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The Costa Brava from Cadaquès to Palamos

The GR92 of the Mediterranean

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660€/person

Presentation of your trip

Starting in Cadaquès on the Costa Brava, an inspiration for Salvador Dali, you move from port to port, calas to calas (‘cove’ in Catalan), as far as the white houses of Palamos and its large, sandy beach.

Between the land and the sea, you discover a succession of small calas, each as pretty as the next, including many famous spots: Joncols, Montjoi, Sa Tuna and Tamariu. The route also passes inland, with a beautiful trip to the atypical castle of Montgril, the Greco-Roman ruins of Empuries, as well as the beautiful medieval villages of Pals and Begur.

A hike far off the beaten track to discover the secret Costa Brava and its landscapes, bathed in the Mediterranean sunlight.

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

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
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Trip details

Highlights

  • The beautiful calas of the Costa Brava and Spanish Catalonia.
  • Scents of the Mediterranean: the garrigue, beautiful villages and sea air.
  • Comfortable stages in the heart of the ports of the Mediterranean.
  • A beautiful route in the land of the sun!

Complementary informations

  • 7 days 6 nights including 6 days of hiking
  • A truly beautiful itinerary

Program

  • Day 1

    Cadaquès

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel (B&B)

    You arrive in the village of Cadaquès : famous village with its pretty port and typical white houses where Salvador Dali lived. You stay in a ** hotel on a B&B basis.

  • Day 2

    From Cadaquès to Rosas

    • Distance : 21 km
    • Duration : 6h40
    • Elevation gain : 450 m
    • Negative gradient : 460 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Possibility to extend this stage with a pretty loop around the Cap de Norfeu : +4.5km +180 -225m

    Starting at the statue of Salvador Dali, you head south for a magnificent and wild hike crossing the Cap de Creu Park. On the programme today, discover several beautiful and celebrated calas (‘cove’ in Catalan) including Joncols, Montjoi and Rostella. The path moves up and down, along this steep coast, allowing you to discover the superb landscapes between the sea and mountains. Arrive in Rosas for a night on the seafront. Night in a ***hotel on a half-board basis.

     

  • Day 3

    From Rosas to L’Escala

    • Distance : 16 km
    • Duration : 4h
    • Elevation gain : 50 m
    • Negative gradient : 50 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    In the morning, a transfer of 45mins to the pretty village of Sant Père Pescador, from where you will start your hike. 

    Passing through the countryside and typical Catalan villages, you reach the Greco-Roman site of Empuries (from the Greek “emporion” for ‘market’) with ease. This superb ancient port welcomes you at the end of the stage before you reach the seafront at the village of Escala. Night in a ***hotel not far from the beach.


     

  • Day 4

    Escala – Torroella de Montgri

    • Distance : 21 km
    • Duration : 6h45
    • Elevation gain : 530 m
    • Negative gradient : 510 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    The day starts nicely at the very pretty Cala Montgo. The path then rises above the sea (viewpoints) to join the Mediterranean forest of Muntanya Gran. After ascending Montpla (309m); you reach the spectacular and unusual castle of Montgri which, having been completed in the 13th Century, was never used. Night in ****hotel in a double bedroom at Torroella de Montgri, on a half-board basis.

  • Day 5

    Torroella de Montgri – Pals and Begur

    • Distance : 22 km
    • Duration : 6h15
    • Elevation gain : 360 m
    • Negative gradient : 190 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Having crossed the River Tet, you take a stroll through fruit orchards. Then, after a short climb to the top of Pascuata, from where you can take in a terrific view of the Medes islands and the sea, you pass through a succession of very beautiful medieval villages including Palau-Sator, Pals and Begur. Night in a ****hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 6

    Begur to Calella de Palafrugell or Llanfanc

    • Distance : 19 km
    • Duration : 5h45
    • Elevation gain : 560 m
    • Negative gradient : 750 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Having left Begur, you descend towards the sea to reach the Cala Aiguefreda and Sa Tuna. Then, along a magnificent balcony path over the waves, you will reach a pretty village of white houses, Fornells. A beautiful route takes you on to the famous Cala de Tamariu before arriving in the picturesque fishing villages of Llafanc and Calella de Palafrugell.

    Night in a *** hotel on the seafront in Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell.

  • Day 7

    Calella de Palafrugell or Llanfanc to Palamos

    • Distance : 11 km
    • Duration : 3h30
    • Elevation gain : 180 m
    • Negative gradient : 180 m

    It’s the last stage, but by far not the least pretty, as the route jumps between the beaches of Castell and Saint Esteve, following small paths along the seafront and crossing through forests, as well as taking in many beautiful viewpoints over the sea. Arrival in Palamos. Transfer to Collioure and end of trip.

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Travel conditions

  • Accommodation

    In double bedrooms in comfortable **, *** or **** hotels (subject to availability) on a half-board basis except on Day 1 which is on a B&B basis.The hotels offer a higher level of comfort. 

    You sleep in single or double bedrooms with a private bathroom. Sheets and towels are provided.

  • Difficulty level

    LEVEL: 3/5

    An average of 6 hours of walking per day, with positive altitude differences of 50 to 560m max.

    You are in good physical condition and you are prepared to hike for several days.

  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Arrival in Collioure.

    How to get there :

    By car : Arrival in Figueras via AP7 motorway. Then N260 GIV 610 then GI614 for Cadaquès.

    By train : Renfe de Figueras station then bus to Cadaquès.

    By plane: Perpignan or Barcelone Airports.

Dates and price

Information

PERIOD :

From April to end of June, and from September to November. Departure possible in July - August at an additional cost.

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 people770
Registration at 3 people740
Registration at 4 people700
Registration at 6 people660
Freedom package with luggage transport by cab in high season
Registration at 2 people910
Registration at 3 people840
Registration at 4 people795
Registration at 6 people780

Options

Single room supplement: 165€/pers
Single room supplement high season: 200€/pers

The price includes

  • Half-board accommodation: from dinner on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 7, on B&B basis in Cadaquès.
  • Luggage transfer.
  • Transfer between Rosas and Saint Père Pescador.
  • Return transfer from Palamos to Cadaquès.
  • IGN maps with marked route, map holder.
  • Detailed TopoGuide.

The price does not include

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Return transfer to the departure point
  • Visits to museums
  • Parking

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