Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities

Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities
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  • Itinerary
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  • Exodus

You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has a number of small coves, nearby, to explore. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at Activity Level 1. A complimentary hybrid bike for your exclusive use throughout your stay is included to give you total flexibility.

Highlights
  • Medieval villages with fascinating castles, interesting churches and quaint cobbled streets
  • Golden, sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters and traditional fishing villages
  • Gentle walking and cycling on breathtaking coastal paths and through beautiful Spanish countryside
Food

All breakfasts included. Traditional Spanish food such as /paella/, /chorizo/ and /albondigas/ (meatballs) can be found on just about every menu in Catalunya, but don’t forget to try the regional specialities too. Local cuisine features plenty of fish, including world-renowned anchovies from L’Escala, and /botifarras/ (black pudding) from the mountains. A good starter might be /Pan Catal//á//n/ /(pa amb tom//à//quet),/ this is lightly toasted bread, drizzled with olive oil and topped with tomatoes and garlic. Thanks to its geography, the region has developed “Sea and Mountain” - /mar y muntana/ cuisine, combining chicken with lobster, or rabbit with prawns. Fruits are used as well, such as roasted chicken and figs, or pheasant and grapes. Dishes are rich and hearty, however, it is not just a meat-based cuisine, there are plenty of vegetable options. Catalan dishes also rely heavily on sauces: /Sofrito/ is an onion and tomato sauce, /Picada/ is made from dried fruits, nuts and herbs, /Sanfaina/ is a sauce of fried peppers, aubergines, onions and tomatoes and /Romesco/ is made with tomatoes, peppers, nuts and garlic. Most menus are written in both Castilian and Catalan and sometimes in English too, but you may find a pocket dictionary useful in the more remote places.

Destinations
  • Catalunya
  • Catalonia
  • Europe
  • Spain
Tour Types
  • New Cycling Tours
  • Family-Kids
  • New Cycling Holidays
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Mixed-Activity
  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Walking
  • Family
  • Cycling
  • New Mixed-Activity Holidays
  • New Walking Holidays
  • Singles

Arrive at your hotel where your room has a private balcony and sea view. We have included three evening meals at the hotel, which can be taken on the nights of your choosing, and there's a great choice of restaurants nearby for the remaining evenings. Below is our suggested itinerary, however, as you're based at the same hotel for the week, you're free to pick and choose your activities for each day.

Stroll through the woods and countryside near your hotel, passing through the sleepy hamlet of Ermedas. A short walk to get started, leaving plenty of time to explore Calella de Palafrugell and its lovely sandy beach.

Meals: breakfast,

There are morning street food markets every day as well as a full market, on Sundays, in Palafrugell. The town made its name as a centre for cork production, which brought wealth and prosperity to the area and the Museo del Suro (cork museum) is well worth a visit. In addition, there are plenty of lively bars and restaurants to stop for refreshments. From Palafrugell you can take the bus on to regional capital Girona where you can explore the city walls and the impressive cathedral.

Meals: breakfast,

Walk via delightful Platja El Golfet to visit Calella's Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig (optional). Head south to unspoilt Platja Castell with superb views from Puig del Terme. Return on a lovely inland route across farmland and through forest, or on the rugged coastal trail via Cala Estreta.

Meals: breakfast,

This leisurely circuit takes you to the lovely medieval town of Pals - make sure you go through the arch, from the Placa Major, signed 'el Pedro', to visit the Gothic Quarter and the famous Torre de les Hores - part of the 10th century Pals Castle. There are a few shops and lots of cafes, making it the perfect stop for lunch.

Meals: breakfast,

There are several options for this walk - something for everyone. For an easy stroll along the Cami de Ronda, walk to Llafranc (4km return, level 1). Extend the walk up to the lighthouse and viewpoint of Sant Sebastia (level 1+). Extend it even more for a full day out with a visit to the little resort of Tamariu in a beautiful cove, returning along the coast with stunning scenery (low level 2). For lunch you're spoilt for choice, depending which walk you do. There are bars and restaurants in Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu, and two at Sant Sebastia. In Tamariu there is also a small shop. Alternatively, take a picnic to enjoy on the beach at Llafranc or Tamariu.

Meals: breakfast,

An enjoyable circular route that takes you on part of the former 'Tren Petit' /via verde/. The route continues through woods and fields to Palamos, a lively commercial harbour town, with its old quarter and many shops on one side and new marinas filled with luxury yachts and a wealth of bars and restaurants on the other. An ideal place to stop for a leisurely lunch.

Meals: breakfast,

LEAVE CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL

Meals: breakfast,

Included
  • Meals
    -7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners.
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • All accommodation
  • Headwater wine service 
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • GPS route navigation provided 
  • High quality bikes provided
  • All breakfasts
  • GPS route directions and navigation app

Not Included
  • Visas or vaccinations
    -
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
    -
  • Travel insurance
    -

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Start:Calella De Palafrugell
Finish:Calella De Palafrugell
Suitable for: 8 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely
Meals:7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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