Walk through Catalonia, where the foothills of the Pyrenees fall into the Mediterranean Sea as they cross the border between France and Spain. The Vermilion Coast (C´te Vermeille) and the Costa Brava coastline stretch from Perpignan in France to Tarragona, just south of Barcelona in Spain.
Terraced vineyards, turquoise waters, small rocky coves, sleepy little ports (that once thrived on sardine and anchovy fishing) and harbour towns like Collioure (the birthplace of Fauvism painting), Banyuls, Port de la Selva and Port Creus are some of the highlights of the region where the kings of Mallorca once had their summer homes.
Catalonia, renowned for its overabundance of festivals, where locals dance the “Sardane” hand-in-hand in the streets wearing handmade canvas espadrilles, has it all. From rolling hills that seem to protect ancient port towns, a long wine-growing tradition that produces a lively peppery wine, a unique seafood gastronomy as well as sun, sea, mountains and the fragrances of the Midi. Surrealist artist Dali grew up in this region, and as you walk you will uncover the landscapes that inspired him and even see the house in which he was born, visiting two museums dedicated to his life and works if you wish.
For all 7 days you will follow the coast having the chance to go for a swim in the warm Mediterranean water everyday.