The GR 92 is one of the long-distance trails that cross Catalonia from north to south, from Cap de Creus to the Montsià mountain, passing very close by the Mediterranean Sea.
With landscapes that range from long beaches to coves and cliffs, passing through tourist and fishing villages, it is a true paradise for walkers and hikers who want to know the Catalan coast.
With landscapes ranging from long beaches to coves and cliffs, passing through tourist and fishing villages, it is an authentic paradise for hikers and travellers who want to discover the Catalan coast.
1. What is GR 92?
The GR 92 or Mediterranean Trail is the long-distance route that runs along paths and roads from the border with France to Andalusia, passing through Catalonia, the Valencian Community and Murcia.
Its name comes from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, the year in which the stretch Catalan roahad to be finished. It is part of the E-12 European Long-Distance Trail, which links the Baltic Sea coast and the Mediterranean, passing through Croatia, Italy, France and Spain.
The stretch Catalan Road lie in 561 kilometers, from Portbou (Girona), on the border with France, to Ulldecona (Tarragona), bordering the Valencian Community. The Valencian route has a length of about 454 kilometers, following the Via Augusta, from Traiguera (Vinaroz) to Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante).
In the region of Murcia, the stretch is 163 kilometers from El Mojón (San Pedro del Pinatar) to Cuatro Calas (Águilas). And in Andalusia, the path leaves from San Juan de Terreros (Almería) and reaches Tarifa, although it is not fully signposted.
2. The GR 92 in Catalonia
The strech of the autonomous community of Catalonia runs through the Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, La Selva, Maresme, Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, Baix Penedès, Tarragonès, Baix Camp, Baixebre and Montsià regions.
The GR 92 route in Catalonia borders the Costa Brava (from Portbou to Blanes) passing through the Camí de Ronda path, where the civil guard made rounds to watch the smugglers and traffickers who reached the coast.
Much of this stretch runs along tight paths only suitable for walking, with continuous slopes and sometimes a bit technical, although it is ideal for the flora observation and the abrupt Costa Brava geology.
In Lloret de Mar there are two GR 92 sections, one goes from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar and the other goes from Lloret de Mar to Blanes, its two neighboring coastal towns.
The stretch from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar (11.12 km) is a route full of slopes and cliffs that requires be in shape. The route goes across small wild coves of incomparable beauty. Once in this beautiful village, do not miss the opportunity to visit the emblematic Castle in Tossa de Mar.
The stretch from Lloret de Mar to Blanes (8.3 km) is said is one of the most beautiful on the Costa Brava. Along this route from Lloret de Mar beach to Blanes city, you can see the natural Mediterranean landscape in all its splendour with paths and pine and holm oak forests that line the entire coast.
Both tours are perfect to do at any time of the year. In summer, you can take the opportunity to bathe and recharge your batteries in one of the coves that you will find along the way, while in winter you can enjoy the calm and tranquillity coast in low season.
If you want to know more about the paths you can do from Lloret de Mar, do not hesitate to check out our site about hiking.
4. Others GR
In Catalonia, the GR 92 connects with other long-distance trails such as GR 11 (Senda Pirenaica), GR 1 (Historic Trail), GR 210 (Camí Vora el Ter), GR 97 (Tordera-Llobregat), GR 6 (Barcelona -Montserrat), GR 83 (Nord Trail or del Canigó), GR 173 (Vallés Natural), GR 96 (Trail from Romero to Montserrat), GR 5 (Sendero de los Miradores), GR 172 (Bellprat-La Mussara), GR 65.5 (Way of St. James), GR 192 (Ruta del Viento) and GR 99 (Sendero del Ebro).
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It also has the Vitality Spa, a spa for adults with an indoor heated relaxation pool, sauna, Hammam and hot tub, so you can relax after a long day of practicing sport.
Our Rosamar Es Blau hotel is has everything so on your hiking holidays you will not miss anything.