MEDITERRANEAN TREKKING - FROM COLLIOURE TO CADAQUES
Collioure to Cadaques - France and Spain
This itinerary is a Genuine Spain proposal, we can tailor it to suit your needs!
Enjoy the Mediterranean views and vibes from the Pyrenees.
Indulge yourself with the hospitality of our hosts in wonderful rural locations.
Trek through protected natural areas.
Discover the historical and artistic heritage of monasteries, Dali and Cadaqués.
Arrival in Perpignan - Massane - Collioure Arrive at Perpignan SNCF train station, also called the "center of the world" for Dali, at 8.30 am, and get your transfer to the tower of the Massane, an ancient lookout tower perched high atop a small ridge home of many eagles now. Head down from the hill crossing forests of cork oaks and beeches to reach the foothills of Albères to arrive to Collioure. Overnight in Collioure in a hotel by the sea to feel the charm of the Pyrénées-Orientales.
Castle Collioure - balcony of the Madeloc - Banyuls. After breakfast, visit the castle of Collioure, a summer residence of the Kings of Majorca, and walk along the Roman road from the viewpoint of Madeloc. Mild descent to Banyuls along the way of extraordinary dry-stone walls. Arrive to Banyuls-Sur-Mer and head to a traditional wine cellar to taste natural sweet wine. Overnight in Banyuls in a charming hotel.
Albere - Llançá Nature Reserve Get ready in the morning to cross the nature reserve of Albère by the valleys and hills of Colera, where the landscape is formed by ancient terraces of rich colors and smells. This will be one of the most unforgettable stages of the trip as you walk through real Mediterranean gardens to reach the seaside town of Llança. This afternoon, you will be given the choice to do the following activities: enokayak (kayaking with wine tasting) or herbocaiac (small meals with produce from the sea). Overnight stay in Llança in a charming hotel.
Sant Pere de Roda Monastery - Port of La Selva In the morning, you will hike to the monastery of Sant Pere de Roda. This is a thousand-year-old Benedict monastery located at the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You will head down through a different face of the hill towards the fishing village of Port de la Selva. When you get there, you will visit the workshop of a local painter. Overnight stay in Port de la Selva.
Crossing Cape Creus - Cadaques Today you will head towards the massif of Cap de Creus. This marks the start of your journey across the land of Salvador Dali. The massif has recently been classified as a natural park, and the route will take you through a rocky landscape formed by stones, pebbles and rocks heated by the sun merged with the blue color of the sea until you reach Cadaques. When you arrive, we suggest you to do a guided tour in Cadaques.
Cadaques- Portlligapinentia de Oliguera - Cala Nans-Cadaques lighthouse Today you will have a day dedicated to the small fishing town of Cadaques and its surroundings, where the memory of Dali is omnipresent. Your walk will take you from Port Lligat back to Cadaqués, doing the tour of the peninsula of s'Oliguera by the famous rock of Cucurrucuc to reach the lighthouse of Cala Nans. In the afternoon, you could rent a "burricleta" (electric bike) to explore the town on your own. Overnight stay back in Cadaques.
Figueres - return to Perpignan In the morning, you will visit the Salvador Dali theater-Museum in Figueres and return to Perpignan around 1pm.