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"Greenways" is taken to mean those communication infrastructures created upon sections of railway lines no longer used as such for transport purposes, and on paths in nature for non-motorised users, walkers, cyclists or persons with reduced mobility, which can be used for recreational purposes and for travel between centres of activity. The Girona greenways, awarded Second Prize for European Greenways 2003, allow users to go from the enchanting Pyrenees down to the warm Costa Brava by bicycle or on a pleasant hike. The route takes you through five of the eight Girona counties: Baix Empordà, Gironès, La Selva, Garrotxa and Ripollès. Running for 125 kilometres, the route is structured into four sections: the Iron and Coal Route, which goes from Ripoll to Ogassa via Sant Joan de les Abadesses; the Olot-Girona Narrow-Gauge Railway Route, which goes from Olot to Girona passing through the towns in the valleys of the rivers Ter, Brugent and Fluvià, the Girona-Sant Feliu de Guíxols Narrow-Gauge Railway Route, which starts out from Girona, traverses the eastern flank of the depression of La Selva as far as Llagostera, and from there follows the valley of the Riudaura to emerge on the Mediterranean coastline in the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, and the "Little Train Route" between Palamós and Palafrugell.

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