Walk around the coastline at Costa Brava!
Hugging the coastline of the Costa Brava from Portbou to Blanes is an old track used in the past by smugglers, bringing contraband in Catalonia, the Guardia Civil who would use the track patrol the coast and of course try to prevent the smugglers and by local people moving between the coastal villages of the Costa Brava. The track was and is known by the name of Camino de Ronda.
Today this track has become popular amongst hikers wanting to experience the natural beauty of the Costa Brava away from the picturesque costal fishing villages. There is the option of doing the Camino de Ronda in its entirety or simple day trips. Following the coastline as much as possible, this impressive track follows the rugged coastline allowing the trekker to stop and enjoy the peace and quiet, the tranquillity being close to the sea brings, discover hidden coves and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Costa Brava.
The option of doing the entire 200 km of the Camino de Ronda is a good one but in this post we are going to have a look at the stage of the Camino de Ronda linking Begur to Palamos undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stages of the Camino de Ronda.
Leaving Begur, follow the red and white markers of the GR 92, before you know it you find yourself walking under the canopy of the typical Mediterranean forests hugging the coastline and passing through the villages of Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell. Together with this, passing infinite coves with the cool waters just inviting a refreshing dip before arriving in the beautiful town of Palamos. The beauty of the Costa Brava needs to be seen to be fully appreciated and one of the best ways is doing the Camino de Ronda.
Duration: 5-6 hours
Distance: 23 km