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“Hiking Resort-to-Resort... 7-days on the Cami de Ronda”
Review of Camino de Ronda

Camino de Ronda
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Private Tour: Medieval Costa Brava from Barcelona
Ranked #2 of 232 things to do in Costa Brava
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, history, wonderful accommodation, delicious local cuisine, and friendly people. The Cami de Ronda is a 230 km trail stretching along the picturesque Costa Brava coastline from Lloret de Mar (north of Barcelona) to the French boarder. There are many access points and a wide variety of terrain, including flat seawalks in resort towns, steep rocky trails through pine forests, scenic staircases hugging the coastline, and sandy beach walking. Depending on the section you choose and the time available, it could be an afternoon stroll or multi-day hiking trip. The trail is very well maintained and well-marked. (Keep an eye out for the red and white parallel lines which indicate you are going in the correct direction, if the red and white lines are crossed you have taken a wrong turn.) We chose to hike the most scenic and popular section, called the ‘Baix Emporda’, equipped with a 30 liter backpack, sturdy walking shoes, a flexible schedule and no reservations. We visited in Sept 2016, shoulder season, and easily found great accommodation at reasonable prices. We spent 7 days on the trail, only travelling by foot. Most of the hiking is quite easy for someone with reasonable fitness. The most difficult part was from Platja Fonda to Begur as it is all uphill.
Getting there? We took the SARFA / Moventis bus from Barcelona to Sant Feliu de Guixols, and spend the first night at the charming Can Segura Hotel… with time to explore the town, marina, and the monastery. We set out early the next day, and picked up the trail at the far north part of town, behind the marina….keep an eye open for the red and white lines painted on the roadway and poles. (Note: Sant Feliu de Guixols is also kilometer zero for the Via Verde, rails-to-trails path which heads inland and connects Catalonia to the Camino de Santiago)
Along the Cami de Ronda, you’ll discover historical sites, picturesque fishing villages, resort towns, secluded coves, pine forests, naturist beaches, and friendly people - the common Catalan greeting is ‘hola bon dia’. We enjoyed daily swims in the ocean, and marveled at the trail construction. It originated as a route to patrol the coast from pirates, and to connect fishing villages… later it became an escape route to France during the Spanish Civil War. We ended our hiking trip in Begur and took a bus to Palafrugell, then on to Girona. Along the Cami de Ronda we discovered so many beautiful, interesting spots … it would be a long list to name them all… enjoy the trail – it’s a wonderful adventure.

27  Thank Vista888
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A very nice place with lots of things to see and do.
Nice trip to drive to because of the spectacular views

3  Thank Joan L
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visit the place with 2 dogs and a baby and a kid on 2 years old. Beautiful walk, there are some stairs, but it's possible to walk with a baby carriage and then lift it up the few stairs you meet. If you walk up on the route back, you will get a shortcut!

Thank Natasha J
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying 7 nights at the hotel Gavina.
We had been told about this walk and we were not disappointed.
The path is man made and excellent for walking.
The entire route hugs the coast and the scenery is amazing.
Also there are wonderful houses to be viewed along the way.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This path started at our hotel Hastel de la gavina and ended at a public beach. There are beautiful rock formations and ocean views. There are numerous posters describing the geology but they were in Spanish and I could not scan them.

1  Thank Abraham J
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