Bosc de Can Serra route. Route 6 LesPreses

The route takes you to the Can Serra forest where you can enjoy the Salvador Grau i Tort therapeutic route.
A "forest bath" is a practice that has Japanese origins. It is proposed to move forward while walking silently and stopping to rest.

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Garrotxa
  • Towns
    • Preses, Les
  • Time
    • Less than 3 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • Estimated duration
    • 40min
  • Distance
    • 2,7km
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 488m
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 473m
  • Ascent
    • 8m
  • Descent
    • 8m

The route starts at the Bosc de Tosca sports area car park, where you will find junction P9 and we will follow the directions for the Bosc de Can Serra route, in the direction of the therapeutic forest.

Following the yellow markings, we will find an interpretive billboard of the route, we go along the path between dry stone walls until we reach a stile, which we will cross and end up on a dirt track, turn right until we find the P10 Pista crossroad and we continue, again, in the direction of the therapeutic forest.

After a few meters we will reach the therapeutic forest, where we find the P11 indicator.

Therapeutic forests aim to put into practice the personal reconnection with nature starting from a walk through a mature forest, it is called a "forest bath". This practice, which has Japanese origins, seeks connection with nature, each at their own level, but always showing a respectful attitude towards both the environment and other people. It is proposed to move forward while walking silently and making stops to rest and observe the surroundings. In this way, the state of health is improved and personal well-being is obtained, among many other benefits.

The centennial forest of Can Serra grows on the lava flow of the Puig Jordà volcano, it is actually a grove of pénol oak where the oak is the dominant tree species together with the chestnut tree with a well-developed shrub undergrowth dominated by sea box, holly, ivy, and also with an abundance and diversity of ferns and mosses. The presence of leaf litter, decaying wood and volcanic rocks abounds in a landscape of rugged tussocks, between dry walls, artigas and cabins.

The natural park in the creation of this therapeutic itinerary was named by Salvador Grau i Tort (1963-2016), as a tribute to the biologist committed to nature, who was head of Catalonia's Natural Environment Planning Service. He began his professional career in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, with which he always remained connected. He devoted himself fully to the protection of Catalonia's natural heritage, promoting the Plan of Areas of Natural Interest, the declaration of several natural parks and the implementation of the European Natura 2000 network in Catalonia.

To follow the route you will find low wooden markers with the name of the route.

Once we have visited the forest and to return to the Bosc de Tosca sports area, at the P12 junction we will continue towards Pocafarina, after a few meters we will reach an old carriage road, where we will find the P13 junction, continue towards Pocafarina, along this old road, which takes us between dry stone walls.
Arriving in the neighborhood of Pocafarina, we will find the P7 intersection, and following the sidewalk we will go right to return to the Bosc de Tosca sports area, where we will find the P9 intersection, the start of the route.
Other routes can be started from this point: the one to the Corb volcano corner and hermitages and the one to the Parc de Pedra Tosca.

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