Max elevation: 595 m
Min elevation: 504 m
Total climbing: 188 m
Total descent: -175 m
Total time: 01:00:22
Fulleda Turisme Actiu presents “La Font del Poble” from the series «walking routes – family ». A short 3 km route with an accumulated positive gradient of 69m. It is a circular route which starts and ends in Fulleda and is designed to be followed both clockwise and counter clockwise.
This route will allow you to discover a network of paths, tracks and charming walkways around Fulleda. Although its short distance of 2.9km makes it appropriate for all ages, we recommend avoiding the use of baby strollers as 90% of terrain is not suitable for wheeled vehicles.
This 2.9-kilometre route has an initial urban section inside the picturesque village of Fulleda, passing by Plaça de Ramon Santamaria to the right and going up through Carrer del Raval climbing the paved road to the top of the hill where the village water supply is located. We will continue left and turn right on a path which transforms into an off-road trail. At the end of this we will cross onto a new short path taking us to the road LV-2014. We will then cross the road carefully and continue straight. You will see here that the wide path turns to the left, as we continue along towards Comellar d’en Ratera until we see a stone hut with a fixed roof. Keeping to the right we leave the hut behind us, and turn right again following a path through an area of vegetation which was once a typical cultivation terrace common to the area. It is now a perfect place for watching and listening out for an array of biodiversity. An enjoyable and relaxing section of the route.
This path will lead us to find the old road from Fulleda to Senan. In our case we will turn towards Fulleda. In the past this trail was used by the two traditional herders of the village to go between the towns and also to Font d’en Solà, a water source used when the town well was dry.
This stretch of road is just over 100 meters long but you can get an idea of the charm of this ancient path. At the end of the trail we turn right up towards Fulleda along Camí de Font Vella (the village path), we see on the right the ruins of an animal pen owned by one of the larger houses of Fulleda, Cal Margendom.
When we arrive at well, we see an inscription which reads: “Sub umbra alarum tuarum protege me domine et omnes ex me bibent 1770″ –Under the shadow of your wings, protect me lord and all who drink from me, 1770.
Historically, near this well were the municipal laundries of the village, as we can read in the document / contract of August 17, 1770, a work that was awarded to the mason of Vimbodí Jeroni Barrulles.
Leaving here we will follow a fairly steep and stony path until we reach Fulleda, if this path is hard for you, think what it would be like for the women (mostly women) who would fetch water from this well daily!
At the top we will cross the LV-2014 road and enter Fulleda via Plaça del Pare Joan Fàbregas. Here we simply follow Carrer Major, turn left towards Carrer d’Orient and turn right towards Carrer de Oriente back to the starting point of the route in front of the Fulleda hall.
This route is suitable for families, but there are some sections that are difficult to progress, especially with buggies or prams. If you are looking for route that is more “friendly” to carts, the 3-kilometer is suitable but keep in mind that city carts may not work for you. It is recommended not to drink water from springs, as these do not have adequate sanitary control.
A perfect opportunity to discover some of the springs, paths and valleys that make up the municipality of Fulleda, a route that we at Fulleda Turisme Actiu fully recommend.