Figueres is the capital of Alt Empordà, a Denominación de Origen (DO) wine producing area in NE Catalunya. We could not believe our luck when we arrived on the day of the wine festival. €10 buys 6 wines and a very nice glass to keep.
The path from Portbou to Llançà follows the coast, with a couple of hills thrown in, walking along the old path (Camí de Ronda) once used to deter smugglers.
From Sant Pere Pescador it’s about 10km to the ruins of Empúries, established 575 BC by the Greeks and invaded by the Romans in 218 BC.
We had left Sant Feliu de Guíxols a week before to make the Girona circuit so after a bus back from Pals we set off on the Costa Brava GR92 again.