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Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse)

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Classic Cadaqués run with excellent views of the the sea and the Bay of Cadaqués.


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4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

92%

Runnable

254' 77 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

527' 161 m

Up

528' 161 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Swimming · Views

Overview

This is a classic run on the Costa Brava where you'll follow in the footsteps of Salvador Dalí and many other artists. The lighthouse at the end is unremarkable but the journey affords excellent views of Cadaqués and its bay as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Bring a swimsuit and enjoy a dip at Sa Sabolla shortly before the lighthouse.

Need to Know

This trail is often windy. Dress appropriately.

Description

It's debatable where the start should be located. I've put it at Plaça del Passeig at the heart of town. From here, follow the water along Riba Meesi Llor, Riba Pitxot, and Carrer del Doctor Bartomeus, Carrer de Sa Jorneta. This gets to small area of free parking which could be an alternative starting spot.

Proceed to Platja sa Conca, clipping the south end before beginning the ascent on Carrer des Quers, which almost immediately offers excellent view of Cadaqués. Soon the route turns into a wide packed dirt trail with a narrow stone section near Sa Sabolla.

The main trail bypasses Sa Sabolla but it is only a short diversion and you might enjoy a dip here. One last small climb achieves the lighthouse. The whole trail can be windy, the lighthouse especially so.

History & Background

Cadaqués has a special place in art history. It is mostly famously associated with Salvador Dalí visited Cadaqués often in his childhood and later built a house in Port lligat.

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Matthew Kidd

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Photos

View of Cadqués midway between Sa Cebolla near Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans lighthouse)
Nov 22, 2020 near Cadaqués, ES
Sa Cebolla near Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans lighthouse)
Nov 22, 2020 near Cadaqués, ES
Cadaqués viewed from the Cala Nans Trail.
Nov 22, 2020 near Cadaqués, ES
Stone section of the Cala Nans trail.
Nov 22, 2020 near Cadaqués, ES

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