Muga’s Natural Way

The Muga’s Natural Way follows the river Muga, making connector between different natural areas such as the Natural Area of Interest (EIN) Alta Garrotxa EIN Salinas, EIN Muga’s cliffs and the Aiguamolls Natural Park.

It is accessible on foot, by bicycle and on horseback. The route of about 40 km, linking the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, allows us to discover the riverside forest or practicing activities such as
fishing, cycling and hiking. It passes through the municipalities of Sant Llorenç de la Muga, Terrades and Boadella-Escaules, Pont de Molins, Cabanes, Peralada and Castelló d’Empúries-Empuriabrava.

Also the Muga’s natural way allows us to connect with other circuits, such as the Itinerànnia trails network, the GR-11, GR-2 and GR-92 and the mountain bike routes (MTB) linking us to the heart of the Salinas-Bassegoda and the Way of St. James.

The landscape of the region through which the Muga is closely related to the river. Along its course are situated flour mills, ice wells, irrigation systems and orchards, a whole culture and traditional agrarian obviously linked with the landscape and the land area which is not border and the Alt Emporda.

The path begins in Empuriabrava on the beach which is next to the building called “The Hive”. You can see the river Muga and throughout the Gulf of Roses. On the horizon, the observer can recognize the typical landscape of Cap de Creus, landscape of great scenic and cultural interest. During the first three kilometers of the route, hikers can enjoy the Natural Park of Aiguamolls, a natural wetlands that are home to a variety of bird species.

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Stage 1: From Muga’s mouth to Castelló de Empúries

Stage 2: From Castelló de Empúries to Vilabertran

Stage 3: From Vilabertran to Cabanes

Stage 4: From Cabanes to Boadella de Empordà

Stage 5: From Boadella de Empordà to Sant Llorenç de la Muga



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