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Narrow-Gauge Railway Route I:New underpass in Montfullà, Bescanó
Routes >> NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE I
NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE I: OLOT - GIRONA
The route
This 57-km route crosses three regions and twelve towns, following the valleys of the Fluvià, Brugent and Ter rivers. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route descends smoothly from Olot (440 m) to Girona (70 m). Its highest point is at Coll d´en Bas, which is a pass situated 558 metres above sea level. The trail, which is suitable for hikers and cyclists alike, is in very good condition, fitted with bridges, railings and signposting.

The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route crosses through magnificent scenery of great ecological and cultural value. It begins in the Garrotxa Volcanic Area, and following the old narrow-gauge railway line, reaches the Ter valley and the pasturelands of Salt and Girona. The old rail line that connected the Garrotxa and Gironès regions now allows visitors to discover the natural resources of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area, the Hostoles castle, and the towns of Anglès, Sant Feliu de Pallerols and Girona, among others. The last section of the trail runs along the Ter River as it crosses the pasturelands of Salt and Girona. Here is where hikers and cyclists alike can see how the river´s resources have been harnessed and put to good use.
Technical sheet  
KILOMETRES
54 Km
VERTICAL
1,5%
DIFFICULTY
Minimal
PAVING
Packed granite sand
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE
620 m (coll d'en Bas)
MINIMUM ALTITUDE
70 m (Girona)
SERVICES
WC (in stations)
Amer All-Terrain Cycling Centre
Interesting areas
AMER
  Porticoed main square

ANGLÈS
  Gothic quarter in the old sector
Modernist houses

BESCANÓ
  Modernist building, modern-day power plant

GIRONA
  Cathedral, Arab Baths, Jewish Quarter, and the Sant Pere de Galligants and Sant Nicolau churches
Art, Cinema, City History, Archaeological, Cathedral and Jewish History Museums

LA VALL D´EN BAS
  11th-c. Romanesque church in Sant esteve d´en Bas
Els Hostalets d´en Bas

LES PRESES
  Xenacs Recreational Area

NATURE
  Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Park
Ter riverbanks (Girona and Salt)
Pedra Tosca Park (Les Preses)

OLOT
  Regional, Volcano and Can Trinxeria Museums

SALT
  Water Museum

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Useful information

Tourist offices



GIRONA
  Winter opening hours *
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 19 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 14 pm / 15 am - 19 pm
Sunday and holidays: 9 am - 14 pm
 
Summer opening hours **
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 20 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 14 pm / 16 am - 20 pm
Sunday and holidays: 9 am - 14 pm
 
* (01/11 - 31/03) ** (01/04 - 31/10)

Rambla de la Llibertat, 1
17004 GIRONA
972 226 575 - 972 010 001
turisme@ajgirona.cat
www.girona.cat/turisme


Punt de Benvinguda
C/ Bereguer Carnicer, 3
Tel. 972 21 16 78
pbturisme@ajgirona.org
www.puntdebenvinguda.com

Rambla de la Llibertat, 1 17004 Girona
972 226 575 - 972 010 001
turisme@ajgirona.cat
www.girona.cat/turisme

LA VALL D´EN BAS
  Passatge Can Trona, 26
Tel. 972 69 21 77
otvallbas@vallbas.cat
www.vallbas.cat

LES PRESES
  Antiga Estació, s/n
Tel. 972 694 904
info@campiquipugui.cat
www.campiquipugui.cat

OLOT
  C/ Hospici, 8
Tel. 972 26 01 41
turisme@olot.org
www.turismeolot.cat

SANT FELIU DE PALLEROLS
  Pg. de l´Estació, 2
Tel. 972 44 80 26
pijpla@ddgi.cat
www.lesplanes.cat

Conseils



AMER
  Tel. 972 43 11 12
pamer@ddgi.es

ANGLÈS
  Tel. 972 42 00 58
angles@ddgi.es

LA CELLERA DE TER
  Tel. 972 42 19 02
cellera@ddgi.es

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Linking Track Sant Joan de les Abadesses - Olot
The section of greenway which will take you from Sant Joan de les Abadesses to La Vall de Bianya is unfinished. Therefore, we provide two alternate routes: the first goes directly to Olot, over the Coll de Sentigosa and Coll de Coubet passes as it follows the old GI-521 highway, and the second takes you to La Vall de Bianya through Santa Llúcia de Puigmal.

ALTERNATE ROUTE no.1 (22km)
Sant Joan de les Abadesses - Sentigosa highway (GI-521) - Coll de Sentigosa pass - Coll de Coubet pass - A-26 (formerly the N-260) - Olot.

ALTERNATE ROUTE no.2 (21km)
A word of warning – the route has a very high degree of difficulty. This stretch is not an official greenway and so there is no regular maintenance. The path may have suffered damage from local weather conditions. You have to use an all-terrain bike, and be sure to wear a helmet.

Sant Joan de les Abadesses - Sentigosa highway (GI-521) - about 1,5km, you´ll see a turn-off to the left that takes you to Sant Antoni chapel - Coll de Sentigosa pass - Santa Llúcia de Puigmal - Pools of Santa Llúcia - take the path that turns off to the right - Sant Pere Despuig - C-153 direction to Olot.

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How to get to

Narrow-Gauge Railway Route

RENFE
Barcelona – Portbou (Girona Station)
Pl. Espanya, s/n - 17002 Girona
Ticket reservation: tel. 902 24 02 02
www.renfe.com

TEISA BUS COMPANY
Tel. 972 20 48 68
www.teisa-bus.com

HIGHWAYS
AUTOPISTA AP-7 (A-7) MOTORWAY
C-63, N-1417, N-260 and N-II Highways
www.mobilitat.net

GIRONA-COSTA BRAVA AIRPORT
Tourist Office: Tel. 972 18 67 08
Flight Information: Tel. 972 18 66 00

ot.aerogirona.ctc@gencat.net
www.aena.es
Ryanair bus from the airport to bus station in Girona.
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