Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
One of our top selling self-guided walking vacations, at a great price too. Hiking from bed to bed, beauty spot to beauty spot. With luggage transferred.
L’Escala Greek and Roman ruins at Empúries Bay of Roses Sant Pere Pescador Aiguamolls Natural Park Cadaques Castello D’Empuries Cap de Creus National Park El Port de la Selva Palau Saverdera Girona optional day
€870To€985 excluding flights
Price includes: Welcome Meeting, transfers from/to Girona Airport or Figueres Vilafant Train station (if traveling from Barcelona airport), accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers, detailed route notes/maps, GPS files and 24/ local support.
Description of Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Our top tip:
Extend this trip by one day to explore the Roman walled city of Girona, with its famous cathedral.
Self-guided with itinerary.
Easy to moderate, 3-8 hours walking per day. Max ascent 750m on one day only.
Mix of local guesthouses, pensions, and family run hotels.
Accommodation, breakfasts, some meals, luggage transfers, trip notes, 24 hour local support.
Plenty of cafes. Option to book dinners at accommodation.
Solo welcome. with surcharge.
47 Reviews of Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2023 by Peter McCrackenExcellent...The walks punctuated by swims in the sea with a fantastic hotel at the end of the day. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Oct 2023 by susan kassSwimming in the Mediterranean, amazing food Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Nov 2022 by Tobin MartinExcellent... This was our first organised walking vacation and we wouldn't hesitate to book again. Thank you! Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022 by Joanna WoottenGreat scenic walks in nice and varied accommodation with excellent breakfasts! Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2022 by Catriona MclaughlinThe most memorable or exciting part was the beautiful scenery on the coastal route and some hidden gem hotels and towns. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2022 by Anne LockleyGreat scenery & lovely walks. Good to do some exercise with quality food and drink stops. It's a good way to see a new area. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 May 2022 by Marge SamsoeGreat!...It was actually more physically challenging than I expected even though I live in the US Rocky Mountains Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021 by Fred DieckampThere were exciting highlights every day. For example, Walk 1 included Greek/Roman ruins as well as a beautiful beach all to myself! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2021 by Janet HardingExcellent. Would do again in a heartbeat. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021 by Trevor MasonGreat vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021 by Ian MorrisExcellent, well organised with some nice accomodation Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020 by Linda KingWe enjoyed it and the weather was good for walking. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019 by Jenny RawlinsAll the walks were varied, interesting and each memorable Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by Jenny HoffmannI think my favourite walk was the one which started from Rosas and took us along the coast through the pines for the first two thirds, so that we swam twice in two different bays before heading off up the mountains. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2019 by Ellen TurnerThere's a great view round almost every corner Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2019 by Angela McFarlandAlthough the whole tour was a wonderfully positive experience, we really enjoyed staying in the towns of Cadaques and El Port de la Selva as well as the hiking between the towns. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Ma. Josefina Paguirigan-KayabanVery exhilarating. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Mar 2019 by Georgina AlsopIt was excellent. Would definitely recommend and would do another vacation like this with Steve and Maria. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2018 by Margaret BoulterFantastic vacation, can’t recommend this operator highly enough, Maria and Steve were brilliant. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Jul 2018 by Karen CoombsThe most memorable part was the coastal walk and the beaches. Cadaques was exciting and we wished we were able to stay longer. It was also exciting to have completed the whole walk and we felt a sense of achievement. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2017 by Kate LongIt was all fantastic, but the bird sanctuary was my favorite. Beautifully management and interpretive signage. Peaceful stroll. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Sep 2017 by Madeleine HolmanSeeing so many beautiful places along the Catalan coast and mountains, from gorgeous beaches to the mountain top monestary, to tiny villages. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2017 by Sarah PajwaniExcellent...The notes on where to go are really good and we did not get lost at all. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Oct 2017 by Maria CookThe most memorable moment was climbing up to the ruins from Sant Pere de Rodes monastery. The views were breathtaking and worth the extra time and effort to get to the top. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Oct 2017 by Stephen AllenThe visit to Empuries on walk 1 was amazing! Very good; excellent walking routes which were very varied, and very good walking instructions. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2017 by Mark SchaubAll the hiking was excellent and a variety of experiences. It was also exciting for the kids to interact with cows and other wildlife. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2017 by Darlena BrightwellOverall, a great vacation. The walking was doable...sometimes a bit challenging for us pensioners...but we did it...and the views were often incredible...always lovely. Our dinners were the same, sometimes incredible, always lovely. Get restaurant suggestions from Maria if you are a foodie. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2017 by Tim GrahamVery friendly people, good hotels and restaurants, a most interesting bird reserve, wonderful wild flowers and a fine walk, especially the last three sections in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Apr 2017 by Susan NobleThe walk from Cadaques to El Port de la Selva and after to Palau Salverdera was the best thing. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2016 by Linda SimpsonSeptember was a perfect month to walk, even though it was exceptionally warm; places were not overcrowded and most of the restaurants were still open. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2016 by Barbara Zoltick(The) scenery was beautiful. Got to see both touristy and not touristy parts of Catalonia (staying at) a good mix of accommodations. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2016 by Jennifer Sharpe(The vacation was) fantastic. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2016 by Regina HaertschGreat vacation - variety in walks and hotels. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2016 by Anne WithersThe vacation was excellent. Everything was very well organised and we were delighted both with the walking trails and the accommodation booked for us. We would certainly book such a vacation again. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2016 by Jane PattonIt was in fact one of the best vacations I've ever had, the walks were wonderful and we loved being there in early June when there were few people around! Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jun 2016 by Mary MartinWe enjoyed the hike tremendously. We have been on a number of self guided hikes and this one rates highly. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 May 2016 by Martin GrahamEvery day was different, and we always looked forward to reaching our overnight stop, and to exploring a new place. The little places where we stopped were all very interesting and had lots of character. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Apr 2016 by Daryl TingleyThe vacation more than lived up to our hopes. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Apr 2016 by Andrew HollasExcellent walking, high standard accommodation. Very well organised by Steve and Maria. Very good route notes. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2015 by Peter CheethamThe awesome coastal and inland scenery, the beautifully clear sea and the wildlife combined to make every day really interesting. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2015 by Joy FieldThe variety and diversity of the scenery each day contributed greatly to making this a most memorable experience. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, you may not come this way again. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Feb 2015 by Gabrielle LorenzI loved the walk along the rocky coast from secluded beach to secluded beach. Seeing nesting storks in the Aiguamolls national park was a highlight too! Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2014 by Karen BalterIt was the best vacation we have taken in many years. Cadacaue was the loveliest town I have ever seen and the hotel on the beach with the balcony views was equally exquisite. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2014 by Debra EfroymsonThere were so many best bits it is hard to choose just one!! Perhaps one dramatic landscape after another, or was it the amazing food, or the super friendly people, or the lovely accommodations? Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2014 by jane cooperIt was an excellent trip. Though one doesn't cover as much ground as by other means, you do see things more closely, more intimately. We loved it. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2014 by Carey KeltingA really well organised and above all flexible vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Apr 2014 by Maime Pearcey...for a short trip, this hol was ideal... excellently planned/supported by the tour operator...A feast for the senses. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleOur self guided walking vacations in Catalonia and tourism in general has benefited the local community here immensely, without tourism many of the local restaurants, hotels, guest houses and craft shops would not exist, all of which employ local staff. Many of the younger generation have also stayed due to the employment tourism brings to the community.
All of our accommodation apart from the last night in Girona is family owned and staffed by locals with their food being sourced locally. As our vacations run out of season they are particularly grateful of our custom.
We also believe our guests give a positive impact on the community. We encourage all our guests to interact with the local community, this gives both the guests and locals the change to interact and embrace each other’s cultural differences. In order to limit the social impact of tourism all are guests are sent information packs about the local customs, religion, politics and history. We encourage our guests to visit local craft shops and to buy any provisions locally.
With regards to the environmental impact, all our guests are encourage to respect the local flora, fauna and wildlife and to act responsibly. They walk on designated paths and make sure no litter is left behind. All of our business waste is recycled where possible through a local community initiative. All communication via fax is done electronically where possible, saving on paper. On arrival our guests are given information on recycling in this part of Spain. They are also given information in the form of a leaflet on how to minimize waste.
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