RUTA DE LES CAVES. AGRES. SERRA DE MARIOLA
The route begins in the sanctuary of Agres, a small mountain village north of the province. There's a recreational area with tables, a fountain with very fresh water and a small parking.
The first part of the path is a bit steep and durum, everything is cuestián to find the right rhythm and make a stop. Gradually we were ascending and letting the people down.
Cava del Teix
The first cava we find is the Cava del Teix. This cava is on the left of the path, but is somewhat hidden. If you follow the route on our map you will have no problem to find it.
This cava is named for that inside has a teix (yew). It is so full of vegetation that looks just depth.
We follow the path rising up to the Refugi the MontCabrer. Passing the shelter a few meters to the left is the next cava: the Cava of the Room.
Cava of the Romm.
Cava of the Room. It is much more visible than before and was built around the eighteenth century. It is 10 meters deep and 9 in diameter, and also has its stone dome in very good condition.
This point there is an explanatory panel on trade "els nevaters" and cold. "Els nevaters" were people who were in charge of accumulating snow in caves or snowfields them, to store it as ice and sell it after the winter to preserve food, cooling drinks, ice cream, etc. This system was in use until the early twentieth century.
After this break we continue the route to the most special cava: "Cava Gran" also called "Arquejada" (arched) or Cava de Agres.
This is the largest and tour of all visible since it has 6 arches that supported the dome. It was built in the eighteenth century and is hexagonal but its interior is circular. It is 11 meters deep and 15 meters in diameter, is really great, impressive.
Cava del Vulture
This cava is a little hidden but perfectly preserved. It is smaller than the others but is virtually complete as it retains the entire dome.
After this last cava have to retrace our steps to the refuge quoted above to go down to the starting point along the forest track PR CV 104.