Distance: 43.3 km
Type of route: Linear (The route can be done in sections)
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Cumulative vertical distance uphill: 399 m
Cumulative vertical distance downhill: 384 m
Tracking marks: Yellow / blue
The Via Augusta follows the original route taken by this major Roman thoroughfare which stretched for some 1500 kilometres, linking the cities of Rome and Cadiz. Historically the via Augusta was one of the most important trading and transport routes between the cities, provinces and ports of the Mediterranean, following in all cases a route which took advantage of natural corridors and easier terrain. As it passes through La Selva, the Via Augusta covers the more level part of the district, comprising mainly farmland dotted with small hillocks, as well as such sites of interest as Torcafelló Castle, Hostalric Fort, etc., all of which lie on the via Augusta. There are likewise plenty of water-related features to visit, such as the Sils Lake and the rich heritage of the town of Caldes de Malavella, with its spas, thermal springs, etc. We suggest a route crossing the plains of La Selva , heading northwards from the Via Augusta.
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