Leave Oix using quiet rural paths and walk towards the steep cliff faces, mountains & valleys to eventually reach Mare de Déu d'Escales. Return by an easy going farm track.
From Oix, enjoy an exciting walk on a pass between two dramatic cliffs and take in views of the Salt des Lliberals mountain.
Return to Oix and overnight in this remote hamlet surrounded by mountain views in a 16th century farmhouse now converted into a cosy rural hostal.
We recommend visiting the fascinating village of Castellfolit de la Roca this morning before you are picked up there and taken to Oix to do your walk. You can catch the bus from Olot straight to Castellfolit and we recommend checking the timetable here - http://www.teisa-bus.com/. You will be picked up from Castellfolit at 12pm and transferred to Oix. If you prefer you can take a lift with your luggage from Olot to Oix.
Look out for the yellow Itinerannia paint markings which help with navigating parts of the route today.
This walk crosses some steep and challenging terrain. Take care particularly during or after rainfall when walking over some of the rocky surfaces as they may be very slippery with a considerable drop in places.
Be aware of the electric fences on the early stages of this walk. You will have to cross several of them. Use the plastic or rubber handle to to remove the fences to allow to walk through the gates.
Towards the end of the walk returning to Oix you will be walking along a quiet road. Walk on the left-hand side facing the oncoming traffic.
Points of Interest
Mare de Déu d'Escales
Make your way to the remains of this Romanesque temple dating from the 10th Century nestled in a valley.
Food & Drink
Be sure to get a snack from the Hostal before leaving for the walk as there are no oppurtunities along the route to get any food or drink.
Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this walk. Walking poles will also be beneficial on the steeper sections. You should always be prepared for poor weather: bring a warmer layer and waterproof jacket as it is often noticeably cooler and windier in the mountains. Remember sun cream and take plenty of fluids on hot days.