Like a canvas where nature has combined the intense green of the pine groves, the massive rocks, the golden sands and the dazzling blue of the sea - that is Costa Brava. This hiking tour crosses the enchanting Emporda-region, which offers everything Catalonia is famous for: picturesque villages from the middle ages, mountains covered with pine forests, little hills and wide beaches… After the day tours there is a lot of opportunities to relax at the beach or have a great dinner at one of the local restaurants. Indeed, Emporda is very famous for its cuisine and especially for the fish dishes.
♦ Begur - The coves along the Begur Coast, between Aiguablava and Sa Riera, are said to be the most beautiful of the whole Costa Brava
♦ Calella de Palafrugell - This is the first of the three excellent beaches - the others are Llafranc and Tamariu. Its surroundings are considered to be among the finest scenery of Baix Emporda
♦ Palamós is a modern-looking resort set around a harbour full of yachts, and last stop on the cruceros boat run.
Day 1. S'Agaró
Arrival at Girona/Barcelona Airport. Public transportation or private transfer to S'Agaró (not included in the price). This beautiful town has one of the most beautiful paths along the coastal path called “ El Cami de Ronda “. Overnight in a hotel. -/-D
Day 2. S'Agaró - Palamós/La Fosca
From Platja d’Aro to Sant Antoni de Calonge (Palamos Bay) you follow the coastal path called “El Cami de Ronda”. You often find yourself crossing small beaches, picking up the path again at the far end of each bay or cove, sometimes with steps leading upwards. Overnight at a hotel in Palamos
Walking distance: 14 km, 4 hrs B/-/D
Day 3. Palamós - Calella de Palafrugell
This is a shorter day along the coast passing little unspoiled bays, with brief incursions inland through Mediterranean woods of pine, olive and oak trees, and enormous cacti. You will overnight at a hotel that stands on a cliff with majestic views over the seafront of Calella de Palafrugell.
Walking distance: 8,5 km, 2,5 - 3 hrs B/-/-
Day 4. Calella de Palafrugell - Llafranc
This is an easy day with a chance to explore the little market town of Palafrugell and the landscape of the interior, with the possibility of returning to the coast in time for lunch in a typical little Catalan harbour. You could start the day with a visit to the wonderful Botanic Gardens on Cap Roig, or you could shorten the day considerably with the gentlest of half-hour strolls to your next destination, the neighbouring bay of Llafranc. B/-/D
Walking distance: 11 km, 4 hrs
Day 5. Llafranc - Begur
A day of average walking standard. There are some short challenging sections and a mixture of coastal and inland stretches. The day begins by following a small road up to the Sant Sebastià lighthouse for spectacular views over the sea and inland across to the Pyrenees. You will pass by the bays of Pedrosa, Roig and Tamariu before you reach Begur.
Walking distance: 12,5 km, 4 hrs B/-/-
Day 6. Begur
Begur is located in the heart of Emporda and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. Begur’s old town, home to numerous monuments together with its eight coves and small beaches, and the Romanesque centre of the village of Esclanyà, make it and its peerless natural surroundings an unbeatable place to visit. B/-/-
Day 7. Departure
Departure after breakfast on your own or extension of your holiday. B/-/-
Practical information: Trekking of 10-19km per day with an unevenness of 200m maximum above the sea level. The track is sign-posted with red and white marks (GR92) + direction posts. How to get there: We recommend a flight to Barcelona or Girona Airport - 95 km to the northeast of Barcelona. Bus schedules to the towns along Costa Brava can be checked on www.sarfa.com. You can also order a private transfer - contact us in order to get a price.
Recommended travel period of the year: April - June, end of August - October
Necessary equipment: sturdy walking boots and walking socks, a small rucksack, a water bottle with at least 1 litre capacity, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, rainwear and insect repellent.