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Iberian settlement and aqueducts

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It’s a very interesting route around Cassà de la Selva that will let us know two important elements of our heritage: the Puig del Castell Iberian settlement and the can Vilallonga aqueducts.
From can Bassets de la Verneda mas, we’ll cycle up part of a signposted path and we’ll get to the Iberian settlement. It is placed at the top of a hill in les Gavarres. It was discovered in 1964 and different excavations have been carried out. It dates from the 4th century. There are still the old ramparts that are about a hundred metres long and the foundations of the different rooms.
We’ll have to come back to the upwards path to keep on cycling. After leaving on the right side the ruined can Cantallops mas, we’ll find the wide path that drives us to els Metges. We’ll go down to Llumeneres col. We’ll take a signposted path (it connects with another path further down) that will lead us to Dues Rieres. Below and parallel to the main path, there is a path that will drive us straight to can Villalonga aqueducts. We’ll take our hats off to the two most important bridges: The main one is very elegant, has three arches and is 5m high. The other is not that high but is very impressive and has two arches. Through these bridges, the water was channelled to mas de can Vilallonga pond and made a flour mill work. The whole ensemble was restored and signposted.
We’ll come back and we’ll visit the interesting Verneda weir. We’ll cross then the wonderful plains of la Verneda and Panedes. After leaving Panedas neighbourhood and its Sant Ampèlit hermitage behind, we’ll reach the GR that will bring us to the greenway at the Salenys bridge level. We’ll cycle to Sant Feliu with a sense of pride to know this rich heritage of les Gavarres. Whether biking or trekking, these places are highly recommended and are within reach of any rambler.
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