Day 64 – EU – Spain [San Feliu De Guixols to Torroella De Montgri]

7th February 2020
Run: 37km

One last look at the Spanish Mediterranean coast, rural roads and medieval stone built villages

As I am now running further North from the touristic resorts of the Spanish coast, I enjoy quieter days, with much less traffic, more secondary roads and alternative pedestrian trails. Today was a perfect example. I left San Feliu De Guixols, to run through Palamos, Palafrugell, Pals then Torroella De Montgri. All these are quaint little villages, with typical catalan architecture, medieval stone buildings, walls and castles.

I also noticed indication boards for a lot of “GR” (abbreviation for hiking trails) with “GR92” being the most prevalent here (covers 580km) dubbed the Mediterranean Path. The highway linking Barcelona to France runs much more inland and takes the vast majority of traffic. I am quite happy with small villages and quiet roads, that’s one sure thing!

I am starting to see the outline of the Pyreneans in the background, with their snow covered crests. The enormous mountain chain is more a symbol for me, of crossing into France, rather than a “real” mountain crossing. The path I am intending to run on goes through a low altitude pass and should not involve any running in snow… hopefully!

Check my daily run GPS data on Garmin or Strava (icons on top right of your screen) – here is the map of today’s run: