Walking the Southern Costa Brava

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Walking the Southern Costa Brava

Walking the Southern Costa Brava

Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Walk the southern portion of the legendary Costa Brava

Stroll along some of the Costa Brava’s top beaches, where travellers from all over the world come to relax.

Watch the landscapes and scenery change before your eyes, from pine forests to beaches to Pyrenees mountains.

Visit monasteries, ruins, nature reserves, and laid back towns and villages as you walk.

Relax in seaside villages and enjoy local hospitality after each day’s adventure.

The Costa Brava is one of the top destinations in Spain, where the deep blue ocean meets white sand beaches and friendly fishing villages welcome tourists from all over the globe. Discover the southern reaches of this renowned coast on the Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour!

This walking adventure begins in Sant Pere Pescador and covers plenty of ground to your endpoint in Sant Feliu. Walk stretches of coast too beautiful to believe, snapping photos of the rocky island jutting out from the water. Stroll through cool Mediterranean pine forests, or examine ancient ruin sites along your trail. Roam between the Mediterranean coast and the foothills of the Pyrenees, savouring the mountain-meets-ocean beauty of this region. With a sea breeze on your face and the warm Spanish sun on your back, the Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour is one you won’t want to end. And if you don’t, combine it with the Walking the Northern Costa Brava tour!

Walking the Southern Costa Brava Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome Meeting in Sant Pere Pescador

Get ready for the week ahead with a welcome meeting in Sant Pere Pescador. This is your chance to prepare, ask questions, collect your information, and go over the route with a tour representative. Depending on your arrival time, this meeting can also be run tomorrow morning.

Ready to go, feel free to check out the gorgeous beach in town during the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Pere Pescador
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Sant Pere Pescador to L’Escala

Whether it’s your first day of the tour or you’ve completed the northern leg prior, today will be an exciting beginning to a new adventure. Start walking along the beach, then detouring away from the coast on a rural pathway. You’ll pass along fields of small canals before reaching the Empúries ruins, formerly one of the largest Greco-Roman settlements on the Iberian Peninsula.

Your destination is L’Escala, where you can find a tapas bar for dinner and then get some rest.

Overnight Location
Hotel in L’Escala
Distance
15km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Castles, Coves, and Torroella de Montgrí

This morning, head over the Massís del Montgrí on a path that follows the ocean. Watch for the coast’s characteristic coves as you approach Punta Venosa. You’ll be walking right alongside the cliffs for a while, which will definitely be one of the most beautiful parts of your walk.

Continue to Montgri Castle, an imposing fortified stone structure on a hilltop. After you’ve soaked up the views over the Pyrenees here, it’s down to Torroella for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Torroella de Montgrí
Distance
21km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Natural Park of Montgri and the Beach

After breakfast, you’ll begin heading across the Natural Park of Montgri and Medes Islands. You won’t be able to look away from the jagged Medes Islands jutting out from the azure water.

Continue walking over a long beach all the way to Begur, where your hotel awaits.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Begur
Distance
18km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Through the Forest to Calella de Palafrugell

Today’s walk will stun with its sheer variety of scenery. You’ll begin by walking through the forest, breathtaking views of the ocean peeking through in parts. Charming villages dot your path, so you’re free to stop for coffee wherever you please.

You’ll end the day in Calella de Palafrugell, a pretty fishing village.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
14km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 The Beautiful Path to Palamós

Enjoy your morning, but get an early start on today’s walk- it’s going to be a gorgeous one, and you’ll want to take your time! You’ll walk along a spectacular stretch of shoreline, dotted with coves and blanketed with pine forests. Olive trees and oaks line the cliffs on one side, and the ocean laps at the shore on the other.

You’ll reach Palamós, where a neat fishing museum makes for a good visit before dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palamós
Distance
12km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Leaving Palamós, your final day of walking takes you to Sant Pol Beach in Sant Feliu, a perfect endpoint. To get there, you’ll follow the Cami de Ronda, a lovely coastal pathway. You’ll walk by stone and sand beaches, coves, and tourist towns.

End your journey at the beach, taking a dip in the welcoming waters and finding a glass (or three) of Spanish wine to celebrate your trek.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes

After an unforgettable walk down the Costa Brava, it’s time to say goodbye. If you’re not ready just yet, you can pre-book an extension to enjoy the coast a little longer.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Walking the Southern Costa Brava Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Spain is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on whether you book B&B style or half-board and what time of year you choose to travel in.

Prices below are per person.

Regular Season (March, April, May, October and November)

  • Per self-guided traveller sharing a double room: $775USD
  • Per self-guided traveller staying in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,050USD

High Season (June and September)

  • Per self-guided traveller sharing a double room: $995USD
  • Per self-guided traveller staying in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,175USD
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Accommodation on the Walking the Southern Costa Brava Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels offer daily breakfast and comfortable rooms and are 1-3-star. You can upgrade your hotels to 3-4-star for 140 EUR per person based on double occupancy.

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, you can pay a supplement of $275USD in regular season or $375USD in high season. Solo travellers will be required to pay a $125USD supplement in addition to the applicable single room supplement.

Hotel Mas del Joncar in Sant Pere Pescador

Located next to a natural park, river, and beach, guests will enjoy the serene setting of this family-friendly hotel. Jump into the outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees on a hot afternoon.

Hotel L’Escala Centre in L’Escala

Enjoy a bright, clean room at L’Escala Centre, with a nearby beach to warm up during the day and air conditioning to cool off at night.

Hostal Mitjà in Torroella de Montgrí

Enjoy free WiFi, air conditioning, and a nice restaurant while you stay at this centrally-located hotel.

Hotel Cluc in Begur

This 12-room boutique hotel offers individually decorated rooms that have everything you need to kick back for the night. Enjoy great proximity to restaurants and shops.

Hotel Calella de Palafrugell in Calella de Palafrugell

This gorgeous white-washed hotel is directly on the beach, so you can walk out of your door and feel the sand underfoot. Enjoy daily breakfast and room service.

Hotel Trias in Palamós

Right across the street from the beach, this hotel offers a refreshing pool, pretty architecture to admire, and a great outdoor terrace to eat dinner on.

Hotel Barcarola in Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The top-booked hotel in San Feliu, Hotel Barcarola offers clean, well-kept rooms, a pool overlooking the ocean, and a beach just a stone’s throw away.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Walking the Southern Costa Brava Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. If you book the half-board option, 7 dinners 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. An arrival transfer from Girona to Sant Pere is included. Transfers at the end of the tour can be added as a supplement. Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary are included.

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
  • Half-board upgrade: on request
  • Departure transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Walking the Southern Costa Brava

How hard is the Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While the average distance per day on this tour is slightly lower than the Walking the Northern Costa Brava leg, you’ll still need to be comfortable walking up to 20km per day. Fit walkers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

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 Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour?

7 breakfasts are included. If you book the half-board option, 7 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

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

How do I get to Llançà to start this tour?

You can fly into the Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO), where you will be picked up to begin the tour. You can also fly into Barcelona and take the bus or train.

Is the Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour guided?

No. 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 Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour end?

The tour ends in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. You can take the bus or train back to the airport or book a private transfer as a supplement.

How can I book the northern extension to this tour?

The Walking the Northern Costa Brava Tour and the Walking the Southern Costa Brava tour are complimentary, with the southern tour picking up where the northern tour leaves off. If you’d like to book both, just let us know!

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. July and August departures are available by request only.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While the average distance per day on this tour is slightly lower than the Walking the Northern Costa Brava leg, you’ll still need to be comfortable walking up to 20km per day. Fit walkers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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