Self-guided Hiking from Argelès sur Mer to Rosas on foot for 8 days exclusively by the coastal path E12 of the Vermilion Coast in the Eastern Pyrenees and the GR92 of the Catalan Costa Brava between France and Spain…
An exceptional self-guided hike between Argelès sur Mer in France and Rosas in Spanish Catalonia to discover the Mediterranean coastal path. A route exclusively along the Mediterranean on the E12 in France and the GR92 in Spain. A route from cove to cove which runs along the last Pyrenean reliefs, which plunge into the deep blue. A coast illuminated with wonderful changing colors during the day and with the seasons…
Hiking on the Catalan coastal paths (France and Spain)
7 hikes in 7 stages:
Argelès sur Mer (Centre) – Collioure (Coastal Path) – 7.2 km, 2h30 walk, elevation gain +: 323 m
Collioure – Banyuls sur Mer (Coastal Path) – 15 km, 5h00 walk walk, elevation gain +: 658 m
Banyuls sur Mer – Cerbère (Coastal Path) – 10.3 km, 4 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 606 m
Cerbère – Llança (Cami de Ronda) – 14.5 km, 5 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 586 m
Llança – Port de la Selva (Cami de Ronda) – 9 km, 3h00 walk, height difference +: 283 m
Port de la Selva – Cadaqués (short route overland) – 12 km, 4h30 walk, elevation gain +: 472 m
or Port de la Selva – Cap Creus – Cadaqués (long route via the coastal path) 23 km, 6h30 walking, elevation gain +: 773 m
Cadaqués – Rosas – 24 km, 7 hours walking, elevation gain +: 814 m
In total : 105 km, 43h00 hours walking, elevation gain +: 4015 m
ON THE PROGRAM (two versions for this stay)
8 days on site, 7 nights in hotels, 7-8 days of hiking from Argelès sur Mer to Rosas to discover our wonderful Catalan country (the coastal path of the Côte Vermeille and the Costa Brava).
Hike technical sheet
Type: Freedom hike from hotel to hotel
Level: moderate between 2h30 and 7h00 hours of walking per day
Elevation gain/day: between 300 and 820 m
Topo guide: Argelès sur Mer – Rosas
Type of Map: Garmin
Environment: On Board by sea in the Mediterranean
Tour – stay: Itinerant
Distance: 92 km (traditional route)
Path: E12 Mediterranean Coastal path – GR 92 (Spain)
Number of days on site: 8 days
Number of walking days: 7 days
Accommodation: in **, *** and **** Hotels
Service: luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Locations:> Pyrénées Orientales – Costa Brava (Catalunya)
Countries: France and Spain
Your travel companion :
You are not a specialist in reading geographic maps, we provide you with a Garmin GPS with the route of your hike. (See conditions of sale).
1st day : Welcome at the end of the morning in Collioure (arrival by car) or in Argelès sur mer arrival by train by a member of our team on site, we will give you your travel log, we will give you all the detailed information about your stay . For those who wish to take the GPS option, training in its use will be provided. Transport to Argelès sur Mer and hike on the coastal path to Collioure (transport to Racou beach). Check-in at the hotel in the afternoon, free tour of Collioure and its monuments, dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel. (7.2 km – 2h30 walk, elevation gain +: 323 m).
Note : Warm-up hike is optional, you also have the option of arriving at the end of the day and starting your stay directly with the route from Collioure to Banyuls sur Mer the next day.
2nd day : Hike from Collioure to Banyuls via Port Vendres and Cap Béar and its unforgettable panorama. Passage to Fort St Elmes located on the heights of Collioure. This Fort is a signal tower built in the 13th century. Descent to Port Vendres, visit to the dynamic fishing and commercial port. Further on, you will discover the Redoute Béar which dominates the entrance to the port, built in the 18th century according to the plans of the architect Vauban. Then, you will arrive at the Béar lighthouse, built in 1904, located 80 meters above the sea. It measures 24 meters high and was built in pink marble from Villefranche. Nestled between Cap Béar and Cap Oullestrell, Paulilles Cove reveals a landscape of contrast between the world of vines and that of the sea. This former industrial wasteland, considered today as one of the most beautiful jewels of the Catalan coast, escaped a vast marina project which was to cover with its elitist luxury the moving traces of Paulilles’ past and destroy the inestimable natural beauty of this place. Now recognized as a “Great Site”, this space welcomes you for a family walk, a moment of relaxation, a coastal getaway, a cultural immersion where all your senses will be awakened! The site hosts a workshop for restoring Catalan boats and a Site House which dedicates a permanent exhibition to the working memory of the place. Itinerary via the Coastal Path to Banyuls sur mer. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (15 km – 5 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 658 m)
3rd day : Hike from Banyuls sur Mer to Cerbère, “mountain jump” hike towards the ruins of the Tour de Carroig. You will cross the magnificent vineyard of Banyuls sur Mer with its dry stone walls and its impressive rainwater drainage system. Via a rocky path interspersed with scree, you will arrive at the Col de la Rumpissa (538 m). Border marker no. 597. After an ascent, you arrive at Querroig (670 m). A unique panorama unfolds before your eyes, from distant Canigou which tears through the azure to Cap Creus which plunges into the sea. The dry stone wall of a 10th century castle and the 14th century tower are the remains of the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659). Descent towards the typical locality of Cerbère. (14.6 km – 6 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 742 m) Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Cerbère.
4th day : Hike from Cerbère to Llança (the railway goods transit villages). Hike with crossing of 2 passes “the Col de Belitres” former Franco-Spanish border crossing and descent to Portbou, then again a climb to the Coll de Portbou to follow with a descent via the GR92 to Colera and Garvet beach, path of the coastline to Llança (13.5 km – 4h30 walk, elevation gain +: 651 m).
5th day : Hike from Llança to Port de la Selva. Cami de ronda of the coast, always from cove to cove. Bypass of the Punta de S’arnella and its lighthouse, to the beaches of Port de la Selva. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (9 km – 3 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 283 m).
6th day (2 itineraries proposed) : Hike from Port de la Selva to Cadaques via the Cap Creus GR11 on a wild route crossing the natural park, you will reach the Cap de Creus. Magical place where the Mediterranean gives birth to the Pyrenees. Swept by the wind “La Tramontane”, the Cap de Creus offers a lunar landscape in which the sea intertwines with its tormented and torn coves like the spectacular “Cova de l’Infern”. Via a picturesque path lined with centuries-old dry stone walls, you will arrive at Port Lligat. Passage near the villa of Salvador Dali (visit possible reservation by you) then descent to Cadaqués which owes its current fame to the great master. Night at the hotel. (23 km – 6h30 walk, elevation gain +: 773 m).
Route via the GR92 from Port de la Selva directly to Cadaqués via the Pic del Torrello, with a passage over ridges overlooking the bay via Roques de la Regalada then descent via the Vall de la Talabre to Cadaqués. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (12 km – 4h30 walk, elevation gain +: 472 m)
7th day : Breakfast at the Hotel. Itinerary along the coastal path from Cadaquès to Cala Montjoi, then you will go around Cap Norfeu, via a path still along the seaside you will arrive at Rosas.
This municipality is located on the Costa Brava, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea south of Cap de Creus. Rosas borders two natural parks: Cap Creus to the north and Aiguamolls to the south-east. In 2011, Rosas Bay was admitted to the small club of the most beautiful bays in the world. Arrival and installation at the Hotel and evening meal. 24 km walk – 7h00 – Elevation gain 814 m.
8th day : Return transfer by minibus to Collioure: 8:30 a.m. (arrival at 9:45 a.m.) or 9:00 a.m. (Dali museum visit €12 – Arrival Collioure 1:45 p.m.) or 10:00 a.m. (Arrival Collioure 11:15 a.m.)
Stay 8 days on site, 7 days hiking, 7 nights (per person based on double room)
Self-guided hike + accommodation + breakfast: 715 €
Self-guided hike + accommodation + half board: 890 €
Single room supplement: + 210 €
Supplement per person for the period from June 1 to September 30 : + 70 €
Without baggage transfer: –25 €/person (on the above rates)
Europ’Assistance insurance: 45 €/person
Book your stay online, you will only pay 30% of the total amount. The balance 70% will be payable 1 month before the date of your stay. (The green boxes correspond to the first day of the stay, our stays take place from Monday to Monday).
Guaranteed departure:from 2 people.
Level: Moderate level between 1h30 and 6h30 of walking per day with positive elevations of 300 to 820 m maximum.
Accommodation: accommodation in a **, *** and **** hotel depending on availability (7 nights – double room basis depending on the stay package)
Catering: Formula with breakfast or Half board (breakfast and evening meal) for 7 days.
Personal equipment (to be provided): Mountain shoes, spare shoes, socks, warm, rain and mountain clothing, gloves and hat, toiletries, water bottle, cereal bars, etc.
Your organizer: Mountain Guide (AEM) for children from the Catalan country. Languages spoken: French, Catalan, Spanish, English.
Transport: Luggage transport during the stay from hotel to hotel (1 piece of luggage per person max 17kg ). Transport day 1 from Collioure to Argelès sur Mer (Racou beach), return transport from Cadaqués to Collioure on the last day.
Practicing the activity without supervision
Travel documents, roadbook, maps and GPS if you wish
Transfers as described and tourist taxes
Transportation of luggage from hotel to hotel.
Hôtel accommodation in a **, *** and **** hotel in a double room with breakfast, half board or full board during the period.
Rates do not include:
The journey from your home to Collioure
Paid parking in Collioure (30 € per week, subscription. on site on the day of your arrival)
Drinks during and outside meals and personal expenses
Comprehensive travel insurance (Europ’Assistance optional)
Possible cultural visits (museum).
Period: March, April, May, June, September, October (no departure in July, August (too hot), November, December, January and February)
Minimum number of participants: For this stay to be organized, the minimum number of participants is 4 people. If you are 2 people, please contact us before making your reservation on +33 629 564 036
Insurance (optional): This contract is taken out with the Europ’Assistance company. This insurance includes the reimbursement of sums incurred, less a deductible of 50 €, registration fees and the cost of insurance. In the event of a cancellation, you must inform us as quickly as possible in writing, so as not to allow cancellation penalties to accrue.
Events covered in the event of cancellation: accident, illness, death of the insured or his or her spouse, ascendants and descendants, significant material damage caused by fire or natural elements affecting the insured’s own property and requiring his or her presence , economic dismissal of the insured, unavoidable modification of leave by the employer and the unemployed finding work. (see cancellation conditions)
cancellation insurance medical assistance repatriation and transport, flights and loss of baggage
We provide you with a free GPS including the hiking route in the form of a trace, waypoints locating hotels and points of interest. To take advantage of this offer, a deposit check of €200 will be required and a rental contract describing the condition of the equipment upon delivery will be signed between the two parties. The check will be returned to you at the end of your stay upon return of the equipment. Don’t forget to request GPS availability when making your reservation.
Reservation & payment:
You can make a pre-reservation request using the online contact form.
Depending on our departures and our availability, we will send you a stay proposal with a travel contract within 24 hours. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of this completed and signed document, accompanied by a deposit check for 30% of the total amount of the stay. The balance will be due 1 month before the start of the stay. Two payment options will be offered to you: check or credit card.
Cancellation of the stay:
In the event of cancellation by you, cancellation fees will be retained by Inextremis Aventura:
You have a right of withdrawal of 7 days following the date of reservation of your stay within 30 days before the start of the stay.
- More than 29 days before departure: flat rate of 10% per person for administrative costs
- Between 29 and 21 days: 25% of the total amount
- Between 20 and 8 days: 50% of the total amount
- Between 7 and 2 days: 75% of the total amount
- Less than 2 days: 100% of the total amount
The + of Inextremis Aventura
Welcome on site by our local agency on the day of your arrival
Easy, well-marked walking route suitable for everyone. Developed by Guide-Accompagnateur Montagne du Pays
Itinerary mainly by the sea allowing you to benefit from daily swimming depending on the season
1 night in Collioure and 1 night in Cadaqués
Accommodation in selected quality hotels
Possibility of parking for your cars in a closed garage at Collioure
Return transfer possible via Figueras for free visit to the Salvador Dali Theater-Museum on the last day
Telephone assistance possible during the day
From 715 € 8 days
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