Catalonia

8 Days from £689 | September, October, March, April, May 689

Mainly known in the UK for the beaches of the Costa Brava and Dorada, Catalonia is a region with an incredibly rich variety of landscapes. Close to the coast, the rolling highlands offer lovely views towards the sea and inland towards the heights of the Sierras, which are rich in wildlife and flora.
Your walks feature both landscapes, as well as the character-filled villages of the interior.
Your base is Coma-Ruga, a pleasantly unspoilt resort with an excellent beach in the quieter Penedes area of the ‘Golden Coast’, the Costa Dorada, between Barcelona and Tarragona. There is an excellent, reasonably priced rail service to both cities. Apart from the wine-producing counties of the Penedes, you also walk in the adjacent Alt Camp, the ‘High Country’.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

Catalonia

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 88%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb close to the beach
  • Three included walking excursions: coast, hills & wine area
  • No single supplement on certain dates

DAY ONE: Flight to Reus or Barcelona. Transfer to your hotel, just under an hour away. Seven nights half board accommodation is reserved for you.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: In resort with three included walking excursions:

Walk 1: Coastal Walk from La Mora to Torredembarra. After a short coach transfer you start your walk near the medieval Mora watchtower. You cross the beach and the headland before reaching Tamarit and its castle. You head along the beach and then a short way inland, up the river, to explore the ‘witches’ village’ of Altafulla. The coastal area, the story goes, was plagued by pirates and smugglers: the word was put out that the upper part of the village was populated by witches, so as to discourage attack! You return to the wide beach and climb onto the headland to reach ‘Els Munts’, an impressive Roman villa (the word means a farmstead). Nearby there are other, rather less impressive, holiday ‘villas’. You descend into Torredembarra – the town has a pleasant old quarter and beach. 6 miles, 80m of climb/ descent. Nearby is a dune area, a haven for birds and of ecological importance: you will have time to explore it if you wish. You return to the hotel by train.

Walk 2: The Foix Natural Park and Modernist l’Arboç. Short coach transfer (20 minutes) to the entry to the Foix Natural Park Area. You start this country walk near Penyafort Castle. Your route takes you along lanes and paths close to vineyards, with views of the Sierra del Montmell. The route undulates gently amid rich vegetation, approaching Castellet, with its impressive lakeside castle – now home to a UNESCO International Biosphere Research Centre. There are fine views over the reservoir – watch out for cormorants and other birdlife. After a stop, you then follow lanes to l’Arboç village, home to a lacemaking tradition, and with impressive modernist buildings, its ‘Indian Houses’ and Giralda Tower – a copy of the one in Seville. 6.9 miles, 100m ascent/descent.

Walk 3: Villages of the Alt Camp & the Cistercian Route. After a 40-minute coach transfer to the start of the walk in the village of Cabra del Camp, you follow the long-distance GR7 path for 2.3 miles, gradually gaining 175m in altitude.   You then join the ‘Cistercian Route’, the long distance GR175 path linking the three great Catalan Monasteries. There are great views as you descend gently towards Pont d’Armentera (300m over approx. 4 miles), where you have a break for lunch. The last section of the walk to the Santes Creus Monastery follows a broad track overlooking the Gaia valley – 4 miles, 70m climb. (The total distance is just over 10 miles, but there is a possible break point after 7 miles at Pont d’Armentera from where you can take a bus or taxi to Santes Creus).  Time permitting, you will be able to visit the monastery (entrance fee approx. 3.50 euros). From Santes Creus you transfer back to your hotel, with an en-route photo stop at the unusual modernist Sanctuary at Montferri.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your departure to the airport for your flight home.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.

Catalonia

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 88%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

NUBAHOTEL ****, Coma-Ruga (seven nights)
The hotel stands close to the broad sandy beach. This unspoilt resort is quiet out of season, rather busier at weekends. A reasonable selection of shops, bars and restaurants is about 10 minutes’ walk (700m) away, and the railway station with half-hourly departures to Barcelona is about 15 minutes’ walk away. In Coma-Ruga itself is Pablo Casals’ villa, now an interesting museum.  The hotel has a spa centre (a reasonable extra charge applies), restaurant, bar, lounge, and outdoor pool. Rooms, which all have balcony, also have 2 queen size beds, bathroom with hairdryer, phone, air-conditioning/heating, satellite LCD tv, and safety deposit box (charge applies). Free wifi in public areas. (www. nubahotelcomarruga.com)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 78%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - Catalonia
Holiday code: 7WCC
Supplements per person:
Single Room: Oct 2020 Apr 2021 Sep 2020 Mar 2021 No supplement
Other Dates: £120
Travel Insurance: £59.95
Travel Insurance - Extra Week: £20
Extra week: £290 - £320
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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Prices shown include carriage of one piece of hold luggage per person (maximum size and weights vary). Prices include return transfers between airport and hotel and are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms. Please refer to 'Accommodation' for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. All flight details are provisional and subject to confirmation when known. All holidays are subject to minimum numbers and are subject to availability. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 07/06/2020 at 1:47:07

I have travelled on the Walking – Catalonia holiday three times and will probably go on this holiday again. It ticks all the boxes for me … on the beach! Nice hotel! Great guides and it’s easy to get to Barcelona and Tarragona.

Mr M, Cheshire

have had a fantastic holiday! Can't fault Tony, Stella, Maria and Jordi - they were all wonderful. The optional excursion to Montserrat was also fabulous - My thanks to Ineke. This is my second Preferred Travel holiday and because of their high standard, I will definitely be booking another walking holiday next year. My thanks to all.

Mrs W, W Lothian

Just wanted to let you know my husband and I had a great time on our walking in Catalonia holiday. Hotel was good, walks were good and tour guide was good! In fact, I’d go as far to say it was an excellent all round trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, so much we would like some information sent to us for your other walking holidays. Please send on our thanks to the Walking Guide.

Mr & Mrs I, Banffshire

I will recommend this holiday to friends and other walking groups. The Walking guides were outstanding, considerate, well informed, interesting and FUN. They made the holiday one to remember. Thank you very much!

Mrs N, Caerphilly

Fabulous holiday. Great location, really appreciate local flights, hotel absolutely fine and perfect for this holiday.

Ms M, Edinburgh

We cannot praise too highly the Tour Director and her team of Walk leaders. They were excellent. They made this holiday one of the best. If this is the standard of your walk leaders we shall certainly be coming on more Preferred Travel Services holidays.

Mr and Mrs W, South Wales

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