Walking Spain’s Wild Coast

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Walking Spain’s Wild Coast

Walking Spain’s Wild Coast

Prices

From $875USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Walk the wildest coastline of Spain, where countless treasures wait to be found

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

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

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

Relax in towns and villages known among visitors to be paradise on earth.

Spain’s Catalonian coast is a wild, beautiful place. From teeming pine and olive forests to jewel-like coves on the Mediterranean coastline, this region is a walker’s paradise. Soak up the best of Catalonia on the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast tour.

Trekking along the perfect shoreline, through the cool forests, and up to the best viewpoints, this tour leaves no stone unturned. You’ll walk Cap de Creus Natural Park, where a lone white lighthouse perched atop a rocky cliff welcomes you. Dip into the cool sea the countless coves you’ll pass, or hike up high to monasteries perched atop hills. The cultural and spiritual importance of these places is rivalled only by the natural beauty. Rest in villages hailed as the perfect getaways, like Salvador Dali’s favoured Cadaqués. The Walking Spain’s Wild Coast tour is an unmissable exploration of a must-see region!

Walking Spain’s Wild Coast Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

To begin your tour, you’ll be picked up from the bus station in Calella de Palafrugell and taken to your hotel. This little town exudes charm, with an old town centre that still captures the spirit of authentic Spanish coastal life. Spend some time walking the narrow streets, checking out the shops, or enjoying the nearby beaches.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Pines and Creeks Loop Walk

After breakfast, it’s time to start walking through the Natural Area of Castell-Cap Roig, one of the most unspoiled natural regions on the Costa Brava. The wild natural area is full of trees and punctuated by flowing streams and creeks, making it irresistibly pretty. The further you go along the coast, the more scenic coves and magazine-worthy beaches you’ll find.

Continue through the olive groves and oceanside pine trees back to Calella. If you’d prefer a shorter route, you can do today’s walk as an out-and-back.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Calella
Distance
10km or 15km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Mountain Coastline to Begur

This morning, begin your walk into the Mediterranean forest, passing more lovely coves with excellent sea views. The villages of Llafranc and Tamariu are along your route, so you’re welcome to stop in for lunch or a cold drink.

You’ll end your walk in Begur, a village with a friendly, energetic atmosphere.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Begur
Distance
14km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cala Montjoi and Cadaqués

After enjoying your breakfast and coffee, you’ll be transferred to Roses (Cala Montjoi) to begin today’s walk. You’ll walk along the southern portion of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, a stunning natural area where you can appreciate local flora and fauna.

You’ll arrive in Cadaqués, where whitewashed buildings contrast against the azure ocean. This town was a favourite of both Salvador Dali and Picasso, and Dali once famously said, “I have spent a delightful summer, as always, in the perfect and dreamy town of Cadaqués. There, by the Latin sea, I have been quenched by light and colour.”

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cadaqués
Distance
10km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Free Day in Cadaqués

You can’t just fly in and fly out of Cadaqués, so today is a free day to enjoy it as you please. Visit the stunning 17th-century church, pop by Salvador Dali’s house, or walk to Port Lligat.

If you want to go a bit further, you can walk to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, an iconic spot on the far eastern reaches of the Iberian Peninsula.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cadaqués
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cap de Creus to Port de la Selva

Saying goodbye to Cadaqués, you’ll walk north through Cap de Creus once again. The path offers fantastic views of the Catalonian countryside.

You’ll finish in Port de la Selva, a town renowned for its scenery. The mountains and beaches meet here, and this area has been settled since 974. It retains much of its original charm, so make sure to spend some time roaming around.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Port de la Selva
Distance
12km
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 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.

You’ll end your walk in the village of Llançà, where you can enjoy dinner and toast to your completed walk.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Llançà
Distance
6km or 14km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes

What a week it’s been! 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

Walking Spain’s Wild Coast Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Spain is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on what time of year you choose to travel in.

Prices below are per person.

Regular Season (March, October and November):

  • Per self-guided traveller in a double room: $875USD
  • Per self-guided traveller in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,195USD

High Season (June, September, and Easter Week):

  • Per self-guided traveller in a double room: $950USD
  • Per self-guided traveller in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,350USD

Peak Season (July):

  • Per self-guided traveller in a double room: $1,095USD
  • Per self-guided traveller in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,550USD
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Accommodation on the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels offer daily breakfast and comfortable rooms and are 2-4-star.

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 $150USD supplement in addition to the applicable single room supplement.

Night 1-2

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 3

Hotel in Begur

Spend a night in Begur, unwinding in a comfortable hotel.

Night 4-5

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.

Night 6

Hotel in Port de Selva

Relax after a big day of walking in a well-appointed hotel in Port de Selva.

Night 7

Hotel in Llançà

For the final night of your tour, you’ll have a comfy bed to fall into after your celebrations wrap up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast 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 to the Palafrugell bus station are included, and transfers from Llançà to Barcelona or Girona can be booked 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
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Walking Spain’s Wild Coast

How hard is the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast 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.

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.

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.

Are meals included on the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast 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 high 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). You can take the train from either airport to the Calella de Palafrugell bus station, where you will be picked up. Transfers from Barcelona to Calella can be booked for 260 EUR for up to 4 people.

Is the Walking Spain’s Wild Coast 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 Walking Spain’s Wild Coast tour end?

The tour ends in Llançà. A transfer to the Palafrugell bus station is included, from where you can travel to the Barcelona airport. Transfers directly to the Girona bus station or airport are available as a supplement (98 EUR for 4 people). Transfers to Barcelona are available for 268 EUR for 4 people.

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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