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Hiking the Wild Catalan Costal Trail

Guided walk of 50 Miles from St. Feliu de Guixols to Llançà

mediterranean style
itinerary

  • The region of Costa Brava, one hour north of Barcelona, remains the essence of the Mediterranean, with its turquoise waters, wild pine trees and endless cliffs. This trip will offer you the opportunity to explore on foot and electric bike, the century-old culture, rural lifestyles and tempting culinary delights.
  • Experience 8 Day epic adventure, hiking the wild Catalan Coastal trail.
  • “After walk” activities: Olive oil tasting, “Mojito workshop”, Fish auction and family run Bodega visits.
  • Immerse in Dali’s world: Private tour of House, Museum and landscape, endless source of inspiration.
  • Food Lover Paradise

Day 1: WELLCOME TO GIRONA

Girona

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First Hotel

Make your own way to the first Hotel in Girona. It’s located in the center of town. In the afternoon meet up with your guide and fellow travelers for an orientation meeting. We will wrap up with a 3 course dinner at a local family Restaurant.

Day 2: ST. FELIU - PLATJA D’ARO (4h - 5MILES)

Palamós

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Hotel Ses Arrels

Meet up with your guide and fellow travelers at Girona Hotel for an orientation meeting.Transfer to Sant Feliu de Guixols where we begin our walk on the coastal path from the top of “Puig de les Forques” to the beach of St. Pol, going through pine trees and astonishing views. On arrival at the beach, we shall follow the promenade with fantastic examples of Modernist residential houses of XIX c. in beautiful scenery with a gran finale in Platja d’Aro. After Lunch, transfer to Palamós to visit fish auction if time permitting. Enjoy a traditional dinner at the Hotel

Day 3: PALAMÓS – LLAFRANC (5h - 8MILES)

Palamós

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Hotel Ses Arrels

Transfer to Palamós, Platja la Fosca where we walk to Platja del Castell, unspoiled coast where we’ll find an Iberian archeological site from the IV century BC. From this point, we enter the Natural Park of Castell Cap roig, with hidden coves and sandy beaches all along, until we reach Calella de Palafrugell one of the most picturesque villages of the Costa Brava. The promenade from Calella will lead us to Llafranc. Free time and lunch before transfer to Hotel. The afternoon activity is wine tasting at a local vineyard. Dinner included.

Day 4: LLAFRANC – BEGUR (5h - 7.5MILES)

Begur

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Hotel Galena

Transfer to St. Sebastià Light house, located on top of a cliff, where we will enjoy stunning views over the Mediterranean sea.The trail starts descending across a lush forest to Cala Pedrosa, a remote shin-gle beach with an old fisherman’s hut, it then continues on an ascending rocky pavement to connect with the camí de Ronda to Tamariu, a fishing neighborhood. We proceed to the bay of Fornells, leav-ing behind the coastline to reach the Medieval town of Begur. After lunch, there will be a guided visit to discover the colonial stories of the “indianos” and we will wrap up with a Mojito workshop. Dinner in Begur is free for everyone to explore.

Day 5: BIKE TOUR EMPORDÀ – CADAQUÉS (3h - 15MILES)

Cadaqués

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Hotel Sol Ixent

This morning we change our means of transport, riding electric Bikes we are going to discover the mosaic of cultural heritage and nature of “el Baix Empordà”. Cycling some of the most representative medieval villages and riding along rural trails in farmlands we will immerse ourselves into breathtaking scenery. On our way to Cadaqués we will visit a local olive oil producer. Relax and enjoy the enchanting village known as the pearl of the western Mediterranean. Dinner included at the Hotel.

Day 6: CADAQUÉS – CAP DE CREUS (4h - 6MILES)

Cadaqués

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Hotel Sol Ixent

Transfer to Cap de Creus Natural Park, the most easterly point in Spain and probably one of wildest spots on la Costa Brava. We will hike to the rock that influenced the painting “The great masturbator” by Salvador Dalí and stop for a break at the light house. From here we will descend on the trail to the painter’s house, in Portlligat, to visit his home for most of his life. We proceed on foot to our Hotel in Cadaqués for about 1 mile. Dinner time is free in Cadaqués for everyone to explore.

Day 7: CAP DE CREUS – PORT DE LA SELVA (4h - 6MILES)

Figueres

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Hotel Duran

Final stretch of the trail. Our trek today is through striking dramatic rocky landscape that accompanied Dalí all his life. Surrounded by surreal powerful shapes, we will walk the Cap de Creus Natural Park all the way to Port de la Selva, a quaint little village by the sea. After Lunch transfer to Figueres by coach, check in at the Hotel and time to groom up for the special farewell gourmet dinner.

Day 8: FIGUERES - GIRONA

Girona

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Hotel Ses Arrels

After breakfast, we will visit Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres with a private local guide and transfer to Girona to continue with own travel arrangements.

What's included

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INCLUDED

  • 7 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners (not in Begur, Cadaqués)
  • 7 Nights accommodation: 1xGirona 2x Palamós, 1x Begur, 2x Cadaqués, 1x Figueres
  • Last multi-course gourmet dinner of Empordà cuisine
  • Full time experienced local guide
  • Full time support vehicle
  • Transportation when needed from Hotel to the walking starting point/activity
  • Luggage transportation
  • Regular check points on the trail
  • Healthy snacks provided by your guides
  • Route notes and maps
  • Admission to all described activities: wine tasting Bodega Can Sais, Electric Bike Rentals, Visit Olive oil Coop, Mojito workshop, Dali’s House in Port LLigat and Dali’s Museum in Figueres. Time permitting: Fish auction in Palamós.

not included

  • Travel to and from Girona
  • Drinks, 5 lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Travel insurance

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INFORMATION

  • GRADE: Easy-Medium
  • TERRAIN: Sandy coastal trail, Flight of steps, Fallen gravel
  • TOUR STARTS: Girona Hotel 6pm.
  • TOUR ENDS: Girona Train station midday.
  • Minimum of 6 Pax – Maximum of 18
  • TOUR dates: 22/04/2018
    06/05/2018
    16/09/2018
    14/10/2018

  • PRE STAYS & POST STAYS in Barcelona or continue walk to Portbou.
  • Further information and booking please contact: hola@walkingcostabrava.com
  • Walking tours are led in Catalan, Spanish, English and French by professional licensed guides.
  • Walkingplanets! Is fully covered with Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd with a policy of 300.000€.

8 days Epic Coastal Walk

8 days

TOUR dates:

22/04/2018 06/05/2018
16/09/2018 14/10/2018

price: 2150€ pp

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