I enjoyed my second solo trip to Spain in late April – early May. Beautiful spring time weather in Barcelona and Costa Brava make it the perfect time to travel the Catalonia coast and do some hiking. Last year I went hiking at Montserrat twice – I highly recommend it as a day trip from Barcelona. This year I spent a week in Costa Brava. in the town of Lloret de Mar to attend a conference and I also enjoyed a few days on my own.
I enjoy early morning hikes or walks within the city when I am traveling. I find it enjoyable to experience a place right around sunrise – before the streets are busy with people or the beaches become crowded with tourists.
During my early morning walks along the beaches and in the town of Lloret de Mar I took many photos of the architecture as well as the wild flowers along the coastal trails.
Costa Brava hiking trails along the Catalonia coast are part of the GR route (Gran Recorrido) a network of long-distance paths and hiking trails in Europe.
The hiking trails are marked with a white stripe above a red stripe to show the route. The GR white and red markers are painted on stones, trees, or sign posts along the trail. I saw many of the GR sign markers during my hikes along the Costa Brava seashore.
I was a bit surprised to see cactus along the hiking trails in Costa Brava. I also saw other succulent plants – some of them in bloom.
Spring is a great time to visit Lloret de Mar. Enjoy hiking the Costa Brava foot paths – and reward yourself with some delicious tapas and sangria cava afterwards.
For more information on the coastal footpaths of Costa Brava please visit the official tourism website for Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees: Visit Costa Brava
How to get to Lloret de Mar from Barcelona:
By Bus: Sarfa bus company has several daily buses leaving from Estació del Nord and Ronda St Pere.
By Train: Renfe train company can be taken to the neighboring town of Blanes. Pujol bus company has direct buses to Lloret from the Blanes railway station.
By Car: Driving directions can be found on Lloret de Mar’s official website.