In the north of Spain, in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Costa Brava,, the bustling seaside resort of Lloret de Mar. Despite the sun, sea, beach, going out and endless activities being central to this all-encompassing seaside resort, Lloret de Mar also has a special maritime environment; brimming with surprising landscapes and a rich variety of flora & fauna. This beautiful natural environment is also equipped with kilometers of marked hiking trails, in all levels of difficulty, through the pine forests and along the coast. This makes Lloret de Mar, next to one ultimate sun destination, also an ideal destination for walking, hiking and Nordic walking.
Do you want to know everything about the possibilities to walking in Lloret de Mar?! Which hiking areas and routes there are exactly, but also what you may have to take into account! Then read on and find out all about hiking in Lloret de Mar!
Hiking in Lloret de Mar: Relaxation pure sang
Far away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and the bustling city center, you can enjoy a walk in Lloret de Mar and the surrounding area. So you are not alone hidden coastal paths that lead hikers along the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean, the surrounding mountains also offer countless hiking trails over the wooded hilltops. The unique combination of special maritime spots and surprising landscapesfrom rolling hilltops and rocky coastal paths to breathtaking pearly white beaches makes walking in Lloret de Mar a relaxing experience for young and old.
What makes walking in Lloret de Mar really special is the unique combination of natural beauty and the beautiful historical places you will encounter on your walking tour. You will find plenty along the many routes see sightswith informational signs that will tell you more about the monuments that you encounter along the way. Walking in Lloret de Mar is simply a great way to escape the hectic pace of everyday life and recharge your battery.
Do you want to know more about the sights in Lloret de Mar? Then also read: Top 23 sights in Lloret de Mar!
Walking, Hiking or Nordic-Walking in Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar has something unique for every nature and hiking enthusiast; whether you like the mountains, the beach, the forests or the sea. The miles of hiking trails around the city and in the wider area is the undisputed evidence for this. Or you can walk in Lloret de Mar is therefore absolutely clear! You better wonder, on the other hand any form of walking in Lloret de Mar best suits your needs? Lloret de Mar is not only a mecca for walkers and hikers, Nordic walking is also very popular here.
With no less than 27 km² of forests and a real Nordic walking center with various facilities Lloret de Mar is even an award-winning European destination for Nordic walking around this sports activity. In addition to the weekly excursions organized during the summer months, you can also rent equipment, take lessons with qualified trainers or simply practice your favorite sport with a group. So take your Nordic walking poles out of the closet and discover the natural beauty of Lloret de Mar!
The 5 most beautiful hiking trails in Lloret de Mar:
As mentioned, if you want to walk in Lloret de Mar and the surrounding area, there are endless walking routes that you can follow. Short routes for the beginners, up to very difficult routes for the experienced hikers and Nordic walkers. All on, however the most idyllic places! To give you an idea of the possibilities, I have listed the most beautiful routes for hiking in Lloret de Mar below:
1. Caminos de Ronda - GR92-2
Highly recommended, if you want to walk in Lloret de Mar, is a walking tour on one of the two Caminos de Ronda routes below (route GR92). The Caminos de Ronda is a historical walking route from no less than 583 kilometers and runs all along the Costa Brava. Originally the Caminos da Ronda are old paths that lead the coastline of the Costa Brava follow, to connect the different villages along the coast. They also give access to the beaches and hidden coves of the Costa Brava. During your walk on the Caminos de Ronda you will enjoy it breathtaking views on the coast of the Costa Brava!
1.1 Hiking route from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar via the GR92-2
The first Lloret de Mar walking route on the Caminos de Ronda leads from the bay Cala La Banys, past Cala Canyelles, all the way to the wonderful Tossa de Mar. It is certainly a must to combine your walking tour to this beautiful medieval city with an afternoon sightseeing. So you should definitely use the Vila Vella and the beautiful castle of Tossa de Mar admired!
Pay attention: This beautiful route is about 4 hours walking (14 km) in one direction. Of course you can take a bus, taxi or boat back to lloret de Mar from Tossa de Mar without any problems! Do you want to know more about what to do in Tossa de Mar? Then also read: Things to do in Tossa de Mar: Top 20 best activities.
1.2 Walking route from Lloret de Mar to Blanes via the GR92-2
The second Lloret de Mar walking route on the Caminos de Ronda departs from the south side of Lloret de Mar beach (Playa de Lloret) towards the rocky bay of Cala Banys, then continues all the way to the picturesque seaside town of Blanes. It is therefore highly recommended to bring your swimwear for a refreshing swim along the way. Moreover, the beautiful sights in Blanes itself are also a must to visit!
Pay attention: This beautiful route is about 3 hours walking (8 km) in one direction. Of course you can also easily take a bus, taxi or boat from Blanes back to lloret de Mar! Do you want to know more about what to do in Blanes? Then also read: Things to do in Blanes: Top 20 best activities.
3. Route of the Hermitages
This breathtaking route takes you on foot past some of the most beautiful sights, monuments and museums in Lloret de Mar. For example, on your route you will find the maritime museum, abbey Sant Pere del Bosc, Ermita de Sant Cristina, the Santa Clotilde Botanical Gardens, Castell de Sant Joan and the Monument la Dona Marinera. During your walk you will also come across some of them the most beautiful bays and beaches of Lloret de Mar against! If you are really a lover of hiking and culture, then this route should certainly not be missing on your hiking in Lloret de Mar to-do list!
Pay attention: This beautiful route runs all the way around Lloret de Mar and is 19 kilometers in total. However, there are several places of interest on this route from which you can come back to the center of Lloret de Mar by bus!
4. The Montbarbat Route
The Montbarbat Route is a walking route that takes you, from the main beach of Lloret de Mar, to the remains of the Iberian settlement of Montbarbat. During your walk you will enjoy a heavenly view of the coastal area, the characteristic Mediterranean pine trees and the breathtaking hilly landscape! Halfway through, you will reach the historic settlement of Montbarbat, which will no doubt take you back in time! Another highlight that you will encounter during your trip is the former abbey Sant Pere del Bosc!
Pay attention: This route is, back and forth, a walk of more than 22 kilometers and therefore takes 7 hours without stops! So make sure you are well equipped with comfortable shoes, plenty of food & drink and a road map!
5. Route from Caulés
The Caulés route is a very long walking route that takes you to the edge of the municipality of Lloret de Mar to hermitage of Santa Susanna de Caulés to visit. The route leads through Mediterranean forests and the Puig de Montgrós, from where you have a beautiful view of the whole area. During your tour you will see plenty interesting sights encounter, but the highlight is of course the hermitage of Santa Susanna de Caulés.
Pay attention: This route is wonderful however with 31 kilometers, back and forth, also very long and heavy. Not suitable for the inexperienced hiker and make sure you are well rested before setting out!
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Hiking in Lloret de Mar: Safety above all!
Walking, hiking, Nordic walking… on the beach, along the coast or through the mountains… Whatever your choice, don't forget that safety comes first. So it is very important to well rested before setting off for a walk along the rocky coast or through the mountains, so don't forget to change your clothes and especially footwear. Due to the many different routes it is also important to take care of a road map and plan your route well in advance. Take into account the duration of the route but also the degree of difficulty.
The sun, especially in high season, in Lloret de Mar is very strong. Especially in the mountains this can quickly rise to well above 30 degrees. Sunscreen is certainly not an unnecessary luxury! In addition, the weather can quickly turn into short but heavy rain and thunderstorms. In the early and late season the temperatures, with an average of 20 degrees, ideal for a beautiful walk. Finally, it is of course also very important to plenty of food and drink to have with you, and a First aid kit is certainly not an unnecessary luxury!
Information point for hiking enthusiasts in Lloret de Mar
In Lloret de Mar there are several Tourist Information Points (Officina de Turismo), which can be found at various locations in the city. The easiest is the one located on the boulevard of Lloret de Mar. at the Maritime Museum (Museo del Mar). Here you can get explanation and information about everything there is to do in the city and in the area, but also about beautiful ones walking or cycling routes in the area. If you want to know more about cycling in Lloret de Mar, take a look at: Cycling in Lloret de Mar, discover the 3 best cycling routes and locations!
Opening hours Officina de Turismo:
November to February : Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Sunday from 9am to 2pm
March to June 14: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
June 15 to September 15: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
September 16 to October 31 - Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
You are now ready to enjoy a wonderful holiday, full of walking in Lloret de Mar! Would you like to know more about how you can experience the ultimate holiday in Lloret de Mar? Then read on quickly at: 21 Tips for a TOP Holiday in Lloret de Mar!