Spain

Barcelona Costa Brava

Catalonia offers a huge variety of beautiful landscapes. From the snowy peaks in the Pyrenees to the cliffs and wonderful beaches and coves in the Costa Brava, a paradise for the passionate about inspiring and romantic places. The Mediterranean climate allows the traveller to enjoy all seasons.
Its historic wealth offers everywhere, towns with magnificent monuments and sites, that remind the numerous people and cultures that settled in the area, from the Greeks, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Arabs and the Christians.
Well defined language and a cultural tradition inspire the personality of the region and its people. Catalonian culture presents universally recognised modern artists, such as Gaudi, Miró, Dalí, etc… influenced by the landscapes, the weather, the light… that will accompany us during the journey. As the perfect complement on this immersion on the heart of Catalonia, we recommend to spend a couple of days or more in Barcelona. It is a cosmopolitan capital that offers a very dynamic cultural and commercial lifestyle, as well as sportive activities. That’s why it is appreciated by tourists as one of the most attractive spots every year.

DAY 1

Welcome to Barcelona Airport early in the morning. Transfer to the town of Girona, before noon. Check in a centric hotel in the middle of the medieval quarter.
Free afternoon to discover and enjoy the Barri Vell and one of its singular places, el Call, old Jewish quarter. Welcome tasting and group presentation.

DAY 2

First stop in Banyoles, enjoying the Estany de Banyoles, the biggest natural lagoon in Catalonia, that hosted the 1992 Olympic rowing competitions. Transfer to Olot and the Garrotxa Natural Park, amazing area of volcanic origins, where we will start a spectacular trekking route, visiting unique places in Spain, such as Santa Margarida and Croscat vulcanos and Fageda d´en Jordá forest.
Lodging in Santa Pau, sleeping in a centenary inn, enjoying the magic of the place.

DAY 3:

We will stop in Castellfollit de la Roca, hanged in the edge of a basaltic cliff, one of the classical images in the Catalonian countryside. Then we will visit Besalú, one of the medieval villages kept in time, with its access stone bridge.We can arrange a Mikvah guided tour, the ancient Jewish baths. After that, we'll reach to Figueres, birthplace of the genius Salvador Dalí, to visit its museum. Finally we will go to Cadaqués, where we will stay in a privileged hotel with wonderful Mediterranean Sea views

DAY 4:

We will continue the legacy of Dali, uncovering the secrets of Cadaqués. We visit the spectacular scenery that inspired the artist, the House-Museum, located in Port Lligat on the outskirts of the village and set in a magical place of the coast, not to mention the Picasso museum, which also sojourned in this place .. 
You can enjoy the seaside Catalan cuisine, specifically the famous Suquet de Peix (Fish Soup). 
Following our walking routes, we will reach the Cabo de Creus, to enjoy its breathtaking views, and return to Cadaqués. 

DAY 5:

We will continue along the Costa Brava. Visiting the Greco-Roman Empúries site, overlooking the majestic Gulf of Roses. 
Spectacular hiking route, with picnic, from L'Escala to L'Estartit, where Natural Park of the Medes Islands waits for us. 
End of day in Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most charming fishing villages of the Costa Brava, where you can relax and dine on the edge of one of its Mediterranean beaches

DAY 6:

Fantastic hike along the coast to Palamos, main fishing port in the area. Paths will cross immaculate and unspoiled beaches where you can swim and enjoy the environment. 
After relaxing on the beaches of Palamos, you can witness the arrival of the traditional fishing boats to port and the fish auction at the Lonja. 
Return to Calella de Palafrugell, where we will spend our last night in a magnificent hotel with lots of marine charm

DAY 7:

Farewell and transfer to Barcelona Airport.
If you want to extend your visit in Barcelona, we can offer you our support and advice.
  • 6 Nights of accommodation in luxury and traditional Catalonian hotels (double rooms with private bathroom)
  • All breakfasts included.
  • 2 guides (tour assistants and leader), experienced, Spanish and multilingual, 24 hours availability.
  • Support vehicle, available for transfers, to carry luggage, provide snacks, technical support, etc…
  • Comprehensive tour preparation, according to the skills and likeness of the travellers.
  • Brief chat every morning about daily issues and advices.
  • Detailed map of the route, with written directions and local information.
  • Isotonic drinks, refreshments, and snacks on route.
  • Welcome Tasting, to meet the group in Girona
  • Welcome gift from UGOWEGOtours
  • Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Girona and from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona Airport.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
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Arrival/Departure

June 2-8
Arrival: Barcelona Airport
Departure: Barcelona Airport
 

* If you want to ride a bike instead of trekking, we can provide one for you. You must adapt to the itineraries and timetable of the trekking group. You can enjoy it without any increase on the price