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Routes >> NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE II
NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE II: GIRONA - SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS
The route
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route stretches out 39.7 km. With a smooth incline from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (15 m), its highest point is at Cassà de la Selva (136 m). Following the old narrow-gauge railway line from Girona to Sant Feliu, you can get to know two of Girona´s regions - the Gironès and the Baix Empordà - from the Ter River basin, crossing the Selva depression and ending in the Ridaura valley.

The most salient feature of the railway line trail from Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Girona is the smoothness of its slopes and curves. The route is formed by a winding line that was mathematically mapped out over the rugged terrain. The paving is of a grainy “granite sand” type material that blends in nicely with the terrain it crosses, although there are also urban sections at all the towns that it runs through.

After leaving Girona behind, the route crosses the Selva depression, characterised by a patchwork mosaic formed by alternating croplands and forests. On clear days you can enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view that encompasses the easternmost mountains of the Pyrenees range all the way down to the Montseny massif, including the coastal Serralada Transversal (El Far, Sant Roc, Rocacorba). The second half of the section crosses the Ridaura valley, which separates the Cadiretes massif to the south from the Gavarres massif, and runs gently down to the seaside town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the birthplace of the Costa Brava place name, which offers breathtaking seascapes and views of the surrounding countryside.
Technical sheet  
KILOMETRES
39,7 Km
VERTICAL
0,5%
DIFFICULTY
Minimal
PAVING
Packed granite sand
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE
136 (Cassà de la Selva)
MINIMUM ALTITUDE
0 m (Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
SERVICES
WC (in stations)
Quart and Castell d´Aro All-Terrain Cycling Centres
Interesting areas
CASTELL-PLATJA D´ARO
  Castell d´Aro: medieval town featuring an old quarter, Gothic church and Benedormiens Castle
Platja d´Aro: Pla de Palol Roman ruins, Modernist houses


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

LLAGOSTERA
  Routes through the old quarter and along the ramparts


NATURE
  Gavarres Massif
Ardenya-Cadiretes Massif

QUART
  Pottery craftsmanship

SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS
  10th-century Benedictine monastery housing the City History Museum and featuring the Porta Ferrada (11th-century Romanesque gate)
Toy Museum
Casino dels Nois and Modernist houses along Sant Pol beach


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Useful information

Tourist offices



CASTELL-PLATJA D´ARO
  C/ Mn. J. Verdaguer, 4
Tél. 972 81 71 79
turisme@platjadaro.com
www.platjadaro.com

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

LLAGOSTERA
  Estació Carrilet Pg. Romeu, s/n
Tél. 972 83 23 22
turisme@llagostera.cat
www.llagostera.cat

SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS
  Pg. del Mar, 8-12
Tel. 972 82 00 51
turisme@guixols.cat
www.guixols.cat

SANTA CRISTINA D´ARO
  C/ Estació, 4
Tel. 972 83 52 93
turisme@santacristina.net
www.santacristina.net

Conseils



CASSÀ DE LA SELVA
  Tel. 972 46 00 05
ajuntament@cassa.cat
www.cassa.cat

LLAMBILLES
  Tel. 972 46 93 01
llambilles@ddgi.es

QUART
  Tel. 972 46 91 71
ajuntament@ajquart.com

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How to get to

Narrow-Gauge Railway Route II

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

SARFA BUS COMPANY
Tel. 902 302 025
www.sarfa.com

HIGHWAYS
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 186708
Flight Information: tel. 972 186600
ot.aerogirona.ctc@gencat.net
www.aena.es
Ryanair bus from the airport to bus station in Girona.
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