The Aspres and Albera route. Route 14 Alt Empordà

The route of the Aspres and the Albera is a route of more than 40 kilometers. Walking is designed to be done in two stages. Cantallops to Espolla: one day the upper part of the route (castle area of ​​Requesens) and the other day Capmany and Sant Climent

Region
  • Alt Empordà
Towns
  • Cantallops
  • Capmany
  • Espolla
  • Sant Climent Sescebes
Difficulty
  • Medium
Distance
  • 42,63Km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 716m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 73m
Ascent
  • 1.848m
The route of the Aspres and the Albera is a route of more than 40 kilometers. Walking is designed to be done in two stages.
The two stages can be made from Cantallops to Espolla: one day the upper part of the route (castle area of ​​Requesens) and the other day by the villages of Capmany and Sant Climent.
Along the route you will find identifying marks.

The lower part of the route, from Requesens Castle passing through Cantallops, Capmany, Sant Climent Sescebes, Espolla and up to the Vilars can also be done by bicycle.

The attractions of this route are diverse:
The Aspres corresponds to the lower part, with soft hills dominated by an agroforestry mosaic where vines, olive groves and other crops alternate, with forests of holm oaks and holm oaks and pine plantations.
In the mountainous part of the Albera, the Mediterranean forests are denser, but there are also Eurosiberiian formations that enrich the landscape and the biodiversity of the territory.

The four main towns - Cantallops, Capmany, Espolla and Sant Climent - that give name to each municipality, are located in the Aspres unit, with a smoother, livable and workable relief. 
The territory also has small villages or neighborhoods, such as the Bosquerós and the Vall -in Capmany-, the Vilars -in Espolla- or Ullastre and Vilartolí -in San Climent Sescebes.