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Spanish Pyrenees & Costa Brava Walking & Hiking Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Relais & Châteaux luxury each and every night
  • Walk the Costa Brava's ancient footpaths from cliffs to secluded coves
  • Sun-kissed Catalan wines and authentic Pyrenees cuisine
  • Gaze in awe at rugged peaks and shimmering lakes
  • Breathtaking limestone cliffs and verdant meadows in Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park
 

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From Barcelona to Mediterranean Beaches & Catalonia's Peaks

Put one foot in front of the other. Feel the crunch of pine needles beneath your shoes. The sun's warmth on your face. Repeat. The perfect rhythm to another perfect day. It's simple to settle into this pace. To amble amid high cliffs, heavenly Costa Brava beaches and immense Pyrenees massifs as if there's no separation between the landscape and your leisurely swinging limbs. Medieval towns unsullied by time. Whitewashed fishing villages. Curvaceous calas (coves) and an azure sea. Walking in Catalonia. One of travel's most perfect pleasures.

Itinerary

Day 1 Relais & Châteaux luxury each night, starting at the incomparable Mas de Torrent  Following a rocky trail, ascend through an arid Mediterranean landscape on the sprawling Montgrí Massif to medieval Montgrí Castle for spectacular views of the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean Sea and charming towns below.

Day 2 Walk the Costa Brava's ancient footpaths from cliffs to secluded coves Half-moons of white sand and crystal clear water cupped by forested hillsides - these beaches are simply sublime Linger over a seafood lunch in a sleepy fishing village  Explore Cap Roig Botanical Garden, where multicolored flowers bloom on terraces descending from a hilltop castle to the sea.

Days 3-4 Gaze in awe at the rugged peaks and shimmering lakes of the high Pyrenees  Visit Montgrony sanctuary, set on a dramatic cliff  Cross the border into France for a hike that leads over stone bridges to the scenic Bouillouses Lake  Savor acclaimed sun-kissed Catalan wines - dry white varietals and robust reds, all nurtured by the mild Mediterranean climate.

Days 5-6 Trek through Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park along pine-clad slopes and enjoy far-reaching vistas of the Cadí Valley  Relax over a gourmet Backroads picnic in the Bastanist Valley  Up for one last hike? Set out early for a ramble across the rolling terrain of the Segre River Valley to a pair of atmospheric villages.

Premiere Inns

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa
Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Torrent (2 nights) A beautifully restored 18th-century manor house with stylish rooms and historic country charm. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa, tennis)

Torre del Remei
Torre del Remei

Bolvir de Cerdanya (2 nights) Set amid acres of lush manicured gardens, this modernist château from the early 1900s was designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudí. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

El Castell de Ciutat
El Castell de Ciutat

La Seu d'Urgell (1 night) The Hideaway Report calls it an "unpretentious and hospitable inn set on a ridge in the Catalan Pyrenees overlooking the picturesque Cerdanya Valley." A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Expectations were high - and they were exceeded. As always, it's the people - both other guests and guides that make the trip. Knowing that everything will be taken care of without me having to plan (or even think) makes a Backroads trip truly a vacation.
Liz Everett - South Salem, NY

Trip Dates & Prices

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

2014 CLASSIC DATES
October 2014
2015 CLASSIC DATES
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015

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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 6* 600 7* 1100
2 5 1000 8 2500
3 5* 1400 7* 2900
4 4* 1100 10 1400
5 4 1300 7 2600
6 4 600
 
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The terrain on this trip includes alpine trails, seaside village paths, country lanes and stone steps.

* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

2 - 3 guests from $6,598 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $5,198 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $5,998 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $4,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $5,498 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ.

2015

2 - 3 guests from $7,098 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $5,298 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $6,298 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $4,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $5,698 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Pyrenees to Costa Brava tour experts. See our award-winning Europe Spain walking tours and hiking tours, Europe Spain biking tours and Europe Spain multisport tours.

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Barcelona, Spain

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All meals included except 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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