The green of the fragrant pine trees, the ochre of the great cliffs, the turquoise-emerald colour of the crystal-clear waters – the Costa Brava is a dream. You’ll soon understand why this area is so popular in summer with tourists and locals alike. To escape the crowds and discover its wildest and most beautiful corners, the best thing to do is hike the Camí de Ronda.
The Camí de Ronda is a historic footpath that runs along the whole of the Costa Brava from Blanes to Portbou. Its name comes from the ’ronda’ that the Carabineros and, later, the Guardia Civil, used to patrol in order to prevent smuggling.
In this Collection, I present this emblematic route as a loop that starts and ends in the city of Girona. The result is a journey of stark contrasts and diverse beauty, with lonely mountain paths, medieval villages and coastal paths along the paradisiacal beaches of the Empordà.
In total, the itinerary covers 140 kilometres (87 mi) and is divided into seven stages, perfect for a week in the region. Its difficulty is determined by the length of the individual stages, so you can always make it easier or more challenging by adapting the number of days on the trail.
All the stages end in towns where there’s a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and other services, especially along the coast. If you are going to attempt the route in summer, I recommend that you book your accommodation in advance because the Costa Brava is popular. As for water and food, there’s no shortage of options to stock up on supplies or enjoy a well-deserved rest in the various bars and restaurants that dot the coastline.
The mild Mediterranean climate allows you to do this route in any month of the year. However, in summer, temperatures can be high and there’s a large influx of people to the region. Hiking the Camí de Ronda in low season is the ideal way to enjoy the beaches and coastal towns, when they are at the most peaceful.
The city of Girona is well connected by bus, train and plane to other Spanish and international cities.
I hope you enjoy this sea and mountain adventure along one of the most spectacular historical routes in Catalonia!
This circular route of the Camí de Ronda starts from Girona, capital of the province of the same name and home to several beautiful buildings. The first section of the day runs through the old town, offering you the opportunity to see places of interest such as the magnificent cathedral or the old walls…
This second mountain stage runs through the gentle undulations of the Cadiretes massif and finally takes you to the first coastal town on the Route, Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Alternating paths and forest tracks, the path heads southeast through the lush vegetation of the protected natural area of the Cadiretes…
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The Camí de Ronda dazzles you with this first coastal stage of spectacular beauty. The path runs mainly along the steep cliffs for which the Costa Brava is famous, with views of dreamy beaches and coves and under the shade of fragrant pine trees.
The path first skirts the coastline of Sant Feliu de Gu…
In barely 13 kilometres, the stretch between Palamós and Llafranc reveals the wilder side of the Camí de Ronda.
After leaving Palamós, the path climbs up to Cap Gros, from where the views of the coast are fantastic, and then continues to La Fosca beach. The track passes in front of the ruins of the castle…
This is the last maritime stage of this circular route of the Camí de Ronda. The section gives you new idyllic pictures of the Costa Brava crossing beaches, coves and pine forests before ascending to Begur.
The track winds around several cliffs and reveals places of interest such as the Sant Sebasti…
The Camí de Ronda leaves behind the rugged cliffs and the beaches with turquoise waters of the Costa Brava to enter the inland lands of the Baix Empordà.
Alternating forests and cultivated fields, the historic paths of this section lead you to discover some of the most beautiful medieval towns in Catalonia…
The Camí de Ronda returns to Girona with this last stage, which is also the longest of the entire itinerary. However, if you wish, you can divide it into two days by spending the night at the Els Àngels hotel-restaurant, next to the sanctuary.
The track first leaves Bisbal d'Empordà and runs along the…
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