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ASB Hike: GR-92 Tarragona to Altafulla; 15 km

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ASB Hike: GR-92 Tarragona to Altafulla; 15 km

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:20 a.m., Meet in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 284

ASB Mediterranean Trail Hiking Series

July's hike is the sixth in our series following the GR-92 Mediterranean Trail. Stretching from France to Valencia, the GR-92 hugs the coastline covering a distance of 583 km in total. We've started our series in the south heading north and we'll hike as many segments of this marvelous long distance trail as are accessible by train. So far we've hiked 88 km! This hike picks up where we left off in June at Tarragona and brings us 15 km northeast to Altafulla.

Join us Sunday!

Rain or shine we’ll be meeting at 8:20 am in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 284 where we’ll catch the train from Passeig de Gràcia to Tarragona (R15 RE).

Our trail follows the GR-92 all along the rocky coast passing by the 11th cen. Castell de Tamarit and many of the beautiful beaches and blue-green coves the Costa Daurada is so well known for.

As usual, you will need to bring a packed lunch as we will be eating along the trail, but you might want to bring some extra cash because if we're lucky (fingers crossed!) there might be a chiringuito open where we plan to stop for lunch. Also, remember to bring a swimsuit if you want to jump in the water during the lunch break!

Though this trail is classified as easy, it is 15 km long and rocky, so be sure you are ready to go the distance! Please read the full hike description and download the trail on Wikiloc so you can follow the trail on your phone/GPS device.


Trail Technical Data:
• Trail Type: Linear
• Difficulty level: Easy
• Condition required: Fit
• Distance: 15 km
• Estimated Duration: 4-5 hours
• Highest Point: 46 meters
• Lowest Point: 0 meters
• Elevation Gain: 124 meters
• Elevation Loss: 129 meters
Download the trail at Wikiloc


Hike Schedule:
8:20-> Meet in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 284
8:30–8:40-> Purchase train tickets
8:52–10:09-> Train from Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia to Tarragona (R15 RE)
10:15–12:00-> Hike first 6 km to Platja Llarga
12:00–12:15-> Short break
12:15–14:15-> Hike Next 6 km to Platja La Mora
14:15-15:45-> Lunch and swim break!
15:45-16:45-> Hike 3 km to Altafulla
16:45–17:45-> Beers at the beach
18:01–19:12-> Train from Altafulla to Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia (R16 R) (Next train at 18:34 R16 RE)


Tickets:
This is a pay-as-you-go event so don't forget to bring cash. This event is free for members and the ASB is collecting only 3.00 euros per person for non-members to help defray the cost of scouting the trails and organizing the hike. Train tickets are purchased separately and will cost about 16.00 euros roundtrip. (Alternately, a multi-zone ticket can be purchased and shared by the group.)

ASB Members 0.00 EUR
ASB Friends 3.00 EUR (pay at event)

What to Bring:
• water – 2 liters is recommended
• lunch & snacks – we’ll be eating a picnic lunch on the trail
• cash – for train ticket (& attendance fees for ASB Friends: 3 euros)
• clothing appropriate for cool-weather hiking
• hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
• waterproof jacket - as the weather can change in a moment
• hiking boots
• hiking poles
• first aid kit
• camera

Costa Daurada Platja

Cala de Becs

Personal Safety

You are wholly responsible for your health and safety at all times. You must be physically capable of participating in and completing this activity in order to attend. If you are for any reason doubtful of your ability to participate in this event you should NOT attend.

The American Society of Barcelona (ASB) does not provide liability or personal injury insurance for the protection of individuals, groups, organizations, business or others that participate in this, or any other ASB activity.

You should be aware that this event requires a high level of physical fitness and is physically testing. Be aware also that there is a risk of injury while participating in outdoor activities, such as hiking. In the unlikely event of an accident the ASB is not responsible for injury, loss or damage.

Attending this event signifies that you understand fully that you may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in outdoor activities, such as hiking. You must exercise extra care for your own personal safety and for the safety of others around you in the face of such hazards.

By attending this event you are acknowledging that you understand the various risks involved in participating in this event and accept full responsibility for your safety, and the safety of any minors accompanying you, at all times and you agree to hold the ASB harmless for any accident, injury, loss or damage.

The American Society of Barcelona
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