Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Camí de Ronda is Catalan’s epic coastal hike. It links up a series of pathways along the Costa Brava (which appropriately means rugged coast) from the border with France heading down for over 250km to Blanes. Hiking along the route will take you through some seriously varied scenery. You’ll go past pine forests and rocky cliffs that lead down to beautiful secluded coves, as well as fishing villages, tourist resorts and long sandy beaches. We wanted a taste of the…

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Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Up next on our fun walking tour of Spain is the Volcanic region of Garrotxa (pronounced Garrocha.) We stayed right in the middle of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and it was a gorgeous area to walk. The volcanoes in Garrotxa are part of a monogenetic volcanic field. This means there are lots of small volcanoes (40 spread around this area) but each one only erupts once (creating a new crater or hill for each eruption.) There is only low…

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Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

What is the first thing you want to do in a new country? We always like to pop out for a hike. So when we visited Andorra on our Catalan Road trip, we wanted to squish at least one hike into our time there. The Estanys de Tristaina trail (or Tristaina Lakes trail) is an easy walk into a mountain bowl that holds three lakes, right on the Andorran border with France. If you fancy a more difficult walk, you…

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El Pont de Suert & Aulet

El Pont de Suert & Aulet

When we visited Spain and Catalonia, we spent plenty of time hiking, but we also wanted to explore the area where Marc’s mum, Araceli and her family grew up. Marc’s granddad is from a small village called Aulet which was abandoned in the middle of the last century. After he had to leave his village, he moved to El Pont de Suert, where Araceli grew up. This is the main town at the edge of the Vall de Boí valley….

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