GR 178 – The Route of Serrallonga

GR 178 - La Ruta de Serrallonga
GR 178 – The Route of Serrallonga

Of the plain of Selva to the marsh of Sau, crossing the macizo of Guilleries. We walk by the interior of the region of Selva —known like the «region of the water» by the big quantity of sources, torrents, spas and marshes that groups— crossing the Guilleries, one of the macizos mountainous gerundenses with a main wealth of flora and fauna, and in which they can find a big variety of routes.

The Route of Serrallonga bases in the biography of the mythical bandolero of the 17th century Joan of Serrallonga, that lived in the farm that carries his name. His atracos carried them out in the routes that crossed the macizo of Guilleries, a place that, by his frondosidad, provided him a lot of rincones where hide. It was captured on 31 October 1633 and died tortured in Barcelona. They exist a sinfín of legends on his fechorías and his relation with the people of the region, that often helped him. Perhaps by this his remember keep , still today, very alive.

The city of Sant Hilari Sacalm celebrates the Party of Serrallonga in September, with diverse festive acts (like the dance of Serrallonga) and the typical «menus of bandoleros» that elaborate the local restaurants for this occasion.

All the zone is of a big beauty and historical wealth. The options to realise excursions in car (routes of the Castles, of the Romance, of the Modernism…), in bicycle and on foot are very big. They exist a big number of small itineraries from Sant Hilari, City of the 100 Sources, or from Santa Coloma of Farners, populations both with numerous places of interest.

To access to the start of the GR, from Girona take the road N-II or the highway AP-7 in a southerly direction until finding the C-25, that carries us to Santa Coloma of Farners. Also it can take in Girona the road GI-533, that goes through Aiguaviva and by a space of natural interest included in the PEIN: the volcano of the Crosa, in Sant Dalmai.

The route begins in Santa Coloma of Farners, capital of the region of Selva, in the square of the city council.

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Girona 2 56 Km. 1000 m. 1000 m. Average Recorrido Solo de Ida
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1000 m. 1000 m. Average Recorrido Solo de Ida