The sea was a bit too rough for kayaking today and an alternate excursion offered nordic walking from Lloret de Mar for an hour on a paved coastal path along the cliffs. Eight bloggers with cameras skipped out on the nordic aspect of the walk which involves using poles to work your arms. We were all too busy working our fingers to capture the gorgeous scenery.
Near Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain.
The landscape is quite similar to the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur except Costa Brava is warmer and grows different species of pines and cypress trees than California.
There was one particularly steep climb up a series of stairs.
The railing helps in navigating this steep stairway on a warm day as the head starts spinning from too much coffee on too little sleep. At this point I was thinking the cool water of a rough sea in a kayak might be a preferable activity.
Looking south to Blanes on Costa Brava.
The Costa Brava begins in Blanes, approximately 70 km north of Barcelona.
Costa Brava from Blanes to Tossa de Mar and Giverola.
near Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava
One hour was just a taste of the Costa Brava trail. I would have loved to walk this trail all day.
Instead the afternoon will be filled with eating, followed by a four wheel drive experience.
These activities might not have been scheduled in the proper order. I’ll soon find out.
Costa Brava walking trail near Lloret de Mar.
Costa Brava Tourism Board provided activities, meals and accommodations for this TBEX12 Europe post-trip of the Costa Brava region.