Route of Carrilet II: from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Route of Carrilet II: from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols

With almost 40 kilometers in total and a constant gentle slope from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the Ruta del Carrilet transports us from the capital of Gironès to the Baix Empordà following what were once the tracks of the old train that linked these towns, from the Ter basin to the Ridaure valley, passing through the depression of the La Selva region.

  • Difficulty: Easy. Very flat and without any technical difficulties.
  • Distance: 39.7 kilometers
  • Slope: 190 meters

The Carrilet II route starts at the Parque de la Devesa de Girona, crossing the entire urban area of the city and passing through some of the most emblematic points: Plaza de la Independencia, Calle Santa Clara, Pont de Pedra, Plaza Catalonia etc We will continue following the bike path that will take us to the Emili Grahit roundabout, right next to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Girona, in the Plaça dels Països Catalans. From there, we will continue along the bike path towards Girona Este, following the Sant Feliu de Guíxols road (C-250) parallel to the Onyar River until we reach the Technology Park.

Following the indications of the bike lane, we will advance along a path that passes between reeds until we reach a farmhouse, which will be on our right hand side. From this point, we will continue along a paved section that passes under a bridge and we will continue straight on, avoiding taking the detour that goes up to the left. We will cross an iron bridge and continue along trails enjoying a rural landscape of crop fields until we reach the bike path again that will lead us to Quart. From there we will continue along a small urban stretch to a road junction that connects with the original route of the train.

Foto: Ruta del Carrilet II en su paso por Quart

We will cross the Corb stream and continue on foot until we reach the old Llambilles station, where there is a reproduction of the Feliuet. From here, the route continues under a pleasant grove that will protect us from the heat in months with more sun.

Leaving the Can Torrent area behind, we will continue straight on until we reach the Cassà de la Selva industrial estate. Once in the polygon, the route is crossed by a green bike lane on the sidewalk that will give us access to the center of the nucleus. As it passes through the center of town, the lane becomes a street that leads to an embankment where the road had clearly passed.

A few kilometers further on and leaving behind two level crossings, we arrive at the Llagostera station, located next to a park where you can take the opportunity to make a rest stop if you need it.

We will now be in the second part of the route, which runs through the entire Ridaure valley and separates the Cadiretes massif from the Gavarres massif and which, with a slight slope, connects with the sea.

Returning to the route again, we will climb a new section of the Vía Verde that will allow us to continue without problems. From here you reach the road junction with the C-250 which crosses under one of the road branches. A little further on, the track separates from the road to the left, beginning the section which, ending at Font Picant, is undoubtedly the most beautiful of the route.

Foto: Ruta del Carrilet II en el su tramo hasta la Font Picant

The road runs to Santa Cristina d'Aro and continues to the Castell - Platja d'Aro station along a section parallel to the asphalt, but well separated from cars. After the station, the road turns south, crossing the Ridaura and the C-31 road, towards Palamós. We then go through the gentle slopes of Puig del Molí de Vent and Puig de les Bateries to finally descend towards Sant Feliu de Guíxols, a town that is the birthplace of the place name “Costa Brava” and which is the final section of the journey.

Text and images: Girona Greenways Consortium

Adaptation: femturisme.cat

What to do

Costa Brava Parc Aventura

Parc Aventura Platja d'Aro and Parc Aventura Pals are located in a…

Read more

Xplore Girona - Escape Room Urbà

Girona

Live Girona like you have never done before, with an urban Escape…

Read more

El Gran Museu de la Màgia

Santa Cristina d'Aro (a 4.2 Km)

Come and discover the Casa Mágica, where automatons, posters, magic devices from…

Read more

Fundació Mona

Riudellots de la Selva (a 4.5 Km)

The Mona Foundation is a non-profit entity created to put an end…

Read more

Sailing Boats and Events (Goleta Aran)

Palamós (a 5.4 Km)

Live the experience of sailing with a historic boat. Daily departures from…

Read more

Museu de la Pesca

Palamós (a 5.7 Km)

The objective of the Fishing Museum is to be a space for…

Read more

Tela Marinera

Palamós (a 5.7 Km)

It offers various activities related to navigation: pedagogical, tourist, sport, recreational, gastronomic,…

Read more

Finca Bell-Lloc (Celler Brugarol)

Palamós (a 7.7 Km)

Discover our wineries, where Brugarol Wine hides, and enjoy your stay in…

Read more

Where to eat

Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 3 Km)

Enjoy a restaurant located in an old 18th century farmhouse, surrounded by…

Read more

El Racó

Palamós (a 5.8 Km)

Mediterránia Pizzeria located at 200m from the sea on the promenade of…

Read more

Hostal Restaurant La Fosca

Palamós (a 7.5 Km)

In this magnificent space we have a hostel with 24 rooms and…

Read more

La Xicra

Palafrugell (a 13.6 Km)

Market Cuisine in the heart of the Costa Brava, in an old…

Read more

Hotel Restaurant Sa Tuna

Begur (a 20.6 Km)

It is the only Hotel in Cala Sa Tuna, corner pampered by…

Read more

Where to sleep

Van der Valk Hotel Barcarola

Sant Feliu de Guixols (a 1.6 Km)

Ideal hotel for enjoying a relaxing break in one of the most…

Read more

Càmping Valldaro

Castell - Platja d'Aro (a 2 Km)

Completely flat campsite with plenty of shade. It has magnificent facilities, 4…

Read more

Càmping Riembau

Castell - Platja d'Aro (a 2 Km)

The Riembau Camping is located on the Costa Brava, in Platja d'Aro.…

Read more

Càmping Internacional de Calonge

Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 2.1 Km)

Camping located on the Costa Brava very close to the beach and…

Read more

Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 3 Km)

Enjoy a restaurant located in an old 18th century farmhouse, surrounded by…

Read more

Ceigrup Finques Riart API

Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 3.5 Km)

We put at your disposal a wide range of tourist accommodation in…

Read more

Eurocamping

Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 4 Km)

Family camping and very quiet located in the heart of the Costa…

Read more

Hapimag Mas Nou

Castell - Platja d'Aro (a 4.1 Km)

Apartments in the Golf d'Aro resort on the Costa Brava; located in…

Read more

News

Couple on the run: a perfect couples getaway in Rocallaura

Read more

Raffle: tickets to the Colonia Pons Church

Read more

Proposals

Join a guided tour and get to know our Center and homework

Read more

Urban Escape Room - The Doors of Call Juju

Read more

20.00 €

Events

Planted rice of the Lands of the Ebro

26/06/2022 ...

Read more

Guided visit in the Cloister of the Monastery of Sant Cugat…

26/06/2022 ...

Read more

Subscribe to our newsletters!

You will receive our monthly newsletter with new routes, promotions, sweepstakes, etc.. on your email!