Guide to the paths of Ronda de la Costa Brava
In this guide to the coastal paths of the Costa Brava you will find all the coastal paths from Blanes to Portbou.
More than 200 kilometers explained by lovers of the Costa Brava step by step.
The coastal paths are the coastal paths that run along the rugged Costa Brava. These roads, which go from the town of Blanes to the border Portbou, connected the different towns, beaches and coves.
They also assured the fishermen that, if they docked in another port, they could return to their homes.
Follow the GR marks of the Catalan coast
We find marks of different types of trails. They can be green and white, local trail, yellow and white, short-distance trail, or red and white, long-distance trail.
In general, the marks that you will find on the coastal paths of the Costa Brava are the red-and-white marks of the GR-92 Long Distance Trail.
This road runs along the entire Catalan coast from Portbou to the Ebro Delta.
Sections of the coastal paths of the Costa Brava
Next, we will explain some sections of the coastal paths of the Costa Brava. It has been distributed from south to north, but this does not mean that it is the direction in which it has to be done, since they can be done in both directions.
Blanes - Lloret de Mar
This coastal path begins in Cala Sant Francesc, where they have opened a stretch of road that borders Cala Bona and had been closed for more than ten years.
The route continues along the Santa Bàrbara Coll to the Santa Cristina estate, where before arriving are the Pinya de Rosa Tropical Gardens.
From here there is a path to the Platja del Treumal and the Platja de Santa Cristina, beaches that you can not miss.
After Santa Cristina, we enter a forest after the indications of the Sa Boadella beach. From here, a path starts to the Santa Clotilde Gardens.
These are gardens designed in the manner of the old gardens of the Italian Renaissance with spectacular views.
Following the marks of the GR-92 we will go down to the Fenals beach and climb towards the Castell de Sant Joan de Lloret, one of the oldest fortresses on the Costa Brava. Through a forest we will reach Cala Banys and without leaving this path, we will reach the promenade of Lloret de Mar.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time: 3h
- Where to park Blanes: Blue zone parking Cala Sant Francesc
- Where to park Lloret de Mar: Residential area with free parking
Lloret de Mar - Tossa de Mar
We recommend you take the variant of the road to Cala Morisca that runs along the coast. If you take this road, after Cala Morisca, you will come across a followed by coves and capes that are amazing: Cap de Bou, Porto Pi, Cala Llorell, Cala Llevador, Cala Moltó, etc. So until you reach the Es Mirador, where the Wall of Vila Vella will appear before you with the Plajta des Codolar at its feet in Tossa de Mar.
- Difficulty: Medium – High
- Time: 3h 15min
- Where to park Lloret de Mar: Parking Sa Caleta
- Where to park Tossa de Mar: Free parking in residential area
Tossa de Mar - Cala Giverola
The path from Ronda de Tossa de Mar to Cala Giverola, climbs from the village to the Mirador de Tossa de Mar, from where you have great views of the Bay of Tossa.
About 20 minutes we find Cala Bona and after 20 more minutes of route, we will go down to Cala Pola, with incredible crystal clear waters.
- Difficulty: Casualty
- Time: 2h
- Where to park in Tossa de Mar: Free zone
- Where to park in Cala Giverola: Parking in Cala Giverola
Cala Jonca - Platja Sa Conca
This stretch runs all along the coast. From the Port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols follow the signs to Cala Jonca. From here we will begin to find landscapes of pristine crystal clear water coves such as Cala Ametller or the beautiful Cala Maset. We will cross the Plaja de Sant Pol along the promenade and at the end we will head towards the coastal path of S’Agaró.
This stretch is quite besieged by the luxury villas, but it is a journey with spectacular views that ends in the beautiful platja de sa Conca.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time: 2h 30min
- Where to park in Sant Feliu de Guixols: Free public parking
- Where to park in Platja d’Aro: Free parking
Llançà - Portbou
In the Platja del Port de Llançà we will start the last of the coastal paths of the Costa Brava in the direction of the Bunker de Argilera.
This bunker was part of the well-known Line P, a line of defense that Francoism ordered to be built through the Pyrenees to protect itself from a possible allied invasion during World War II.
Then comes an achievement of coves and beaches such as Platja de Sant Jordi, Cala de l’Alguer or Platja del Grifeu, until we will come across another bunker of Line P, the Bunker of Cap Ras and behind this bunker is the beautiful Bramant cove.
This is anenvironment in which the coves and beaches are quite rocky and of a wilder aspect but with great beauty. Later we arrived at the quiet Garbet beach of boulders. At the end of this we can continue along the variant that leads to Colera bordering the rugged coastline where Illa Grossa is located.
After Colera, the GR-92 heads towards the mountains of Puig del Falco, Puig Pelat and goes down the Coll del Frare to Portbou where the coastal paths of the Costa Brava end.
- Difficulty: Stocking
- Time: 4h
- Where to park in Llancà: Free municipal parking
- Where to park in Portbou: Paid parking
And so far the guide to the coastal paths of the Costa Brava, an article that is the fruit of a long time traveling this such a wonderful coast of l’Empordà and to which we have so much love. We hope it will help you plan your hikes along these paths on your trip through the Costa Brava.
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