Walking through the forest near Ter's river bank and the flat lands of Sant Pau la Ral. Route 4 Ripo

The beech forest of Can Peric, the flat lands of La Ral and the magnificent views over Serra Cavallera mountain range and Mt. Costabona invite you to walk, unhurriedly through these old paths while enjoying the silence of the environment.

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Ripollès
  • Towns
    • Sant Pau de Segúries
  • Time
    • Less than 3 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • Estimated duration
    • 2h 30min
  • Distance
    • 10,1 km
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 948
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 846
  • Ascent
    • 124
  • Descent
    • 124

The route starts in Sant Pau de Segúries, at the intersection between ctra. de Molló and the end of Carrer Major, where we find the R66 Itinerànnia Estació Meteorològica sign. We follow the sign towards Camprodon, we will follow the old way to go to mass, which connected the village of Sant Pau de Segúries, located at the bottom of the valley, by the river, with the old parish church. After following a few meters along Carrer de les Fonoses, we find the SPS5 Camí dels Horts crossing and continue in the direction of Camprodon without leaving the yellow signs, we reach the G169 Antigua rectoria sign. We head, again, towards Camprodon passing by the old rectory and church of Sant Pau, nowadays a holiday camp. After passing through some meadows above the village, the wide trail suddenly finishes in a quarry. You must climb a few small steps and continue on a little path above a canal until it descends to meet a wide paved track. R67sign Pont de la Rovira.

Continue on this track towards Camprodon passing along an aqueduct and a former opencast calcium mine. The track deepens for a good while into a shady beech forest. We pass by the Can Peric farmhouse, gaining altitude a few meters ahead. On your left you see the flat lands of La Ral with the small village in the middle. Keep walking passing near a trough and leave the road to Sitja behind. A few meters ahead you arrive at a junction where you can make a detour to visit the Sanctuary of Remei.  Leaving the yellow marks, we advise you to reach the Sanctuary, where you can enjoy good views towards the Serra Cavallera. You need to calculate half an hour, between going and coming back.

On the way back, we continue, now downhill, on the concrete track until we pass under another aqueduct. At this point you have to leave the track and go down to the river Ter. Sign R77 Creixenturri. If the river is very full, and it is not possible to cross this ford, you will have to follow another section to the campsite, cross the bridge and go back a section along the road.

If we could cross the ford,  there is R107 sign Gual de Can Beia. Turn left in the opposite direction that you were following before. Enter in a hazelnut grove and climb following a little path up to the plains of Can Falguera. You are now in the old road from Ripoll to Camprodon. Amid the plains, you arrive at the little village of La Ral, founded by Jaume I. Continue along the old road, always parallel to the river Ter, amid lush vegetation, until find Pont de la Rovira, the trail passes under the bridge, and where it ends at the main road.

We cross the bridge, at this point we leave the yellow marks, to continue towards Sant Pau de Segúries. A few meters further on we come to a crossroads. We will take the path to the right that places us again parallel to the river Ter. Following this path, we cross Serrat street, and recover the yellow markings, we pass by Passeig de Costabona and Major street and in a few minutes we arrive at the R66 intersection where we have started the itinerary