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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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Start your journey in the town of S'Agaró, set atop the cliffs of the enchantingly rugged Costa Brava | Hike the impressive coastline for your first taste of this awe-inspiring region | Follow centuries-old 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 | Sip acclaimed local wines—dry white varietals and robust reds, all nurtured by the mild Mediterranean climate.
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)
Cross the border into France for a hike through pine forests and past mountain lakes | Gaze in awe at the dramatic 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 nestled above sparkling Lac des Bouillouses.
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)
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 small mountain hamlet of Béixec | 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 tranquil city of La Seu d'Urgell.
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)
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
SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.
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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. LEARN MORE.
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.