Discover the Catalan Coast on this easy self guided walking holiday in Spain. The region in which our walking tour explores is probably the least discovered and quietest of the Costa Brava. You will come across some fabulous sandy beaches and some quaint unspoiled fishing villages. Not forgetting a backdrop of wooded hills providing a lovely contrast to the aquamarine like seas.
Our walks are not too long allowing enough time to relax on a beach or take a long lunch of some delicious local seafood. Our route begins in the historic town of Begur. From here you will walk along the Catalan coast to the beautiful coastal village of Tamariu. Then you will walk southwards along the famous “Camino de Ronda”, an incredible trail offering you some fantastic rugged coastal scenery.
During your walking holiday in Spain, you will visit some beautiful fishing villages, such as Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, which still preserve their original charm. You will finish your adventure at the lovely Sant Pol beach.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrive at Girona airport/centre or Figueres Vilafant train station (if travelling from Barcelona) where you make your way to your accommodation in Begur. Once there you will have a welcome meeting to discuss the weeks’ itinerary.
Begur is your starting town with its numerous colonial-style houses, narrow streets and alleyways of the old town. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the medieval castle overlooking the town offering some spectacular views over this region, a great place to start your Catalan Adventure!!
Today’s walking route is a lovely circular tour. The circular route takes you to Sa Tuna and Cala d’Aiquafreda through some wonderful Catalan countryside. Sa Tuna and Cala d’Aiquafreda are situated on beautiful bays with lovely beaches and surrounded by pine trees. Lovely locations to take a dip into the sea.
Today you leave Aiguablava/Begur behind and head along a stunning coastal trail. You’ll pass the beautiful seaside village of Tamariu with a spectacular sandy beach, then onwards around the La Musclera Headland and the bay of Cala Pedrosa before finally reaching the San Sebastián lighthouse. This lighthouse has incredible views out over the Mediterranean and the majestic high Pyrenees.
Finally, after a superb walk, you’ll arrive in Llafranc. Llanfrac with its tangle of narrow streets is animated even out of season. This beautiful white-washed seaside town was frequented by film stars and artists, including Salvador Dalí, throughout the 20th century. The Fishermen’s cottages, with boat houses on the beach which stretch around its coves, will not fail to seduce you.
Today you head inland giving you the opportunity to experience the beautiful Catalan interior. You will pass through the historic market town of Palafrugell (the market is every day apart from Mondays). What was traditionally a cork manufacturing town, has been transformed into a popular tourist area, a great place for couple and families. Palafrugell combines culture and commerce. It has a pedestrianised area where you can wander around the walls and the church with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and museums to explore.
Then onwards to the beautiful white-washed seaside town of Calella de Palafrugell. Calella de Palafrugell is spread along a half dozen beautiful sandy coves interspersed with pink-hued rocks. With fishing boats lying on the sands, and cafés and restaurants under the arches of pastel-coloured buildings, it is difficult to think of a prettier Spanish resort. This is the reason why Calella Palafrugell has been voted one of the prettiest Spanish seaside resorts by many publications over the years. Quite simply you’ll have to tear yourself away when it’s time to move on. However as most of our customers have said at the end of the tour, you will most likely want to make a plan to return here in the near future.
Time to relax in this beautiful sea-side village, perhaps a long lazy lunch and some time on the beach along with some snorkelling maybe be in order or a visit to the botanic gardens at Cap Roig. In 1927, Colonel Woevodsky and Dorothy Webster bought the land of this estate in Cap Roig where they began building a castle and a magnificent park. The works continued until 1974. The garden runs down in terraces from the castle to the sea. The first ones (Nuns’ Terraces, El Bassin Terrace, Lovers’ Garden) are connected by the Cypresses Staircase and have a marked architectural character. From there on, the paths descend gently towards the coast. This area is home to the Spring Garden, Cactus Garden and Geranium Walk with stunning flowering seasons.
Today you’ll reluctantly leave Calella de Palafrugell behind and carry on along a very scenic coastal trail with many beautiful secret coves. You’ll then head inland across fields and through hills clad in pine, olive and oak trees until you pass the protected fishing hamlet of S’Alguer and finally arriving at La Fosca. La Fosca is a lovely small village/urbanisation on the seafront, it has a really nice sandy beach and the perfect place for a swim to cool off.
Leaving La Fosca behind you head towards Palamós. You travel along the promenade at Palamós before picking up the beautiful Cami de Ronda coastal path, this is a lovely scenic route along the coast with the Mediterranean sparkling in the sun on your left and pine-clad hills on your right. You’ll pass the harbour at Playa de Aro and cross the sandy beach at Sa Cuenca Bay and finally onwards to your final destination, S’Agaró.
The elegant resort town of S’Agaró was made famous by movie stars during the golden age of Hollywood, but, unlike them, it has weathered the time between then and now with a bit more panache. Originally the area was a private resort, but now anyone can come and spend their weekend here. S’Agaró has several main attractions, the most important of which is the beachside walkway that houses much of the city’s most important architecture. Also not to be missed is the Sant Pol Beach.
Depart after breakfast.
By Plane to Girona airport. Where an incoming transfer is included
By Plane to Barcelona airport then by train to Figueres Vilafant depending on the train, you catch. The transfer from Figueres Vilafant to your first accommodation takes approx. 20 mins.
The fastest train is the AVANT from Barcelona Sants to Figueres Vilafant, there are approx 9 trains a day, takes 53 mins.
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