Beautiful entry stage: Half-day hike to Llança
The first stage of the GR92 already offers some highlights: As soon as we have left Portbou with its many railway tracks behind us, a wonderful panorama of the coastal silhouette of Cap de Creus opens up to the hiker, which we will hike the next day. Stage 1 leads us through the small village of Colera and past beautiful bays such as the "Platja de Garbet" to Llança.
In Portbou, we start with an ascent to an altitude of 250 m, which gives us views of the Cap de Creus again and again for the next hour. The path runs parallel to the coast and finally leads us down to the sea via Colera. We hike directly along the coast to Llança and can swim in the wonderfully clear Mediterranean Sea on one of the sandy beaches for the first time during the hike.
In Llança, you can either stay right in front of the sea, or choose accommodation in the historic centre (see recommendation for accommodation). The 20-minute diversions inland is definitely worth it, as the town has a beautiful medieval centre and is quite lively in the evenings thanks to numerous bars and restaurants.
Facts about stage 1
Altitude metres: 325 m ascent / 350 m descent
Route: 10 km
Duration: 4:00 h (without breaks)
Overnight stay: Hotels & Guesthouses in Llança