Max elevation: 645 m
Min elevation: 487 m
Total climbing: 638 m
Total descent: -635 m
Total time: 02:56:31
Fulleda Turisme Actiu offers the route in “hiking” mode: “La Font del Poble” 11K route with 342 m of accumulated positive gradient and classified as moderate difficulty. It is a circular route which starts and ends in Fulleda and is designed to follow clockwise. We do not recommend doing this route in any other way than on foot (walking or running), as you will find some of the uphill trails prove difficult on bicycle.
This route will allow you to discover a network of paths, tracks and charming walkways around Fulleda. Its total distance of 11 kilometers makes it suitable for people who are used to walking these easy to moderate progressions. The routes that make up “La Font del Poble” allow you to discover some of the springs and fountains near the town. This route passes in front of the fountain and basin of Solà and by the side of the Solà lime kiln in the Serra de les Auberedes.
This 11-kilometer route has an initial urban section inside the picturesque village of Fulleda, passing by Carrer de la Costa, towards Carrer de l’Estel towards Plaça del Pare Joan Fàbregas, the square where we find the church of the villa (Santa Maria), the town hall and the library. We continue along Carrer de Sant Pere which will take us to the hill where the town’s water tanks are. They say that in the past there was the tower or castle in this place. It is said that in this location there was a watchtower that among the people of the village was known as “the Tower”.
We will continue towards Les Cavalleres until we find the road that goes from Fulleda to l’Espluga Calba, we ask for caution as we follow the path of Comellar d’en Ratera that will take us to the path of Obac de les Auberedes until Carrera de les Auberedes. The paths cross one another at the bottom, in this case we cross the Fondo de les Auberedes to reach the old horse path of Solà. This path that goes up with a constant slope will take us to the Font d’en Solà, a spring that receives this name because it is located in the sunny part of the Serra de les Auberedes and not because it belongs to any Mr. or Mrs. Solà. We recommend stopping at this fountain to observe the town of Fulleda from a different perspective.
We will leave the basin and the Font d’en Solà to follow the path to the left until we find the Solà lime kiln. At the moment we do not have a lot of information about this lime kiln, but we can say that the front is weathered and we are working alongside Fulleda City Council to restore the kiln to its original state.
We will leave the Solà lime kiln following the route towards the top of the Serra de les Auberedes. We will follow this path to the left before crossing Fondo de Matallongues up a wide path towards the Puig Pedrós until reaching the peak. We will continue to the right along this path until we find the Corral d’en Queralt path that will take us to the Fondo de Matallongues. After a few meters we will cross the Fondo de Matallongues by an estate that is owned by the Celler Matallonga de Fulleda (we ask to be respectful) and where a dry-stone cistern is preserved. In the past, this construction was used as a watering hole for the animals that worked on this farm and those in the area.
We will follow the path along the Costa de Fontanals until we reach the top of Serra de les Auberedes, we will turn right and we will find the Racó de les Costa de la Cirera path, a path recovered by Fulleda Turisme Actiu that we believe was used to provide access to the arable land used by different land owners in the area. Today you can see some spectacular stone wall boundaries which are very well preserved, you can also see a small structure where workers would have left their tools or food to spend the day. Once we reach the Fondo de les Auberedes, we will cross it and climb along the Comellar d’en Giner, crossing the Pinedeta del Po. Just after this pine forest, on the right we find the Gabarró i Feixa liqueur workshop, although the route goes straight on, we recommend that you go there to see their quality products.
We will reach Fulleda by crossing Carrer de Montblanc (current road) we ask for caution at this point as we will enter Avinguda d’Agustina Saragossa i Domènech until we reach the starting and ending point of the route.
This route is classified as moderate due to its length and the nature of its route with slopes and gradients. We recommend having previously walked this type of distance (11 km) and accumulated positive gradient (240m) before trying it. 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 without any doubt we at Fulleda Turisme Actiu fully recommend.