Would you like to know how it's possible that Christopher Columbus sailed from Pals when he went to the Indies? On this guided route, filled with landscapes and nature, you will also discover the enigma of Columbus and his connections to the old royal town of Pals. A route that will visit the main Columbus haunts of the area. The itinerary of this adventure will take us through villages steeped in rural and medieval charm, which will take us back to the past, until we reach Pals, where we will leave the "burricletes" for a while and continue the guided tour on foot through the Gothic quarter. In collaboration with the research conducted by the "Cercle Català d'Història" (Catalan Historical Circlet), we will show you the relationship between Christopher Columbus and the town of Pals, the documented presence of the famous Pinzón brothers, and why the oral history of this medieval town says that the three ships and Columbus sailed from Pals...
This is without doubt, one of the most interesting towns in the district, from the point of view of nature and history. Then we will get back on track to the sea, following a path shaded by pine trees, which will bring us to Pals beach. There, we will see where the olf fishing town of Pals was located, whose port has been documented since the 15th C and from where it is said that Christopher Columbus sailed.
To finish, we will take a break near the beach so that we can eat comfortably.
Energy restored... our guide will take us to Mas Gelabert and to the Molí de Pals, properties in that era belonging to a person close to King Ferran the Catholic, a rice mill which has led to the famouos rice cuisine in Pals. Did you know that, on his first voyage Columbus carried rice, amongst his other provisions? At the end we will backtrack along a stretch of the River Ter until we reach our starting point. A surprising route which combines nature and countryside with Chrisopher Columbus and the greatest adventure of all time.
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Technical details for Long Route:
- Starting and finishing in Ocitània
- Level of difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 39 km
- Time: 6 / 7 hours
- Maximum slope: 12 %
- Accumulated elevation: 133 m
- Price: 39€ per person
- Minimum 8 people.
There is also a shorter version of the route, with departure and arrival from Pals, and ideal to spend a morning or a different afternoon. We will leave Pals, and we will arrive to the old harbour of Pals. Then we will go to the Pals Rice Mill and return.
Technical details for Short Route:
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- Starting and finishing in Pals
- Level of difficulty: Low / Medium
- Distance: 23 km
- Time: 4 hours
- Maximum slope: 14%
- Accumulated elevation:
- Ascenció acumulada: m
- Price: 29€ per person
- Minimum 4 people
This is an activity signed by Atelier
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