Gravel Roses – Albera

Type: Gravel
Direction: Counter-clockwise
Distance: 102 km
Duration: 9h
Accumulated climb: 1.200 m
Accumulated descent: 1.200 m

Difficulty: 3/3


The route covers a large area of the Alt Empordà: it goes up to the north, by the plain, through agricultural landscapes and some villages until reaching the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the Albera Natural Park of National Interest.

There you will see the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Quirze de Colera, and the beautiful Castle of Requesens, perched on top of a mountain. You will make a rapid descent towards the plain and there will still be surprises on the way back, taking you through points of great interest such as Castelló d'Empúries.



  • Take care not to go too fast when descending from the Castle of Requesens as there are sharp turns along the dirt track and you can encounter vehicles coming in the opposite direction.
  • In the urban centres follow the suggested route. Even if you are cycling, do not go along streets with exclusive access for residents.
  • Leaving Peralada, you cross the Llobregat d'Empordà river. Be aware of the force of the water when it has rained, either on that day or those following.


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  • Disclaimer

    The trails are an option to follow specific routes. The trail markers are exclusively of informative nature that indicate where the planned itinerary goes. Given the diverse situations and circumstances that may occur, it is essentially impossible to guarantee that this signage remains intact always. As such, the Town Hall and/or other entities that maintain the signage are not to be held liable for damages and/or loss in the case of getting lost or any other potential problem that users may face when using the indicated routes.

    For this reason, users following the marked routes are recommended to not only rely on the signage for direction. Rather, both prior and during their excursion, they should have a map, GPS or compass at hand in order to solve any problems that may present themselves.

    Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that when following a marked trail, the norms for movement and correct behaviour should be totally respected, whether on trail, road or streambed.

    The marked routes on the trails are merely informative, and, as such, the Town Hall of Roses is not to be held liable for the accidents occurred whilst using said trails. When using the trails, it is recommended to do so with the proper equipment and material, keeping the prior recommendations in mind.