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ALONG THE SMUGGLER'S COAST

A continuous walk from S'Agaro to Cadaques

Walk with the sea as your constant companion as you follow the Catalan coast to many places that can only be reached on foot or by sea. Under a warm sun with the sound of gentle waves in the background you’ll walk from cala to cala, the small unspoilt coves that dot the coastline. Wind your way through pine and oak holm woods, pass lighthouses, watchtowers and the odd 10th century church and stop to take a refreshing dip at one of the many deserted coves along the route.

There will be cliffs, capes and promontories. There will be bays and beaches (often completely deserted), 16th century fishermen’s huts, archaeological sites and an unusual botanical garden. The views will be superb. One day will be totally different as we cross the perfectly flat Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls, a huge area of marshland and lagoons. Our reward is an astonishing nature reserve, the habitat of some 300 species of birds. We will cross its entire length, walking from hide to hide and observatory to observatory, one of them a platform at the top of a cleverly converted rice silo. 

We begin our journey at S’Agaro on the coast to the north of Barcelona. Originally created as a town in the 1920s by the son of a wealthy industrialist, the houses were designed in the Modernist style. Although the town has expanded since then the original houses till exist. In the 1950s and 1960s it was a hangout for Hollywood A-listers. The walk ends in Cadaqués, perhaps the most characterful and liveliest village on the Catalan coast. We will have an entire day here, which we can spend exploring a maze of narrow streets, visiting Salvador DalÍ’s wonderful summer retreat or perhaps going on a last coastal walk to nearby Cala Nans lighthouse, discovering a few more calas along the way.
 



WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.




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    Along the Smugglers Coast (Grade 5)
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    11 May 2018
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    8
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    GRADE 5
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    London (Heathrow), Manchester
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    Along the Smugglers Coast (Grade 5)
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    Along the Smugglers Coast (Grade 5)
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  • Accommodation

    We stay in three and four-star hotels throughout. Please see our Holiday Information Sheet for more information.

    Hotel Can Miquel, Platja de Montgó

    One of the hotels we expect to stay in is the Can Miquel, a friendly family run establishment in an enviable spot, overlooking the beautiful bay and surrounding green hills that slope down to the sea. It’s very close to the beach should you wish to go for a swim, or you can use the hotels own outdoor pool. There are two tennis courts available as well.

    From the restaurant you are within touching distance of the beach and can enjoy the excellent Mediterranean cuisine that this region produces. 

    There is free Wi-Fi available.

    Clean and spacious rooms include flat screen TVs and some come with sea views.

    For a full list of expected accommodation please see the Holiday Information sheet.

     

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and airport transfers.
    • Local transport where applicable and luggage transfers between centres.
    • Half board accommodation.
    • Dinners at hotels and in local restaurants.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Wonderful coastal walking with superb views.
    • Unspoilt beaches and secluded coves.
    • Swimming opportunities on most days.
    • Cadaqués – the liveliest village on the Catalan coast.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c90mins).
    • Flights Heathrow-Barcelona (c2hrs 15min), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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