Walk from the information board (110 m) on a sand road uphill following the
white-yellow waymarks. The road goes through a pine forest to a fork with
signposts. The Ull fountain is on your left, but you cannot get drinking water
from it. Fork right for the Olivera fountain (Font de L'Olivera) and the cottage
of Carlos (Caseta de D. Carlos) (8min) (175 m).
The road curves right opening a view to the rock walls of Tossal
it turns into a track by a house on your left. By the Olivera fountain you
find more signs (15min) (230 m). Continue straight ahead for the cottage of
Carlos and the Bancal. Ahead is the wall of Mallaeta
Fonda. Straight after the fountain the track peters out into a path. Soon you enjoy a splendid view to the
Peñon de Ferragut and the sea.
At the fork to the cottage of Carlos, you encounter a sign for Bancal (25min)
(250 m). Follow it straight ahead. The reddish rock of El
in front of you.
In Bancal the path forks (38min) (215 m). Go left following the sign for the
Escudella fountain (Font de 'lEscudella). Shortly the path descends to the
Barranco de Serra, goes some 15 meters on its bed, and ascends to
the opposite slope, where it starts zigzaging up to a
ledge. When the path
forks, follow the waymarks to the left (50min) (275 m). Soon after this fork you
can see the Barranco almost in its full length reaching for the
coast. At the
end of the Barranco glitters the sea. In few minutes the path forks again
(53min) (275 m). Now you have waymarks to both directions. Bend sharp right on a
steep uphill path. Keep right also at the next fork (1h) (345 m). The path
descends to the Escudella fountain (1h04min) (325 m). You cannot use the seeping
water for drinking.
From the fountain the path climbs up to a track (1h20min) (380 m). Turn
right. The Monduber mountain rises behind you, and on both sides you have a
gently sloping landscape. When the track curves left, you find two waymarks
close to each other on the right hand side of the track, one on a rock and the
other on a pine trunk. Between these waymarks starts a wide path uphill
(1h30min) (355 m). The path widens to a track that
ascends to a rock balcony
(Balco) in the plain of Esmoladores (Pla Esmoladores) (1h35min) (395 m). From
the balcony you look out to the coast and rice paddies. Continue for the Xopet
fountain (Font del Xopet).
Take a path that forks right (1h38min) (400
m) and starts descending towards
the coast. This pleasant path lined
by heather opens views to citrus
groves and rocky ridges,
including Peñon de Ferragut.
Soon you have a closer look at the towns, including Xeraco.
When the path forks (2h10min) (220 m), keep left.
You come to a narrow asphalt road that serves the citrus groves (2h30min) (95
m). Follow this downward road. At the first junction, go left (2h33min) (65 m),
and at the second, go right (2h40min) (45 m). Walk to the end of this asphalt
road (3h) (110 m), and continue on the sand road. When the sand road curves left
to a house, take the path in front of you, signposted to the Xopet fountain and
furnished with white-yellow waymarks (3h03min) (115 m). Further up the path to
the Xopet fountain forks right (3h08min) (175 m). You find the Xopet
fountain some 50
meters from the fork. It has drinking water. After visiting the fountain
continue to the left. The path comes to Bancal (3h20min). This time you turn
left and return on the route that you already know, first on the Bancal
path, and then on the
track past the Olivera fountain to the pine
forest and back to the information board