Walking and Cycling tours in France France and Spain - Catalonia - Walking from Collioure to Cadaques

France and Spain - Catalonia - Walking from Collioure to Cadaques

An exceptional walk in Catalonia from France into Spain, discovering the magnificent contrasting landscapes along the Catalan coast. This self-guided walk combines sea and landscape, excellent even in the mild Mediterranean winter. It takes you along the Côte Vermeille, beloved by the artists Dali and Miro. The path from Banyuls to the border with Spain follows the route taken by Walter Benjamin, the German-Jewish philosopher, on 24th September 1940, and is the route followed by many Jewish refugees during World War II. From the coast to the mountains, from sea to crag, from sandy beach to shady Mediterranean forest … a diverse natural landscape full of contrast, history, with clear emerald waters and charming fishing villages, stunning views, friendly people and unique culture.

Day 1

Arrive in Collioure (France), a beautiful place surrounded by pretty beaches that attracted the likes of Matisse and Picasso. Overnight in hotel***B&B

Day 2

From Collioure to Banyuls : a straightforward walk with a mix of coastal paths, orange groves and rural country lanes. Follow a rocky promontory looking out across the clear blue sea before descending through vineyards to Banyuls. Night in a***hotel, dinner HB (4 h walk/ 13.5 km / +/- 200m )

Day 3

From Banyuls to Llança : From vineyards into thick forest and onto a ridge for a panorama of both France and Spain. Follow this ridge to the border and descend back to sea level at Port Bou in Spain, before taking a short train transfer to your hotel in Llança. (5-6 h walk/ 12.5 km/ + 652m )

Day 4

From Llança to Port de la Selva : Climb to the monastery Sant Père de Rodes from where there are exceptional views and where Romanesque art is distinguished by Arab and Carolingian influences. Walk down to Port de la Selva for overnight in hotel*** HB (5-6 h walk/ 14 km / + 480m).

Day 5

From Port de la Selva to Cadaques : Following a deeply rural path you reach Cap de Creus, a magical place where the Mediterranean sea, stirred by the 'Tramontane' winds, rushes in as the "Cova de l'Infern". Following a picturesque path with low stone walls, you reach Port Lligat. Pass close to Salvador Dali's house and walk down to Cadaques for a two night stay in hotel*** HB (6 h walk/ 25 km / + 320km / this walk can be shortened with a transfer).

Day 6

Today you may do a circular walk using Cadaques as your base. It will take you up into the hills to Cala Nans, before redescending to the coast (5h walk/ 20 km / +380m). Or you may simply relax and enjoy Cadaques. *** Hotel -Overnight B&B.

Day 7

The trip ends this morning in Cadaques (Spain). Possible private transfer.

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Self guided WALKING
Level
CULTURAL TRIP
Duration :
7 Days
From :
630 €

Included : (see details in Dates and prices section)

2 & 3 stars hotels, Half Board,

Luggage transfers, detailed route notes & maps,

English Phone Assistance 


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Access : Girona, Barcelona, Perpignan airports. 

Starts in : Collioure train station.

Ends in : train station Figueras, Girona, Barcelona. 

 

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Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

 

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65

How to reserve ? see in Dates andPrices section

How to Pay ? 

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Paypal Credit Card: + 20 € per person 

Highlights 

.Walking in Catalonia along the coast.

.Contrasting landscape, exceptional climate.

.Cadaques,Dali’s house, fishing villages.