Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués

Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués

Prices

From $750USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Revel in the Costa Brava, centring your exploration around Calella and Cadaqués

Explore Cap de Creus Natural Park, a pristine protected area where the true wild coast can be enjoyed.

Find ancient monasteries as you hike up to the ruins of Castell de Sant Salvador, where sweeping views await.

Take breaks in countless bright-blue coves, where the water and the white sand tempt you in.

Make two of the best towns of the Costa Brava your home for the week.

The Costa Brava needs little introduction, and this walking tour reveals what makes this stretch of Spain’s coastline so magnetic. The Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués centers you in Calella and Cadaqués as you walk the coastline, giving you insight into both the village life and natural wonder of this area.

Set out into protected natural reserves, seeing what the coast was like before anyone made it their home. Walk alongside coves too turquoise to believe, taking a dip into the welcoming water as you please. Climb up to ancient monasteries perched atop the countryside, where centuries of history lay right before your eyes. After each day of walking, you can return to Calella and Cadaqués, towns that have captured the hearts of visitors as long as they’ve existed. The Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués is a can’t-miss experience for anyone visiting Spain!

Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Your tour begins upon your arrival in Barcelona or Girona, from where you’ll transfer to Calella de Palafrugell. This seaside town is part of the Costa Brava, a top draw for visitors to Spain. Spend the day enjoying the red-roofed town, or head to the fantastic beach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Beaches of the Mediterranean

Loop your way through the Natural Area of Castell-Cap Roig, which has some of the best-preserved landscapes of the Costa Brava within its borders. You’ll cross trickling creeks and pass magnificent beaches. Stop in at Es Castell, a beach with Iberian ruins to appreciate (and a very inviting ocean!).

You’ll walk back to Calella through the seaside woods.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
11km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Southern Costa Brava Coastlines

Begin today with a transfer to Begur, heading off into the forest. You’ll pass lots of coves characteristic of this area, small rounds carved out of the shoreline where turquoise waters and white sand await. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Mediterranean as you walk, stopping into nearby villages to stroll or snack.

You’ll loop back into Calella and have the rest of the day free to enjoy the town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
12km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Medieval Villages of Peretallada and Pals

Today gives you the opportunity to appreciate the years and years of history and culture that make the Costa Brava so special. Start by walking to Peretallada, a prime example of medieval architecture, with tall stone towers rising over you as you walk its narrow streets. Have a coffee in its fortified centre before heading off to Pals. This old town offers fantastic views from the top of the village, where you can appreciate the architecture with a birds-eye view.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
10km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 South to North to Cadaqués

Leaving Calella behind this morning, you’ll be driven to Roses to begin the day’s walk. It’ll be a day of contrasts today, with the teeming Cap de Creus Natural Park and its wild scenery leading to Cadaqués. This whitewashed town was a favourite of both Picasso and Salvador Dali. in 1920, Dali remarked: “I have spent a delightful summer, as always, in the perfect and dreamy town of Cadaqués. There, alongside the Latin sea, I have been quenched by light and colour.”

Soak up the beauty of this perfect and dreamy town during your first evening here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cadaqués
Distance
10km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cap de Creus Natural Park

You passed through Cap de Creus yesterday, but today gives you plenty of time to really soak up this special area. Let the breeze off the Mediterranean cool you as you trek over the rocky coastline. This rugged park feels truly untouched by civilization, and you’ll surely love your little escape into the Costa Brava as it was prior to any human intervention.

Once you’re done snapping photos of the dramatic cliffs, head back into town for another evening spent as you like.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cadaqués
Distance
16km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Sant Pere de Rodes

Today, travel southwest to the Sant Pere de Rodes cloister, dating to the first century. Christians regard this monastery as one of the most important in Spain, but everyone can appreciate its beauty and architecture. From here, you can optionally choose to continue up to the ruins of Castell de Sant Salvador, which offer you a great view over the Albera Mountains, Cap de Creus, the Bay of Roses, and the Pyrenees beyond.

Tonight is your last in Cadaqués, so make sure you find a great little tapas bar to celebrate in.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cadaqués
Distance
13km (flexible)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes

So long, Costa Brava! If you don’t think you’ll be ready to leave, you can pre-book additional days. Otherwise, it’s off to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Spain is always run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on what time of year you choose to travel in and whether you prefer a standard room or a room with an ocean view.

Prices below are per person.

Low Season (March, April, May, October, November)

  • Solo traveller in a standard single room (groups of 2+): $1,025USD
  • Price per person sharing a standard double room: $750USD
  • Solo traveller in a sea view single room (groups of 2+): $1,175USD
  • Price per person sharing a sea view double room: $850USD

Mid Season (June, July, September, and Easter Week)

  • Solo traveller in a standard single room (groups of 2+): $1,175USD
  • Price per person sharing a standard double room: $850USD
  • Solo traveller in a sea view single room (groups of 2+): $1,350USD
  • Price per person sharing a sea view double room: $1,025USD

High Season (August)

  • Solo traveller in a standard single room (groups of 2+): $1,375USD
  • Per self-guided traveller in a standard shared room: $995USD
  • Solo traveller in a sea view single room (groups of 2+): $1,175USD
  • Price per person sharing a sea view double room: $1,575USD
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Accommodation on the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels offer daily breakfast and comfortable rooms and are 2-4-star. You’ll either have a standard room or a room with an ocean view depending on your booking.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room where possible, the supplement is included in the listed single room price. Solo travellers will be required to pay a supplement in addition to the applicable single room supplement.

Night 1-4

Hotel in Calella

Enjoy the scenic town of Calella as your first home base on the tour. You’ll either be in a hotel in town or near the sea depending on your booking.

Night 5-7

Hotel in Cadaqués

Cadaqués is a town loved by many, and you’ll be able to fully appreciate its charm as you stay for two nights.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour. Transfers from the Girona airport or train station, the Figueres train station, or the Palafrugell bus station are included on Day 1. Transfers from Cadaqués to Barcelona, Girona, or Figueres can be added as a supplement. Transfers from Barcelona to Calella on Day 1 can also be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed trip notes, GPS, maps, and guidebooks
  • Luggage transfers each day
  • Welcome meeting

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués

How hard is the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While some days are shorter, you should be able to walk up to 14km to enjoy this tour. Some days offer two routes, so you can tailor your distance to a degree.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

When is Easter Week?

The exact date of Easter changes year to year. If you plan to visit in March or April, we can advise on whether you’ll need to pay regular or mid-season prices.

How do I get to Calella to start this tour?

You can fly into Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) or Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO). Transfers from Barcelona can be added for 260 EUR (4 people max). Transfers from Girona are included.

Is the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués tour guided?

This tour is run as a self-guided tour. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility in your day-to-day, but you should be comfortable with more independence than you’d have on a guided tour.

Where does the Costa Brava: Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaqués tour end?

The tour ends in Cadaqués. Transfers to Barcelona, Girona, or Figueres can be added as a supplement (83-305 EUR depending on destination, 4 people maximum).

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to visit Spain for this tour is between May and late September when the weather tends to be warm.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While some days are shorter, you should be able to walk up to 14km to enjoy this tour. Some days offer two routes, so you can tailor your distance to a degree.


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