What do you like more… sea or mountain? Today we propose the Ruta del Cormorán, better known as “Ruta del Corb Marí” in the municipality of Calella.
The Cormorant route can be done on foot in about 1 hour and a half and is suitable for both adults and children.
It is a route marked in blue, perfect for walking near the seashore. We recommend you wear the right shoes and your camera to not miss a single moment. Also, we advise you to book a hotel in Calella to start your route early and watch the sunrise from the Torretes viewpoint, located at the highest point of the mountain of Capaspre.
What is your route?
The cormorant route or “Corb Marí” route starts at the wooden bridge of the Riera de Capaspre, very close to Garbí beach.
Once located on the bridge, you must cross it and go towards the viewpoint of Les Torretes. On this site you can see cormorants or sea crows that give their name to the route “Corb Marí”. Cormorants are waterfowl of the family Phalacrocoracidae and feed on fish. You can get closer to see them without problems and take your best photograph of the tour while you watch the entire coastal range.
From the viewpoint of Les Torretes you can also see the Calella Lighthouse, built 50 meters high on the top of the mountain of Capaspre, and the neighboring towns of Calella de Mar such as Santa Susanna, Pineda and Malgrat de Mar.
Going down Les Torretes you will discover 2 towers of the 19th century, built as a communication center for optical telegraphy. Currently the towers are a cultural asset of local interest in the municipality of Calella de Mar, protected by the Special Protection and Conservation Plan of the Patrimoni Artístic de Calella.
Go straight on towards Les Basses path. In this place it is possible to emphasize the different types of vegetation, especially santolinas, gazanias and tamarinds. Depending on the time of year, you can also see huge stone pines and a great diversity of birds such as the black head warbler, rupits or blackbirds.
We continue through the Vall d’en Guli and down the avenue of the same name until we reach the Paseo Marítimo de Calella de Mar. In this tour we highlight other types of plant species such as chamomile or lavender.
It combines all the wealth of the area: beaches of Mediterranean beauty, vegetation and native fauna. Between sea and mountain, the Cormorant route offers a unique landscape and an admirable nature.
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