Overview of the stages and sub-sections of the GR92

View back to the Cap de Creus nature reserve (stage 3)

The total of 10 stages on which you can hike along the entire Costa Brava on the GR92 can be divided into three sections, at the beginning and end of which there are relatively good connections to public transport. So if you only have a week, you can skip the third and last section, for example, and get on the bus in Palamós at the end of stage 7. Short hikes for extended weekends are also quite possible.

The marking of the trail is excellent throughout: with the help of the many signs and the marking with red and white stripes, it is actually impossible to get lost. Additionally helpful is a smartphone app with GPS function and offline maps (e.g. the Viewranger app) in combination with the hiking routes available here as GPX file download (to the GPX file download).

SectionStageStage startStage destination /

Overnight stay in

RouteWalking timeAscentDescentScenic highlights
From Portbou
to Roses
Stage 1PortbouLlançà10.0 km4:00 h325 m350 m+++
Stage 2LlançàCadaqués19.5 km7:45 h475 m475 m+++
Stage 3CadaquésRoses21.5 km8:30 h550 m550 m+++
Additional stage
RosesEmpuriabrava19.0 km7:45 h70 m70 m+
From Roses
to Palamós
Stage 4EmpuriabravaL'Escala20.5 km6:15 h120 m120 m++
Stage 5L'EscalaTorroella de Montgrí21.0 km8:15 h560 m540 m++
Stage 6Torroella de MontgríBegur21.5 km6:30 h390 m210 m++
Stage 7BegurPalamós22,50 km7:00 h470 m660 m+++
from Palamós
to Lloret de Mar
Stage 8PalamósS'Agaró / Sant Feliu de Guíxols14.5 km4:30 h135 m135 m++
Stage 9S'Agaró / Sant Feliu de GuíxolsTossa de Mar23.5 km7:45 h640 m640 m++
Stage 10Tossa de MarLloret de Mar13.0 km4:00 h380 m360 m+
+ if applicable Short holiday
in Barcelona
(+ additional stage if necessary)
187.5 km64:30 h4.045 m4.040 m

GR 92: The route of the "Camí de Ronda" from Portbou to Lloret de Mar

Elevation profile of the GR92

The ten stages of the GR-92 on the Costa Brava are very different in terms of terrain, as the following altitude profile shows (the grid lines indicate the start of each new stage):

But beware: even supposedly flat sections can be more strenuous than expected due to the constant ups and downs on the steep coast! Good footwear is essential! Regardless of the weather - both in dry heat and in wet conditions - we recommend Hiking boots with ankle-high shaft. With flatter hiking boots without an upper, there is a risk of slipping and twisting. The slightly higher hiking boots give more stability - especially when hiking with luggage for several days, this is crucial for choosing the right shoes.

Luggage transport

We have been asked time and again whether there is a possibility to have your luggage transported from place to place on the Costa Brava. So far, we have always had to answer in the negative. Recently, however, we were approached by a taxi company from Roses on the Costa Brava that offers luggage transport on the Costa Brava. A short survey on our website showed that there is great interest in such an offer (survey results here).

That is why we are pleased to announce with immediate effect CostaBravaTaxi who now offer luggage transport tailored to our stage planning. Important: Anyone interested in luggage transport, should consider the following advice from us on this.




GR92 Stage 1: Map