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A Taste of the Catalan Coast

Catalonia's quiet coast
 
Discover Catalonia’s quietest coastline on this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported. The routes are gentle, leaving plenty of time to linger over delicious seafood lunches in unspoiled fishing villages, and to relax by the coast or in your high-quality, family-run hotels.
A Taste of the Catalan Coast. 4 nights
A Taste of the Catalan Coast. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in northern Catalonia

The unspoiled northernmost part of the Costa Brava is a well-kept secret, and makes an ideal region for a few days of leisurely discovery on foot. Discover hidden coves, shady pinewoods, historic Palafrugell, and a regional cuisine which is justly renowned throughout Spain. The benevolent climate ensures many warm, sunny days from spring through to autumn, while the hotels offer high standards of accommodation.
This is the quietest and least-discovered part of the Costa Brava ('Wild Coast'), an area of unspoiled fishing villages and beautiful sandy beaches, behind which lie wooded hills. The walking is gentle and undemanding and, as the days are short, you have plenty of opportunity to relax on the beach or linger over a lunch of delicious seafood.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and adapt the walks to suit your preference.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    Pleasant sea breezes ensure that summers do not seem excessively hot.



     
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 13 14 16 18 21 25 29 28 26 21 16 14
    mm 46 45 59 54 52 41 25 44 68 101 58 56
  • Arrival in Calella
    Night 1: at Hotel Sant Roc (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular walk from Calella: 10.5km, 3.5hrs; longer option: 14km, 4.5hrs
    Spend the day relaxing in Calella, or follow our interesting and varied inland circuit, taking in the Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig, set on a terraced hillside overlooking the sea, and a via verde – a disused railway route now used by walkers and cyclists. You can extend the route to visit the town of Palafrugell for lunch and perhaps browse its lively market which takes place every day except Mondays.
    Botanical gardens at Cap Roig - Around Calella
  • Calella de Palafrugell to Begur: 14km, 4hrs
    Today's slightly more challenging route is a delightful mix of coastal and inland sections. The day begins with a visit to the San Sebastián lighthouse, which rewards with spectacular views out across the sea and inland towards the Pyrenees. You then enjoy a wonderful coastal section down to the idyllic, rocky bay of Cala Pedrosa, before continuing to Tamariu, a former fishing village with one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. Pause for a dip in the sea and a fresh fish lunch before making your way inland to medieval Begur and the Hotel Aiguaclara, where you stay for the last two nights.
    Rocky bay of Cala Pedrosa - from Calella to Begur
  • Circular walk from Begur: 9km, 3.5hrs
    Historic Begur is well worth exploring in its own right, and you might choose to spend your day here visiting some of the excellent shops, cafés and restaurants nestled within the tangle of colourful, narrow streets. No medieval town is complete without a castle, and Begur's crumbling 16th-century fortress enjoys unmissable 360-degree views over the sea and countryside. Or for a final stretch of the legs, follow a pleasant route down to the coast at Cap Begur, taking in the pretty seaside village of Sa Tuna and the beautiful bay of Cala d'Aiguafreda.
    Seaside village of Sa Tuna - Around Begur
 

Accommodation

You stay in two delightful and high-quality hotels, the first located in a pretty fishing village and the second in a charming, medieval town.
Occasionally, due to availability, we may offer an alternative hotel, as shown below. You will be informed of any change to the usual hotel (along with any price implication) prior to us confirming your holiday to you.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 07 April - 30 June 2019 & 01 September - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    7 - 17 April £520 £190
    18 - 22 April £560 £210
    23 April - 23 May £520 £190
    24 May - 6 June £545 £205
    7 - 26 June £595 £245
    1 - 7 September £595 £245
    8 - 28 September £545 £205
    29 September - 27 October £495 £175
    3rd & 4th person discount -£75
    Single traveller supplement £75

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: return taxi from Girona airport

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Sant Roc
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 07 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £25
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £25
    Hotel Aiguaclara
    Junior suite with terrace: 07 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £22
    Junior suite with terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £22
    Superior with terrace: 07 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £10
    Superior with terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £10
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Girona
    ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT(S):
    Barcelona

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Barcelona. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2 
    Belfast Intl. - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Barcelona Norwegian,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Birmingham - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Barcelona easyJet 
    Bristol - Girona Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Barcelona Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Barcelona Ryanair,  Thomas Cook 
    Nottingham East Midlands - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Barcelona Norwegian,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Edinburgh - Barcelona (via Paris) Air France 
    Edinburgh - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Barcelona jet2 
    Glasgow - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Girona Ryanair 
    Leeds Bradford - Barcelona jet2,  Vueling 
    Leeds Bradford - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Barcelona easyJet,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Liverpool - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Barcelona British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Vueling 
    Gatwick - Girona TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Barcelona British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Barcelona easyJet,  Vueling 
    Luton - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Barcelona easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Stansted - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2,  Norwegian,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Manchester - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Barcelona easyJet,  Vueling 
    Newcastle - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Barcelona (via Paris) Air France 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Barcelona. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Girona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi Girona airport to hotel (1h) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Girona airport (1h30) included flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Barcelona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Barcelona Sants to Girona (0h40), taxi Girona to hotel (1h) £25 1900
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Girona (1h30), rail Girona to Barcelona Sants (0h40) £20 1200 (1300 Sun)
What is included
  • 4 nights



  • 2 dinners
    4 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfers from/to Girona airport
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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