The balcony of la Garrotxa. Route 1 Maià de Montcal

From Santa Magdalena de Jonqueres a splendid view await you, on clear days you can see the sea

Region
  • Garrotxa
Towns
  • Maià de Montcal
Difficulty
  • Easy
Time
  • 2h25min
Distance
  • 9.2km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 324m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 188m
Ascent
  • 154m
Descent
  • 154m

Start at the signpost G158 Maià de Montcal and head for ‘Santa Magdalena de Jonqueres’. Continue through the village until the yellow Itinerànnia waymarking points you to the right. Leaving the village behind, this well-trod path takes you to a track, which you should follow until you reach signpost G109 Santa Llúcia. Here, turn right along a metalled road until the yellow waymarking points you up left along a forest track.
Follow this track as far as signpost MM1 Boscos de Santa Magdalena, where you should turn right along a track until you reach signpost MM2 Carretera de Santa Magdalena. From here, follow the signs towards Santa Magdalena de Jonqueres and after a few minutes climb you will reach the church.
Once you have visited the church, drop back down to signpost MM2 and head for ‘Maià de Montcal (pels Camps de Can Janassa)’.
Continue along the track to Can Farigola, where you should turn right and continue along a somewhat less frequented track. The yellow Itinerànnia waymarking will take you to signpost MM3 Camps de Can Janassa; here, turn right and continue along the track until you reach the metalled road to Maià de Montcal. Turn right again and after a few metres along the tarmac, the yellow waymarking will point you left along a dirt track.
Pass behind the football field and the swimming pool until you meet the metalled road again. Turn right and after a few metres you will find yourself back at the start of the walk.