The province of Girona stretches from the Pyrenees to the sea, making it an exceptional setting for all kinds of outdoor sports.
The whole province, with a special mention of the Costa Brava, boasts a network of signposted routes for exploring the region on foot or by bike and discovering the nature, landscape, culture and the inland area’s entire wealth in terms of culture, architecture and gastronomy at your own pace.
The destination also enjoys an international reputation for being a great place for road cycling. Numerous cyclists from all over the world come to Girona to train, not only because of its orography, which includes plains, mountain passes and hills, but also because of its extensive network of quiet, safe secondary roads and the quality of life and services available.
There is plenty for families to do, too, with several hundred kilometres of cycle paths suitable for all ages. Particularly appealing tracks include the 140 kilometres of Greenways, which are mostly flat as they are built on disused railway lines, and the Pirinexus circular loop which links eight counties on either side of the border with France and combines Greenways with cycling routes such as farm tracks or quiet roads.
Those who prefer walking are spoilt for choice, with seven long-distance GR routes over 50 kilometres long, but which can be walked in stages, following old pathways from one village to another. Shorter options are the short-distance PR routes and the local SL paths, parts of the Saint James Way, the footpath network in La Selva and the Baix Empordà regions, and the Itinerànnia network, which goes through the Ripollès, Garrotxa and Alt Empordà, linking up the three regions.
The GR 92: Girona's most hidden scenery
The long-distance GR 92 route runs along 200 kilometres of the Costa Brava’s coastline, at times along coastal paths and at others going inland, so hikers get the best of both worlds with the best panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the chance to visit coves and beaches that can only be reached on foot or by sea. You can do the route in stages the length of your choice, at any time of year. The GR 92 goes through the Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls de l’Empordà and Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Parks, which is an added attraction for those interested in discovering the region’s vast wealth of plants and wildlife.
An extensive network of perfectly signposted routes means that you can walk through the region in absolute safety all year round.