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Situation : Sitges

Trail running route

  • Distance: 15 km, acumulated 180 m
  • Hard ground, dense vegetation
  • Provissioning; 3 complete supplies, Km 0, 7, 12.8

Trekking route

  • Garraf natural park


  • Vilanova i la geltrú, railway museum of Catalonia


Trail running route description

We will start our route at the seafront in Sitges. We will see some grand mansions looking directly out to sea and as we continue running along the beach, we will come to la Punta de les Coves. Following the GR-92 to Vilanova i la Geltrú we will follow a rocky path close to the Mediterranean Sea.

The GR 92 is one of the extensive long hiking network of footpaths. GR 92 stretches 583km from Portbou down to Ulldecona along the Mediterranean coast.

On arriving in Vilanova, we will see a machine-gun nest, built to guard the beach during the Civil War (1936-1939). Vilanova, along with several other sites, built fortifications to counter a potential attack by sea from Franco’s troops.

Following our route, we will arrive at Sant Cristòfol Ligthouse beach; in the same beach area you can find the Sant Cristòfol Hermitage which dates back to the 14th century, acquired by Eugeni d'Ors in 1944 and which was then called the Acadèmia del Far, a meeting place in its day for writers, artists and philosophers.

In the same area, we will find the St. Cristòfol Lighthouse, traditionally known as La Farola (lamp post), The St. Cristòfol Lighthouse serves its mission to guide sailors. The first maritime signal was installed in Vilanova in 1834 but it was short and did not provide sufficient light range protection.
In 1865 the first lighthouse with a continuous light was built, along with a home for the lighthouse keeper. Its continuous light lasted until 1905 when it was demolished and the current lighthouse was built in the same place. La Farola is still working and only stopped providing light to sailors during the Spanish Civil War.
In Vilanova we will continue along the Passeig Marítim and the beach where we will find The Pasifae, a sculpture on la platja de Ribes that was made by Òscar Estruga using three tons of copper. According to the Greek legend, Pasifae was the wife of King Minos and gave birth to the Minotaur. 

We will spend part of the morning there and when we finish,  the bus will stop at some sports facilities with swimming pool.  After changing our clothes we will go to the center of the city.


Elevation profile


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