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Monday
20 August
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Tuesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
24 August
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Saturday
25 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
26 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
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Four beautiful and diverse walks, plus the stunning Spanish cities of Barcelona and Girona on your doorstep. Grade: Easy to Medium

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Catalan Coast & Mountains

The holiday is based in the charming Spanish resort of Callela de la Costa, which lies on a beautiful stretch of coastline just north of Barcelona, hence the name. The walking will be hard to beat if you are looking for variety: we will walk along the region’s beautiful and rugged coastline, as well as inland through the spectacular Montserrat Natural Park. In addition, there will be time, if you wish to visit 2 of the region’s finest cities, Barcelona and Girona, as both are easily accessible by public transport from our hotel.

Costa Brava Treasures

This loop walk will take as along the beautiful and rugged Costa Brava coastline with spectacular views of the Meditteranean to enjoy. We will pass through the famous town of Tossa de Mar – a charming, picturesque walled town which originates from the middle ages, and is rich in heritage; the Villa Vella (old quarter) still has its ancient defensive walls and towers intact. Known as “the Blue Paradise” Tossa has long appealed to artists because of the sheer beauty of its landscapes, as well as its wonderful light.

 

Matagalls Montseny

Hike to one of the most important peaks of Iberian Peninusla and the highest of Montseny, an important Catalan pre-coastal mountain range and UNESCO designated biosphere reserve, the only one in Catalonia.

Monserrat, the Holy Mountain

This walk will take us into the Montserrat National Mountain range, from where will see the spectacular views of the stunning Benedictine Monk retreat high in the mountains that this area is famous for. We will also see some amazing rock formations, as we take the funicular up to the top of the mountain for the best views of the surrounding stunning Catalonian landscapes.

 

Hotel Kaktus Playa

Our hotel is ideally located just minutes away from the resort centre of Calella and within walking distance of the beach.

Facilities include

Facilities include a restaurant, 2 bars, swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa (additional charges), and fitness room.

 

Rooms Include 

All rooms are tastefully decorated and include air-conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe (extra charge) and Wi-Fi (extra ch

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hour

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 12°C,
Apr 14°C, May 17°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Barcelona Airport to the Hotel is approximately 1 hour, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 7.5 to 12km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions

Costa Brava Treasures
Length approx 8.5km Altitude: 125m ascent, 125m descent

Monserrat - the Holy Mountain
Length approx 7.5km Altitude: 541m

Matgalls Montseny
Length approx 12km Altitude: 550m ascent, 700m descent

Montnegre Nature Reserve
Length approx 12 km Altitude: 225m ascent, 425m descent

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
There will be several optional activities available to you during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Listed below are a few of the tours, together with prices, which should be used as a guideline. All tours should be paid for in euros only. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Day Trip to Girona or Barcelona - both these cities can be accessed via local public transport - full details will be given in resort.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Mar 16ºC, Oct 21 ºC

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
16 Oct 2018 23 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1035 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Lunch in a typical Catalan farmhouse
  • Funicular ride in Montserrat
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Solos Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily
  • 1 lunch
  • Bottle of water per person per walk

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Optional excursions*:
    Take a day trip to Girona or Barcelona
  • Tapas/wine tasting
    *Subject to availability

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    16°C Mar

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Easy to Medium
  • Distance: 7.5 to 12km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential

NB:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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