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Catalunya Activities

Catalunya Activities


    NEW FOR 2018

Catalunya Activities

  • Golden, sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters and traditional fishing villages
  • Gentle walking and cycling on breathtaking coastal paths and through beautiful Spanish countryside
  • Mediaeval villages with fascinating castles, interesting churches and quaint cobbled streets
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From $1315 per person, tour only
  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every Saturday from 14 Apr '18 to 13 Oct '18
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Managed locally by Headwater employed representative
  • Headwater wine service
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided


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Combine a stay at the beach with a choice of gentle walking and cycling routes for an active family holiday. You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has a number of small coves, nearby, to explore. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at Activity Level 1. A complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use throughout your stay is included to give you total flexibility.

From the nearby town of Palafrugell there is also an excellent bus service (payable locally) giving access to some of the pretty mediaeval villages that surround the area as well as the cities of Girona and Figueres. A full range of water sports can be booked and paid for locally, from Calella de Palafrugell or one of the nearby resorts. The nearby Cap Roig Botanical Gardens are also worth a visit and concerts are held here annually, in July and August. Previous performers include Woddy Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, Anastacia and Jason Derulo.

Your base for the week is the Hotel Garbi, a family-run hotel located on the hillside overlooking Calella de Palafrugell with its own extensive gardens, shaded by pines. The freshwater pool is a great place to relax after a day exploring. We have included three evening meals at the hotel, which can be taken on the nights of your choosing. There is also a great selection of restaurants nearby to dine in on your remaining evenings.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Calella de Palafrugell

Arrive at your hotel where your room has a private balcony and sea view. We have included three evening meals at the hotel, which can be taken on the nights of your choosing, and there's a great choice of restaurants nearby for the remaining evenings. Below is our suggested itinerary, however, as you're based at the same hotel for the week, you're free to pick and choose your activities for each day.

Day 2 Ermedas Walk 5km/3mi/1.5hr

Stroll through the woods and countryside near your hotel, passing through the sleepy hamlet of Ermedas. A short walk to get started, leaving plenty of time to explore Calella de Palafrugell and its lovely sandy beach.

Day 3 Cycle to Palafrugell 11km/7mi

There are morning street food markets every day as well as a full market, on Sundays, in Palafrugell. The town made its name as a centre for cork production, which brought wealth and prosperity to the area and the Museo del Suro (cork museum) is well worth a visit. In addition, there are plenty of lively bars and restaurants to stop for refreshments. From Palafrugell you can take the bus on to regional capital Girona where you can explore the city walls and the impressive cathedral.

Day 4 Botanical Gardens and Platja Castell Walk 11km/7mi/3hr or 10km/6.5mi/3hr

Walk via delightful Platja El Golfet to visit Calella's Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig (optional). Head south to unspoilt Platja Castell with superb views from Puig del Terme. Return on a lovely inland route across farmland and through forest, or on the rugged coastal trail via Cala Estreta.

Day 5 Cycle to Pals 29km/18.5mi

This leisurely circuit takes you to the lovely mediaeval town of Pals - make sure you go through the arch, from the Placa Major, signed 'el Pedro', to visit the Gothic Quarter and the famous Torre de les Hores - part of the C10 Pals Castle. There are a few shops and lots of cafes, making it the perfect stop for lunch.

Day 6 Sant Sebastia and Tamariu Walk 4km/2.5mi/1hr to 16km/10mi/5hr

There are several options for this walk - something for everyone. For an easy stroll along the Cam� de Ronda, walk to Llafranc (4km return, level 1). Extend the walk up to the lighthouse and viewpoint of Sant Sebastia (level 1+). Extend it even more for a full day out with a visit to the little resort of Tamariu in a beautiful cove, returning along the coast with stunning scenery (low level 2). For lunch you're spoilt for choice, depending which walk you do. There are bars and restaurants in Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu, and two at Sant Sebastia. In Tamariu there is also a small shop. Alternatively, take a picnic to enjoy on the beach at Llafranc or Tamariu.

Day 7 Cycle to Palamos 27km/17mi

An enjoyable circular route that takes you on part of the former 'Tren Petit' via verde. The route continues through woods and fields to Palamos, a lively commercial harbour town, with its old quarter and many shops on one side and new marinas filled with luxury yachts and a wealth of bars and restaurants on the other. An ideal place to stop for a leisurely lunch.

Day 8 Leave Calella de Palafrugell

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Hotel Garbi, Calella de Palafrugell

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The Hotel Garbi is located on the hillside overlooking the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell with its own extensive gardens, shaded by pines.

The Hotel is family-run and has a warm welcoming atmosphere where its friendly staff will do their utmost to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

The hotel also has a car park-for anyone who would like to drive to this hotel.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Duplex Superior Room
09/04/2018 - 31/10/2018 £9

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Supplement prices are per person per night based on two sharing. Duplex Superior rooms offer the same facilities as a standard room with the addition of a mezzanine level with sofa

Dates Double Room Single Room
01/04/2018 - 10/06/2018 £55 £78
11/06/2018 - 11/09/2018 £87 £113
12/09/2018 - 31/10/2018 £55 £78

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices are per person per night including breakfast.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Gallery Hotel , Barcelona

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Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Gallery Hotel has 25 years of experience to take care of you during your stay. The rooms are bright and have lots of home comforts included. The hotel also boasts a roof top pool and garden terrace.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Ciutat de Girona, Girona

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The Hotel Ciutat de Girona is located in the historic centre and beating heart of Girona and is just a 10 minute walk form the train station. The hotel has been decorated with iconic images of Girona's past, the historic pictures sit well with the modern decor of the hotel. The hotel has an indoor pool and an indoor cycling area. You are welcomed with a glass of the local moscatell. The restaurant of the hotel if you decide to eat there prides itself on serving food using local products all of which come from a 62.1 mile radius.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange flights and connecting transfers to your hotel.

Reviews

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday. Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Independent multi-activity holiday Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every Saturday from 14th Apr 2018 to 13th Oct 2018, for 7 nights.

Meals
All breakfasts and 3 evening meals included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Flaca train station at 15:47 Mon-Sat & 16:17 Sun, and back to Flaca train station at 13:15.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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