The massif holds great ethnological interest in the form of terracing, ice wells, farmhouses, stone kilns, mills, paths or fountains, which can be found all over the area. Some of the surviving contruccions are related to water use: wells, tanks, norias, cisterns, sluices, aqueducts, locks and water mines. The activity of stone and mineral transformation has also left a significant legacy that is visible throughout the area in the form of mines, mineralogical sites, lime kilns and tile kilns.
The forest of the Gavarres Massif provided raw materials for all sorts of activities, such as tile firing, lime and charcoal production, and the cork industry. From the 18th century onwards, cork production became the most important activity in the massif and the surrounding area. At one point more than one thousand cork production factories operated there.
If you feel like going for a walk or doing a cycling route in order to explore the flora, fauna and cultural heritage in the area of Les Gavarres, please contact the Vertical Emotions team. This Empordà-based company is expert in mountain sports; having all the experience and knowledge of these mountains and the whole area, they offer tailor-made routes of two, four or eight hours.