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Hiking from Collioure to Cadaquès

The Balconies of the Mediterranean


Presentation of your trip

From Collioure, a place that inspired fauvist painters, we go from port to port until we reach the white houses of Cadaquès, the easternmost village in Spain. Between earth and sky we follow 14th century signal towers on the ridges of the Albères massif, each evening descending to the Catalan fishing ports. We cross the border through vineyards to reach the natural reserve of Cap Créus and the famous village of Cadaquès.
A walk following in the steps of the Catalan painters and sculptors Dali, Matisse, Miro, Picasso... in sunlit landscapes with a section in the Mediterranean ports.

  • DestinationSpain, Pyrénées
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip7 days and 6 nights
  • ActivitiesHiking
  • Physical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
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Trip details


  • These landscapes and this light has fascinated some of the most celebrated painters
  • The fragrances of the Mediterranean: the scrubland, vineyards and sea air
  • Comfortable accommodations in the heart of Mediterranean ports

Complementary informations

  • Self-guided walking tour
  • 7 days, 6 nights including 6 days of walk


  • Day 1


    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Arrival in Collioure. Take your time to discover this lovely village, in love with colours and painters. Night in hotel.

  • Day 2

    From Collioure to Banyuls

    • Distance : 12 km
    • Duration : 5h
    • Elevation gain : 650 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    2 possible levels of difficulty 

    1st: 12km ascent: +650m; 2nd: 4h30 12km ascent: +500m
    In the morning, you will discover the village of Collioure along the path of the great masters of Fauvism, such as Matisse and Derain. From the hermitage of Notre Dame de la Consolation, climb up to the Tour Madeloc (656m) and look out over Banyuls. You finish this beautiful stage with a good meal overlooking the sea. Night in a hotel.

  • Day 3

    Banyuls - Port Bou or Cerbère 5h.

    • Distance : 13 km
    • Duration : 5h
    • Elevation gain : 672 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    2 possible levels of difficulty 

    1st: 13km Ascent: +672m 2nd: 13.5km 4h30 Ascent: +400m
    You leave the magnificent vineyards of Banyuls sur mer along the ridge path towards the Carroig tower (670m). A unique panorama of the Canigou and the Albères nature reserve as you plunge into the sea to reach the first typical Catalan village: Port Bou. Overnight in a seaside hotel.

  • Day 4

    Port-Bou OR Cerbère – Llança

    • Distance : 16 km
    • Duration : 4h30
    • Elevation gain : 5 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Head further south along a magnificent coastal path to discover the first "calas" (Catalan for coves) carved out by the sea and wind. You reach Llança along the seafront. Overnight in a hotel in the historic centre.

  • Day 5

    Llança – El Port de la Selva

    • Distance : 12 km
    • Duration : 4h30
    • Elevation gain : 530 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    After climbing to the monastery of San Père de Rodes (480m), you will be treated to a spectacular panorama of the Gulf of Lion and the bay of Rosas. Then descend to the fishing village of Port de la Selva to breathe in the sea air.  Overnight in a hotel, where you can take advantage of the spa (jacuzzi, shower, hydro-massage and sauna) and the massage, beauty treatment and physiotherapy services for total relaxation (optional, except July and August).

  • Day 6

    Port de la Selva - Cadaquès

    • Distance : 10 km
    • Duration : 4h
    • Elevation gain : 450 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    A beautiful route leads you through the scrubland, along a picturesque path lined with low dry-stone walls to a splendid view of the bay and the village of Cadaquès. Make the most of this short stopover to visit the village and walk to the little hamlet of Port Lligat, famous for its cove and Salvador Dali's house. Overnight in a hotel in Cadaquès.

  • Day 7

    Cadaquès – Collioure (transfer to Figueras)

      You leave the seaside in the direction of Figueras, where you can visit the "Museu Dali". Transfer to Collioure and end of your stay.

    • End of trip

    Travel conditions

    • Formalities

      • Passport or ID is compulsory
      • We recommend getting a European Health Insurance card (check with the NHS) 
      • Repatriation insurance is compulsory
    • Luggage

      Carrying is limited to business of the day and picnic. Luggage is carried by vehicle. Please allow 1 bag per person, maximum 15kg/bag.

    • Attendees

      From 2 people.

    • Key information and support

      On your own :


      You go on your own, as a couple, with family or friends. We take care of your accommodation, meals, luggage transfer and group.

      You have good hiking experience and can find your way with a map and compass. From one stage to the next, you'll follow our My LaRébenne app on your phone, where you'll find your complete file with maps, tracks, accommodation and transporters, as well as all the information you need for your stay. If you don't want the digital folder, but prefer the paper version with the classic navigation tools such as maps, map holder, topo-guide and printed information, please let us know.


      If you wish to receive both the digital and paper versions of your file, please allow for a supplement.

      Freedom means hiking lightly, at your own pace, and enjoying the pleasures of nature to the full, without worrying about the logistics of your stay. It also means being free to interpret and imagine what the Pyrenees have to say.

    • Accommodation

      In double rooms in comfortable **, *** or **** hotels (subject to availability) on half-board basis. The hotels offer a high level of comfort. You will sleep in single or double rooms, each with its own bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided.

    • Food

      This is not the time to go on a diet! Instead, it is an opportunity to taste local cuisine and specialities. The quality of your food is paramount and we take great care to ensure a good dietary balance, a sufficient calorie intake and that each meal includes local specialities. 
      You can dine at your accommodation or in the associated restaurants. 
      Picnics (lunch) are not included. Available as an additional option.

    • Difficulty level

      An average of 5 hours' walking a day, with a maximum positive difference in altitude of between 300 and 800 metres. You must be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for several days.



      Departure from Collioure

      How to get there:
      By car: To Perpignan by highway A9. Then take the direction of Collioure D914.
      By train: Perpignan or Collioure train’s stations.
      By plane: Perpignan airport and shuttle to the train station.

    Dates and price


    Free departure dates: you choose your own departure dates according to your availability.
    For groups, we adapt the level, duration, price and program on request.

    Free departure from

    Price TTC per person

    Freedom package with luggage transport by cab
    Registration at 2 people795
    Registration at 3 people790
    Registration at 4 people760
    Registration at 6 people750
    Freedom package with luggage transport by cab in high season
    Registration at 2 people895
    Registration at 3 people890
    Registration at 4 people860
    Registration at 6 people850


    Single room supplement: 165€/pers

    Single room supplement high season: 210€/pers

    The price includes

    • Half-board accommodation, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7, 
    • Luggage transport, 
    • Return transfer from Cadaquès to Collioure via Figueras. 
    • Maps with route highlighted 
    • Detailed digital roadbook

    The price does not include

    • All drinks, 
    • Lunch, 
    • Insurance, 
    • Personal expenses, 
    • Transport to the meeting point
    • Museum visits, 
    • Parking,
    • Insurance.

    The destination

    • Pyrénées

      The Pyrenees! To summarize their beauty and diversity in a few lines would be vain ... From the green mountains of the Basque Country, to the wild lands of Ariège to the Catalan mountains with the scent of the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees are an invitation to travel.

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