Puig d’Arques is a little known climb in Girona province. You get it from Romanya, the nice little village on top of a hill, very close to Girona.
You can get Romanyà from 4 sides:
- From Calonge. This a difficult side, with 4,2 km at 5,7% average gradient, very wide road with very little traffic.
- From Llagostera
- From Sant Feliu de Guixols, similar climb to the previous mentioned, they share the last kilometer. It is 5,24 km long at 5,1% gradient.
- Maybe the most unknown side is from Platja d’Aro. You have to follow the indications to El Masnou, or also the Golf course. There is a very steep kilometer (one of the steepest km in all of Catalonia, see road sign at 17% to the right). The road from the Golf to Romanya is in poor condition but still rideable on a road bike
Once at the village of Romanyà, a little further direction to Calonge, there is a crossroad to the left indicating “Puig d’Arques”. There starts the dead end road leading to Puig d’Arques, the highest point in the Selva region at 472 mts height. It is 5,3 km long and includes a steep part up, then a descent, and the final climb to the highest point. The road is pretty narrow with no painting and the final meters are in concrete, very rough surface.
At the top of the mountain, there is a big white sphere for the weather station that you can see from far away.