Little Train route

Palamós - Palafrugell

The “little train” greenway runs for 6 km between Palamós and Palafrugell along the disused narrowgauge railway track formerly linking Palamós with Girona via La Bisbal d’Empordà. The route goes through the municipal areas of Palamós, Mont-ras and Palafrugell, with branch greenways leading off to Vall-llòbrega and Castell and La Fosca beaches.

 

6 km the principal way. Branch greenways to: Vall-llòbrega: 0.5 km; Castell beach: 1 km; Mont-ras: 0.8 km

 

Kilometers 6 km (the principal way)

Accessible route

Slope 1%

Difficulty Minimum

Pavement Earth – cement

Maximum altitude 42 m (a Palafrugell)

Minimum altitude 0 m (Sant Feliu de Guíxols)

Services In towns and villages along the route and at Sant Joan de Palamós petrol station - greenway starting point at Palamós.

The narrow-gauge train consisting of a series of tiny carriages made its first trip on 23 March 1887, pulled for several kilometres alongside the old thoroughfare by a Belgian-manufactured steam engine.

Today’s main road covers over part of the former railway line, but the greenway stretch enables visitors to explore the same Empordanet landscapes as described by Palafrugell writer Josep Pla and to traverse the rich agricultural plain of Aubí, surrounded by the Gavarres Massif and Begur mountains.

How to get there

SARFA BUS COMPANY

Tel. 902 302 025
www.sarfa.com

 

TEISA BUS COMPANY

Tel.  +34 972 204 868
www.teisa-bus.com 

HIGHWAYS

Motorway: C-31, C-58, AP-7, C-35.
www.mobilitat.net

AEROPORT GIRONA-COSTA BRAVA

Tourist Office:  +34  972 186 708
Flight Information:  +34  972 186 600
www.aena.es
ot.aerogirona.ctc@gencat.net
www.aena.es
Ryanair bus from the airport to bus station in Girona.

greenway situation map
Greenway scheme
Greenway slope

Accessibility

FOR BEGINNERS

Perfectly accessible. This route passes near the villages of Vall-llobrega and Mont-ras and provides access to the beach of Castell (although sand prevents access on adapted bikes).

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