Put one foot in front of the other. Feel the crunch of pine needles beneath your shoes. The warm sun on your face. The perfect rhythm to a perfect day. It's simple to settle into this pace, amid heavenly Costa Brava beaches and immense Pyrenees massifs. Walking in Catalonia. One of travel's most perfect pleasures.
1-2 Hike the impressive coastline for your first taste of the Costa Brava | Follow ancient footpaths from cliffs to secluded coves | Take in pristine beaches and crystal-clear water cupped by forested hillsides | Linger over a seafood lunch in a sleepy fishing village | Explore Cap Roig Botanical Garden, where multicolored flowers cascade from a hilltop castle to the sea | Savor acclaimed sun-kissed Catalan wines—dry white varietals and robust reds, all nurtured by the mild Mediterranean climate.
3-4 Gaze in awe at the rugged peaks and shimmering lakes of the high Pyrenees | Discover 12th-century Romanesque architecture in Ripoll, once home to Wilfred the Hairy, father of Catalonia | Visit Montgrony sanctuary, set on a dramatic cliff | Cross the border into France for a hike through pine forests and past mountain lakes.
5-6 Trek through Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park along pine-clad slopes and enjoy far-reaching vistas of the Cadí Valley–get ready to embark on one of the most spectacular hikes of the trip! | Relax over a gourmet picnic in the Bastanist Valley | Afterward, the choice is yours: walk to the perched village of Estana or spend the afternoon poolside, surrounded by stunning views of the Pyrenees | Up for one last hike? Walk across the rolling terrain of the Segre River Valley to the atmospheric village of Castellciutat.