Winter hiking along Costa Brava’s coastal paths

Costa Brava’s caminos de ronda coastal paths are an important part of the region’s heritage. These trails were created 200 years ago to watch over the coastline and prevent smuggling. They have become one of the region’s must-see attractions for those who want to experience the dramatic contrasts of sea and land up-close. The cool, sunny days of autumn and winter are perfect for putting on your boots, walking some of the trails and taking in the spectacular views. Fortunately for our guests, Cala Llevadó serves as an ideal starting-off point for two of these trails.

From Tossa – just 10 minutes by car from Cala Llevadó – to Cala Pola. This is a delightful coastal trail, ideal for all the family. In just 3 km you’ll get a real taste of the Costa Brava coastal trail experience: winding clifftop walks, steep inclines, and pine woods. But don’t worry, your effort will be rewarded with spectacular views over the turquoise coves below the cliff-top approach to Cala Pola.

For more experienced hikers we recommend the stretch of the coastal trail that goes from Lloret to Tossa de Mar: a 12 km route that can be completed in just under three hours. This route also involves ups and downs, but the landscape is so spectacular you won’t mind them too much. One of the great attractions of this stretch of the trail is the series of little coves you can find along the route, such as Lloret, Porto Pi and Cala Figuera. If you fancy a spot of relaxation, take a break halfway along the trail to listen to the waves crashing against the rocks. It’s a pity it’s a bit chilly for swimming! Once you pass Canyelles beach the trail goes inland and runs alongside our campsite J. Stop here for a longer break or, if you still have plenty of energy, carry on to the final section where there’s a surprise waiting for you: a view of Tossa’s castle and old wall looming over Codolar beach.

One option for both of these trails is to leave a car at the end of the route and save yourselves the walk back. If you’re doing the Tossa trail you could always leave the car in town and catch a bus to Lloret to start the route.

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