22550
Spain

The Sea to Dalí: Hiking Catalonia & Spain’s Magical ‘Wild Coast’

A gastronomic hotbed. Salvador Dalí, surrealist. Centuries-old archaeology. Inhale crisp Mediterranean air on an epic adventure hiking the Catalonian seascape of Spain’s Costa Brava.
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Program No. 22550RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
4,699
Flights start at
800

At a Glance

A sizzling tapas skillet of gambas al ajillo. The larger-than-life roots of Salvador Dalí. Enchanting villages and welcoming villagers. There is much to love and learn on an extraordinary adventure walking coastal paths and inhaling Mediterranean air amid the Catalonian seascape of Spain’s Costa Brava. From cosmopolitan Barcelona north along the “Wild Coast” nearly to France, the Romance language of catalan is every bit as unique to locals as their fresh seafood, rocky headlands, hidden beaches and fertile vineyards. Make memories on foot in a land you won’t forget.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 5-8 miles daily, occasional steep ascents and descents, some rugged and rocky terrain, flights of stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike through the National Park of Castell-Cap Roig, with its hidden coves and sandy beaches, until we reach Calella de Palafrugell, one of the Costa Brava’s most picturesque villages.
  • Learn about renowned Surrealist Salvador Dalí on a walking field trip to his home in Portlligat and the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres.
  • Walk a Mediterranean forest to vineyards swept by the Tramuntana winds and learn about this area’s key role both during Spain’s Civil War and WWII.
Featured Expert
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Luisa Forner Mira
Originally from Valencia, Luisa currently lives in rural Catalonia, not far from Barcelona. She is well-versed in Spanish arts and the history of Spain, and particularly enjoys leading programs about art, architecture, history and Spanish cuisine. She is a master in fostering group cohesion and cross-cultural communication, gained from years of teaching in international schools and working as a local expert in her hometown. Luisa is fluent in Spanish, Valencian and French. Luisa practices and teaches yoga, and enjoys hiking and playing golf with friends.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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