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COSTA BRAVA COASTAL WALK: THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

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Duration

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS – 6 WALKS

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Dutch, English, Espanol

Overview

FROM SANT PERE PESCADOR TO SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS

A beautiful hiking holiday along the rugged coast of the Costa Brava with its beautiful beaches, bright green pine forests and typical Mediterranean villages. You walk through the nature reserve of Aiguamolls, along the many bays of the Costa Brava with its bright blue water and you visit the Mediterranean villages of Begur, Calella de Palafrugell and Sant Feliu de Guixols. A world of contrasts that you will discover along beautiful paths with stunning views.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • the nature reserve of Aiguamolls
  • the beaches of the Costa Brava
  • the fishing village Cala S'Alguer
  • the town of Begur
  • the botanical garden Cap Roig

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Sant Pere Pescador
Day 1: Arrival at Sant Pere Pescador

Arrival in the fishing village of Sant Pere Pescador. You stay in a beautiful, rural hotel just outside the village centre and in the Aiguamolls nature reserve. This marshland is lovely to walk in and observe the many wading birds. You have a welcome meeting with our guide who will hand you the hiking maps, a GPS with all the tracks and the tourist information.

Day 2: a walk through history
Day 2: a walk through history

Sant Pere Pescador – L’Escala +
Distance: 15km
The day starts with a lovely walk along the vast beach of Sant Pere Pescador, before walking inland via the GR92 path. The path winds through fields with canals, rice fields and the marshes of Aiguamolls. Eventually you reach Empuries, the most important and largest ruins of a Greco-Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. Well worth a visit! Arrival and overnight stay in L'Escala, a large village on the coast with cozy streets full of cafes and shops.

Day 3: the castle and pine forest of Montgri
Day 3: the castle and pine forest of Montgri

L’Escala – Torroella de Montgrí
Distance: 21km
A challenging but very nice walk full of contrasts. From L'Escala you first follow the coast to Punta Ventosa, a magnificent vantage point with a view over the rugged rocky coast. The path turns inwards through pine forests and towards the Montgri Mountains above which Montgri castle proudly keeps watch. The path here is steep and requires your attention to get to the top. The reward: unforgettable views of the Emporda countryside, the coast and the Pyrenees. At the castle you descend to the beautiful village of Torroella where you spend the night.

Day 4: Quintessentially Mediterranean
Day 4: Quintessentially Mediterranean

Torroella de Montgrí – Begur
Distance: 18km
You leave Torroella via the River Ter along a wide and flat path, past orchards and rice fields that reach to the sea. You follow the beautiful sandy beach of Pals, some stunning, rocky coves to finally climb to the picturesque village of Begur. Overnight stay in Begur.

Day 5: Costa Brava bays of delight
Day 5: Costa Brava bays of delight

Begur – Calella de Palafrugell
Distance: 14km
The GR92 trail initially goes along a footpath along the street but soon you walk down pine forests to reach the coast. The path climbs and descends from bay to bay, past beautiful cliffs and charming villages where you can eat and have a drink. Villages such as Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are among the most beautiful during the entire tour. Overnight stay in Calella de Palafrugell.

Day 6: The coastal path to paradise
Day 6:  The coastal path to paradise

Calella de Palafrugell – Palamós
Distance: 12km
This is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular walks along the Costa Brava. The trail winds up and down beautiful beaches, coves, holm oak forest, olive trees and ends in Palamos, a large fishing village with a typical Mediterranean atmosphere and a lively fishing port with a fish market and accompanying fishing museum that you should definitely visit. You stay in a nice hotel on the beach of Palamós.

Day 7: Historic towns and sandy beaches
Day 7:  Historic towns and sandy beaches

Palamós – Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Distance: 18km
From Palamos you follow the coast further south along the touristic Platja d'Aro, some beautiful bays, the beautiful sandy beach of Sant Pol and a final climb over the rocky coast before arriving in Sant Feliu de Guixols. This beautiful village with its large pleasure port, cozy market squares and beautiful beaches is your final destination. Enjoy the many cafes and restaurants or visit the monastery where art exhibitions are held. Overnight stay in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Day 8: Sant Feliu de Guíxols : end of the tour
Day 8: Sant Feliu de Guíxols : end of the tour

Sant Feliu de Guíxols
End of the walking route. Possibility to book a transfer to the airport or extend your stay on the Costa Brava.

Included/Excluded

  • Welcome meeting with our guide (English or Dutch)
  • 7 nights in hotel with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed hiking map for each stage
  • GPS device with all walks (GPX tracks)
  • 24h emergency number
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Half board
  • Extra drinks
  • Additional services

Durations

8 days

Languages

Dutch
English
Espanol

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