Natural swimming pools in the mountains just 23 kilometers from Mas El Brugué
Visit and swim in the gorges of La Dona in Maçanet de Cabrenys
In the Alt Empordà, in the Sierra de les Salines, a small river rises, the Arnera, which in its brief and dizzying descent from the mountain range to the Darnius / Boadella reservoir forms more than twenty Gorgues. The name Arnera comes from "sandy river", so that some of them look like beaches, coves in the Empordà mountains.
Of these 20 gorges of the Arnera, La Gorga de les Dones in Maçanet de Cabrenys. It is the quintessential and busiest gorge, because it can be reached by car. On his own initiative, in 1961 a sluice gate was built to raise the water level so that it would not be able to stand until halfway down the gorge. At the top of the gorge is a thick rock in the shape of a bench, and it seems to have been made expressly to rest on, or to be thrown on, as if it were a trampoline; below the balma is the maximum depth of 2 and a half meters. The gorge is 30 meters long by 12 wide and the town council conditions the environment and the landslide every year before the summer.
How to get there? In the municipality of Maçanet de Cabrenys direction Tapis we will turn left at a crossroads signposted with several indications: Oliveda, camping maçanet, Molí d'en Robert, .... The women's gorge is at the end down before the bridge . If we follow the course of the river on foot we will find many other fantastic gorges.
Don't forget to take a walk through the village, it has beautiful stone houses and alleys for a leisurely stroll. during the Middle Ages Maçanet de Cabrenys was a fortified town. It preserves the remains of the old wall (14th and 15th centuries). In addition, the church of Sant Martí (12th and 12th centuries) is late Romanesque and preserves remains of Lombard decoration in the apse. And you can stop at the La Pau bar, the village society, a beautiful building that will captivate you