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Collioure to Cadaqués

From the Côte Vermeille to the Costa Brava
Follow the Mediterranean coast from France into Spain on this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported. The route is full of artistic intrigue, featuring landscapes which inspired Matisse and Dalí, as well as colourful fishing villages and delicious regional cuisine.
Collioure to Cadaqués. 7 nights
Collioure to Cadaqués. 7 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday in northern Catalonia

Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, the eastern Pyrenees meet the sea amid a softened landscape of vine-planted slopes and sheltered coves, where this classic coastal walk, from southern France’s Côte Vermeille to the dramatic and unspoiled Costa Brava in northern Spain, reveals a poetic palette of colour. Reds and golds, accentuated by the morning light, are broken by the coastal pines’ vibrant greens and a shimmering, turquoise sea.
This is what brought Matisse to Collioure, prompting him to break convention and place colour at the heart of his painting; just as the twisted, wind-sculpted forms of the Cap de Creus farther south – and the light-filled Spanish port of Cadaqués – provided inspiration for the Surrealist talents of Salvador Dalí. As you wind gently through these changing landscapes, you experience changes of pace, culture and language; and along the way there are wines to be tasted, tapas to be sampled and seas to be swum in.


The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • 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 Collioure
    Night 1: at La Casa Païral (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 Collioure: 9km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 290m
    Following our 'town trail', begin the day with an exploration of Collioure's historic, fortified port, winding back streets, and three beaches, before climbing vine-clad hills to reach the fort above the town for sumptuous views.
    Around Collioure
    Circular walk from Collioure: 9km
  • Collioure to Banyuls: 10km, 4hrs; ascent 375m/descent 335m
    Today, a short transfer to Port-Vendres allows you to follow undulating cliff-top paths along a beautiful section of coastline around the rugged Cap Béar headland. The views are truly spectacular, making this section one of the highlights of the holiday. There are a couple of spots where you can pause for a swim before winding your way through the vineyards that produce the region's wines to reach Banyuls where you spend the next two nights at the Hotel Catalan.
    Above Port-Vendres
    Collioure to Banyuls: 10km
  • Circular walk from Banyuls: 9km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 190m
    You now have a free day to explore Banyuls (steps lead from the hotel down to the port) and its two beaches, or to relax by the pool. You may like to follow the official Banyuls town trail, which features sculptures by local artist, Aristide Maillol. Alternatively, we suggest a short, delightful circuit to the south-west that leads through the hills and terraced vineyards behind Banyuls. On this walk you are rewarded by fine views of the Alberes Hills as you follow the Cami d’Anicet, an ancient trackway that hugs the side of a small hill.
    A view over Banyuls
    Circular walk from Banyuls: 9km
  • Banyuls to Llançà: 10km, 4hrs; ascent 240m/descent 445m
    The day starts with a short taxi ride over the border to a col above the beautiful beach at Port Bou. From here, you descend steeply (walking poles can prove very useful here) and walk around the bay to pick up the rugged coastal path that leads around the wild Cap de Ras and continues past a mixture of secluded coves and bustling beaches, with numerous swimming opportunities. Your destination is Llançà and the Hotel La Goleta where you stay the night.
    Approaching Llançà
    Banyuls to Llançà: 10km
  • Llançà to Cadaqués: 13km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 400m
    After a transfer to Port de Selva, this walk makes for a fine climax to the holiday, taking you across Cap de Creus, the rugged promontory that forms Spain's easternmost point, to the delightful fishing village of Cadaqués. The headland has been declared a Natural Park, and the dramatic, rocky landscape coated with low shrubs and aromatic plants is particularly beautiful early in the season, when flowers carpet the ground. You pass the lovely ruins of the Hermitage of Sant Baldiri de Taballera and, at the mid-point of the walk, an impressive viewpoint from which you can see the Pyrenees. Your hotel for your final two nights is the Hotel Playa Sol in Cadaqués.
    Cap de Creus lighthouse
    Llançà to Cadaqués: 13km
  • Circular walk from Cadaqués: 15km, 6hrs; ascent/descent 490m; shorter option: 8km, 3hrs
    On your last day, explore the cobbled streets of Cadaqués (once described by Dalí as 'the most beautiful village in the world'), and enjoy one final walk. Paths lead north via the village of Port Lligat to Dalí's house, now a charming museum. (The house is closed Mondays until mid-April and from mid-September. Visits must be booked in advance and you will be given an allotted time.) From Port Lligat, your route then hugs the coastline, passing numerous small, sandy coves to reach the lighthouse at Cap de Creus. There is an excellent bar/restaurant at the lighthouse here, where you could stop for lunch (pay locally), before continuing the circuit back to your hotel.

    For a shorter day, take a taxi (pay locally) to the lighthouse at Cap de Creus, to then return to Cadaqués on foot.
    Salvador Dalí's house
    Circular walk from Cadaqués: 15km


You stay in four comfortable hotels, all situated in delightful coastal locations.

Extend your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 April 2022 - 30 June 2022 & 01 September 2022 - 31 October 2022

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2022 £940 £270
    1 - 26 May 2022 £995 £300
    27 May - 12 Jun 2022 £1095 £325
    13 - 23 Jun 2022 £1145 £345
    1 - 11 Sep 2022 £1145 £345
    12 - 25 Sep 2022 £1095 £325
    26 Sep - 3 Oct 2022 £995 £300
    4 - 24 Oct 2022 £995 £290
    3rd & 4th person discount -£70
    Single traveller supplement £70

    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.

    The only twin rooms available at Collioure are the 'Collection' rooms - see upgrade rooms for prices

    If you would prefer to drive from the UK, please contact us for self-drive prices.

    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.

    7 nights: 01 April 2022 - 30 June 2022 & 01 September 2022 - 31 October 2022

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2022 £1295 £270
    1 - 26 May 2022 £1380 £300
    27 May - 12 Jun 2022 £1465 £325
    13 - 23 Jun 2022 £1520 £345
    1 - 11 Sep 2022 £1520 £345
    12 - 25 Sep 2022 £1465 £325
    26 Sep - 3 Oct 2022 £1380 £300
    4 - 24 Oct 2022 £1360 £290
    3rd & 4th person discount -£110
    Single traveller supplement £110

    Includes all elements in the 'walk price', plus standard-class travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International to Lille or Paris, with onward travel as described below.

    Included travel from the UK: Out: UK–Collioure via Paris (Eurostar/TGV/regional rail), approx. duration 10h45, plus 0h10 walk. Home: Figueres Vilafant–UK via Paris (TGV/Eurostar), approx. duration 10h40, plus 1h30 taxi.
    > More about 'by rail' prices
    > The 'rail experience': what to expect

    The only twin rooms available at Collioure are the 'Collection' rooms - see upgrade rooms for prices

    If you book your holiday less than 10 months in advance of your travel date, seats may no longer be available at the tariffs on which our prices are based, but we may be able to offer you seats on the same services at a supplement.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    La Casa Païral, Collioure
    'Collection': 01 Apr - 24 Apr 2022 £20
    'Collection': 25 Apr - 13 Jun 2022 £24
    'Collection': 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £30
    'Collection': 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2022 £30
    'Collection': 13 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 £24
    'Collection': 04 Oct - 31 Oct 2022 £20
    'Collection' with balcony: 01 Apr - 24 Apr 2022 £30
    'Collection' with balcony: 25 Apr - 13 Jun 2022 £34
    'Collection' with balcony: 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £38
    'Collection' with balcony: 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2022 £38
    'Collection' with balcony: 13 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 £34
    'Collection' with balcony: 04 Oct - 31 Oct 2022 £30
    Junior suite: 01 Apr - 13 Jun 2022 £40
    Junior suite: 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £74
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2022 £74
    Junior suite: 13 Sep - 31 Oct 2022 £40
    Hotel Playa Sol, Cadaqués
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2022 £12
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2022 £12

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    La Casa Païral, Collioure (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 24 Apr 2022 £80 £140
    25 Apr - 13 Jun 2022 £92 £166
    14 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £112 £202
    01 Sep - 12 Sep 2022 £112 £202
    13 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 £92 £166
    04 Oct - 31 Oct 2022 £80 £140
    Hotel Playa Sol, Cadaqués (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 13 Apr 2022 £104 £138
    14 Apr - 18 Apr 2022 £132 £175
    19 Apr - 31 May 2022 £104 £138
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £132 £175
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 £132 £175
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2022 £104 £138
    Barcelona, Toulouse, Perpignan or Girona
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    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
    Aberdeen - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2 
    Belfast Intl. - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Barcelona Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Birmingham - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Perpignan Ryanair 
    Birmingham - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Barcelona easyJet 
    Bristol - Girona Ryanair,  TUI 
    Bristol - Toulouse easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Nottingham East Midlands - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Barcelona Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Edinburgh - Barcelona (via Paris) Air France 
    Edinburgh - Toulouse Ryanair 
    Edinburgh - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Edinburgh - Toulouse (via Amsterdam) Air France 
    Edinburgh - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Barcelona jet2 
    Glasgow - Barcelona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Glasgow Prestwick - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Girona Ryanair 
    Leeds Bradford - Barcelona jet2,  Vueling 
    Leeds Bradford - Barcelona (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Leeds Bradford - Girona jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Barcelona easyJet,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Liverpool - Girona Ryanair 
    Liverpool - Toulouse easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Barcelona British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Barcelona British Airways,  easyJet,  Iberia,  Vueling 
    Gatwick - Girona TUI 
    Gatwick - Toulouse easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Barcelona British Airways 
    Heathrow - Toulouse British Airways 
    Heathrow - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Heathrow - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Barcelona easyJet,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Luton - Girona Ryanair 
    Luton - Toulouse easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Barcelona easyJet 
    London Southend - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Stansted - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Stansted - Perpignan Ryanair 
    Stansted - Toulouse Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Manchester - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Manchester - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Barcelona easyJet 
    Newcastle - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Newcastle - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Barcelona (via Paris) Air France 
    Southampton - Toulouse (via Paris) Air France 
    Outward route Airline
    Teesside International - Toulouse (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    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 for any of the options listed above except those operated by Ryanair. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. 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.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Barcelona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Barcelona Sants to Cerbère (2h45, pay locally), taxi Cerbère to hotel (0h30) £30 1430
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Figueres Vilafant (1h15), rail Figueres Vilafant to Barcelona Sants (1h) £78 1200 (1300 Sun)

    Connecting travel options - flying via Toulouse

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Toulouse to Collioure (3h20), walk to hotel (0h10) or taxi (pay locally) £42 1500 (1230 Sat)
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    Toulouse not recommended for homeward travel

    Connecting travel options - flying via Perpignan

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi Perpignan airport to hotel (0h35) £45 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Perpignan airport (1h30) £100 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Girona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Girona to Cerbère (1h10, pay locally), taxi Cerbère to Collioure (0h30) £30 1630
    taxi Girona airport to hotel (1h15) £118 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Girona airport (1h15) £88 flexible
    bus Cadaqués to Girona (1h45) pay locally 1200
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 3 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfers on days 2, 4 & 5

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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.
  • If your holiday plans go awry because of Coronavirus, rest assured that we’ll do right by you. Since the start of the pandemic, our flexible booking policy and prompt issuing of refunds to customers who prefer not to defer their holiday have earned us high praise in the national press.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – walking holidays are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety, not least proving your vaccination status or taking a test in order to travel.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
    Safety measures being taken by hoteliers & others >
    Entry requirements for non-UK destinations & for re-entering the UK >
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, 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.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines (but not, currently, with Ryanair). 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. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to 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.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • 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 take out a policy with our recommended provider (if you live outside the UK you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • 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 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 for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; Catalan, Basque and Gallego have equal status in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia, respectively. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit

    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 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.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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