+44 1273 676712
Spain catalonia La Garrotxa from Mas Can Batlle Chris Bladon 162
Spain catalonia walking emporda pals village copyright Thomas Power Pura Aventura
Spain catalonia girona empurda begur costa brava coastal walk eight
Spain girona chris bladon 254

Hills of Girona to Costa Brava Inn to Inn Walking Holiday

From the countryside to the city to the sea, walk our exclusive route between beautiful rural inns, through one of Spain's culinary and cultural hotspots.

All your questions answered

Helping you find the right holiday for you is important to us, so here's a few common questions about this trip to help. If there's anything you'd like to know that's not covered here, send us over a message or you can also give us a call on +44 1273 676 712 and we'd be only too pleased to help.

When is the best time to go?

This trip can start on a date to suit you from March through June and September through November. Starting on a Thursday or Friday is generally more problematic for availability on this trip but it's always worth asking.

What will the weather be like?

The warmest and driest months are May to October. You can expect the temperatures to be pleasantly warm most of the year although we don't advise July or August when it can be too hot to be enjoyable. We have had people visit over Christmas and enjoy lovely sunny weather, albeit rather cooler, it's lovely walking weather.

When is peak season?

Peak season is from mid-July to the end of August but we do not generally offer this trip during that period as it is busy with summer holiday makers from Portugal and Spain and it can be too hot to be enjoyable.

How far ahead should I book?

We do guarantee only one departure every day, so if you have a limited travel window and specific dates we suggest you book around nine months ahead. If you are flexible with dates, then three – four months ahead should be fine.

Is this trip suitable for solo travellers?

In common with all of our Inn to Inn walking holidays, most of the costs of this holiday are fixed so going solo will usually mean you pay nearly the same for one person as you would for two. Unless you are very happy in your own company, it's not likely to be your best choice.

How long will I be walking each day?

You can expect to be walking around five – six hours each day at a comfortable pace with plenty of stops. This route is flexible and many days can be shortened. There are two long walking days (days three and six) which are 23km and 21km but there are no big ascents and in both cases, you can shorten the walks by around 10km.

Are there any steep ascents or descents?

On day five you walk up through a forest and the ascent and descent that is up 700m, down 600m. The other days are fairly gentle.

How do I navigate?

We provide detailed OS maps, walking notes and a smart phone with a GPS-enabled navigation device - your route is pre-loaded.

Most of our guests like to navigate using maps and written notes but appreciate having the reassurance of the GPS just to check if they feel unsure at any point.

What if I get lost?

With all of the navigational tools at your disposal, and the friendly locals, you are unlikely to get lost but if you do get into any difficulties, simply call the local support number - we are always on hand 24/7.

What happens to my bags?

Your main luggage is transferred ahead for you each day you move on. This is the case with all our inn to inn trips. You just carry a day pack with what you need for the day. The hotels are very familiar with this system.

Can I opt out of a walk if I feel tired?

Yes, it's usually possible to skip a walk on any given day if you are tired, the weather is being unkind or you want to give your knees a rest. You can hop in with the luggage transfer and travel to your next hotel by vehicle. It's best to let us know the night before if you can so we can let everyone know.

You can of course use the circular routes as rest days and opt out of the walk that day and explore the local area instead. Your guide will be able to talk you through the different options during the briefing.

How comfortable will I be?

This holiday really offers an excellent collection of very comfortable hotels. Most of the hotels are historical buildings that have been renovated, maintaining therefore the cultural heritage of the area at the same time as promoting their enjoyment in comfort. As a guideline, expect the hotels on this trip to be of around a 4-star standard (though in rural Spain such classifications are not particularly helpful or relevant).

Will I meet the locals?

One advantage of the slow pace of an inn to inn walk is that it allows you to enjoy not only the nature around you, but also gain a deeper insight into local life.

The meet and greet with a local host, the many villages and towns that you walk through, the fantastic gastronomy and the interaction with all the different families that will host you in their hotels along the way…all add up to lots of local interactions.

Can I make changes to this trip?

This holiday can be tailored to suit you in certain ways though as an inn to inn walk, we can't easily deviate from the route without compromising the trip.

We can certainly extend the trip though with more time on the coast or up in the mountains as well as other locations in Spain which are easily accessible.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Travel Positive with Pura Aventura

Exceptional holidays in exceptional places.

Exceptional Holidays

From the moment you start planning to the lifelong memories you bring back, your holiday will be truly exceptional and tailored to a degree that is difficult for others to achieve.

Beautifully Local

Your holiday will be deeply rooted into its local surroundings, from the people you meet and the places you stay, to the food on your plate and the wine in your glass.

Certifiably Responsible

As one of the first travel companies in the UK to certify as a B Corp, we ensure your holiday will have a positive impact for the planet, our partners and the places you visit.

Logo atol Logo feefo platinum 2020 Logo abtot Bcorp logo