Camí de Ronda

Camí de Ronda: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Costa Brava on a full-day tour to Girona from Barcelona. Depart the Catalan capital for the city of Girona, where the remains of its Roman and medieval past make an interesting contrast to the present-day city. Get lost in a maze of narrow streets, and venture into the best-preserved Jewish Ghetto in Europe. Admire the cathedral, home to the widest Gothic nave in the world. Marvel at the brightly colored houses on the banks of the Onyar River. Then, transfer to the breathtaking landscapes and villages of the Costa Brava, stopping at the medieval village of Pals en route. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and enjoy some of the best panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea whipped up by the fierce Tramontana wind. Marvel at the fields and plains of Empordà extending to the horizon. Discover dramatic views of the Catalan coast, surrounded by green mountains, sheer cliffs, and small villages of whitewashed houses. Stop in the traditional fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, and feel as if you have been transported back to yesteryear. Explore the pristine landscape of Calella, and discover the ancient pathways of the Caminos de Ronda. Once used by fishermen, watchmen and smugglers, these paths allow you to explore the virgin coast at your leisure, where you will discover popular beaches and inaccessible coves and cliffs. Take a dip in crystal clear water, surrounded by unspoiled nature.

Costa Brava and Medieval Villages Full Day Tour

2. Costa Brava and Medieval Villages Full Day Tour

Begin this day trip with a visit to Calella de Palafrugell, where it seems that time stands still. Move on to the beach of Port Bo where you'll see the boats on their daily fishing trip. Along the coast, admire the low and whitewashed cottages that have been renovated but retain all the charm of yesteryear. The coastline in this area has been saved from the building frenzy has affected our coast lately. Uncover the Indiano Colonial-style houses, built for people who emigrated to America and Cuba and returned with a fortune. Some returned home with the memory of those foreign lands and its sweet and sad music, the Havaneres. On the beach of Port Bo, admire the packed boats filled with people singing their melancholic songs. Take a 15-minute walk along a sea path to Llafranc, a small Cove of golden sand with a small promenade, terraces, and restaurants. From here, the surrounding hills where the lighthouse of Sant Sebastià stands provides magnificent views over the coast. From Llafranc you'll go to Begur, another fishing village, with a castle at the top overlooking the coast and the plain of the Baix Empordà. Wander through the intricate narrow streets and small squares, discovering little gems that stand out over the other buildings. Stop for lunch in Pals, where you can taste the delicious rice that is grown in this area. After lunch, visit the Gothic quarter known as Pedro, the Church of Sant Pere, the Tower of the hours, and Peratallada, a marvel of medieval civil architecture. See how this small town retains its feudal inheritance intact, with narrow, winding streets and stone buildings. Visit the moat, the Castle-Palace, the square with porches, and other little streets that take your fancy.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

3. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

After a 1.5 hour pleasant drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will reach Tossa de Mar, located in the heart of Costa Brava. Get ready and start hiking across the famous Camí de Ronda coastline path. This trail connects all Costa Brava towns from north to south. Camí de Ronda will bring you to areas of great natural beauty. Enjoy unique views of the beautiful Mediterranean sea, breathtaking cliffs hanging over the sea and small hidden coves, where you have free time to swim in its transparent waters and sunbath. Fragrances from pine trees, rosemary and thyme will follow you along the way. The Camí de Ronda will bring you back to Tossa de Mar where you will enjoy some free time to have lunch. A traditional local restaurant can be booked for you. After lunch, you have the chance to visit Tossa de Mar, an ancient fishermen’s village with important historical background. Walk around the emblematic Vila Vella, also known as the old town, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast dating from the 13th century. Behind the impressive city walls and defensive towers, you will find a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys surrounded by beautiful white houses that give the town a true Mediterranean atmosphere.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Hiking, Sea Kayaking & Lagoons

4. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Hiking, Sea Kayaking & Lagoons

Explore the most pristine coastline in Catalonia — Costa Brava. Join a unique and personalized small group adventure that will let you experience the Mediterranean like a local. Hike the famous El Camino de Ronda, sea kayak in tandem among precious sand rock coves and cliffs, and finally, take a fabulous dip in a crystal clear lagoon. Embark on a full-day experience focused to foster positive natural dynamics in a small group (no more than 8 participants per guide) of likewise-minded and active travelers. To guarantee the best possible personal experience, guests are expected to be in good physical shape and confident swimmers in the sea. Enjoy a fabulous and easy morning hike in the early sun. Learn about the history of the region and recognize some typical Mediterranean herbs and vegetation that grow along the path. Your guide will share some exciting recommendations about local traditions, culinary treats, and top things to do in Barcelona. After arriving at the beach in Sant Pol de S’Agaró, waste no time getting ready and geared up for the kayaking. Learn some basic paddling techniques and activate and stretch the upper body before hopping in the sea kayaks. Find a secluded lagoon among the sandstone cliffs to enjoy a true Mediterranean dip and for those that fancy using the diving mask there will be enough time to chase some seabreams or picarels. Once landing the kayaks back at the beach grab a well-deserved lunch in the nearby restaurants or simply rest on the beach.

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What people are saying about Camí de Ronda

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This tour was really a good value, especially considering the personal pickup, the small group and the distance covered. The group had a lot of fun visiting the highlights of Girona, Pals and Calella de Palafrugell. Anatoli speaks as quickly as he walks so pay attention; he has a lot of ground to cover. Aside from this special trip to Barcelona’s nearby towns, we got some good tips on where to eat while in Barcelona. Anatoli cares that you enjoy the day. He also loves good food and introduced us to a Girona specialty, Xuixo. If you want to know what that is, take the tour.

This is a great small group tour! We visited Girona, Costa Brava and Pals. Picked and dropped us off our hotel. And the van was very comfortable Matt was our tour guide/driver/photographer/entertainer . He spoke with great knowledge about the places we visited. You can tell that he loves what he does it with all energy and joy. A great itinerary and a awesome guide was a perfect recipe for a memorable experience!

Fantastic day, so interesting and perfectly planned. Our guide Anatoli was full of interesting stories and info and so great about meeting our group’s diverse needs. At one point a traveler felt a little car sick and he swung into action, immediately finding a way to help her feel better. He also navigated an unexpected hiccup (a race that closed roads in Girona) and still gave us a full tour, not missing a beat.

All the areas we visited were very interesting. Our guide, Tony, had a terrific knowledge of the history of all areas and most of the buildings beginnings and builders. Great long day but it didn’t feel that long.

The trip was excellent, and our guide Manu was well informed and a true gentleman