Camino de Santiago Tours

Based in Spain Since 2006

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Exploring Salvador Dalí’s Mediterranean Coast

Barcelona & The Costa Brava Tour

Along the coast there is a century-old trail first built by local fishermen and later used by the police to patrol the coast and avoid smuggling. Nowadays, the trail is an enjoyable walk along one of the most beautiful coasts in the whole Mediterranean.

North of Barcelona, following the coast towards France, the Mediterranean Sea washes a rugged coast with small bays and cliffs known as the ‘Costa Brava’. The tranquil region is scattered with quaint medieval towns, untouched landscapes and other hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Salvador Dalí was born in the town of Figueres, gateway to the Costa Brava, and spent much of his childhood and life here. Other Spanish artists that enjoyed the unrivalled beauty of the region were Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, who are both honoured with amazing museums in Barcelona. However, the highlight of a trip to this region for any art lover is undoubtedly a visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres!

Tour Highlights

Hiking the Mediterranean Coast

Make sure you bring comfortable footwear as we hike all of the major coastal trail highlights. And in case you were wondering, the Costa Brava trail is safe, well groomed and also appropriate for less-experienced hikers. We hike six days on tour and a total of 43 miles/70 kilometres along coastal footpaths and trails.

Sa Riera at Begur
Camino de Ronda at Calella de Palafrugell
Illa Roja at Begur
Camino de Ronda at Begur
La Selva de Mar
Sa Conca at Cadaqués
Sunrise at Es Cucuruc, Cadaqués

Medieval and Fishing Villages

The villages we visit still preserve their authenticity and charm. We are indeed in the heartland of Catalonian culture and sentiment. The locals are friendly, welcoming and also fiercely proud of their heritage and customs.

Canadell Beach at Calella de Palafrugell
Fishing boats at Port Bo
Cala S’Alguer at Palamós
Pals
Barraca Dalí at Palamós

Art and History

This region was a landing place for the Greeks and Romans who came to Spain in classical times, as well as a thriving economic and cultural centre in later medieval times. The ruins we visit bear witness to these bygone eras. In the 20th century, some of Spain’s greatest artists helped rediscover this remote part of Catalonia.

Sant Esteve Romanesque Church at Canapost
Statue of Asclepius (god of medicine) at Empúries
The Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
Santa Helena Church at Port de la Selva
The Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres; your tour starts here.
Girona’s gothic cathedral; your tour ends here.

The Local Cuisine and, of course, our Gourmet Picnics!

Catalán cuisine is world-renowned, and so are our Fresco Gourmet Picnics!

White Bean Salad, local salami and Brie cheese!
Pear and Walnut Salad, Fuet (Catalan sausage) and cured Manchego cheese!
Catalán Paella
Lunchtime

P.S. Don’t forget that we meet you in Barcelona, so you’ll have a chance to visit Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Basilica

The Sagrada Familia