walking trails

Serrallonga trail

The Serrallonga trail (GR178) crosses the Guilleries and is of great historical, landscape and fauna interest. The main route joins Santa Coloma de Farners with Sau, passing by Osor. It also has two variations that link the populations of Anglès and Sant Hilari Sacalm with this route.

The route will take walkers around the most beautiful places in the biography of the mythical bandit: crossroads where he carried out robberies (Roscall hill), hills where the Catalan militia waited for him (Nafré hill and Querós hill), places where he married and lived (can Serrallonga), country houses and caves where he hid and also the place where he was captured (ca l'Augustí).

The landscape is captivating, uninhabited and wild, with a wide botanic variety due to continuous changes of gradient and chains of mountains and torrents. You will pass places where man has left traces of daily life for centuries, in the form of sanctuaries, hermitages, country houses and ice wells, and you will reach Osor at the end of the trail.

This route is designed for walkers and you can walk between the two populations in one day. You may also do a shorter route, starting at one point and returning to the same place. Among these, we especially recommend trails that start at Sobirà or the Coll sanctuary, with fantastic panoramic views and easy access for all types of vehicles.

Starting point: Santa Coloma de Farners Town Square

End point: Sau Reservoir Damn

Approximate distance of the trail: 56 km

Maximum gradient: 800 metres

Difficulty: medium

Type: linear

Signposting: white and red posts corresponding to the long course trails (GR)

The long trail GR 178 is divided into 4 stages:

Stage 1: Santa Coloma de Farners – Osor -28 km
Stage 2: Osor –Sau Reservoir Damn -28 km
Variation 1: Anglès – Collado de Roscall -7 km
Variation 2: Sant Hilari Sacalm – Collado de Serrallonga -14 km

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