GR1: Transversal Trail

Oriol Clavera

The Transversal Trail (GR1) starts at the emblematic Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries on the Mediterranean coast, and crosses the Iberian Peninsula from east to west until reaching Finisterre. 

  • Oriol Clavera
  • Oriol Clavera
  • Oriol Clavera

The Catalan stretch goes up to Pont de Montanyana, from where it continues into Aragón.

The Transversal Trail runs parallel to the Pyrenean Trail (GR11), but through the more Pre-Pyrenean area of great landscape interest. It passes through towns of major importance in Catalan history such as Besalú and Ripoll, with Romanesque architecture as the leitmotif. It goes through the former textile colonies along the banks of the River Llobregat, and the village of Sant Llorenç de Morunys. The final stretch takes in Mont-rebei, the only long canyon in Catalonia traversed solely by a bridle path carved out of the rock.

Fact file:

Route length: 355Km

Route type: linear

Best time of year for this route: Spring to autumn (but possible all year round)