Costa Brava to Spanish Pyrenees Walking & Hiking Tour

Catalonia's Beautiful Beaches & Stunning Peaks

From $4,999 - $5,349 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

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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.

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Start/End Barcelona

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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  • Walk the Costa Brava's ancient footpaths from towering cliffs to peaceful coves with white-sand beaches and crystalline water
  • Connect with tree-lined trails as you wind your way around the craggy peaks and picturesque lakes of the High Pyrenees
  • Savor celebrated Catalan wines and authentic Pyrenean cuisine, including a lunch of fresh-caught seafood in a quiet fishing village
  • Immerse yourself in the signature scenes of Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park's breathtaking limestone cliffs and verdant meadows

Start/End Barcelona

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Days 1-2 Start your journey in the town of S'Agaró, perched on the cliffs of the enchantingly rugged Costa Brava | Hike the impressive coastline for your first taste of this spectacular region | Follow ancient footpaths from cliffs to secluded coves | Take in pristine beaches and crystal-clear water cupped by forested hillsides | Linger over a Catalan lunch in a sleepy fishing village | Explore Cap Roig Botanical Garden, where multicolored flowers cascade from a hilltop castle to the sea | Savor acclaimed local wines—dry white varietals and robust reds, all nurtured by the mild Mediterranean climate.

Days 3-4 Cross the border into France for a hike through pine forests and past mountain lakes | Gaze in awe at the rugged peaks and shimmering lakes of the High Pyrenees | Discover the charming French mountain hamlet of Dorres, known for its ancient Roman baths warmed by sulfur hot springs | Walk through forests of chestnut, oak and hazelnut that open up to views of the sun-soaked Cerdanya Valley | Visit a local hiking hut overlooking sparkling Lac des Bouillouses.

Days 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 rustic village of Estana | 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 quiet city of la Se d'Urgell.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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From $4,999 - $5,349 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

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Premiere Hotels

Hostal de la Gavina

S'Agaro (2 nights)

Torre del Remei
Torre del Remei

Bolvir de Cerdanya (2 nights)

El Castell de Ciutat
El Castell de Ciutat

La Seu d'Urgell (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Hostal de la Gavina

S'Agaro (2 nights)

A century-old, family-run luxury resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and featuring chic styling and warm hospitality. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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 (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
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 4 400 6 400
2 5* 600 7 700 10 1200
3 4* 900 5* 1000 7* 1200
4 4* 700 12* 800
5 4 1000 6 1200 8 1200
6 3 200 5 1000

Note: The terrain in the Costa Brava includes level and rolling dirt trails and seaside paths with short sections of stone steps and sand. In the Pyrenees the terrain includes rugged and uneven mountain trails with rocks, roots and some steep climbs and descents.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

More Leaders to Support You

On our Pyrenees and Costa Brava  trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Pyrenees and Costa Brava  you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  , Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

The Best Leaders in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  , and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Pyrenees and Costa Brava  trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Pyrenees and Costa Brava  has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.