From Sant Pau de Segúries to Sant Joan de les Abadesses walking along the river Ter. Route 10 Ripoll

Modality
  • By foot
Region
  • Ripollès
Towns
  • Sant Joan de les Abadesses
  • Sant Pau de Segúries
Time
  • Between 3 and 4 hours
Difficulty
  • Medium
Estimated duration
  • 3h50min
Distance
  • 10,8 km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 938
Hide elevation minimum
  • 765
Ascent
  • 176
Descent
  • 259

The route starts at the Generalitat square, in Sant Pau de Segúries, itinerànnia junction SPS1. We follow the road. We find the crossroads R66 sign Estació Meteorològica. Stay on the road to Sant Joan de les Abadesses follow the yellow marks and of the GR, at this stretch is the GR1, 150, 210. Just before the bridge over the Ter river take the paved road on our left and walk on it until you come across a steep climb, then leave the road to take the wide path on your right normally closed by a gate. Cross a pasture area until we find a second gate.

Follow a little path first uphill to later descend to a stream from where we have to take a wider trail crossing a dense chestnut forest. Follow this trail while crossing the Font de la Puda stream. Optionally we can make a detour and visit the sulphurous Font de la Puda spring. To do so, just follow the stream uphill. Keep walking on the trail which will get cleaner as we go by a shady beech forest until we meet again the paved road next to the Folcrà bridge.

We cross the road and go in search of the greenway that will take us to the Perella bridge, one of the highest in the county, built in the early twentieth century to get access to the nearby oil mines. Let's cross to the other bank of Ter. From here follow the PR signs and in a quarter of an hour we will arrive at the church of Santa Magdalena de Perella.

Following the main trail we will walk along a large flat area of agricultural and grazing plains. we will pass by the Marquès farmhouse and further ahead we will arrive at the El Grau farmhouse. Descend to cross the Torrent del Coll de Pal stream and pass by a hydroelectric plant. A few minutes later the trail ends at another trail, this one closer to the Reixac bridge where a few meters higher we will find the R26 sign Pont del Reixac towards to Sant Joan les Abadesses.

Follow this new trail uphill direction the Llastanosa plains. we will find the R25 sign Camí del Muig. We follow a path inside the forest below the Masia del Pujol, we arrive at the Batllia farmhouse, from where you have to follow a paved track across the Coll's plains. The track goes rapidly down to a stream which we have to cross by a bridge next to the Malatosca mill.  After a steep climb we will find the scenic greenway road which we will have to follow until we arrive at the junction with the road coming down from Ogassa. We cross it and continue along the greenway and arrive at the La Ruta del Ferro hostel and the old station, crossing R21. We go down some stairs to Sant Amand street until Passeig de l'Estació. At the end of this street, we arrive at you arrive at the Gothic old bridge. Cross it to arrive at the Romanesque church of  Sant Pol. Now cross the main road and follow the Pere Rovira street until arriving at the apse of the monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, where we find the R24 sign Monestir, the end of this route