Guided Walking at Roses, Catalonia



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  • Food & drink


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From £949.00 - 7 to 10 nights


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Holiday overview

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From your central base on the sweeping Bay of Roses enjoy walks on the dramatic Cap de Creus coastline, with a chance to uncover it’s pretty whitewashed villages – Llanca, El Port de la Selva and the jewel in the crown, Dali’s haven of Cadaques. We’ll also head inland for walks in the stunning La Garrotxa region dotted with extinct volcanoes.

Holiday Highlights

  • Fantastic coastal walking along the famous Sentier du Littoral
  • Enjoy great Catalan cuisine with views out across the Bay of Roses at the contemporary Hotel Terraza.
  • This unspoilt stretch of the Costa Brava offers pretty green coastline dotted with magical whitewashed villages
  • Soak up Dali’s legacy in the artist hideaway village of Cadaques
  • Stride out inland and enjoy a complete contrast – green volcanoes and medieval stone towns

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays leaders
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half Board –buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal

In pictures...


Hotel & Spa Terraza in Roses, CataloniaHotel & Spa Terraza

The 4-star Hotel Terraza has held an enviable position on the Roses seafront since 1935, sandwiched between the Mediterranean and Roses’ large medieval citadel complex.  The hotel has a private area on the beach for their guests.  A promenade walkway is a pleasant stroll into Roses' shops and facilities.



Your room

The hotel consists of 88 spacious, en-suite bedrooms which offer:

  • air conditioning
  • heating
  • room safe
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • complimentary toiletries
  • mini-bar fridge
Modern bedrooms at Hotel Terraza in Roses, Catalonia


Roof top spa pool at Hotel Terraza in Roses, Catalonia

As a guest, you can enjoy the use of:

  • wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • garden sunloungers
  • pool towels
  • gym
  • bike rental
  • tennis courts
  • Wellness & Spa - HF Holidays guests FREE 1x1.5 hour visit and then further visits at a supplement of €15 per person per day. Treatments extra. Take advantage of a 15% discount for HF Holiday guests for treatments and spa products on weekdays.


Our holidays at Roses are Half Board with continental breakfast and 3-course served evening meal featuring locally sourced dishes and Catalan fare.

Enjoy a glass of wine with your evening meal which is included in your holiday.

Wonderful fresh pastries at Hotel Terraza in Roses, Catalonia

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer whilst listening to your leaders outlining the next day's walks. Or just relax in the hotel bar or on the terrace outside chatting with your fellow guests.


Our experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day. Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness

We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort

Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable

Our walks from Roses help discover the incredible variety of Alt Emporda. Underfoot there are good paths allowing us to enjoy a mixture of coastal walks along the famous Sentier du Littoral, which stretches from Cadaques to Collioure in France, as well as routes high above the coast and across the Cap de Creus peninsula natural park. Inland, the green volcanoes of La Garrotxa are simply completely different yet just a short hop away.

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Easier Walks: 5 to 8 miles (8 to 13km) on good paths with some rocky sections and short but steep ascents. Up to 1,500ft (460m) of ascent in a day.


HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

Harder Walks: 7 to 10 miles (11 to 16 km)on good paths with some steep rocky sections. Up to 2,300 ft (700m)of ascent in a day


Day 1: Arrival day

You should arrive at the hotel with time to settle into your room. If flight times permit there should be time for a familiarization stroll around town.  On the first evening your leaders will explain more about the organisation of the week and the walks and there will be plenty of time to meet with your fellow guests.

Day 2: The Cami de Ronda

The Cami de Ronda is the name given to the coastal path in the area. Its name means ‘patrol walk’ and it is made up of old coastguards’ fishermens’ and farmers’ trails. It is gradually being restored by the Catalan Government with the aim of completing a route from the French border to the Costs Brava resort of Blanes.  Both groups walk a stretch of this coastal trail, but in opposite directions.  Both groups walk back to the hotel with time to sample its facilities or for  independent exploration of the town.

Easier Walk: We start our walk with a short coach ride out east from Roses to a spot above the sheltered cove of Cala Rostella. The walk then heads back to Roses along the GR92 long distance trail. This takes us up and down past secluded coves, around craggy headlands and old military installations with spectacular views out to sea and ahead to Roses.  We walk past two of Roses best beaches, past the lighthouse, castle and port to return to our hotel along the promenade. 6.1miles (9.8km) with 360ft (121m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: The harder walkers travel to l’Almadrava – one of the most popular beaches of Roses. We head out along the GR92 Cami de Ronda (walking this stretch in the opposite direction to the easier walkers but with the same spectacular views until we reach the delightful cove of Platja de Montjoi.  Here we turn inland and head up and over the Coll d’en Fragam descending with beautiful views ahead to Roses past a number of megalithic dolmen and menhirs. 8.3 miles (13.2km) with 1410ft (430m) of ascent.

Day 3: Cap de Creus & Cadaques

Today we travel across the Natural Park to the Cap de Creus headland – the most westerly point of the Iberian peninsula where the Pyrenees sweep down to the sea.  Both walks include a substantial stretch of the dramatic coastal path and explore Port Lligat, for many years the home of the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Both walks finish in Cadaques with its characterful blue and white buildings cascading down the cliffs to the sea.

Easier Walk: The easier walkers have time to explore the Visitor Centre at Cap de Creus before following the coastal path south with dramatic views all the way.  We reach Port Lligat then head up and over the headland to Cadaques where there will be time to explore and take refreshments before our journey back to Roses. 5 miles (7.9km) with 590ft (180m) of ascent

Harder Walk: The harder walk starts by heading west towards La Tudela, an area with dramatic rock formations which provided the inspiration for some of Salvador Dali’s surrealist landscapes. We then walk a short stretch of the GR11 long distance trail to join the route of the easier walk which we follow to Cadaques.  8.6miles (13.7km) with 1180ft (360m) of ascent.

Day 4: Sant Pere de Rodes

Our walks today focus on the dramatically situated monastery of San Pere de Rodes which sits at a height of 500m above sea level with stunning views down over the North Coast.  In the 10th century the monastery was massively wealthy owning lands for many miles away from Barcelona to the French border.  The easier walk is designed to give guests time to enter and look round the monastery should they wish.  Both routes finish in delightful unspoiled villages on the edge of the Emporda Plain.

Easier Walk: The easier walk starts from close to Sant Pere de Rodes and heads up to the monastery and round the hill to the rear for excellent views. After time to look round the monastery the walk continues via the church of Santa Helena and the remains of the village of Santa Creu for more spectacular views. The walk then follows one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago down to the charming village of Pau. Here there will be time to look around and have refreshments before the coach back to Roses.  4.4 miles (7km) with 490ft (150m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: The harder walk starts from the delightful inland village of Selva de Mar. From there we ascend steeply up the Muntanya de Sant Pere to reach the car park where the easier walk starts. The harder walk then follows the route of the easier walk but takes a different route in descent past a number of megalithic monuments and through vineyards to the town of Vilajuiga.  There will be time to look round and have refreshments before taking the coach back to Roses.

Day 5: Free Day

Your free day offers the chance to relax in this beachside setting, treat yourself to a treatment at the hotel Spa, take the tourist train around Roses or to Cap de Creus, take a boat trip; there is a glass bottom boat excursion, or visit La Cuitadella behind our hotel or travel by bus to Figueres and visit the Dali museum.

Day 6: Olot, Besalu & La Garrotxa

Today’s walks offer something completely different.  We have a coach ride west rom Alt Emporda to the neighbouring ‘county’ of La Garrotxa and another of Catalonia’s Natural Parks – the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone.  The volcanoes last erupted about 11,000 years ago and are now covered with vegetation and are known as ‘green volcanoes’ Both walks will explore several of these volcanoes and also walk through the distinctive beech forests of the region.  Both walks are based on Olot. On our return journey to Roses we stop and look around  Besalu – a beautiful mediaeval town with cobbled streets, fantastic architecture and a superb old bridge.

Day 7: Cadaques to Port de la Selva

Today’s walks explore the wild interior of the Cap de Creus Natural Park.  We return to Cadaques to start the walks which both follow a substantial stretch of the GR92 long distance trail.  We will walk through areas now returned to nature but where we will see old dry stone wall terracing – evidence of the intensive cultivation of vines in this area brought to an end in the late 19th century with the phylloxera plague which killed vines across Europe.  Both walks finish by descending to Port de la Selva an attractive fishing port and seaside resort.

Easier Walk: Our walk starts from Cadaques by quickly and easily gaining height on the GR92 long distance trail past the Puig de San Vicenc. There follows a delightful stretch of good path, contouring around dry valleys, passing isolated dry stone shepherd’s huts to reach els Bufadors. We descend via a dry valley, the Costa dels Terrellons, to reach the ourtskirts of el Port de la Selva.  We will have time for a look around the town and have a drink before our return bus journey to Roses. 7.5 miles (12Km) with 1050ft (320m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: The harder walk initially follows the same route as the easier walk to els Buffadors. The harder walk then follows a loop to the north. We join the GR 11 long distance trail and walk around the Punto de la Creu to reach el Port de la Selva from the north.  9.3miles (14.9km) with 1050 ft (320m) of ascent.

Day 8: Departure Day

Please note that the itinerary outlined below is provisional and could be subject to change. For the most up to date information, please check our website. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and your leaders will talk every evening about the next day’s walks.


Make the most of your European holiday by visiting two resorts. Why not visit Argeles-sur-Mer in French Catalonia or the vibrant city of Barcelona.

Hotel and pool

Roses and Argeles-sur-Mer

Beautiful Northern Catalonia offers superb walking opportunities, taking in secluded coves, pretty beaches and wild landscapes further inland. Enjoy the rocky coastline, including the famous Cadeques to Collioure long distance path.

With flight & transfers from: £2,199

Without flights & transfers from: £1,999


Roses & Barcelona - 10nts

Combine a week at Roses with a 3-night city break in Barcelona. Embrace the vibrant heart of Catalan culture in Spain’s second largest city. Discover all things Gaudí from the towering Sagrada Famílía to colourful Parc Güell and the famous Casa Mila.

With flight & transfers: £1,549

Without flights & transfers: £1,299


To book any of our Two-Centre holidays call our Reservations Team on 0345 470 7558

Local area


A beautiful town, Roses has several beaches and little coves and is perfect for spending a day relaxing. There are also several attractions to visit. The Ciutadella is the remains of the Greek and Roman habitation; its museum explains the site and the monastery, dating back to medieval times, and the village walls, which enclose it. Boat excursions from Roses bay are a great way to get a different view of the Cap de Creus. Furthermore, the tourist train, named the ‘Roses Express’ runs in the area and offers a tour of the town on land.


12miles from Roses, Figueres is the birth place of Salvador Dali. IT is a unique town close to the Spanish Catalonian border with French Catalonia. A must see in Figueres is the Dali Museum, this was designed by Dali himself, and holds the largest and most diverse collection of his artwork. The Museu del Joquet is a museum of toys in Figueres. It houses a vast array of toys over the decades, and has interactive areas as well. Built in the 18th Century, the Castell de San Ferran is a large Fortress on a hill in Figueres. This Castle was originally built to guard against French invaders, today it is a popular tourist attraction within the city. Also worth a visit is the Placa de L’Ajuntament, the town hall square, which has some nice cafes and a lot of charm.

Cadaqués and Port Lligat

Cadaqués is a port town on the Cap de Creus Peninsula. The town is popular with artists, and is also visited as part of the Salvador Dali route. A very attractive town, with white and blue houses and beautiful clear water, the towns main trade was fishing until the tourism industry grew. Port Lligat is the famous village where Salvador Dali lived and worked. He built his own unusually styled home, which is now a museum for tourists to visit. The house was formerly several fisherman’s huts, which were built together and furnished in Dali’s signature whimsical style.

Did you know?

Roses was founded by Greek colonists, who named it after their home island, “Rodes”.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.

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‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow and Manchester flights to Barcelona airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 2 and a half hours to the Hotel & Spa Terraza.

Please note London Heathrow and Manchester flights arrive into different terminals at Barcelona airport. Our coach transfer will depart from Terminal 1. Guests on the Manchester flight will need to make their way from Terminal 2 via the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall. There is plenty of time for this journey as the London flight is scheduled to arrive later.

British Airways plane



Driving to us


‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Barcelona airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £35.00. Please note that if your flight arrives into Terminal 2 you will need to transfer to Terminal 1 via the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall. Transfers are timed to meet the London Heathrow flight.

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

 Coach heading to Glen Coe


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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
23 Sep 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 23 Sep 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Sep 2018, 12:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Barcelona

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 30 Sep 2018, 1:35 p.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Sep 2018, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Barcelona
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,299.00 Book Now
23 Sep 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 23 Sep 2018, 7:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Sep 2018, 11:30 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Barcelona

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 30 Sep 2018, 12:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Sep 2018, 1:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Barcelona
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,369.00 Book Now
23 Sep 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses & Barcelona City Break - Without 10 £1,399.00 Book Now
7 Oct 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 7 Oct 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Oct 2018, 12:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Barcelona

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 14 Oct 2018, 1:35 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Oct 2018, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Barcelona
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,199.00 Book Now
7 Oct 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses - Without Flights 7 £949.00 Book Now
14 Oct 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses - Without Flights 7 £949.00 Book Now
14 Oct 2018 RSLCL - Guided Walking Catalonia Roses
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 14 Oct 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Oct 2018, 12:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Barcelona

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 21 Oct 2018, 1:35 p.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Oct 2018, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Barcelona
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,199.00 Book Now


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  • Non member associate fee: £10 per person

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