Girona, 30th April de 2015
The project launched in 2014 with ten routes in eight Costa Brava towns ―Llançà, Roses, Escala, Palafrugell (Tamariu, Calella and Llafranc), Platja d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Lloret de Mar― for a total of 13.7 km. In this second phase of the project in 2015 the towns of Portbou, Colera, Cadaqués, Estartit and Pals joined the network of marine routes along the Costa Brava, while Llançà and Lloret de Mar, part of the original Vies Braves project, added a new route. Also noteworthy is the Via Brava in Estartit, which includes the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park, one of the most important marine reserves in the Western Mediterranean. The network is scheduled to be completed in 2016 with the addition of 25 routes in 20 towns on the Costa Brava.
Upwards of a hundred sessions to boost use of the routes will be carried out on each of the Vies Braves over the summer, with the aim of giving people a safe and healthy way to enjoy the sea. All sessions will be led by trained and qualified instructors.
The Vies Braves run parallel to the footpaths that skirt the Costa Brava and are marked with buoys and signposted with information panels that detail the route’s name, topographic map and characteristics, along with instructions on biodiversity and the characteristics of the seabed.