Discover Europe's finest coastal hiking. Your comfortable base the Villa Catalan, in the quaint resort of L'Estartit has private heated pool, and is just few minutes walk from Montgri Nature Reserve and 20 minute walk from one of Spain's finest beaches.

Unspoilt coastline - dramatic coves - mountains with sweeping vistas across the Mediterranean - secluded bays - rivers- castles. Discover the very best of the "Costa Brava"


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7 nights in Villa with private pool (large garden, wifi, 20 minutes walk from beach).
Discover the GR92 trail which passes close to the Villa.
Exploring the Montgri Nature reserve and the Eastern flank of the Mediterranean

Five days of guided hiking led by International Mountain Leader.
Grade: moderate. Small groups of maximum 6.
This holidays operated by Snow Safari Ltd, Costa Brava and Alpine specialists since 1989


- Discover the GR92 trail which passes close to the Villa and the GR10 which runs across the Pyrenees.
- Explore the Montgri Nature Reserve and the eastern flank of the Mediterranean
- Small groups of maximum 6. Grade choices: moderate grade.
- Easy access from a choice of airportrs in France and Spain
- This holiday is operated by Snow Safari Ltd, Costa Brava and Alpine specialists since 1989


Meals are not included.  The Villa has cooking facilities and the nearest supermarket is several minutes walk away.  There are some excellent local restaurants serving very reasonably priced meals.  Some are an easy walk from the Villa.


ITINERARY - easier programme (moderate grade)

Arrival Saturday. Included group transfer from Girona airport and Flaca railway station
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Sunday “THE MONTGRI NATURE RESERVE” We leave the villa on foot and within a few  minutes we are in the Montgri Nature Reserve, much looking forward to exploring  its green hills and wild, rugged coastline.   A short climb and we have alreaday  sweeping  views of the Bay of Roses to the north and the Bay of Pals to the south. We reach the “Roca Maura” the peak that gives the town of Estartit its “Gibralta” aspect.   By lunch time we have descended to the harbour of Estartit. We enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Perhaps a boat ride round the Medes Islands or a swim in the sea.

Departing on foot from the villa we are soon back into the Montgri  Nature Reserve. We climb to Las Dunas, a ridge of high sand dunes stabilised by pine forest hundreds of years ago. From there we climb on the GR92 trail to the Mont Pla summit (311 metres) to enjoy a 360 degree panorama across the Emporda Plain to the Pyrenees along with the 2900 metre summit of the Canigou far away in France. We traverse the hillside and descend into a secluded valley to the Monastery of Santa Caterina.    There is an option to climb to the impressive Montgri Castle, a fantastic feat of medieval architecture. Then descend down to the town of Torroella de Montgri. From there it is a 50 minutes walk back to the villa.

Another region of unspoilt bays and coves is accessed from the  sleepy resort of Tamariu,  just half an hour’s drive away.   Sometimes on the GR92 and on occasions detouring, using our local knowledge to find the most spectacular scenery, we reach the beautiful resorts of  Llafranc and Calella around lunch time. Relax on the beach at Callela or visit the nearby Cap Roig Botanical Gardens.


Wednesday  “DAY OFF”. Enjoy a boat ride around the Medes Islands or take a bus to visit the old town of Girona or the Dali museum in Figueres.  Perhaps a walk or a bike ride, golf, diving, swimming, sailing, cayaking. The list is endless.  Or simply relax by the villa pool.  You’ve earned a rest.

A few minutes walk from the villa and once again we are in the Montgri  Nature Reserve. We follow the GR92 to the high ground above the cliffs provide panoramic views down to the first marine nature reserve in Europe. We marvel at the view across to the Bay of Roses and to the  final ridge of the Pyrenees as it disappears  into the Mediterranean Sea. We hike across to the resort of L'Escala for a relaxing afternoon of swimming and exploring the resort of L'Escala. Perhaps a visit to the Greek and Roman remains at Empurias. A15 minute drive brings us back to the villa.

Friday: "The Medieval Triangle."
TUESDAY: "The Medieval Triangle."
Our triangular walk starts at the impressive perched village of Pals. We follow the GR92 trail to the sleapy village of Palau Sator famous for its fine restaurants. We walk on to the fortified village of Peratallada which on a number of occasions has been used as a film set. Finally we make our way on foot back to Pals completing the triangle.

he Villa Catalan where you stay is a 20 minute walk to one of Spain's finest beaches and the quaint Costa Brava resort of L'Estartit. What a combination! The remote coves and panoramic hills of the Montgri Nature Reserve easily accessed on foot and the Eastern spur of the Pyrenees just a short drive away. You will experience a veritable kaleidoscope of diverse scenery. This unspoilt corner of the Costa Brava is a hikers paradise.

"SEA AND MOUNTAINS" - easier - prices

1100 Euros /940 pounds for 1 to 4 people.

including 7 nights exclusive use of downstairs apartment in the Villa Catalan (3 twin/double bedrooms, lounge/kitchenette/dining area, and two bathrooms with shower)

Also included: 5 days of guiding by a Mountain Leader along with transport needed for the Sea and Mountains programme.
Price does not include meals and entrances to museums and castles and any places visited

Weekly supplement for 5 - 6 people ....... 30 Euros per person

These programmes run from Saturday to Saturday (Contact us for modified departure dates).

DATES IN 2019:
March 21st, March 30th, Apr 6th, April 20th, April 27th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 18th, May25th
Sept 21st, Sept 28th, Oct 5th, Oct 11th, Oct 18th.