Arrive at our base in the hamlet of La Preste (known as the end
of the road), nestling under the shadows of the Pic de Costabonne.
Explore the river valley or visit the local spa before joining
your host for dinner.
On our first day we enjoy a gradual climb up the forested slopes
to the Col de Siern where we cross over to Spain before descending
via Espinavell to our stay in the village of Mollo.
Leaving Mollo we climb past Fabert to ascend
to the Col des Basses-de-Fabert crossing back into France and
the Tour du Mir. A steep descent through woodland brings us back
down to the Tech valley at Prats.
Our transport brings you this morning to a distant col beyond
St Laurent-de-Cerdans where we have a beautiful walk along blossom-strewn
ridges. Ascending to the Pilo de Belmaig we are rewarded with
distant views of the Rousillon plain and the Mediterranean before
descending via the GR10 to the historic town of Arles-sur-Tech.
Starting on the GR10 again today we have an easier day's walking.
Following forest trails we walk on local footpaths to ascend
to the Batterie de Santa Engracia before commencing our descent
along ridges down to Amelie.
One again we are transferred to the start of today's walk by
our local transport. Following parts of the GR10 we ascend to
a high point at the Puig de Fontfreda before descending along
switch-back paths through deciduous forests to come out on the
gentle slopes above Ceret.
Transferred again to the GR10 below Puig Neulos we have a long
day's walking along the border ridge between France and Spain.
Today is characterised by stunning views across the mountains
and steep valleys of this region and the numerous forts and
military installations that dot the high points of this coastal
area. A steep descent takes us out of the mountains and down
to the vineyards and cork oaks around the port of Banyuls and
the end of our walking.
The tour is completed following your breakfast in Banyuls - with
the Mediterranean on your doorstep!
7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our approved
partner hotels (normally with en-suite facilities).
Meals consist of a full breakfast each day, packed
lunch and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are not
Luggage transfer each day, route description and
Transfers to/from Perpignan airport or station.
Please contact us for separate pricing of transfers to/from Girona
or Barcelona airport.