New! Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Family Breakaway Walking & Hiking Tour
Barcelona, Mediterranean Beaches & Catalonia's Peaks
- Relais & Châteaux luxury each and every night
- Walk the Costa Brava's ancient footpaths from cliffs to secluded coves
- Savor family dinners of authentic Pyrenees cuisine
- Gaze in awe at rugged peaks and shimmering lakes
- Breathtaking limestone cliffs and verdant meadows in Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park
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 with your family in Catalonia. One of travel's most perfect pleasures.
Day 1 Enjoy views of the sparkling Mediterranean from a clifftop path as you hike along the impressive coastline and experience your first taste of the Costa Brava Follow a winding route to the medieval seaside village of Torroella de Montgrí Amazing vistas of the surrounding landscape accompany you on a hike to a 13-century castle resting on a mountaintop.
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? Walk across the rolling terrain of the Segre River Valley to the atmospheric village of Castellciutat.
Spain's Catalonia region boasts a diversity of landscapes that make it an extremely satisfying place to explore with your family. Amazing views abound where coastal cliffs plummet to the Mediterranean, forming the Costa Brava's famous callas (coves). Here you can visit whitewashed fishing villages and swim in an azure bay. Then delve into some of Catalonia's most stunning natural parks as you walk in the Pyrenees, which will leave you awestruck by their beauty. I think you'll love Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park, with its emerald-green meadow that feels on top of the world and rewards you with jaw-dropping vistas of three rugged gorges.- Spain
Mas de Torrent Hotel & SpaTorrent (2 nights)
A restored 18th-century manor house with stylish rooms and historic country charm. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Torre del RemeiBolvir 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 CiutatLa 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)
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Spain's Catalonia region boasts a diversity of landscapes that make it an extremely satisfying place to explore with your family. Amazing views abound where coastal cliffs plummet to the Mediterranean, forming the Costa Brava's famous callas (coves). Here you can visit whitewashed fishing villages and swim in an azure bay. Then delve into some of Catalonia's most stunning natural parks as you walk in the Pyrenees, which will leave you awestruck by their beauty. I think you'll love Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park, with its emerald-green meadow that feels on top of the world and rewards you with jaw-dropping vistas of three rugged gorges.
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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.
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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 Premiere Inn trip, 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.
Signature Backroads Picnics
Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.
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.
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