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Costa Dorada La Ronda Torredembarra To Tarragona Coastal Walk

18km coastal walk from Torredembarra to Tarragona via a lighthouse, cliff views, roman ruins, watch tower, Tamarit castle, Waikiki beach, Arrabassada ruin.

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

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About Costa Dorada La Ronda Torredembarra To Tarragona Coastal Walk

This is an 18Km linear costal walk via the GR92 starting from Torredembarra on the regional train network.

The route terminates in Tarragona passing via Tamarit Castle with some interesting small coves and large beaches in between.

Allow 6-9 hours to complete the route depending on how much time is spent swimming.

From RENFE Torredembarra walking along to the seafront to the marina take the path going up parallel to the coastline and follow it to the Punta de la Galera lighthouse and viewpoint. Further along the path is a headland viewpoint of Playa de Capellans i Canyadell. The rocks here have some ponds cut into them that are Roman Fishing pits.

Staying parallel to the coast on the waterfront path pass a ruined stone building and get to the town of Altafulla. This town was once a Roman settlement called Vila dels Munts. Today it is ruins with a museum.

Crossing the spectacular beach and passing by the old concrete bunker we see Tamarit castle. This is not open to the public but does rent space for events such as weddings.

Follow the path round the back of the castle passing some caves and ruins and head on towards la Mara beach. At the other side walk through the campsite to the stone watch tower and take the path leading into the forest.

Along this path is Cala Waikiki beach. A fantastic remote place with a gently sloping beach and perfect clear blue water. This is not the typical tourist beach in a town that is manned by lifeguards and suffering from litter and niose but a hiden gem and secret beach

Next we enter Playa larga or long beach. Aptly named as it streches for several kilometers and has many restaurants, bars and cafes. Last time I completed this route I ate at Mirall d' Estiu Restaurant.

At the other end we climb out of the beach onto a rocky path parrllel to the coast and taking us via several small beaches before the abandoned Hospital de Arrabassada. This is closed to the public and patrolled by security.

Hospital de Arrabassada has a dark history. It was a tuberculosis hospital and also a hospital for soldiers during the civil war then an orphanage where children were reportedly abused. There have been plans to restore it but no one can decide what to do with the buildings.

Continuing along the coast we follow the rock path passing a few more viewpoints before arriving at Tarragona.

About La Ronda coastal trail

The GR92, Gran Recorrido 92, also known as La Ronda is a coastal path that runs along the mediteranean coast of spain. The section down the coast of Catalonia is 583Km long.

On the Costa Brava, it starts at Portbou, goes around Cap de Creus, through the Aiguamolls de l'Emporda Natural Park, over the Montgri Massif and Les Gavarres Massif, until reaching Lloret de Mar. From there the trail goes up through Montnegre-El Corredor Natural Park towards Santa Coloma de Gramenet, and crosses the River Besos and Collserola Mountains.

It dips back down to the sea at Garraf County and continues along the coast until Tarragona, before going inland again at Ampolla. Finally, it crosses the River Ebre at Amposta and continues until reaching Ulldecona, on the border between Catalonia and Valencia.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 16.10 FREE Child € 16.10 FREE Notes Walk is free, Return train ticket costs 16.10 Euros.

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Getting to Costa Dorada La Ronda Torredembarra To Tarragona Coastal Walk

Address: Estacio de RENFE, Torredembarra. 43830

Torredembarra and Tarragona are served by the R14, R15, R16 and R17 REGIOANL RENFE train lines.

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Torredembarra Tarragona Train Map

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A0182 - Torredembarra to Tarragona Coast walk

A linear Costal walk in Tarragona via Beaches, light houses, watchtower, Roman Ruins Vila dels Munts, Tamarit Castle and Abandoned Hospital de Arrabassada.

Distance: 17.97 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 16.10 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Regional

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