The course of the River La Muga guides the Nature Trail through different natural spaces in the province of Gerona, between the region of l’Alt Empordà and the Mediterranean Sea, following a route that draws you near to the life of this region and its close link to the river, in a border territory where culture and biodiversity come together.
La Muga Nature Trail follows the course of the River Muga and links together different natural spaces in Gerona, such as the Natural Interest Space (Spanish acronym: EIN) of l'Alta Garrotxa, the EIN of Les Salines, the EIN of Penyasegats de La Muga and Els Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, discovering on its way different river-related habitats, ranging from riverbank woodland to alluvial plains, linking, in this way, the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea.
For approximately 40 kilometres, the Nature Trail passes through the municipalities of Sant Llorenç de la Muga, Terrades, Boadella y les Escaules, Pont de Molins, Cabanes, Peralada and Castelló d'Empúries-Empuriabrava, along a route that offers activities such as fishing, bicycle tourism and trekking.
The landscape in the region where La Muga flows is closely related to the river. Flour mills, ice wells, irrigated land and vegetable gardens are located along its course, a genuine traditional and agricultural culture which, obviously, links the landscape and the territory to the crossing and border area of El Alt Empordà.
Moreover, La Muga Nature Trail links up with two other circuits, namely the Itinerànnia path network, the GR-11, the GR-2, the GR-92, mountain bike routes (Spanish acronym: BTT) in the centre of the Salines- Bassegoda area and El Camino de Santiago or St. James’ Way.