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FAQ’s

What is a self-guided holiday?

What is a tailored guided holiday?

What is included?

When can I take my holiday?

Where will I stay?

How does the luggage transport service work?

What do I have to carry on a self-guided walking holiday?

What do I have to carry on a self-guided cycling holiday?

What about en-route support – what if I have an accident or get lost?

Is an arrival transfer included?

Is a departure transfer included?

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay?

How do we know which holiday is the right level for us?

I plan to travel on my own, can I go one of your holidays?

Are the walking holidays suitable for children?

Can I bring my dog(s) with me?

What meals are provided?

Can vegetarians, vegans or other dietary requirements be catered for?

Can I extend my stay along the way, or add on extra nights at the beginning or end of my tour?

How far will I be walking/cycling?

Is it possible to skip a day’s walking altogether?

Do I need to prepare for my walk?

Is my money safe?

How can I pay for my holiday?

Do I need travel insurance?

Can I change the dates after I have booked?

What happens if I have to cancel?

What happens if your company has to cancel my tour?

Do you offer special rates or dedicated tours for groups?

What if I have other questions?

What is a self-guided holiday?

Our “self-guided holidays” give you the freedom to start your holiday any day you want and travel along a trail at you own speed with all the tools and information you need to make it a great adventure. All your needs are taken care of, so all you have to do is focus on enjoying every moment, taking in the rich culture, history and spectacular scenery this region of Europe has to offer.

What is a tailored guided holiday?

Our tailored “guided holidays” are perfect for those who enjoy the services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide, so whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends of any size, please get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll provide you with a tailored itinerary based on your requirements, so we can ensure you have an amazing holiday.

What is included?

Check out the holiday page to find out what is included

When can I take my holiday?

You can find out when the holiday is available in the “Availability & Prices” section on the holiday page and you can start your holiday any day you want during that period (subject to accommodation availability)

Where will I stay?

All our accommodations offer en-suite rooms and have been selected for their character, comfort and friendly atmosphere. There are also some optional upgrades on some of our holidays, for example an upgrade to a sea-view room.

How does the luggage transport service work?

We think that travelling light is key to ensuring a really enjoyable and relaxing time. So put your camera, binoculars and bits and pieces in a day rucksack and leave all the heavy stuff to us.

Every morning we’ll pick up your bags containing anything you don’t need for your day. By late afternoon, we’ll have them waiting for you at your next evening’s accommodation.

What do I have to carry on a self-guided walking holiday?

Your most important item is, of course, a pair of comfortable walking boots with ankle support and a sole that provides grip, as some of the terrain can be rugged at times. In the winter months it can be a little cold so you should bring some warm clothing, preferably layers.

And, just in case . . . a lightweight waterproof. We hope you won’t need it. Mostly you will be walking in dry weather, in warm sunshine, so casual, comfortable, summer clothes will generally suffice. A hat and sun protection cream are essential. A small rucksack for carrying lunch is also recommended and you might consider a walking stick, as some of the ground is a little rugged.

What do I have to carry on a self-guided cycling holiday?

We provide pannier, helmets and all the bike tools, spare inner tubes, tyre levers, pump etc. Similar to our walking holidays you will mostly be cycling in dry weather, in warm sunshine, so casual, comfortable, summer cycling clothes will generally suffice and of course sun protection cream is essential. In the winter months it can be a little cold so you should bring some warm clothing, preferably layers and some waterproofs, just in case.

What about en-route support – what if I have an accident or get lost?

All our documentation carries our office number and our “out of office hours” emergency contact number. You can contact us for advice or help by phone at any time day or night.

Is an arrival transfer included?

Yes, all our holidays include an arrival transfer from the airport, train station or perhaps a hotel you’re staying in before you start your holiday with us (please see the availability and prices or travel options section on the holiday page and/or contact us for more information)

Is a departure transfer included?

In some of our tour it’s included and others it’s an optional extra, (please see the availability and prices or travel options section on the holiday page and/or contact us for more information)

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay?

Yes, one of our guides will collect you from the pick-up location (airport, train station or perhaps a hotel you’re staying in before you start your holiday) and transfer you to your first nights’ accommodation. You will then have a welcome meeting to make sure you are happy with everything. On some of our holidays we’ll see you at the end for the departure transfer.

How do we know which holiday is the right level for us?

Of course, you will need to be reasonably active, but we want our guests to enjoy rather than endure their holiday, so you do not need to be super-fit. All our walking and cycling holidays are graded. Please see the individual holiday for information. Please don’t hesitate in calling us if you need more advice!

I plan to travel on my own, can I go one of your holidays?

We regularly take bookings from walkers who are solo travellers, so you would be most welcome. Please note that a supplement is payable to cover accommodation, arrival/departure transfers, luggage transfers and administration costs etc.

Are the walking holidays suitable for children?

We like to think that parents are the best judge of what their children will be happy with on holiday. This includes just how active and interested they might be in the particular activity you are interested in. We’re not passing the buck, just being realistic, please contact us and we’ll be happy to offer you some advice.

Can I bring my dog(s) with me?

Some of our accommodations are pet friendly, however some are not. If you want to come with your pet get in touch and we will try and tailor something for you with dog friendly hotels.

What meals are provided?

We include a continental breakfast on all our holidays. Evening meals are included only where specified in the descriptions of the holiday and most holidays included evening meals as an optional extra.

Can vegetarians, vegans or other dietary requirements be catered for?

Accommodating special dietary requirements is rarely a problem, especially if we know in advance. Please let us know and we will pass your details on to the relevant accommodation providers.

Where evening meals are included in our prices, or where evening meals are available at the accommodation, vegetarian and vegan options are generally available as standard on the menu.

Can I extend my stay along the way, or add on extra nights at the beginning or end of my tour?

We would be delighted to organise extra nights subject to availability. Prices are available on request.

How far will I be walking/cycling?

All our walking/cycling holidays are different, and some days there may be more miles to cover than others. Distances and terrain are detailed in our holiday descriptions.

Is it possible to skip a day’s walking altogether?

We are flexible in our approach because we want you to enjoy your break. We can generally accommodate special requests of this nature by arranging a specific taxi transfer or it may be possible for you to keep our driver company at the time of the luggage transfer.

Do I need to prepare for my walk?

If you have new boots for the occasion, best get them worn in before you come to avoid any discomfort during your walking holiday. If you’ve chosen one of our longer tours and don’t walk regularly, it is probably a good idea to go for an energetic stroll or two in preparation.

Is my money safe?

Part of the criteria for obtaining a Spanish Travel Agency/Tour Operator license is that all customer payments must be protected should we go into administration. Your payments are protected via insurance with AON https://www.aon.com/spain/default.jsp.

Policy Name: Steven David Clifford/Catalan Adventures

Policy Number: N-5.485.518-L

How can I pay for my holiday?

We operate an online secure payment system via our Book Now page; we also accept Bank Transfers in Euros

Your agreement with us only comes into effect when we have received your online booking form and deposit of €100 per person, payable at the time of booking.

When we confirm your booking, we will send you an invoice showing the balance of the payment due and the date by which it must be received by us (60 days before the start of the holiday). Please see our terms and conditions on our bookings page.

Do I need travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that you are adequately insured for your holiday.

Can I change the dates after I have booked?

If you wish to alter your holiday arrangements, we will do our best to accommodate you, of course, subject to availability.

What happens if I have to cancel?

If you have to cancel your holiday you must notify us immediately. We apply a scale of cancellation charges. Please see our terms and condition on our bookings page

What happens if your company has to cancel my tour?

In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday or make material alterations, we will notify you as soon as possible and offer you the choice of an alternative holiday or a full refund.

Do you offer special rates or dedicated tours for groups?

We are pleased to offer discounted rates to groups of 6 or more people travelling together on the same tour. For more details, please contact us.

What if I have other questions?

Whatever your query, we’ll do our very best to help you, just give us a call or contact us via email and we’ll be delighted to help.

See what our customers say…

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    • Thank you for a really great “adventure” in Catalonia last week. Your conscientious planning and care made our holiday a challenge that was so rewarding. We have travelled throughout North West, Mid and Southern Spain but the areas of Catalonia we experienced last week were breathtaking and unforgettable. Thank you so much!


      —Alan & Joy Griffiths

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    • This was a holiday to remember. A self guided walk offering better support and more value than the competition. The notes and directions left no room for argument and for a long standing couple in their sixties this was some achievement. The cliff top walks were stunningly beautiful to a degree that conquered vertigo but […]


      —Ian and Lesley Carleton

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    • Thanks for a brilliant week! The 6 day coast walk is an excellent choice for anyone who likes a mix of great walks (the coast to Cadaques & the last one over the ridge via castle & monastery were my favourites) in stunning scenery, with loads of interest en route- archaeology, charming medieval & seaside […]


      —Nicola Hall

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    • This was the first organised walking holiday we have done and we enjoyed it immensely. The detailed guidance provided to ensure we could not lose our way was great.


      —Ian Carleton

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    • Your efforts in planning every aspect of our cycling tour really made it a perfect week. Our accommodations were great with wonderful rooms and delicious breakfasts. The full-suspension mountain bikes (equipped with a Garmin GPS) were perfect for the terrain that we covered and your attention to detail on the directions, along with pictures at […]


      —Debbie & Steve Woloschin

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    • Thanks again for a truly great holiday. We think its a wonderful format that you have created. It’s hard to believe that we did so much and saw so many places in just one week. It just wouldn’t be feasible, to try and do it yourselves.


      —Mark & Kate Payne

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    • Really wonderful! It exceeded my expectations. Steve could not have been more helpful in coordinating and supporting us in this holiday. We loved the places we stayed, enjoyed the people and small towns. The food was excellent. The hikes we great. I felt like we really got to see the country and small communities.


      —Charlotte Ballenger

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    • Tremendous. We have many wonderful memories and photos.The walks began at an easy pace and became more challenging and always there were wonderful views.


      —Christine Wither

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    • Thanks again for making our first venture into self guided walking holidays a true success. Your attention to detail was very reassuring and we very much enjoyed the variety of both the walking & the accommodation, a surprise each day! This will be the first of many such holidays but a hard act to follow.


      —Ann Taylor

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    • Most memorable? The unexpected; walks, scenery, accommodation & food. Different & varied every day… Steve has thought of everything & is willing to help out in any way possible. He met us personally on arrival and his welcome meeting was really useful. The walking route instructions made it impossible to get lost.


      —Andrew Taylor

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    • We had the most enjoyable walking holiday from start to finish – our first abroad. We were a little apprehensive before we started but this soon disappeared. Your attention to detail was excellent, the accommodation and food wonderful, and the walks each day very interesting and varied.


      —Jean Warzeski

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    • A fantastic holiday, great break for us both as the time spend on the bikes meant the blackbery had to be packed away. The area is great for cycling, not too challenging for the more leisurely cyclist, but with enough lumps & bumps to get the heart rate going at times for those wanting a […]


      —Anna Ramsden

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