Cycling among cork oaks and thermal springs
Girona – Cassà de la Selva – Caldes de Malavella (return to Girona by train)
The Thermal Route connects the greenway with the Via Augusta or Camí Ral (Royal Road) in Caldes de Malavella. This gently sloping route allows you to enjoy a wide variety of landscapes: crop fields, oak woods and the plain of La Selva, from where you can contemplate the panoramic view of the Guilleries and Montseny massifs. The route ends in the town centre, where thermal water has become a symbol of the town’s identity.
But we suggest going further than that. How would you like to leave Girona cycling along the greenway and connect with the Thermal Route? Sounds good, right? What’s more, halfway along the route you’ll find Cassà de la Selva, where we recommend stopping off to see the vestiges of its cork-making past (an industry that originated in the town in the 18th century) and continuing the route from the Carrilet station itself.
From Cassà, following the path, you will connect with the Thermal Route. You can return from Caldes to Girona comfortably by train, and you can get on the train with your bike!
A total of 32.5 km cycling through fields and forests. Don’t miss it out!
Kilometers 27 km
Slope 2,7 %
Maximum altitude 145 m
Minimum altitude 73 m
From the city of Girona, you should go to the start of the Carrilet II Route, located at the end of Emili Grahit street. Once you have joined the Carrilet Route, follow the signs until you reach Cassà de la Selva (15 km), cross the centre of the town and 3 kilometres further on you will find the turn-off to the Thermal Route, in the direction of Caldes de Malavella.
The gently sloping Thermal Route allows you to enjoy a great diversity of landscapes, thanks to the crop fields, the oak woods and the plain of La Selva. From there you can contemplate the magnificent panoramic view of the Guilleries and Montseny massifs.
After about 9 kilometres, you will reach Caldes de Malavella, where thermal water has become a symbol of the town’s identity. You can discover it by visiting the town’s spas, the Roman thermal baths or even by sampling the water that flows from the mineral-medicinal thermal springs.
From Caldes de Malavella, you can return to the city of Girona by train.
How to get there
Barcelona Sants-Portbou – L’Hospitalet de Llobregat-Figueres/Portbou (R1, RG1, R11)
Stations: Girona, Fornells de la Selva, Riudellots de la Selva, Caldes de Malavella
Tickets: Tel. 900 41 00 41
Tel. 972 20 48 68
AP-7 motorway (A-7)
N-II / A-2, GI-673
GIRONA - COSTA BRAVA AIRPORT
Tourism office: Tel. 972 186708
Flight information: Tel. 972 186 600
Tel. 972 20 48 68
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The European project BiciTransCat has made it possible to create new kilometres of intermodal route between Girona and France and improve services for users of the cycle routes