Premium Small Group Experience
All-Inclusive Full Day Tour
Restaurant Meal Included
UNIQUELY TAILORED COSTA BRAVA DAY TRIP WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS, TURQUOISE WATERS AND TASTY LOCAL CUISINE
This is an all-in-one excursion throughout the spectacular Costa Brava where we will walk along the famous Camí de Ronda, which offers amazing views, a fascinating history and a pinch of adventure.
The excursion includes a moderate 5km coastal hike through enchanting coves, dramatic seaside cliffs, pine forests and one of Catalunya’s most affluent neighborhoods. Throughout, we will stop for breaks to cool off and snorkel in the Mediterranean sea, ending it all with a meal of tasty tapas and refreshing drinks at one of the local restaurants.
We meet on the benches outside the Casino of Barcelona (Casino Barcelona, Carrer de la Marina, 19, 21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain). It’s opposite “Port Olímpic” harbour
Private tours: We will come and pick you up at your place
Full day (9 hours from Barcelona and back) covering around 5Km
Maximum 8 people
- The ability to walk on rugged terrain is essential
- Children from 12 years old (min 135cm tall)
- Transport in AC van
- Professional English speaking guide
- Quality tapas to share in a local restaurant
- Mask and snorkel
- Photos (when booked via this website)
- Civil liability and accident insurance (only when booked via this website)
What to bring
- Drinking water and possibly some snacks (lunch is at the end of the walk)
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen)
- Comfortable walking shoes / sandals / water shoes (anything that’s comfy that completely strap to your fee)
- Swimwear and towel (not needed in winter months)
- Warm top for out of summer months
Things to Look Forward to
Premium Small Group Tour (max. 8 people) ensures personal attention from the guide
Hike and explore rugged cliffs, coves and forests of the ancient and famous ‘Cami de Ronda’ coastal path
Dramatic landscape, beautiful beaches and crystalline water
Experience nature close at hand – native wildlife, flora, spectacular scenery and history
Jump and snorkel into the clearest waters of the Mediterranean
A perfect mixture of adventure, history and exploration
Guided for fun and safety
Finish the day by enjoying traditional tapas in a local restaurant in La Costa Brava
What You'll See & Do
DAY TRIPS FROM BARCELONA: Hiking, Cliff Diving and Snorkeling in La Costa Brava
Join us on the most beautiful coastal trails on La Costa Brava and create memories you cannot forget. We will walk along the historic and ancient path, La Camino Ronda. This experience is a mixture of exploration, adventure, history and culture.
Heading north to Costa Brava by private air-conditioned van, we will arrive in the heart of La Costa Brava, surrounded by protected beautiful pine-forested sea cliffs.
Parts of the ‘Camí Ronda’ go through narrow paths adapted for trekkers and walkers, which ascends and descends several times. On some occasions we also walk through sea promenades, beaches, natural and manmade stairs and flat paved paths. On our side we will be having stunning views of the Costa Brava Mediterranean sea, with its unique turquoise clear waters.
We will go through pine forests and a protected coastal area which includes the marine reserve, perfect for refreshing ourselves with a snorkeling, swimming and of course a couple of safe, not too high cliff jumps (ask more about these if you need).
This trail is easy and fun for beginners, however, you still need to be able to walk up rugged sloped paths. Upon reaching our final stop, we’ll sit down together in a local restaurant for a menu del dia.
We have several routes in La Costa Brava, especially designed so that you can make the most of the charms of the Costa Brava but trying to adapt to most levels. Thus to say, it’s not a fullon hiking day.
This is also not a cliff diving or snorkeling tour per say, they are just 2 refreshing and adventurous small parts of this tour.
Our Costa Brava excursion through the Cami de Ronda is divided into 3 sections:
Section 1 – From Sa Conca to S’agarò we follow a mostly concrete coastal path where you can observe and learn about all the history of the area. A short stop to recharge batteries, go to the toilet, have a drink or swim in the sea.
Section 2 – From S’Agarò we will start our accent to the top of dramatic sea cliffs with amazing views of the Mediterranean below. This along the coastline and we will stop to snorkel, swim and jump off rocks (optional). This is still a fairly moderate walk, however, some hills and steps are involved. Throughout the journey we will have the Mediterranean Sea and its crystal clear waters at our sides. We will continue along the Cami de Ronda and discover the many magical small and hidden coves. Final destination Sant Feliu de Guixols.
Section 3 – This section of the Camino Ronda finishes right at our food stop. A local restaurant with traditional tapas and something of a surprise.
- PHYSICAL CONDITION: WHO CAN JOIN OUR WALKING TOUR? Most routes are suitable for anyone with an “average” physical condition, but still we recommend that people who are not so used to walking long distances, to consider whether this tour is the best option for them. For some parts we will be under tree and cliff shade, however, we will also be in the sun during certain stretches of the walk.
- We don’t provide fins for snorkeling. However, feel free to bring your own along if you have them although you will have to carry them over the duration of the day.
- On occasions we are forced to cancel the tour due to bad weather and/or unsafe sea/mountain conditions. All our guides are qualified professionals that will always put your health and safety first so please understand that when cancellations are made. See our cancellation policy in the FAQs for more information.
Check out our FAQ section for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that travel plans can change and that you may need to cancel your booking. We do require however a full 24 hours advance notice in order to be able to cancel a tour and offer a full refund. This is with the exception of private group tours, which must be cancelled 7 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations made within less than 24 hours of the tors scheduled departure are non-refundable although it may be possible to reschedule your booking for another day, depending on availability.
We do not usually cancel tours due to overcast/grey skies, but we do cancel trips if there is a forecast for steady rain, powerful wind, thunderstorms. In the case of cancellation due to bad weather, we will send a notification email and give you the choice of either rescheduling (depending on availability) or receiving a full refund. We will do this as soon as we know the tour will be cancelled, however, we may not be able to make this descición until the same morning of the tour.
Where do the tours start and when should I arrive?
All of our tours meet at Boheme cafe (Map and directions provided with your booking confirmation). Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.
How many people will there be per group?
Each tour will take up to a maximum of 8 people.
What if I am unable to swim, can I do this?
You can still join us on the hiking part of the tour, however, we are guides not swimming instructors so if you cannot swim, you may have to sit the snorkeling part out.
Do I need to be an experienced snorkeller/hiker?
Not necessarily! We’ve had many different client profiles on the tour, ranging from children to 80-year-old first-timers who’ve joined us and have had a great time! Just keep in mind the walking distance is around 5Km and sometimes with no shade.
Where do we keep our stuff during the activity?
Please only bring with you essentials needed for the activity. We will be taking everything with us, so travel light. We will have a secure dry bag for your valuables when we’re on the water.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable walking shoes / strapped sandals or sneakers. Dress appropriately for the season. Feel free to bring sun protection such as hats and glasses etc. If you are planning on swimming, come with your swim wear already under your clothes.
What should I bring?
- Drinking water, good footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. Water shoes work great.
- Sun protection (Hat, glasses and sun cream).
- Anything else such as a waterproof camera and snacks is OK.
Where are we going and how will we get there?
We will take a private minivan up the coast towards France. It’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes through the Catalonian valleys. We will start in Sa Conca and finish in Sant Feliu de Guixols.
How fast do you walk? Will I be able to keep up? Will I get bored moving too slowly?
Our pace depends on the group, but we generally take our time. We should have plenty of time to reach our destination so we’ll keep things moving, but of course won’t leave anyone behind!
Will we go into caves?
If we have time and the conditions are great we will, but it’s not a priority on this tour, you can check out our Kayaking and Snorkeling tour which does include caves.
Will I get wet?
That’s up to you! Only if you decide to jump in the sea and/or it rains of course! It’s all part of the fun. However, the degree to which you get wet depends on the day, and snorkeling is not compulsory, you can chill out on land while the rest explore.
Can I just come along for the hiking not snorkeling?
Yes, of course. If you don’t fancy snorkeling, you can stay on land, sunbathe on the rocks, relax or explore the area.
Can I just come along for the snorkeling, not the hiking?
No, to get to the snorkelling spots we need to hike first ;). This is mainly a walking / hiking tour! that includes some snorkeling / swimming.
Will I see any wildlife?
Yes, we will hopefully see lots of animals in their natural habitat. Of course, this depends on the sea conditions of the day. However, we hope to see Octopus, Moray Eels, Cormorants and lots of other kinds of fish and birds.
Is the sea cold?
This tour only runs all year round, however, we recommend only snorkeling during the summer months. During the winter, we will concentrate more on exploring the area.
What can I bring on the tour?
We recommend bringing as little as possible. Feel free to bring a waterproof camera and a bottle of water. If you have any medication, diabetic snacks etc., then we can provide a waterproof bag.
Who will be taking me on the tour?
One of our experienced and highly trained guides will lead you and your group on the tour. Each guide has extensive knowledge of the area and is trained in water safety and first aid.
I’m already in Costa Brava, can I meet you directly there?
Lucky you, and yes. Just email us before booking and we will send you the address, parking info and itinerary. We will also be able to give you a discount if you ask for a discount code before booking.
Do you have weight , size or age limits?
Unfortunately yes. Minimum of 12 years old or 135cm tall.
What’s the snorkeling like in Costa Brava?
Well, don’t expect the Mediterranean to be like the great barrier reef or the red sea. However, it can be very rewarding playing with an octopus and getting up close to a Moray Eel. Every day is different, and we sometimes get some unexpected visitors such as Stingrays.
Where is your office in Barcelona?
We are an office-less company, that way we keep our overheads low and can pass these savings onto you.
Do I need to tip my guide?
Tips are never expected but always appreciated 😉 No, but seriously this depends on you and whether you feel comfortable with tipping and feel that it has been earned!