Until the greenway is completed, before reaching Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts we have to cross the railway line again and ride along the D-115 road. Otherwise we will find that the path leads us away from the railway line and ends soon after that. We will cycle for around 750 metres along the road and then turn right along the streets of Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts. This is an asphalted part of the route, shared with vehicles, but with very little traffic. Upon leaving Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, and after crossing a watercourse, we need to leave the asphalted road and take a narrow path (0.5 m wide), going over a metal cattle grid. In order to get across the latter, and another cattle grid we will find further on, we need to lift our bicycle up and carry it over in a vertical position. Now all we need to do is follow the narrow path, which later becomes wider and has a very compact gravel surface. After crossing three bridges over roads for motor vehicles, we will turn left and head towards Le Boulou. Here we come full circle and meet the route we started off on. 

After passing through the streets of Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, not far from the oldest part of the town centre and near the castle, the route is dominated by two artificial lakes which are located to the left of the River Tech. This is a tourist area which offers a large number of recreational activities. You can go on hikes around the lakes, and there are informative panels providing information on the local fauna and flora.

The historical circuit of Le Boulou runs through the old town, going around the church and heading toward the Quadrangular Tower, passing the vestiges of old fortifications, as well as the impressive 832 kg Assumption Bell and the statue of the little drummer boy, built in honour of the first child of the troop to die in combat. The frieze of the church gate is a remarkable piece of work carried out by the Master of Cabestany, an anonymous sculptor active in the 12th century, who created many outstanding pieces still visible today in Girona, Navarra and Tuscany. In the Espace des Arts you will be able to see paintings, sculptures and photographic exhibitions. If you have enough time, you will be able to go either on foot or by bike to complete the historic tour of the Battle of Le Boulou (1793-1794), in which Napoleon’s troops fought the troops from the Kingdom of Spain. You will even be able to enjoy a thermal treatment at the “Thermes”.

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