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GR 92 sections in Lloret de Mar

19.08.2021 Sport

In Lloret de Mar there are two GR 92 routes, or Mediterranean Trail, which lead to the neighboring coastal towns, Tossa de Mar, to the north of the municipality, and Blanes, to the south. These two routes run along paths that border the coast, going through the well-known Cami de Ronda, created to communicate towns, beaches and coves and especially used by the civil guard to guard smugglers and traffickers who reached the coast.

Both routes go through La Selva region, in the province of Girona. Through this region, the GR 92 runs for almost 30 kilometers, from the Cadiretes massif (a natural area formed by granite mountains located in the coastal area of Girona) to the Tordera river (which flows into the south of Blanes municipality).

If this is the first time you read about this great route and you want to know more, we invite you to check out our post about GR 92 before keep reading. On our hiking page you will find more information about routes you can do in Lloret de Mar to discover the Costa Brava on foot.

 

Signposting

The Entity Federation of Catalonia Excursionist “Federació d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya” (FEEC) classify the homologated routes into three types: Long Route (they are marked with two horizontal rectangles, the top one in white and the one below in red), Small Route (marked with two horizontal rectangles, the top one in white and the bottom one in yellow) and Local Trails (marked with two horizontal rectangles, the top one in white and the bottom one in green).

We will find these marks painted on natural elements (such as stones or trees) and on other supports (such as stakes, streetlamps, or electricity towers). They will also appear on the signposts alongside the names and directions. Although the path is signposted, it is worth downloaded the route on your mobile phone.

 

Section from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar

It is said that Tossa de Mar is one of the most beautiful towns of the Costa Brava south, so it is not surprising that this section is one of the favourites of the local people lloretenses.

Large part of the route between these two municipalities runs along paths that border the Mediterranean coastline, near the cliffs and the coves of both towns, although some sections pass through paved areas.

The tour starts at the Maritime Museum (Passeig de Camprodon i Arrieta, 2), next to the Plaza de la Vila. You must follow the GR indications, white and red marks, which we will find along the route. 

As soon as the tour begins, we will find the iconic Castle d'en Plaja, a medieval construction located on Sa Caleta beach, and the Iberian town of Turó Rodó, one of the three Iberian sites found in Lloret de Mar.

We follow the path and pass some coves such as Cala dels Frares and Cala d'en Trons and we go inland La Montgoda residential area until we reach the Nautical Club located in Cala Canyelles.

The route keeps inland, crossing the Canyelles residential area to reach Cala Morisca. We cross the coastline until we reach Cala Llorell and we go inland again until we reach the Codolar Beach, located at the bottom of the Tossa de Mar walls.

It Is about 11 kilometers walk, which can be done in approximately 3 hours and has a slope of 356 meters. The stage has a medium difficulty, there is a lot of asphalt, and several residential areas have to be circumvented.

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Section from Lloret de Mar to Blanes

The stretch from Lloret de Mar to Blanes is for many one of the most beautiful on the Costa Brava, as it runs through paths and forests of pines and oaks typical of the Mediterranean landscape that border the entire coast.

The tour starts at the Maritime Museum of Lloret de Mar. We head south towards Cala Banys and take the path that runs along the coast, passing by the Castle of Sant Joan in Lloret de Mar to the Fenals beach.

We cross the beach and pass next to the Santa Clotilde Gardens. We cross the Sa Boadella cove, Santa Cristina beach (where is located the Santa Cristina Hermitage) and Cala Treumal. At this point, we invite you to deviate slightly from the path to visit the Tropical Botanical Garden Pinya de Rosa.

We keep along the coast until we reach Cala Sant Francesc and Sa Forcanera, located in the municipality of Blanes. Once in the port of the city, it only remains to cross the Blanes beach until Sa Palomera, a large rock that goes into the sea, where this tour ends.

It is a route of 8 and a half kilometers and an accumulated slope of 201 meters, which can be done in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. It is a rather short stage, without too many slopes.

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Hotels for sport lovers

If you feel like you would do either of these two routes and you are not from Lloret de Mar, don't miss the opportunity to stay at Rosamar Hotels.

The Rosamar Es Blau 4* hotel is located 100 meters from Lloret de Mar Beach, where both routes start. In addition, it offers plenty of services for sporty lovers from information about routes to healthy and energetic menus designed for sporty people.

The Rosamar Es Blau Vitality Spa is an adults-only spa where you will find an indoor heated pool, sauna, Hammam and whirlpool, where you can rest and relax at the end of the route.

Come to Rosamar Hotels and make the most of your hiking holidays!