Cycling along the greenway.
Route by bike/ on foot
Level of difficulty: Minimal
Paving: Asphalt agglomerate
Maximum Elevation: 130m (Cassà de la Selva)
Minimum Elevation: 10m (Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
Services: WC (in stations), Quart and Castell d'Aro all-terrain cycling centre.
Accommodation in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
From Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route stretches out 39.7 km. With a smooth incline from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (15 m), its highest point is at Cassà de la Selva (136 m).
Following the old narrow-gauge railway line from Girona to Sant Feliu, you can get to know two of Girona’s regions – the Gironès
and the Baix Empordà
– from the Ter River basin
, crossing the Selva depression and ending in the Ridaura valley
. The most salient feature of the railway line trail from Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Girona is the smoothness of its slopes and curves. The route is formed by a winding line that was mathematically mapped out over the rugged terrain. The paving is of a grainy “granite sand” type material that blends in nicely with the terrain it crosses, although there are also urban sections at all the towns that it runs through.
Casino dels Nois in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
After leaving Girona behind, the route crosses the Selva depression
, characterised by a patchwork mosaic formed by alternating croplands and forests. On clear days you can enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view that encompasses the easternmost mountains of the Pyrenees range all the way down to the Montseny massif
, including the coastal Serralada Transversal (El Far, Sant Roc, Rocacorba).
The second half of the section crosses the Ridaura valley, which separates the Cadiretes massif
to the south from the Gavarres massif
, and runs gently down to the seaside town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the birthplace of the Costa Brava place name, which offers breathtaking seascapes and views of the surrounding countryside.