy. This house, built in a neo-Gothic style with an octagonal tower, belonged to the founder of this industrial village.
 

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