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WALKING IN THE COSTA BRAVA

Highlights

La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park covers 15.000ha area. It has a very characteristic orography, ground and climate, and hosts a varied and lush vegetation, with holm oak, beech and oak forests, including the very popular 'Fageda d'en Jordà'. The park has many hiking itineraries and therapy forests, being an ideal place to enjoy nature and active tourism. 

It also hosts museum spaces, like the ones in Montsacopa, Sant Marc i del Puig Roig, Croscat, Rocanegra and Santa Margarida volcanoes. They are places of special interest, where you can discover important aspects of the natural park.

Besalú

Besalú is a crossroads and medieval fortress located between two rivers, Fluvià and Capellades.

It used to be the capital of an independent earldom and hosts one of the best preserved historic and artistic medieval ensembles, including churches and monuments from the XII century.

It's also worth mentioning the jewish quarter and the Micvé (ritual bath house), also from the XII century.

Another vestige from the ancient Earldom of Besalú is the XI century stone bridge over Fluvià river, welcoming visitors to the medieval old quarter.

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park

The Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park is the second most important wetlands in Catalonia. It hosts a wide variety of fauna, mainly birds looking for shelter and rest during their migrations. 329 bird species have been spotted, with 82 of them nesting regularly, many of them protected and of greaty beauty.

Greek/Roman ruins of Empúries

The ruins of Empúries are the only archeological site in the Iberian peninsula where remains of the greek civilization and of a roman city can be visited at the same time. It has a monographic museum and offers cultural activities, such as dramatized visits, family workshops, music shows or virtual tours. 

Dalí Theater-Museum

Opened in 1974 in Figueres, Dalí Theater-Museum was projected and dessigned by the artist himself. The whole building has a dreamlike, phantasmagoric and surreal atmosphere devised by Salvador Dalí. It hosts artworks of the artist, showing a panoramic vision of his trajectory, with pieces and rooms created specifically for the museum standing out among them. 

Girona

In Girona you can travel back 2000 years, thanks to 2 fortified enclosures: "La Força Vella" (roman foundation) and the "Medieval Eixample", the extension of the city walls during 14th and 15th centuries; including a great artistic and monumental heritage. 

Its crown jewel is the Jewish Quarter, with astonishing narrow streets, fortified squares, exultant baroque spaces and "Noucentisme" styled buildings (an early 20th century catalan cultural movement organised largely as a reaction against modernism).

One of the most iconic and spectacular images of the city, are the Onyar river houses and its popular bridges, including the one designed by the Eiffel House. 

Cadaqués

Cadaqués is one of the most beautiful and iconic villages in the Costa Brava. Its geographic isolation until 19th century has preserved Cadaqués fishing village essence, with narrow streets and white houses. It was one of the greatest inspirations of Salvador Dalí, who used to live in Portlligat, where you can visit the Dalí House-Museum.

Daily Plan

1st day

ARRIVAL IN ROSES

Arrival in Roses. Check-in, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
1st day
2nd day

WALKING BETWEEN VOLCANOES & BESALÚ

Distance: 12,5 km
Total elevation gain: 330 m
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Medium

Morming: Hiking route between Olot and Santa Pau, in the middle of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, including Croscat and Santa Margarida volcanoes and 'La Fageda d'en Jordà', an old bleech forest.

Afternoon: Visit of Besalú.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Picnic lunch.
2nd day
3rd day

THE BALCONY OF THE EMPORDÀ & PERALADA CASTLE

Distance: 7,5 km
Total elevation change: 630 m
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Medium


Morning: Today's route will start at Selva de Mar and finish at Palau. During the route, from the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery (9th century) and from the most elevated point at Serra de Rodes, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Cap de Creus, Port de la Selva and Llançà; and from a panoramic viewpoint, stunning views of the Bay of Roses.

Afternoon: Guided visit of the Peralada Castle (14th century), including 'cava' taste.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.
3rd day
4th day

PURE NATURE & RUINS OF EMPÚRIES

Distance: 15 km
Total elevation change: 21 m
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Low


Morning: Today we depart from the medieval village of Castelló d'Empúries in a hike that will take us through the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park.

Afternoon: Visit of the greek-roman ruins of Empúries and an anchovy factory in L'Escala.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.
4th day
5th day

'CAMÍ DE RONDA' GR-92 & DALÍ MUSEUM

Distance: 8,8 km
Total elevation change: 48 m
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Difficulty: Low


Morning: Today we will hike a stage of the GR-92 route, popularly known as 'Camí de ronda', between Llançà and Port de la Selva. The route follows the coast, along cliffs and hidden small beaches called 'Calas' by locals.

Afternoon: Dalí Museum (Figueres) guided tour.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.
5th day
6th day

THE LAKE OF BANYOLES & GIRONA

Distance: 13 km
Total elevation gain: 200 m
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Low

Morning: Walking route around the Lake of Banyoles.

Afternoon: Guided city tour of Girona, visiting its old quarter, the jewish quarter and the Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Lunch at a restaurant in Banyoles.
6th day
7th day

CADAQUÉS

Morning: Boat tour to Cadaqués, including free time for one hour and half in the beautiful fishermen village.

Afternoon: Free time in Roses.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.
7th day
8th day

END OF THE TRIP

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and return home.
8th day

Included

Not included