The GR 92 is one of the extensive Grande Randonnée (or GR) network of paths and trails. The trail crosses Catalonia in Spain, from the Portbou down to Ulldecona , and the follows until Tarifa Andalusia along the Mediterranean coast. The GR92 in Spain is coincident with the E-12 european route by European Ramblers AssociationE12 path In summer 2023 only Catalonia and Andalusia have verified segments of this route.
The European Long Distance Path E12, or GR 92 in its Spanish segment, is a remarkable trail that traverses Catalonia, showcasing the region's diverse natural and cultural landscapes. Stretching across Catalonia, this trail offers hikers a unique journey through coastal beauty, dense forests, charming villages, and historical sites. The route meanders along Catalonia's stunning Costa Brava, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and hidden coves. It then winds through lush forests in the Montseny Natural Park, offering a glimpse of Catalonia's rich biodiversity. Along the way, hikers can explore picturesque Catalan towns, sample local cuisine, and immerse themselves in the region's vibrant culture, making it an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
A note on footwear - approximately 80% of the hikers wear full hiking boots and thick socks. While running sneakers may suffice (and Choco-style sandals may work for a few days), your risk of injury is higher, and much of the trail involves hopping around on wet and/or sharp rocks. Choose conservatively, depending on the length of your hike and your experience.
You can fly to Barcelona, Girona or Tarragona airports, and then go to desired starting point.
There are many railway station near most parts of the route, beeing the main exception the Costa Brava from Llançà to Blanes. However you can go to Girona or Figueres and then take a bus to most villages in costa Brava.
Thecovers the whole GR 92. And from the exits, go to desired starting point
You can follow the E-12 from France into Spain.
For detailed info and tracks you can check GR92] maintained by the catalonia hiking asociation Federació d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya
- 1 Coll dels Belitres (Border with France)
- 2 Portbou
- 3 Port de Llançà
- 4 Cadaqués
- 5 Roses
- 6 El Cortalet (Castelló d'Empúries)
- 7 L'Escala
- Enters 4 Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park
- 8 Torroella de Montgrí
- 9 Begur
- 10 Palamós
- 11 Sant Feliu de Guíxols
- Enters 5 Massís de l'Ardenya protected area
- 12 Tossa de Mar
- 13 Lloret de Mar
- 14 Tordera
- 15 Hortsavinyà
- Crosses GR-5 Viewpoints Trail
- 16 Vallgorguina
- 17 Coll de Can Bordoi (Llinars del Vallès)
- 18 Coll de la Font de Cera (Alella)
- 19 Montcada i Reixac
- 20 Baixador de Vallvidrera station Barcelona
- 21 Sant Vicenç dels Horts
- 22 Ermita de Bruguers (Gavà)
- 23 Garraf
- Crosses GR-5 Viewpoints Trail
- 24 Vilanova i la Geltrú
- 25 L'Arboç
- 26 La Pobla de Montornès
- 27 Tarragona
- 28 Cambrils
- 29 Hospitalet de l'Infant
- 30 L'Ametlla de Mar
- 31 L'Ampolla
- 32 Amposta
- 33 Pont de l'Olivar (Ulldecona)
- Enters Valencian Community
- Estanys de Vilaüt
- Romanyà de la Selva
- La Casa Nova
- Pla de Gelpí
- Camí del Mas de l'Artís (Vilanova)
Sunburn is a particular problem. Wear clothing such as long sleeve shirts and long pants as they protect from the sun, scratching branches, and insects. Bring sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. The track is not always well indicated, so don't forget a walking map or a G.P.S.