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The whitewashed village of Cadaques

Walking in Catalonia

Discover the dramatic and wild landscape of Catalonia on this Spanish walking adventure. This area of Spain is a walkers paradise, boasting a wide variety of stunning scenery. From coastal cliffs to medieval mountain villages, secluded coves to densely forested hills there is something to suit everyone.
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Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 5 m
Descent 13 m

Today you start with a short transfer from Sant Pere Pescador to L'Escala, then make your way onto a (fairly flat) and beautiful coastal trail.

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Hiking Route · Spain
Coastal walk to Cadaques
Difficulty moderate
Distance 15 km
Duration 6:05 h
Ascent 434 m
Descent 444 m

After a short 15-minute taxi transfer you find yourself at Platja Canyelles and the start of a dramatic cliff path that winds up the coastline.

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 11 km
Duration 3:40 h
Ascent 14 m
Descent 7 m

Today's walk takes you along the banks of the River Fluvia, across the beach at its mouth and into the Aiguamolls Nature Reserve. The reserve ...

from Steven Purdham,   Macs Adventure
Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.6 km
Duration 6:50 h
Ascent 290 m
Descent 310 m

Being in the middle of the Cap de Creus National Park you may wish to walk out to the spectacular lighthouse at the easterly tip of the peninsula.

from Steven Purdham,   Macs Adventure
Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 5:10 h
Ascent 356 m
Descent 359 m

Today you move north through the heart of the Cap de Creus National Park, following a deeply rural route with stunning views of the Catalan ...

from Steven Purdham,   Macs Adventure
Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 6:10 h
Ascent 672 m
Descent 591 m

As you leave El Port de Selva you’ll ascend the hills behind the village. Your first stop will be at the Sant Pere de Rodes cloister, dating back ...

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