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Self-Guided Walking in Catalonia

Self-Guided Walking in Catalonia

Self-Guided Walking in Catalonia Overview

Explore the beautiful French and Spanish coast between Collioure to Cadaques in just one week

Barcelona may be the Capital of Catalonia but there is far more to this fascinating region than Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia. This one week self-guided walking holiday offers you a chance to discover this autonomous region of Spain where the Pyrenees melt into the Mediterranean and colourful fishing boats line the sleepy harbours. Starting in Collioure you will discover French Catalonia, France as you have never seen it before crossing the border along the rugged coastline to unveil quiet hidden beaches. This is small region of Europe with a huge history which pre-dates Spain itself. This trip has been designed to immerse you in its unique culture and to discover the regions medieval architecture, Jewish history and a peek into the fascinating mind of artist Salvador Dali, inspired by this special region.Walking 4 to 5 hours a day you will walk through vineyards to Banyuls; graze the Pyrenees to unearth the history of the Romanesque Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, perched high above the glistening Mediterranean; and follow the GR11 to the home of Salvador Dali in Port Lligat. We have even included a free day in Cadaques to allow you the opportunity to swim in the Azure waters, visit the many sights such as the church of Santa Maria, or simply relax in a café and watch the world go by. You’ll stay in small independently run 3* hotels each with a fantastic coastal location, the perfect retreat after a busy day exploring. Staying on a bed and breakfast basis ensures you have the flexibility to visit the many local restaurants and sample the delicious delicacies this region produces.
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