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Catalonia Trails

from £1349
Explore truly wild countryside with beautiful natural scenery in the Garrotxa Natural Park.

The medieval village of Rupit sits in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, on the banks of the river Rupit, surrounded by superb, wild scenery. The region is rich in history and has limestone escarpments and quite breathtaking views of the Collsacabra mountains, reaching up to 1300m.

It’s an ideal centre for exploring truly wild countryside with beautiful natural scenery, woodland meadows, valleys, waterfalls and even extinct volcanoes, which can be found in the Garrotxa Natural Park.

The diverse, ever-changing landscape, quiet wilderness and coupled with glimpses of the “real Spain” offers a wonderful week’s walking. We can also sample some traditional food and wines during our stay.


Holiday Highlights

  • Walk in diverse and ever-changing scenery.
  • Explore picturesque medieval stone villages.
  • Visit the sparkling Salt de Sallent waterfall.
  • Explore the Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Barcelona (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4

  1. Day 1

    Arriving into Barcelona, we transfer by private coach to the Hostal Estrella in Rupit. Depending on arrival time, there may be the opportunity to stretch our legs and explore the town before dinner.

  2. Day 2 to 7
    The medieval village of Rupit sits in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, on the banks of the river Rupit, surrounded by superb, wild scenery. The region is rich in history and has limestone escarpments and quite breath-taking views of the Collsacabra mountains, reaching up to 1300m. It’s an ideal centre for exploring truly wild countryside with beautiful natural scenery, woodland meadows, valleys, waterfalls and even extinct volcanoes, which can be found in the Garrotxa Natural Park. The diverse, ever changing landscape, quiet wilderness and coupled with glimpses of the “real Spain” offers a wonderful week walking. We can also sample some traditional food and wines during our stay.

    We have a programme of five days' walking and a free day for you to explore one of the local towns of Vic or Olot.

    Our walking programme is currently being finalised and information will be updated shortly

     

  3. Day 8

    We leave Rupit after breakfast and transfer by coach to Barcelona airport for our flight back to the UK

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Barcelona (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr 30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hostal Estrella

Hostal in Spain means guesthouse. The Hostal Estrella in Rupit is a characterful stone building in the centre of the small town, set in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. Dating from the 18th century the hostal has been owned by the same family for generations.  You will find a restaurant & bar on site, a library and a small store that sells produce that is used in the restaurant. We take breakfasts and dinners at the hotel. The restaurant is committed to promoting Catalan cuisine and heritage in its menu.






 

 


Room facilities

All rooms at the Hostal Estrella  are beautifully decorated and make the most of the stone walls, wood floors, beamed ceilings (in some of the rooms) and offer comfort and style. They are all en suite with mini-fridge, TV, hairdryer, heating and complimentary wi-fi.