Guided Hike – Costa Brava Begur Coastal Guided Hike and Picnic

Highlights

  • Travel north of Barcelona for a private guided hike of the stunning Costa Brava Mediterranean coastline, visiting secluded coves and breathtaking beaches
  • Visit the picturesque medieval towns of Begur and Peratallada where you can ramble along the winding streets, and discover the delights of Catalonia's medieval heritage
  • Experience the tranquil, magnificent countryside of Catalonia “away from the madding crowd”
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of this Mediterranean region’s nature and heritage in a guided hike
  • Have a traditional Catalan lunch in a local restaurant or have a gourmet Catalan picnic
Guided Hike, Costa Brava, Begur
Guided hike track outline, Costa Brava, Begur

Itinerary

Morning

Tour leader Killian Driscoll and your chauffeur will pick you up for your Costa Brava hike from your chosen location, and you’ll start your tour driving out of the city with Killian introducing the day ahead, and answering any questions you may have. Throughout the day, Killian will share with you his knowledge of the region, and the places you visit.

Your first stop will be the charming medieval town of Begur, where you'll explore the town with its Roman and medieval roots, and the fascinating story of the 19th century 'Indianos' and their colonial-inspired architecture. After a coffee break in a local cafe in the town's main plaça, you'll drive a few minutes to the coast to begin the hike.

The guided hike along the Costa Brava coast starts on the pine-shaded cliffs overlooking the crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Following the trail northwards along the shore, the hike takes you along an ancient path once used to keep an eye out for the pirates that dominated the seas along the Costa Brava. The hiking trail connects small coves with picturesque fishing villages, with beautiful sandy beaches. While taking in the scenery, you'll ve surrounded by the scent of the wild rosemary and lavender growing along the trail.

Begur Costa Brava Coastal Hike trail near Barcelona, Costa Brava
Begur Costa Brava Coastal Hike trail. Ancient path under pine trees along Mediterranean Sea

Lunch

After your guided hike you will be treated to a specially prepared, gourmet Catalan picnic at a pine-shaded seaside picnic spot. Alternatively, you can choose to have lunch at a seaside restaurant to sample the typical fish dishes, or continue on to Peratallada to have lunch there.

Gourmet picnic, local wines, Costa Brava, Spain
Gourmet picnic, local wines, Costa Brava, Spain

Afternoon

After lunch you will drive through the wine country of Empordà to the stunning medieval village of Peratallada. There, you will explore the medieval walled town, and learn about the history of the town and area. The name 'Peratallada' comes from 'pedra' meaning stone and 'tallada' meaning cut. Peratallada is a beautifully preserved medieval town, with ancient stone buildings, medieval town walls, and large moat cut out of the bedrock. In fact, the town's history goes back about 2,500 years, with its roots as an Iron Age village and later a Roman settlement. You'll see how this small town evolved over the centuries, in the rich agricultural landscape north of Barcelona.

Archway over street, Peratallada medieval village, Baix Empordà near Barcelona
Archway over street, Peratallada medieval village, Baix Empordà

Hike and Trail Details

  • Activity level: Medium
  • Walking Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours
  • Walking Length: 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
  • Elevation max: 130 m (427 ft)
  • Elevation min: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Total Uphill: 322 m (1056 ft)

Below is a map of the guided hike trail, with an interactive map that you can view the elevation along the trail. Overall, the hike is 6.7 km (4.2 miles) and takes about 2.5 hrs of walking, with plenty of time for taking in the scenery, photo stops, and a quick swim at one of the glorious beaches.

The activity level is moderate, with the hike recommended for those that are sure-footed, and don't mind getting quite close to high cliffs. Some stretches are quite steep and can be slippery on the loose gravel. Comfortable footwear is recommended (hiking boots are not required, sneakers / trainers are fine).

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