Walking the Costa Brava trails


ruta cap de creus SELFGUIDED

8 days / 7 nights
Accommodation: rural houses and small hotels

On this tour we will visit the towns of Castelló d’Empúries, Llançà, Port de la Selva and Cadaqués, all rather cut off from the rest of Catalonia, and explore their rocky hinterland and their relationship with the sea.
We will have time to stop for views, to look at wildlife and for refreshing drinks when we reach our evening’s destination.

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•    Day 1

Arrival at Girona / Barcelona airport.
Transfer from airport to Castelló d’Empúries.

•    Day 2

Loop walk. Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park
The route provides excellent opportunities for birdwatching all year (except mid-summer), as well as a chance to photograph rare orquids in spring.
Distance: 19 km (11.8 miles)
Climb: no climb
Walking timing: 6h
Accommodation at Castelló d’Empúries

•    Day 3

Walk up to Sant Pere de Rodes
At the head of the Verdera Sierra rises one of the most interesting complexes for discovering the Mediaeval world.
The outstanding element of the complex is the monastery church which, for its originality and antiquity, is an excepcional piece of Catalan Romanesque.
Distance: 12,5km (7.8 miles)
Climb: 475m? (1558 ft)  / 525m? (1722 ft)
Walking timing: 4h
Accommodation at Port de la Selva

•    Day 4

Loop walk. Costa brava paths
The itinerary began at Port de la Selva, direction to Vall de Santa Creu, The ascent to the village is very kindly, and from there the path follows the terraces of olive trees and old vineyards. These field terraces held up by dry stone walls.
The descent to Llançà offers a great view of the coast. The path back to Port de la Selva is a coastal path, pleasant and relaxed.
Distance: 18.8km (11.7 miles)
Climb: 500m? (1640 ft)  / 500m? (1640 ft)
Walking timing: 6h
Accommodation at Port de la Selva

•    Day 5

Port de la Selva – Cap de Creus – Cadaqués
Cap de Creus is a protected area, and the final flourish of the Pyrenees as they reach the Mediterranean. Geologists from all over the world come to study the strata and outcrops that inspired some of Salvador Dali’s most famous works.
Distance: 18km (11.2 miles)
Climb: 650m m? 2132 ft)  / 650m? (2313 ft)
Walking timing: 6h 30min
Accommodation at Cadaqués

•    Day 6
Free day
10 min walking form Cadaqués there’s the possibility to visit Salvador Dalí’s house in Portlligat. In the centre of Cadaqués, you will find important cultural offerings, such as the old town, which is enclosed by the medieval city walls where travellers could tread along the old pavement, called rastell.
Accommodation at Cadaqués

•    Day 7

Walk from Cadaqués to Roses
The walk to Roses is along the wonderful coastal path. They’ll pass along one of the best-preserved sections of the Costa Brava.
Distance: 21km (13 miles)
Climb: 300m? (984 ft) / 300m? (984 ft)
Walking timing: 7h
Accommodation at Castelló d’Empúries

•    Day 8
Check out and departure
Transfer to Girona / Barcelona airport

What’s included

•    Transfer from Girona/Barcelona Airport to Castelló d’Empúries
•    Bed & Breakfast accommodation: 7 nights.
•    Packed lunch meal each activity day
•    Door to door luggage transfer when needed
•    All other transfers as required
•    Transfer from Castelló d’Empúries to Girona/Barcelona Airport.
•   Guide and map of the route, with description of the landscape, flora, fauna and historical sites.
•    Information with all the details they need on the walk
•    Optional: guided excursions by local experts on main routes

  • Tavallera cove Tavallera cove
  • Cadaqués village Cadaqués village
  • Natural Park Cape Creus Natural Park Cape Creus
  • Coastal path Coastal path
  • Tavallera cove Tavallera cove
  • Empordà wetlands Natural Park Empordà wetlands Natural Park
  • Cadaqués cove Cadaqués cove
  • Costa Brava Costa Brava