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From the Pyrenees to the Sea

Catalonia’s hills to Cap de Creus
Experience a real sense of journey on this self-guided walking holiday from the ‘secret’ foothills of the Pyrenees to the sparkling Mediterranean coast. Landscapes change daily, yet the warm welcome offered by the authentic inns and stylish hotels is a constant. Luggage transfers are included.
From the Pyrenees to the Sea. 7 nights
From the Pyrenees to the Sea. 7 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday in northern Catalonia

Framed by the Pyrenees and gloriously remote feeling, northern Catalonia has many different faces. Within a relatively short distance, the secret hills of the border with France give way to a more gently rolling landscape coated with olive groves, vineyards and woods of cork oak. At the coast you discover yet another scene – rocky coves, sandy bays and rugged headlands. Thanks to this variety, each day reveals new scenery and far-reaching views.
There is a real sense of discovery as you descend from the picturesque foothills to the Mediterranean and Cadaqués, surely Catalonia’s prettiest fishing village, from where you can walk to the headland which gives the beautiful and dramatic Cap de Creus Natural Park its name.
This is one of our most varied and rewarding walking holidays, with the accommodation just as diverse – a delightful mix of stylish hotels and welcoming inns.


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.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
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  • Arrival in Cantallops
    Night 1: at Can Xiquet (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 Cantallops: 16km, 5.5hrs; longer option via Requesens: 19km, 6.5hrs
    Follow a good, wide track which ascends through forested hills to reach the spectacularly positioned castle of Requesens in the heart of the Albera Natural Park. From here, you can briefly detour to visit the hamlet of Requesens for lunch at a tiny bar (closed Wednesdays) before returning to Cantallops via a fascinating dolmen. There are fantastic views of the surrounding hills and also out to the distant coast and the towns of Roses and Empuriabrava.
    Circular walk from Cantallops: 16km, 5.5hrs
    The spectacular castle of Requesens
  • Cantallops to Garriguella: 15km, 6hrs
    After a short included transfer, you cross wild landscapes dotted with granite boulders and clusters of prickly pear, passing through two small hamlets, after which the open, rugged landscapes give way to gentler rolling countryside characterised by vineyards and olive groves. Your destination is the sleepy village of Garriguella where you stay two nights at Can Coll, nestling among the vineyards.
    Cantallops to Garriguella: 15km
    Cork oak woodlands on the route to Garriguella
  • Circular walk from Garriguella: 14.5km, 5hrs
    Head up into the hills to crest a high ridge boasting great views down into a pretty, green valley and beyond to the sea on one side, and over the plain on the other. Having traversed the ridge, you return to Garriguella through cultivated terraces and olive groves.
    Circular walk from Garriguella: 14.5km
    Typical Mediterranean scenery
  • Garriguella to Palau-Saverdera: 17km, 6hrs
    You begin by winding up through scented hills to reach a rocky ridge with fine views in all directions. Continue on to the chapel of San Onofre from where a steep, narrow path leads down to Palau-Saverdera and the Niu de Sol. You stay one night here.
    Garriguella to Palau-Saverdera: 17km
    Views to the hills
  • Palau-Saverdera to Cadaqués: 15km, 5hrs
    Today is truly special: after a short transfer (included) you head down to the sea enjoying views across the Mediterranean as you approach a secluded bay of Jóncol. Here, you pick up the coastal path north across the wild rocky promontory of Cap Norfeu to reach the delightful fishing village of Cadaqués and the Hotel Playa Sol, where you spend your last two nights.
    Palau-Saverdera to Cadaqués: 15km
  • Circular walk from Cadaqués: 15km, 5hrs; longer option: 18km, 6hrs
    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. (The house is closed Mondays until mid-April and from mid-September. It is necessary to book in advance when you will be given an allotted time.) From Port Lligat, your route then hugs the coastline, passing numerous small, sandy coves to reach Cap de Creus itself. The dramatic, rocky landscape is particularly beautiful early in the season, when flowers carpet the ground. There is an excellent bar/restaurant at the lighthouse on the headland, where you could stop for lunch before continuing your discovery of the Cap de Creus Natural Park on your way back to the hotel. A longer option allows you to explore more of the Park.
    Port Lligat on circular route from Cadaqués
    Circular walk from Cadaqués: 15km
    Circular walk from Cadaqués longer option: 18km


The accommodation is as diverse as the walking, a mix of stylish hotels and welcoming inns.

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 Apr - 3 May 2022 £940 £210
    4 - 26 May 2022 £995 £230
    27 May - 23 Jun 2022 £1045 £240
    1 - 25 Sep 2022 £1045 £240
    26 - 30 Sep 2022 £995 £230
    1 - 24 Oct 2022 £975 £220
    3rd & 4th person discount -£35
    Single traveller supplement £35

    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.

    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 Apr - 3 May 2022 £1395 £210
    4 - 26 May 2022 £1445 £230
    27 May - 23 Jun 2022 £1495 £240
    1 - 25 Sep 2022 £1495 £240
    26 - 30 Sep 2022 £1445 £230
    1 - 24 Oct 2022 £1430 £220
    3rd & 4th person discount -£95
    Single traveller supplement £95

    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–Figueres Vilafant via Paris (Eurostar/TGV), approx. duration 9h10, plus 0h30 taxi. Home: Figueres Vilafant–UK via Paris (TGV/Eurostar), approx. duration 10h30, plus 1h30 taxi.
    > More about 'by rail' prices
    > The 'rail experience': what to expect

    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)

    Can Xiquet, Cantallops
    Junior suite with panoramic terrace: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2022 £22
    Junior suite with panoramic terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2022 £22
    Hotel Niu de Sol, Palau-Saverdera
    Junior suite double (no twins): 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2022 £22
    Junior suite double (no twins): 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2022 £22
    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

    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 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
    Belfast Intl. - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2 
    Belfast Intl. - Girona jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Barcelona Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Birmingham - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Barcelona easyJet 
    Bristol - Girona Ryanair,  TUI 
    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 
    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 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Barcelona easyJet,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Liverpool - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Barcelona British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Barcelona British Airways,  easyJet,  Vueling 
    Gatwick - Girona TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Barcelona British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Barcelona easyJet,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Luton - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Barcelona easyJet 
    London Southend - Girona Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Barcelona Ryanair 
    Stansted - Girona jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Barcelona easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Vueling 
    Manchester - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Barcelona easyJet 
    Newcastle - Girona jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    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 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 Figueres Vilafant (1h), taxi Figueres Vilafant to hotel (0h30) £60 1700
    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 Girona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi Girona airport to hotel (1h) £80 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    bus Cadaqués to Girona (1h45) pay locally 1200
    taxi hotel to Girona airport (1h15) £90 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 2 dinners
    3 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfer on days 2 & 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 taking tests before and after your holiday for many destinations.
    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 >
  • 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 our recommended travel insurance policy (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; 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.
  • 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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