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Catalonia - Walking the Costa Brava

Catalonia - Walking the Costa Brava

Degree of difficulty - A/B

This route starts in Sant Feliu de Guíxols and ends in l’Estartit. It follows the “camí de Ronda”, a coastal path, which allows you to enjoy the incredible coastal landscapes of the Costa Brava region. A coast that will surprise most of the visitors, as we pass through old fishing towns as Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc, or charming medieval villages as Pals, more inland. Far away from the crowded places related to this area, the region that you’ll be walking has plenty of unknown places as well as absolutely beautiful unspoilt coves such as Cala Castell, near Palafrugell. The tour is perfect for the ones who want to combine slow-hiking with relaxing moments in the beach, some of the best of the whole of the Mediterranean area. This tour will sure provide little but precious happy moments such as drinking coffee just in front of the Sea or having dinner in some of the best restaurants in the region. We presume that you are in good health and demand enough endurance for distances up to 20 km. Please note that some parts also may lead on small/uneven paths.

Day 1:    Individual arrival at Sant Pol (Sant Feliu de Guixols) Arrival at the nice little town of Sant Feliu de Guixols with its fishing port. Accommodation in a hotel next to the beautiful beach of Sant Pol.

Day 2:    Sant Pol to La Fosca (14km) Today; you’ll be walking along the coastline until reaching Calella de Palafrugell. The route goes through the village of Platja d’Aro, following the sea along the Bay of Palamós, with its fishing port and its delicious dishes of fish.

Day 3    La Fosca to Calella de Palafrugell   (13km) Today's route goes through the lovely Castell cove rounding the wooded area of Cap Roig (height 130 m), from where we can get excellent panoramic views. Lodging in the old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, with a magnificent view over the settlement of Calella.

Day 4   Calella de Palafrugell to Begur (16km) The trail leads us to the north always following the coast and going up to the Massif of Begur (height 220 m) with its picturesque town and its medieval castle.

Day 5: Begur to Peratallada (15km) Slope down to the gentle countryside where a large number of picturesque medieval villages are visited. Pals is one of the pearls, with its big walls, the Hours tower, and the church of Sant Pere from the XIII century. Already on the plain you will pass by Sant Feliu de Boada, and reach Peratallada where you will be lodging in a cute guest house. You can wander on the very ancient ambience of this nice small town.

Day 6: Pertallada – Torroella de Montgri (12km) Today's route passes through interesting medieval villages. The trail is flat and leads you to the river mouth of the Ter, where you will enjoy the view of the Medes Islands.

Day 7: Torroella de Montgri – Montgri Massif (9/29km) Circular route to discover some of the most wonderful parts of the Montgrí Massif. The route climbs to the spectacular castle on the top (200m high) of the massif. From there you will enjoy 360 º views over the whole Empordà region. You will descend on to a quiet valley with the charming church of Santa Caterina and later come back to Torroella. Long option to L’Estartit (20km 565m+): After climbing to the castle you will walk on the edge of the mountain to L’Estartit (sea village) where you can enjoy a meal on one of their terraces. Coming back the itinerary is totally flat. (Always possible to take a taxi to skip the last 6 km.)

Day 8:   Individual departure or extended stay


Self-led: starts daily 15 March to 27 October 2019

Season 1: €705pps/€850 single 15 March – 13 April & 1 October – 27 October

Season 2: €760pps/€955 single 15 April – 16 June & 1 – 30 September

Season 3: €890pps/€1170 single 17 June - 31 August

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation B&B (2/3*** accommodation; Premium on request)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Self Guided Tour Information

Starts daily from 15 March to 27 October


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