From the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge

It takes more than five hours to go from the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge, during which time you can enjoy the Retaule beech forest, the La Llagosta fountain and the El Vidre cave.

0 Km (1,158 m) Leave the refuge following the GR 7 footpath along the path running E/NE and, after a few metres, take a trail to your right (NE) that flattens off towards the La Fou and El Negrell gorges.

1.18 Km (1,189 m) 0 h 18 min. Crossroads: take the path to your right (E) that, of the two available - the one you were following(NE) and the other that climbs south, leads through the forest. At Km 1.96 (1,219 m, 0 h 30 min), you will pass alongside the El Bassiol spring.

3.63 Km (1,199 m) 0 h 52 min. After walking around the northern slope of the El Negrell mountain, you will come to the Las Vallcaneres trail that you follow NE to your right.

5.20 Km (1,193 m) 1 h 15 min. Just before a sharp bend to the right, leave the trail to take a path on your left that runs NE along the peak. At the bottom of the valley to your SE there is El Retaule beech forest, which is of great natural and ecological value. At Km 8.67 (1,164 m, 2 h 05 min), you will pass the free El Mas del Frare refuge and, a few metres later, you continue along a forest trail that immediately leads to another: take the one on the right to descend NWE past Les Casetes Velles.

11.66 Km (1,025 m) 2 h 45 min. After around 1 Km is the La Llagosta spring and, later on, at a sharp right-hand bend (Km 12.39, 1,004 m, 2 h 57 min), you leave the trail and turn off down an initially wide path that runs NE to the nearby El Vidre cave before climbing up to Los Pallers mountain.

15.81 Km (1,205 m) 3 h 57 min. Los Pallers mountain. After a winding route around the crags of El Marturi you will come to Los Pallers mountain. Continue downhill on the other side until you reach the La Carrasqueta mountain (Km 17.03, 1,085 m, 4 h 14 min), where there is a flat area with a forest trail that you take on your right (NE). You will come to a bend on a tarmacked trail, which you should also follow on the right to climb in the same direction (NE).

18.79 Km (1,094 m) 4 h 40 min. You will pass a housing development before you begin to descend. Later on, take the access signposted to the Caro refuge on your left (NW).

18.90 Km (1,106 m) 4 h 42 min. Caro refuge. End of the stage.

  • Classification of the route: Nature
  • Means of transport: On foot
  • Level of difficulty: Beginners
  • Circuit distance: 23,17 km
  • Length of stay: 7 h
  • Uphill (m): 1012
  • Downhill: 541
  • Visiting season: All year round
  • Province: Tarragona
  • Region: Baix Ebre, Montsià
  • Places of interest: Hayedo del Retaule, fuente de la Llagosta, cueva del Vidre.
  • Signs: 
  • Advice: Lleva calzado adecuado, agua y snacks. Sigue la señalización y lleva siempre cartografía (el móvil puede fallar si no hay cobertura).
From the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge
  • From the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge

  • Terres de l'Ebre

  • From the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge
  • From the Font Ferrera refuge to the Caro refuge

  • Terres de l'Ebre

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