Travel to Carrilet greenway

Carrilet greenway (2/2)

The route from Olot to Girona, with a distance of 57 kilometers, crosses three regions and twelve towns. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route descends smoothly from Olot (440 m) to Girona (70 m). Its highest point is at Coll d´en Bas, which is a pass situated 558 metres above sea level.

Carrilet trail (greenway)

Carrilet trail (greenway)

The trail, which is suitable for hikers and cyclists alike, is in very good condition, and has been fitted with new bridges, railings and signs. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route crosses through magnificent scenery of great ecological and cultural value.

Carrilet trail (greenway)

Carrilet trail (greenway)

It begins in the Garrotxa Volcanic Area, and following the old narrow-gauge railway line, reaches the Ter valley and the pasturelands of Salt and Girona. The old rail line that connected the Garrotxa and Gironès regions now allows visitors to discover the natural resources of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area, the Hostoles castle, and the towns of Anglès, Sant Feliu de Pallerols and Girona, among others.

Carrilet trail (greenway)

Carrilet trail (greenway)

The last section of the trail runs along the Ter River as it crosses the pasturelands of Salt and Girona, where hikers and cyclists alike can see how the river´s resources have been harnessed and put to good use.

Carrilet trail (greenway)

Carrilet trail (greenway)

My personal advice is that the section between Amer and La Cellera de Ter musrt be done via the road between the two villages as this section of greenway is very bad (at least when I went through).

Carrilet trail (greenway)

Carrilet trail (greenway)

For those who have wanted more route may perform the route tha goes from Girona to Sant Feliu and even that who joins Olot with Ripoll, called Iron Road and Coal, with 12 additional kilometers and with sections of stronger slopes.