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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.
 

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.
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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 - aoround Cantallops
  • 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 from Cantallops 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    Approaching Cadaqués at the end of the route from Palau-Saverdera
  • 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
 

Accommodation

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

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 Apr - 3 May 2020 £895 £195
    4 - 26 May 2020 £945 £215
    27 May - 23 Jun 2020 £995 £225
    1 - 25 Sep 2020 £995 £225
    26 - 30 Sep 2020 £945 £215
    1 - 24 Oct 2020 £925 £205
    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 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 Apr - 3 May 2020 £1325 £195
    4 - 26 May 2020 £1375 £215
    27 May - 23 Jun 2020 £1435 £225
    1 - 25 Sep 2020 £1435 £225
    26 - 30 Sep 2020 £1375 £215
    1 - 24 Oct 2020 £1360 £205
    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: 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 2020 £20
    Junior suite with panoramic terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £20
    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

    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 Figueres Vilafant (1h), taxi Figueres Vilafant to hotel (0h30) £56 1700
    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 Girona

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi Girona airport to hotel (1h) £76 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    bus Cadaqués to Girona (1h45) pay locally 1200
    taxi hotel to Girona airport (1h15) £84 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 2 dinners
    3 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer on days 2 & 5
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