Eduard Pallejà, director of the Agbar Foundation, and Joaquim Roca, Chairman of the Ter Consortium, today signed an agreement through which the Foundation agrees to work on improvements to the Ruta del Ter, the 220-kilometre cycling and walking route along the river as it runs through the province of Girona.
The agreement includes improving the section that connects the two banks of the Farga stream, in the Cervià de Ter municipal boundary, just after the Medinyà municipal boundary (a municipality recently segregated from Sant Julià de Ramis). The action will consist of preparing a walking and cycling path between the two banks of the Farga stream suitable for use all year round, regardless of the water flowing along its course. Stronger safety elements for users will also be added. The work is expected to take place in summer or, at the latest, autumn 2017.
The work will make it possible to follow the Ruta del Ter safely from this point, given that sometimes the flow of water hinders cyclists and walkers from passing. The route at this point is a beautiful and attractive space where visitors can discover, learn about and enjoy natural and cultural heritage, the countryside and the flood plains of the River Ter as it flows through the El Gironès region, downstream from Girona.
In its commitment to the environment, for the last five years the Agbar Foundation has been working to improve the Ter cycling and walking route. Thus, in 2012, it contributed to the inventory of springs and the restoration of the Susqueda spring; in 2013, it restored the Sant Julià de Ramis spring; in 2014, it contributed to a walkway over the Garriga stream; in 2015, it helped improve a section between Sant Jordi Desvalls and Colomers; and last year, it helped with the complete signposting of the Ruta del Ter from its source to its mouth.
The Ruta del Ter links two major tourist areas, the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava, with a 220-kilometre route along the River Ter from its source in Vallter, crossing five regions of Catalonia and reaching its mouth in the Mediterranean Sea.