The long distance footpath GR-1 (Historical Footpath) beginning in Greco-Roman ruins of Ampurias, (Gerona) on the Costa Brava, and reaches Finisterre (La Coruña), runs right in front of Ca la Celia (the house that we offer) in Alpens, bottom of the ninth stage of Catalonia.
The GR footpath (Gran Recorrido in Spanish) is a network of long-distance footpaths in Europe, mostly in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. The trails are blazed with characteristic marks consisting of a white stripe above a red stripe. These appear regularly along the route, especially in places like forks or crossroads. Many GR routes make up part of the longer European walking routes which cross several countries.
The GR-1 starts on the Mediterranean coast and stretches across the peninsula towards the Atlantic Ocean. First route runs parallel to the Pyrenees (GR-11) for about 600 km, and then continues in the north up to the Camino de Santiago (GR-65), with which crosses Navarre to reach the other end of the peninsula.
In its tour of the Catalan lands covering 355 km completely marked and crossed 11 counties from east to west, are: Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Pla de l'Estany, Garrotxa, Ripollès, Osona, Berguedà, Solsonès, Alt Urgell, Noguera i Pallars Jussà. The crossing of these regions is distributed in 26 stages, one of which ends in Alpens.
To those you want to go for all or part of this path we suggest to finish Alpens stage in Ca la Celia. The house is built in 1706, renovated and located in the center of the route of the GR-1 passing through Alpens. This way you can enjoy a rest in a wonderful house and without moving a single meter off your route.
Duration : 5:30 h
Distance : 22,500 km
Counties : Ripollès - Osona
Duration : 3:40 h
Distance : 14,000 km
Counties : Osona