Roses - Cap de Creus

Type: Road
Direction: Counter-clockwise
Distance: 47 km
Duration: 2h 45'
Accumulated climb: 829 m
Accumulated descent: 829 m
Main passes: Sant Pere de Rodes (Average gradient of 6.9% - Maximum gradient of 19%)

Difficulty: 2/3



Concentrated over just a few kilometres along this route, it includes an exploration of the spectacular surroundings of Roses, with the combination of short but very panoramic mountain passes and a path through the main enclaves of the Cap de Creus Natural Park.

As an option, when passing through the Coll de Perafita, visiting Cadaqués and the same enclave of Cap de Creus – the easternmost point of the Pyrenees and of the entire Iberian Peninsula – is highly recommended but it does require more time and is about 70 km with a change in level of approximately 1,300 m.

In holiday season and at weekends, leaving early in the morning is recommended in order to avoid traffic on the climb to the Coll de Perafita, especially if you want to go to the lighthouse of Cap de Creus.

The section from Port de la Selva to Vilajuïga is magnificent, both as an activity and for the landscape.
There are no changes in level at end of the route and it will allow you to enjoy the open views of the Empordà plain on an itinerary where you only need to take care while on the road, which can have a significant flow of traffic and on which vehicles drive at some speed.



  • Mountain road with tight bends. There are no kerbs.
  • Be careful to stop at the edges.
  • Fine gravel on the steep descent towards Vilajuïga.
  • The Cadaqués road is quite busy on the first part towards the Coll de Perafita.
  • The traffic is much heavier in Summer.


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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.