Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland - Rugged Coast - Short Break Walks


Holiday Highlights
  • Walk along the famous 19th century `Camino de Ronda’, a route built to prevent smugglers
  • Relax on some of the best beaches and coves of the Costa Brava


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Our Rugged Coast Short Break begins in the beautiful Catalonian town of Begur where you enjoy a stunning coastal walk leading to San Sebastián lighthouse with incredible views out over the Mediterranean and the majestic high Pyrenees. Next you continue along the famous `Camino de Ronda’ passing secret coves fishing hamlets before arriving at the coastal town of La Fosca.

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A beautiful coastal walk along the famous `Camino de Ronda’. Originating in the 19th century, the Camino de Ronda was formed along the Costa Brava coast to help the Guardia Civil control the coast and stop smuggling.

Starting in the historic town of Begur, you will walk along the coast to the beautiful coastal village of Tamariu and then southwards along the famous “Camino de Ronda”, an incredible trail offering you some fantastic rugged coastal scenery. You will visit some beautiful fishing villages along the way, which still preserve their original charm. Along the way you will visit some of the best beaches and coves of the Costa Brava.  This is an adventure you will never forget!

We believe that food is an important feature of this holiday and have only included breakfast as there is a good choice of restaurants. You will have the chance to savour the best of Catalan cuisine, with its excellent seafood, and meat dishes.

Day 1: You will be collected from Girona airport and transferred to your first hotel in Begur. Overnight Begur.

Day 2: Today’s walk is along a beautiful coastal trail, from Begur to Tamariu, then onwards around the La Musclera Headland and the bay of Cala Pedrosa. You will reach the San Sebastián lighthouse with incredible views out over the Mediterranean and the majestic high Pyrenees, before reaching the picturesque fishing village of Llafranc and continuing to the seaside town of Calella da Palafrugell. Overnight Calella da Palafrugell.

Ascent: 557m. Descent: 357m. Distance: 8.5 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 3: Leaving Calella de Palafrugell behind, you first continue along the scenic coastal trail with many beautiful secret coves. Eventually you head inland across fields and through hills clad in pine, olive and oak trees, passing a protected fishing hamlet and finally arriving at La Fosca, a lovely village on the seafront. Overnight La Fosca.

Ascent: 234m. Descent: 240m. Distance: 5 ½ miles. Time: 3 - 3 ½ hours.

Day 4: You will be collected from your last hotel in La Fosca and transferred back to Girona airport.

Hotel Rosa, Begur

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This family run hotel has 21 rooms, located at the heart of Begur, a stone’s throw from the town square. The hotel offers a fantastic restaurant next door serving organic Mediterranean cuisine. They also have a spa located in the building behind the hotel, which is offered at a discounted rate for hotel guests and must be booked in advance. If higher grade we book the junior suite.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, air conditioning and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Hotel Sant Roc, Calella de Palafrugell

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Built on a hill in the south of Calella, this charming family run hotel has 45 beautifully decorated rooms. Most have a balcony, facing either the sea or the quiet tree lined residential area beside the hotel. Breakfast & dinner is taken in their restaurant offering panoramic sea views. If higher grade we book a sea view room.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, air conditioning and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Hotel Ancora, La Fosca

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This hotel lies 350m from the picturesque beach of La Fosca. Each of their 46 rooms, have a balcony. Breakfast and dinner are taken in their restaurant, or outside in their small terrace in the summer. If higher grade we book a special (superior) room.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, air conditioning and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Availability Information

The best time to go is February to May and October, although the walk is possible from March to October. It is possible year-round as far as the weather is concerned, however the hotels close down during the winter months.

July and August are very hot and the hotels are full at this time of year so we do not offer these months. Also from late October some hotels close for winter. June and September can also be hot and January and December a little cold.

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit. 

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