Hike from Sitges to Vilanova

The GR-92 from Sitges to Vilanova i la Geltr├║ takes you along a rocky path between the sea and the railway tracks, offering some spectacular views and hidden beaches along the way. Coming from Barcelona, you can reach Sitges easily by train by getting on the Sant Vicen├ž de Calders train from either Estaci├│ de Fran├ža, Passeig de Gr├ácia or Sants. The journey takes about 40 minutes.


On arriving in Sitges, walk south along the Passeig Mar├ştim. Before reaching the end you will pass some grand mansions looking directly out to sea. Continue walking along the coast past L’Atlantida Club, and you will soon come to La Punta de les Coves.

La Punta de les Coves

View from the top of La Punta de les Coves. The GR 92 is one of the extensive Grande Randonn├ęe (or GR) network of footpaths. GR 92 stretches 583km from the Portbou down to Ulldecona along the Mediterranean coast.

La Punta de les Coves

La Punta de les Coves.

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Looking out to the Mediterranean.

Punta de L'Home Mort, GR-92

Looking over to Punta de L’Home Mort.

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Overlooking the Renfe train.
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Waves crashing on the cliffs on a windy day.
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Parts of the trail are directly beside the train tracks.
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Cliff path leading to Platja de l’Home Mort.
Machine-gun nest Vilanova i la Geltr├║
On arriving in Vilanova, you’ll see the machine-gun nest above, built to guard the beach during the Civil War (1936-1939). Vilanova was one of a number of sites that were fortified to counter a potential attack by sea from Franco’s troops.
Pasifae by ├ĺscar Estruga
The Pasifae sculpture on la platja de Ribes in Vilanova was made by ├ĺscar Estruga using three tons of copper. According to the Greek legend, Pasifae was the wife of King Minos and gave birth to the Minotaur.
Pla├ža de la Vila, Vilanova i la Geltr├║

Pla├ža de la Vila, Vilanova i la Geltr├║ is a beautiful nineteenth century neo-colonial style square with arcaded columns.

See also: How to get from Barcelona to Sitges