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Walking the Catalan Coast in Style

9 Days & 8 Nights 4.5 Read 4 reviews
  • Relaxed walking staying in stylish boutique hotels on the Catalan Coast
  • Salvador Dali's former haunt, the white-washed town of Llafranc
  • Mouth-watering Catalan cuisine such as pintxos and "mar i muntanya"
  • The medieval town of Begur with its 10th century castle
  • A wine-tasting at the beautiful country house estate of Bell-lloc
Discover a different side to the Costa Brava, walking on quiet trails between traditional villages, and staying in stylish boutique hotels. This less travelled part of the Catalan Coast is home to hidden gems such as the medieval town of Begur, one of Spain’s prettiest coastal villages Calella de Palafrugell, and the elegant enclave of S’Agaro. Your hand-chosen accommodations offer beautiful rooms, fantastic cuisine and one even has its own wine cellar. Quiet coastal paths and inland routes through Catalan countryside lead you from one beautiful village to the next. Then at the end of the day, put your feet up, relax in stylish surroundings and enjoy some delicious Catalan cuisine!

What To Expect

If you enjoy walking but also like a bit of luxury at the end of the day, this may be the perfect tour for you. Enjoy gentle walking combined with overnight stays in stylish, boutique-style hotels. We also include airport transfers to and from Girona to ensure that your holiday is relaxing as possible!

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Wine, Whiskey & More..., Elegance & Unique Stays, Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

The walk is graded overall as easy-moderate. You will be walking on good paths which are not too steep, and for between 3—4 hours a day. The longest walk is on Day 7 which is 14km on an easy coastal path.

Navigation

We will provide you with detailed route notes and some of the paths are way-marked so you shouldn’t have any problems finding your way. The trails are a mixture of GR routes and local paths.

Accommodations

8 Nights accommodation is included in stylish, boutique-style hotels of a 3 or 4-star standard in upgraded rooms.

We have handpicked some of the finest hotels in each area, with the best rooms, delicious food, great locations and a real focus on customer service.

We will always try to book the accommodations detailed but occasionally depending on availability, we may need to book alternative accommodation which will be of the same or similar standard.

You can tailor-make your itinerary and add extra nights to suit your requirements —please contact us for details.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This holiday is available to solo walkers, although a single supplement is payable. If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate your request, although it is not generally possible to secure more than three single rooms in a party. A single supplement is payable.

Meals

8 breakfasts are included. Packed lunches are available from your accommodation or you can stop on the way. Dinners are also included every night, as well as a wine-tasting and lunch on Day 7.

Additional Nights

Girona and Barcelona are both cities well worth a visit, and we will happily arrange extra nights here for you either before or after your trip.

We can also arrange extra nights at any of the overnight stops on your walk. We especially recommend an extra day in Palamos to have more time to enjoy the exquisite surroundings of the Finca Bell-Lloc! Speak to one of our Destination & Adventure Specialists for recommendations.

Included
  • 8 Nights in 3 and 4 star boutique hotels
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 8 Evening Meals
  • Wine-tasting and lunch on Day 7
  • Daily Baggage Transfers
  • Transfer from Girona Airport/Figueres Vilafant train station to Begur and from S'Agaro to Girona
  • Welcome meeting
  • Route notes and maps
  • 24/7 telephone support from our office and local partners
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to and from Spain
  • Lunches (apart from Day 7)
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk

When To Go

You can start your walk anytime between the middle of March and end of June, and between the beginning of September and middle of October, subject to availability. We do not offer this tour in July and August due to the very high temperatures at that time of year.

Time of Year

In our opinion, the best months to travel are May and September, when the temperatures are nice and pleasant for walking. Flowers will also be in full bloom in May.

Getting to the Start

By Air: There are regular flights with the low-cost airline Ryanair from many European cities to Girona Airport (GRO), the closest airport to Begur. From Girona airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Begur which takes approx 1 hour.  

You can also fly into Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) with Ryanair and Easyjet. From the airport, you can take the shuttle train to Barcelona Sants Train Station (every 30 mins, duration 20 mins), and then change trains for a train to Figueres Vilafant Train Station (50 mins). You will be transferred from Figueres to your accommodation in Begur (20 mins).

Getting from the End

We will arrange a private transfer to take you from your accommodation in S'Agaro back to Girona Airport (included in the price). Alternatively, if you are travelling on to Barcelona we can also arrange a private transfer there for you at an additional cost.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred for you each day so that you don't need to worry about carrying them and can simply walk with a day pack.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Begur Day 2 Loop walk to Aiguablava 5 miles / 8 km Day 3 Begur to Llafranc 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 4 Llafranc to Calella de Palafrugell 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 5 Free Day Calella de Palafrugell Day 6 Calella de Palafrugell to Palamos, Transfer to Finca Bell-Lloc 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 7 Free Day in Finca Bell-lloc Day 8 Palamos to S’Agaro 9 miles / 15 km Day 9 Onward Travel

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