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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.
 

Book now for summer 2021

Travel restrictions mean that we cannot accept any new bookings from UK residents for autumn 2020 at the moment. We remain hopeful that restrictions will be eased and that we will be able to resume the holiday before the end of the season. If you have a holiday booking with us, we will contact you nearer the time.

Looking further ahead, we are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.

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Itinerary

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 Hotel 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, 3hrs
    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
  • Collioure to Banyuls: 10.5km, 3.5hrs
    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, on the route from Collioure to Banyuls
  • Circular walk from Banyuls: 9km, 3.5hrs
    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.
    Around Banyuls - view of the town
  • Banyuls to Llançà: 10km, 4hrs
    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 on the route from Banyuls
  • Llançà to Cadaqués: 13km, 5hrs
    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, en route from Llançà to Cadaqués
  • Circular walk from Cadaqués: 15km, 5hrs; 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 - around Cadaqués
 

Accommodation

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

Summer 2021

We are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 April 2020 - 30 June 2020 & 01 September 2020 - 31 October 2020

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2020 £895 £255
    1 - 26 May 2020 £960 £285
    27 May - 12 Jun 2020 £1045 £305
    13 - 23 Jun 2020 £1095 £325
    1 - 11 Sep 2020 £1095 £325
    12 - 25 Sep 2020 £1045 £305
    26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020 £960 £285
    4 - 24 Oct 2020 £945 £275
    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.

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

    The only twin rooms available at Collioure are the 'Collection' rooms - see upgrade rooms for 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 2020 - 30 June 2020 & 01 September 2020 - 31 October 2020

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2020 £1245 £255
    1 - 26 May 2020 £1310 £285
    27 May - 12 Jun 2020 £1395 £305
    13 - 23 Jun 2020 £1445 £325
    1 - 11 Sep 2020 £1445 £325
    12 - 25 Sep 2020 £1395 £305
    26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020 £1310 £285
    4 - 24 Oct 2020 £1295 £275
    3rd & 4th person discount -£105
    Single traveller supplement £105

    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.

    The only twin rooms available at Collioure are the 'Collection' rooms - see upgrade rooms for prices
    > More about 'by rail' prices
    > The 'rail experience': what to expect
    Included travel from the UK: UK-Collioure via Paris (Eurostar/TGV/regional rail), approx. duration 9h30 plus 0h10 walk. Home, Figueres Vilafant-UK via Paris (TGV/Eurostar), approx. duration 10h30 plus 1h30 taxi.

    If you book your holiday less than 6 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)

    Casa Pairal , Collioure
    'Collection': 01 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £18
    'Collection': 25 Apr - 13 Jun 2020 £22
    'Collection': 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2020 £28
    'Collection': 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2020 £28
    'Collection': 13 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 £22
    'Collection': 04 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £18
    'Collection' with balcony: 01 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £28
    'Collection' with balcony: 25 Apr - 13 Jun 2020 £32
    'Collection' with balcony: 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2020 £36
    'Collection' with balcony: 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2020 £36
    'Collection' with balcony: 13 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 £32
    'Collection' with balcony: 04 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £28
    Junior suite: 01 Apr - 13 Jun 2020 £38
    Junior suite: 14 Jun - 30 Jun 2020 £70
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 12 Sep 2020 £70
    Junior suite: 13 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £38
    Hotel Playa Sol, Cadaqués
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 £10
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £10

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

    Casa Pairal , Collioure (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 24 Apr 2020 £76 £134
    25 Apr - 13 Jun 2020 £88 £158
    14 Jun - 30 Jun 2020 £106 £192
    01 Sep - 12 Sep 2020 £106 £192
    13 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 £88 £158
    04 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £76 £134
    Hotel Playa Sol, Cadaqués (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 09 Apr 2020 £98 £130
    10 Apr - 13 Apr 2020 £126 £166
    14 Apr - 31 May 2020 £98 £130
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2020 £126 £166
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2020 £126 £166
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £98 £130
  • 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) £28 1430
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Figueres Vilafant (1h15), rail Figueres Vilafant to Barcelona Sants (1h) £74 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) £40 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) £42 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Perpignan airport (1h30) £95 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) £28 1630
    taxi Girona airport to hotel (1h15) £112 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Girona airport (1h15) £83 flexible
    bus Cadaqués to Girona (1h45) pay locally 1200
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 3 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer on days 2, 4 & 5
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