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Overview

Holiday Overview:

From the coast to the mountains, from sea to crag, from sandy beach to shady Mediterranean forest – the diverse and changing natural landscapes of Catalonia exert a powerful attraction to adventurers. We believe this is the best family activity holiday and adventure holiday in Europe.

Our activity holiday and adventure holiday has been specifically designed to reveal many aspects of this beautiful part of Catalonia!!

Nights: 7

Level: Families (children 6 or older). No experience is required for any of the activities on this holiday.

Accommodation Your accommodation is a charming family run hotel dating from 1924. It offers fantastic views from its terrace over Empordà and the beautiful Bay of Roses. The outdoor pool is set in the former Sant Agustí Convent, 100 metres from the hotel. The hotel restaurant specializes in traditional Catalan cuisine, which is served on the terrace or under the arches of the dining room. Breakfast is served on a roof terrace with beautiful views.

There is also some time to relax on the beach or, for the more adventurous, why not try a tandem skydive?!

If you are after some culture, then perhaps take a trip to Figueres and the Salvador Dali Museum or visit the Greek/Roman ruins at Empuries.

The trip is packed with activities:

  • sea kayaking in the turquoise Mediterranean sea
  • river trekking
  • climbing
  • aerial walkways
  • zip wires
  • archery
  • abseiling
  • canyoning
  • snorkeling
  • a walk through the Sant Aniol Valley

Itinerary

Itinerary:

Catalan Multi-Activity Family Holiday (7 Nights)

The “Wild Coast”, Medieval Villages and Mountainous Interior

Nights: 7

Day 1, Transfer to your accommodation in Castello d’Empuriès: Arrive at Girona Airport (1 hour transfer) or Figueres or FigueresHotel Canet Pool Vilafant Train Station (20 minute transfer) if you have flown into Barcelona, where you will be transferred to your accommodation in the medieval village of Castello D’Empuries.

Castello D’Empuries is a beautiful medieval village rich in culture and steeped in history. There are many historical buildings to visit; however the landmark of the village, visible from afar, is the Parish Church of Santa Maria which is often called the “Cathedral of the Empordà” because of its size and Gothic influenced architecture. There are many great restaurants and bars within a short walking distance from your accommodation, the village never fails to seduce you.

Accommodation: Your accommodation is in a charming family run hotel dating from 1924. It offers fantastic views from its terrace over Empordà and the beautiful Bay of Roses. The outdoor pool is set in the former Sant Agustí Convent, 100 metres from the hotel. The hotel restaurant specializes in traditional Catalan cuisine, which is served on the terrace or under the arches of the dining room. Breakfast is served on a roof terrace with beautiful views.

canyoning 2Day 2, River Trekking: Just go with the flow! Equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and harness, under the leadership of our professional guides, you journey safely through a totally awe-inspiring and otherworldly landscape. Immersed in a strikingly beautiful natural environment, you will swim through pools of turquoise water and jump and slide down smooth rocks … Safely guided back you can relax and bath in the sun after a unique experience you will never forget!

Day 3, Adventure Park: Today you will you will spend the day at a fun packed
Adventure Lake, you will have the opportunity to take part in all of the following activities, a traverse along different high rope walking courses in the trees, ascending a climbing walk (there are different levels of difficultly so something for all the family), kayaking in the lake and archery.

Day 4, Free Day (we will provide public transport information): Visit the Dali museum in Figueres, the third most visitedAdventure Park 1 attraction in Spain (25 minute bus ride). Visit the beautiful medieval city of Girona (25 minute bus ride and 30 minute train ride). Other activities see below.

Day 5, Visit to the Sant Aniol Valley: Today after a 1 hour transfer you will visit the Sant Aniol Valley, you will hike along a dry river bed with beautiful rock formations on either side, you will spend some time swimming, relaxing, jumping off rocks into the river and cooling off. On the way back you will stop over in medieval town of Besalu for some sightseeing and a chance to grab some refreshments.

Sea KayakingDay 6, Sea kayaking: Today you will journey along the rugged Catalan coast, all the while enjoying the warm waters of the sparkling turquoise sea. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery and the only way to see some of the most remote and inaccessible parts. In the afternoon you will make your way by road (approx. 30 minutes) to the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and then an ascent by foot to the Castle of Sant de Verdera at the top of the mountain of Verdera, the highest peak of the Sierra de Rhodes, from there you have beautiful views of the Bay of Roses, the Pyrenees, Canigo in the background and the Cap de Creus massif.

Day 7, Canyoning in France: This activity is perfect for the adrenaline junky, youcanyoning will travel to France (transfer 1 hour 30 minutes) and the ‘Gorges du Anelles’ , equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and harness you will take on thrilling abseils down beautiful waterfalls with slides and jumps of up to 10 meter and abseils of up to 30m, this atmospheric canyon is overflowing with fun and surprises!… Canyoning is an experience that will positively reawaken and revitalize your senses!

Day 8: Pick up and transfer to Girona airport or Figueres Train Station.

Note: Each itinerary is planned many months in advance and although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as outlined above, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of  climatic conditions, limitations of infrastructure or other operational factors which are beyond our control. As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops may vary from those outlined but we will always endeavour to keep you informed of any such changes. Included meals are indicated in the daily itinerary. 

What your holiday includes:

  • Transfer to and from Girona Airport or Figueres/Figueres Vilafant Train Station
  • The services of a local English speaking guide during the duration of the holiday
  • Seven nights B&B accommodation
  • Picnic on “day three”
  • All the activities outlined in the itinerary (except the free day)
  • All equipment, instruction and supervision from our fully qualified activity providers
  • Transfers to and from all the activities

Free Day

Water Park (pay locally) (open from the 1st June)

Spend some time getting wet at a fantastic waterpark with its great wave pool, “Kid’s Lagoon”, twisting slides and relaxing pools.

Price

Full Day: €28 per person (€17 for a child under 1.2 meters)

Half Day: €22 per person (€14 for a child under 1,2 meters)

Note. The park is open from 10am to 7pm, the half day starts at 3pm. Taking your own food is not allowed.

Racing Karts (pay locally)

There is an opportunity to enjoy some Racing Karts

Price (1 x Ticket is 8 minutes)

Racing Kart

1 ticket: €16

5 tickets: €70

10 tickets: €140

Kids Kart

1 ticket: €9

5 tickets: €36

10 tickets: €60

 Tandem Skydive (2 hrs)

For the brave members of the family, why not try a tandem skydive, for one of the most memorable moments of a lifetime. You will be attached to the front of an experienced skydive instructor, you will jump out the plane at 12,000ft, freefall for approx. 60 seconds followed by a gentle canopy ride down to the ground. There is no minimum age, as long as you can fit in the harness, they have jumped with as young as 5 year old.

Price

Tandem: €240 per person

DVD or Photos: €87

Photos & DVD: €121

 Boat Trip (3 hrs, including 1.5 hr stop in Cadaquès)

You will leave Rose following th beautiful rugged coastline of the Cap de Creus Natural park, finally arriving in Cadaqués. Along the way, you will see the rock “The Cat” and enter the cave “El Tamariu” if weather permits. You will then continue your journey to Cadaqués, you will stop for 1:30 hours to visit for free this beautiful whitewashed coastal village,

Salvador Dalí once famously said in 1920: “I have spent a delightful summer, as always, in the perfect and dreamy town of Cadaqués. There, alongside the Latin sea, I have been quenched by light and colour”.

Facing the Mediterranean Sea at the head of a crystal clear bay, the town was a favourite of both Picasso and Salvador Dalí who were drawn to the area’s incredible light and fresh air. Cadaques remains a favourite spot for artists who enjoy the views and the clear air.

Price

Adults: €26

Children: €14

 Horse ridding in the Aiguamolls d’Emporda National Park (2 hrs)

The Aiguamolls d’Emporda National Park is a nature reserve with coastal marshlands, and provides a perfect location for horse-riding, seeing plenty of birdlife and wildlife during the ride. At any time of year you are likely to spot a variety of birds; with Flamingo and Black Stork plentiful during the spring and autumn migrations. Keep your eyes peeled for wild boar and fallow deer.

Price: €30 per person

Other Info

Other information (what to bring etc):

What your holiday includes:

  • Transfer to and from Girona Airport or Figueres or Figueres Vilafant Train Station
  • The services of a local English speaking guide during the duration of the holiday
  • Seven nights B&B accommodation
  • Picnic on “day three”
  • All the activities outlined in the itinerary (except the free day)
  • All equipment, instruction and supervision from our fully qualified activity providers
  • Transfers to and from all the activities

Travel Options

Travel Options:

There are regular flights from many European cities to Girona airport, the closest airport for this holiday, most of which are operated by Ryanair. The transfer from Girona airport to your first accommodation takes approx. 1 hour.

There is a wider choice of airlines flying into Barcelona including Ryanair and Easyjet. You need to take the shuttle train to Barcelona Sants from the airport; they leave every 30 mins and take approx. 20 mins. You then change trains at Sants and take a train to Figueres or Figueres Vilafant depending on the train you catch. The transfer from Figueres or Figueres Vilafant to your first accommodation takes approx. 20 mins.

The fastest train is the AVANT from Barcelona Sants to Figueres Vilafant , there are approx 9 trains a day, take 53 mins and cost approx. 20.20 euros each way. You can buy the tickets at the station before you board the train.

The other option is to take a Regional or MD (Medium Distance) train from Barcelona Sants to Figueres, there are approx. 20 trains a day, they take between 1 hr 50 mins and 2 hrs 10 mins and cost between 11.20 euros and 15 euros each way. Tickets can be purchased at the station before boarding the train.

Availability and Prices

Prices and Availability:

Dates 2017

Sat 8 July to Sat 15 July
Sat 29 July to Sat 5 August
Sat 12 August to Sat 19 August

Prices 2017

Based on a family of four (sharing 2 x twin/double rooms)

Price: 1066 per person

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