Hear about hiking the Camino de Ronda in Northern Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her trek along the coastline of the Costa Brava region.
Ever since Sherry did a day hike on this trail along the beautiful Costa Brava she has wanted to hike the whole trail called (mostly) the Camino de Ronda. This year she was able to return to the area where she hiked it with her 80-year-old father.
Sherry had previously hiked longer hikes on the Camino Santiago, also in Spain, and the Lycian Way in Turkey. The Coastal Path is a 135-mile hike from Blanes to the border with France.
She and her dad started in the beach town of Lloret de Mar and skipped a few spots along the trail where the trail is not in great shape or just skipped some less interesting parts of the trail to save time. Unlike the better-known Camino Santiago, this is not a long flat trail but a hike up and down a series of coastal inlets. Sometimes the trail heads inland and sometimes the trail is the beach itself.
Along the way, you will find hidden coves, sleepy fishing villages, sardine factories, a fishing museum, the home of the artist Dali, nude beaches, lighthouses, and a great variety of gin and tonics.
Lace up your best hiking boots and join us on a beautiful part of Spain’s coastline.
Sherry on AmateurTraveler.com
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Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain – Episode 482
Hike the Lycian Way in Turkey – Episode 420
Camino de Ronda – Costa Brava Coastal Trail
Lloret de Mar
Tossa de Mar
Salvador Dalí House – Cadaques
Cap de Creus
Aiguaclara Hotel – Begur
Anchovy and Salt Museum (MASLE)
Es Portal Boutique Hotel in Pals
Cami De Ronda agency
The Costa Brava way book
Costa Brava eBooks
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