Exploring Rocacorba’s surroundings: Masia Can Pou as a starting point

The surroundings of Rocacorba are full of secrets and paths that shout a desperate need to be discovered. On the flanks around the mythical Catalan climb for cyclists, Masia Can Pou is the perfect getaway to explore what the mountainous area northwest from Girona has to offer.

Rocacorba  attracts cyclotourists, amateur cyclists and professionals on a daily basis, the peak with incredible views over the wide area of Gironès is the ideal climb to test the legs. In its surroundings, however, remain many undiscovered routes. Whether on mountainbikes, or gravel bikes, the unpaved sections are simply said magnificent.

Every village around tells its own story, some more than others. The church of Santa Maria del Freixe, for exemple, part of the recommended road route starting at Masia Can Pou, is situated in an abandoned village. Nature took mostly over in this little village.

Also, Granollers de Rocacorba is a mustsee. It is from here where the recommended mountain bike route continues climbing on the unexplored offbeaten tracks of the flanks of Rocacorba. The medieval castle, nowadays a farmhouse, breathes in and exhales old stories, though you have to be lucky to find a local that can tell them one by one.

In the middle of all this history and beauty stands the Masia Can Pou, in Canet d’Adri, ideally located in the centre and on the flanks of Rocacorba. This charming place, built in the 17th century as a country house for peasants, is now a rural retreat with a captivating history. Masia Can Pou offers 8 double rooms with private bathroom and an independent flat for 4 people, where you will find all the comforts and details for an unforgettable stay. All rooms offer spectacular views of the valley and Girona. We highlight the room La Torre, located in an old watchtower where you can enjoy a privileged view of the stars from the bed. It also has a swimming pool, surrounded by forest and with all the amenities, where you can relax after your journey.

It is the perfect location for cycling routes around the area, while one can enjoy the Catalan km0 cuisine, with vegetables from their own garden and small producers from their direct surroundings. An ideal getaway for slow and sustainable cyclotourism, also because the bread, cakes and yoghurt for breakfasts are made by the owners themselves, Eirene and Donatello.

Having developed an affection for the sport of cycling through their connection with nature and realisation that the two wheels are an ideal tool for exploration, Eirene and Donatello restored Masia Can Pou in 2018, creating the ideal getaway in the form of an old Catalan farmhouse with modern comforts for cyclists, becoming a reference in the area.

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