Self-guided Hiking from Collioure to Cadaqués on foot between Sea and Mountains for 6 or 7 days between France and Spain in the Eastern Mediterranean Pyrenees…
An exceptional self-guided hike between Collioure and Cadaqués to discover the sumptuous and contrasting landscapes of the Catalan coast. A route between land and sea which runs along the Catalan coast, passable from spring to autumn in the mild Mediterranean climate…
The Vermeille coast as passionately loved by the great Catalan painters (Dali, Miro, Picasso, Matisse… )
Hikes from the Vermeille Coast to the Costa Brava (5, 6 or 7 days of walking)
– Argelès sur Mer (Racou beach) – Collioure: 4 km, 1h30 walk, elevation gain +: 283 m (optional) – Collioure – Banyuls sur Mer: 15
km, 5h00 walk, elevation gain +: 658 m
– Banyuls sur Sea – Cerbère (via the path of Walter Benjamin): 14.6 km, 5h00 walk, elevation gain +: 742 m
– Cerbère – Llança: 13.5 km, 4h30 walk, elevation gain +: 651 m
– Llança – Port de la Selva (via the Hermitage of Sant Pere de Rodes): 15 km, 5h00 walk, elevation gain +: 607 m
– Port de la Selva – Cadaqués: 12 km, 4h30 walk, elevation gain +: 445 m
or Port de la Selva – Cap Creus – Cadaqués: 23.5 km, 6h30 walk, elevation gain +: 773 m
– Cadaqués – “Fare and Cala Cal Nans” (optional): 12 km, 4h00 walk, elevation gain +: 326 m optional
In total: 80.60 km and 3876 m of altitude difference or 96.6 km and 4485 m of altitude difference with the two hikes offered as options on the day of your arrival and the last day in Cadaquès
Hike technical sheet
Type: Self-guided from hotel to hotel
Level: moderate between 1h30 and 6h30 hours of walking per day
Ascent / day: between 300 and 800 m
Topo guide: Collioure Cadaques
Map Type: Garmin
Environment: Seaside in the Mediterranean
Tour – stay: Itinerant
Distance: 77 km (traditional route)
Trails: GR 11, GR 92, PR
Number of days on site: 7 days
Number of walking days: 5, 6 or 7 days of your choice
Accommodation: in **, *** and **** Hotels
Service: luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Places: Eastern Pyrenees – Costa Brava (Catalunya)
Country: France and Spain
ON THE PROGRAM (two versions for this stay)
4 or 5 hikes from Collioure to Cadaqués to discover our wonderful Catalan country (The Côte Vermeille and the Costa Brava).
2 optional half-day hikes, the 1st and last days according to your wishes
6/7 days on site
Rando liberté is the choice to spend your stay walking for 4, 5 or 6 days, the choice is yours!
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 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. Drop off your suitcases at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Collioure and its shaded streets, or to take a short hike on the coastal path between Argelès sur Mer and Collioure (transport to Racou beach) . Check-in at the hotel in the afternoon, dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel. (4 km – 1h30 walk, elevation gain +: 283 m).
Note: this 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 via Portbou, from cove to cove, from cape to cape, from vineyard to vineyard and from beach to beach, the scene is set with exceptional views overlooking the sea. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (10 km – 4 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 606 m) *if you opt for the 6-day stay on site we will transport you after your hike from Banyuls sur Mer to Cerbère directly to Llança at 5:00 p.m. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Llança. 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).
4/5th day : Hike from Llança to Port de la Selva. Ascent to the monastery of Sant Père de Rodes. At an altitude of 480 m you will discover the most spectacular panorama of your hike. The monastery of Sant Père de Rodes is a monumental building where the Lombard Romanesque of the 11th century predominates, the construction and decoration of which reveal Carolingian and Arab influences. It was occupied by the Benedictine order. Descent to Port de la Selva. Installation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (15 km – 5 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 607 m).
5/6th day (2 itineraries proposed) : Hike from Port de la Selva to Cadaques via Cap Creus GR11 on a wild route crossing the natural park, you will reach 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 Salvador Dali’s villa then descent to Cadaqués which owes its current fame to the great master. Night at the hotel. (23.5 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 +: 445 m)
6/7th day : Breakfast at the Hotel. Program of the day according to your convenience:
Return transfer at 9:00 a.m. by minibus to Collioure at 10:30 a.m. (arrival at 12:00 p.m.).
Return transfer at 9:30 a.m. by minibus to Collioure via Figueras for self-guided visit to the Dali museum (approx. €12 – from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., arrival in Collioure around 2:30 p.m.).
Return transfer at 5:00 p.m. by minibus to Collioure (arrival around 6:30 p.m.): Free day in Cadaqués, you have the opportunity to enjoy the village or the region a little more by taking an additional hike to Fare Cal Nans and back ( 12 km, 4 hours of walking, elevation gain +: 326 m).
Prices : 6 days on site, 5-6 days hiking, 5 nights (per person based on double room)
Self-guided hike + accommodation + breakfast: 520 €
Self-guided hike + accommodation + half board: 620 €
Single room supplement: + 155 €
Prices : 7 days on site, 6-7 days hiking, 6 nights (per person based on double room)
Self-guided hike + accommodation + breakfast: 620 €
Self-guided hike + accommodation + half board: 720 €
Single room supplement (single): + 185 €
Without baggage transfer: –25 € (on the above rates)
Supplement per person for the period from June 1 to September 30: + 60 € (6 days) or 70 € (7 days) over the period
Guaranteed departure:from 2 people.
Level: Moderate level between 1h30 and 6h30 of walking per day with positive elevations of 300 to 800 m maximum.
Accommodation: accommodation in a **, *** and **** hotel depending on availability (5-6 nights – double room basis depending on the stay package)
Catering: Formula with breakfast or Half board (breakfast and evening meal) or full board for 5-6 days (breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal).
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). 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.
Accommodation in a **, *** and **** hotel in a double room with breakfast or half 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 (we are the only ones to do this)
Easy, well-marked walking route suitable for everyone. Developed by Mountain Guide of the Country
20,000 daily hiking maps produced by us with directions and route legend directly on the map
2 Itineraries available alternating sea and mountain or Coastal Path
1 night in Collioure and 1 night in Cadaqués
Accommodation in selected quality hotels
Return transfer possible via Figueras for free visit to the Salvador Dali Theater-Museum on the last day
Telephone support possible during the day
From 520 € 6 days
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