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Experience

Easy level.
Hike holidays for all.
Distance: 110 km (15 km/day)
Self-guided tour

Touring Catalonia

Daily Arrivals

Available any day from March to October.
5 day / 4 Nights
7 days / 6 Nights
Customised

Highlights

Visit the Garrotxa region,
Volcanoes Area
Puigsacalm
Joanetes Area
La Fageda d'en Jorda ( Beech Forrest)
Cap de Creus Natural Parc
Cadaqués village

CATALONIA

Very well organised tripby Touring Catalonia. We enjoy the contrast out of Barcelona in 2 natural parcks, one in the mountains and one in the cost. We strongly recommend it!

IAN M.

Amazing Catalonia holidays!

Hike trip in the Girona Natural parks: Garrotxa & Cap de Creus

Discover the mountains and the see in the same hike trip in Girona region. Spend the three firts days in the volacanic area of Garrotxa, accommodated in a traditional rural house located in la vall d’en Vallwalking along the most places: La Fageda d’en Jorda ( beech forrest), El Puig Sacalm, Santa Margarida volcanoe, visiting Santa Pau Medieval Village,

The next days, after a car transfer, will be in Cap de Creus, place of inspiration of the famous painter Salvador Dali, The first day will be From Roses to Cadaqués. Optionally can be done by boat. This day we start the picturesque landcape of this area. At the end of the path we will reach Cadaqués a charming mediterranean village. The next walking is from Cadaqués to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, an easy walking in front of Salvador Dali house and reaching the lighhouse, thats the eastest point of Iberian peninsula. There we can take lunch or a bath, even in the way we had find different calas ( small beaches) where we can take a bath). The next Day from the light house to Port de la Selva and Selva de Mar.

Are you ready for it?

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Settle down in Joanetes

Arrival at Joanetes. Settle down in the hotel and welcome meeting with someone from Touring Catalonia staff to introduce aboute the hike trip. Overnight in the fully restored farmhouse in Joanetes. a small and millenary village in the heart of La Garrotxa county, where the route begins

DAY 2 - El Puigsacalm in Joanetes

Today will climb one of the most emblematic mountains of the region. The route starts at Joanetes, where is located our rural house.. The trail is outside the town, we can do it inside or directly on the road to the end of the village. We will take direction Santa Magdalena i Les Olletes. The route is marked by a yellow mark. We will continue towards Santa Magdalena until we reach Les Olletes where there is a small hermitage in a cavity. A little further on, there is a steep climb path that will take us to Santa Magdalena We will follow the path towards Puigsacalm pel Puig dels Llops until we reach the Puig of the same name with magnificent views of the region,  and from here to the summit of Puigsacalm. The return will be done bordering the peak by its base and passing through the Pas dels Burros.

DAY 3 - Salt del Roure in Joanetes

Today the excursion main attraction is Salt del Roura n (Roura’s waterfall). It really is worth it. Other attractive attractions are: Rec de la Clota and the hermitage of San Mateo.
As a whole it is a stroll through places where there is a green, leafy, quiet and pleasant forest. We will climb the mountain in front of Puigsacalm ( yesterday mountain) to see the the valley and views of Barcelona side…  Start and ending in Joanetes will be another easy day with picnic in the same area ( check map on the next tab)

DAY 4 - La Fageda d'en Jordà, the Volcanoes and Santa Pau medieval village

In our third day we will see the most popular places of the Garrotxa area: The volcanic area and the Fageda beech forrest.  We will start with a transfer  from the rural house and start in the parking of the La Fageda d’en Jordà. From there we get into this magic places which one has inspirate so many catalan artistis such as Joan Maragall…

From there we will reach the Santa Margarita volcanoe, which has a Chappel inside and then after few kilometers more, we will be in the lovely medivela village of Santa Pau. From there the taxi wil pick us up and we will come back to the hotel.

DAY 5 - Cap de Creus in Costa Brava, from Roses to Cadaqués

Today we will change the location, from the mountain to the sea! After package the luggage the transfer will bring us to Roses, famous city for the Greek arrival in the Iberian Peninsula. From there we will do the fisrt steps in the picturesque Cap de Creus natural Park. Along the Norcfeu cape and the charactesictic vegetation we will see a very special landscape and fauna always under the wind influence, called Tramuntana. Today we will sleep in Cadaqués, traditional mediterranean villages, with its white houses and charming boats on the beach.

DAY 6 - From de Cap de Creus lighthouse untill Cadaqués or Port de la Selva

Today we have to Options: the shorter and the longer.

The shorter option goes walking in a short hike trip from Cadaqués until the Cap de Creus light house and take lunch there. This options allows us to visit the Dali Museum in Portlligat and maybe spend more time in Cadaqués.

The longer option is from Cadaqués to Port de la Selva across the Cap de Creus lighthouse. We can take lunch in the lighhouse or just enjoy the views and continue the long day.

At the end of both  options the taxi driver will pick us up and driv us to the Cadaqués hotel.

DAY 7 - Sweet Godbye!

Departure after breakfast.

  • 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION YES
  • 6 BREAKFAST YES
  • 3 DINNERS IN RURAL HOUSE JOANETES YES
  • GPS DEVICE WITH TRACKS YES
  • WELCOME MEETING YES
  • DETAILED MAP ROUTE YES
  • ASSISTANCE FROM 9 TO 17 YES
  • LUGGAGE TRANSPORT YES

By plane:

Girona Airport: Every hour there is a bus from Girona Airport to Girona train station.

Barcelona Airport. Every half hour there is a train to Barcelona Sants train station.  Direct Transfer upon request.

By car:

E15/A9 in France and then AP7.

 

By train (45 minutes  from Barcelona):

Girona Station. You can check the timetables and prices in http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html .

Just select Departure: Barcelona and Destination: Girona and your arrival date. The trains to Girona depart in Barcelona Sants Station.

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