WALK THE REGION WITH CHRISTIAN PIQUEMAL
GUIDED WALKS & EXCURSIONS
Wednesday 4th (full day): MONASTERY SANT QUIRZE DE COLERA (Catalunya)
Starting at col de Banyuls on the French-Spanish border. Ascension to mountain passes and crests. Detour to the Romanesque medieval monastery of Sant Quirze set in a remote valley.
Gradient: 650 m. Walk: 4h30. Level: for good walkers.
Start: Tourist Office of Banyuls: 9:00. Price : 25 euros per person
Saturday 7th (half day): TOWER OF MADELOC
Driving half way to the top makes it easier! The tower was raised by the Kings of Mallorca (13th century). Ideal belvedere over the Vermillion Coast and the Costa Brava.
Walk : 2h40. Level : easy.
Start: Tourist Office of Banyuls: 9:00 (0h15 drive). Price: 10 euros per person
Saturday 14th (full day): PATH OF WALTER BENJAMIN
Between Banyuls sur Mer and Portbou we follow the itinerary taken by the Jewish writer in his attempt to escape the nazis (1940). Steep cross-border walk to pic de Querroig and panoramic descent to the Costa Brava. Walk : 5h. Level : for very good walkers.
Start : Tourist Office of Banyuls: 9:00 – return: 16:30 by minibus taxi.
Price: 25 euros per person + 10 euros for transport
Saturday 21th (half day): VINEYARDS & OLIVE GROVES
From the old town of Banyuls on the tracks of Aristide Maillol to the drystone walls of the vineyards. Detour to Mas Reig to discover one of the oldest olive trees of the area. Optional visit to the “Bar A Huile”, a welcoming boutique providing organic products. Walk: 3h. Level: easy.
Start : Tourist Office of Banyuls: 9:30 – return by local bus : 16:05. Price: 12 euros per person
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th: “FETE DE LA MONTAGNE” (Upper Vallespir)
An initiation to the natural and historical heritage of the Catalan Pyrenees. Location: the border area of Upper Vallespir and Spanish Catalonia.
Saturday: from Lamanère to Beget across the border. Public: adult walkers. Walk: 5h30.
Sunday: from Lamanère to Notre Dame du Coral. Public:family walk.
CHRISTIAN, professional guide, provides a large selection of entertaining walks throughout French and Spanish Catalonia. A 7-seater is also available for transfers and tourist excursions. General information and timetable of programmes on: www.enchemin.com
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