Skip to main content

from £1200 per person

Coastal Walk from France to Spain Languedoc-Roussillon

from £1200

New for 2019

Coastal Walk from France to Spain

Discover the fascinating contrasts of the the Mediterranean and Catalan coast

New for 2019

Coastal Walk from France to Spain

This itinerary offers you the best of the Catalan coast (both French and Spanish). With the magnificent backdrop of the Pyrenees, explore a surprisingly unspoiled coastline with its creeks, coves, beaches, gentle cliffs and panoramic views. You will discover attractive fishing villages and small resorts where you will be able to enjoy quality hotels and memorable meals. Walk in a landscape steeped in history where you will be able to discover walled villages, castles and signal towers as well as some heritage from Matisse, Salvador Dali and other artists. A great walk, perfect in Spring and Autumn but available all year round. Distances shown are the maximum per day and shorter routs are available.

Holiday Highlights

  • Unspoiled Mediterranean coast
  • Backdrop of the Pyrenees
  • Discover France and Spain in the same week
  • Choice between coastal or foothill walks most days
  • Option for shorter distances with choice of routes
  • High quality hotels
  • Possible upgrade with Michelin star restaurant
  • Bookings from March to mid November
  • Short package (4 nights) available

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 7 nights (5 half board)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes

Starting Days

You can choose any starting day

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival in Collioure day 1

    Summary

    Settle in your hotel and make the most of your arrival day to visit the outstanding heritage on display in Collioure. It is the pearl of the Vermillion Coast, and prized by painters for it is incredibly picturesque. It boasts a royal castle by the sea, port with local boats, small pebbly beaches, café terraces, and coloured façades in the old town. Not forgetting the emblematic pink-domed bell-tower! If you arrive late, you still have tomorrow.

    Hotel

    Hôtel Princes de Catalogne
    Collioure

    A 3 star boutique hotel just a short walk from the seafront, the harbour and the Château Royal

    Facilities

    • Air-conditioning
    • Safety box
    • Hair dryer
    • Ensuite bathrooms with bath or shower
    • Free WIFI.

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner will be in the nearby restaurant the 'Can Pla' which offer a selection of local specialties.

  • 2

    Circular walk from Collioure day 2

    Summary

    A circular walk in the hills below the Tower of Madeloc and past the Hermitage of Notre Dame de la Consolation that you can visit. If you are feeling energetic and if you have decided on the "coastal option" for the following day, you can also choose to hike up to the tower. It is located 654 m above sea level. Enjoy those breathtaking views !

    8 mi
    (13 km)

  • 3

    Collioure to Banyuls day 3

    Summary

    If you choose the coastal option today, you walk down to the typically Catalan and very active Port Vendres and you then follow the coast by Cap Béar with its numerous attractive coves and creeks, often featuring vines and delightfully colourful, fragrant flowers. Paulilles beach offers an almost irresistible opportunity for a swim. After Cap d'Ullastrell and its crystal clear waters and hidden coves, you reach the frontier town of Banyuls, the most southern sea resort in France and the end of the famous trans-Pyrenean 900 kilometre GR10. Tonight your hotel overlooks the sheltered beach and the yachts in the bay.

    Hotel

    Hotel les Elmes
    Banyuls-sur-Mer

    This 3 star boutique hotel is exclusively located overlooking the sheltered beach and scenic bay. The terrace and the panoramic windows of the gourmet restaurant La Littorine will give you wonderful sea-views whilst you dine.

    Facilities

    • Jacuzzi
    • Gourmet restaurant
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Terrace with seaview
    • Bar
    • Laundry service

    Board

    Cuisine

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 4

    Banyuls to Port Bou day 4

    Summary

    Today both walking options will take you across the Franco-Spanish border. With the foothills itinerary you will climb comfortably up through vineyards, then maquis and enjoy continuous great panoramas of land, sea and sky, with the higher Pyrenees and the Mount Canigou in the distance and magnificent sea views when descending to Port Bou, where you will be transferred to your hotel in Llançà.

    Hotel

    Hôtel Carbonell
    Llançà

    The 3 star Carbonell is a welcoming and comfortable hotel is in the centre of the attractive resort of Llança.

    Facilities

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner will be in the popular 'Pati Blanc' restaurant which offers a range of Catalan specialites.

    8 mi
    (13 km)

  • 5

    Llançà to Port De La Selva day 5

    Summary

    The day could start by visiting the old Llançà before setting off. The itinerary today is again totally your choice. Follow the coastal path rocked by the sound of the waves, or take a superb route through maquis, by the beautiful chapel of St Helena, the monastery of Sant Père de Rodes – well worth a visit – and the Castell de Sant Salvador de Verdera. Either way, you will be spoilt with beautiful views before arriving in Port de la Selva, a traditional fishing village and seaside resort. The old part has remained untouched, with cobbled streets and tiny white houses, giving the feel of a typical fishing village. Enjoy the evening in your four star hotel overlooking the sea.

    Hotel

    Hôtel Porto Cristo
    El Port de la Selva

    Hotel Poro Cristo is just a short walk away from the Mediterranean beaches, monastery and castle. It is a mid nineteenth century building and has maintained many original features. The hotel restaurant is open 24 hrs and offers fine regional dishes.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • International TV channels,
    • Hot tubs for singles or couples
    • Air conditioning
    • Elegant restaurant
    • Cozy reading room with sea views
    • Sauna
    • Health Club
    • Hairdresser

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner will be in the Monterrey Restaurant with beautiful sea views. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish and seafood dishes along with Mediterranean rice dishes.

    10 mi
    (15 km)

  • 6

    Port de la Selva to Cadaquès day 6

    Summary

    Today’s walk is over the mountains, with a section on the coast. You climb up out of Port de la Selva, cross the wild Cap de Creus and discover the Cala Taballera cove. Pass through olive groves and untouched Spanish countryside and descend to Cadaquès. By visiting the Cala Nans lighthouse you extend the enjoyment with a beautiful view over the resort, which is the easternmost town in Spain. Playa Sol, your four star hotel for two nights, is located by the beach. Take advantage of the numerous facilities.

    Hotel

    Hotel Playa Sol
    Cadaqués

    The four star Playa Sol is superbly located just a few meters from the beach and facing the end of the seafront promenade. A superb choice of restaurants are all within 5 minutes away. The hotel has recently been refurbished to high standards to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

    Facilities

    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • bar with terrace and sea views
    • open air heated jacuzzi
    • large garden
    • Garden restaurant for alfresco lunches
    • Tennis courts
    • Room service
    • optional continental buffet breakfast in you room
    • Satellite television
    • Air conditioning
    • Reading lounge
    • WiFi hotspots
    • Hairdryer
    • Safety box
    • Telephone

    Board

    Cuisine
    • Clients are booked in on a BB basis and so are free to choose for the superb choice of restaurants all within 5 minutes of the hotel.

    8 mi
    (13 km)

  • 7

    Circular walk from Cadaquès day 7

    Summary

    For your final day, there is still plenty to do and see. Spend the day in Cadaquès, set around a remote bay of the Costa Brava. The town’s sedate waterfront and patchwork of steep, narrow streets are a world away from the holiday resorts along the coast. You might want to do a final walk to the lighthouse on Cap de Creus, then to the little bays and coves, and continue to Dali’s adopted home village of Port Lligat. We recommend visiting his quirky waterside house before walking on to Punta (cape) de S’Oliguera. Stay another night in your hotel. As yesterday, you have the opportunity to enjoy the restaurant of your choice. What a memorable holiday!

    11 mi
    (18 km)

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • Upgrade to a four star hotel and add a Michelin dinner

    Upgrade the hotel in Collioure with the four star Relais des Trois Mas by the sea, in the shade of pine trees, facing Collioure. Eat in its one star Michelin restaurant, La Balette.

Customer Reviews Customer ratings via Feefo

No reviews received for this holiday.

Pricing & Enquiry

Pricing

Prices vary according to travel method. Select your preferred option to get an updated price. For full pricing details, click here.

  • From£1200per person

  • Outward: Depart London St Pancras International, change stations in Paris and arrive Perpignan late afternoon. Local train to Collioure (20 minutes). Transfers from Perpignan airport or station possible on request. Please ask for a price.

    Return: Depart Perpignan station, change trains at Lille Europe, arrive St Pancras International station late evening.

LATE BOOKINGS
For bookings made within 12 weeks of departure our prices cannot be guaranteed. In this instance please ask for a quotation.

Booking Enquiry

Enquire by phone

Phone the Belle France team during 9am - 5pm (GMT) or leave a message. International calls will be charged at your standard rate.

+44 (0)1580 214 010

Or complete this form...

Please submit your enquiry and we will respond within one working day.

For a more detailed quote, please complete our:

Detailed Booking Enquiry Form
x

Search