This weeklong adventure combines a mix of private tours and free time for the ultimate introduction to Spain's Catalonia region. Kick off the week in cosmopolitan Barcelona for Gaudí architecture, tapas bars, and Mediterranean beaches. Then head north to the Costa Brava for kayaking, Dalí culture, and wine tasting—all while staying in a medieval town loaded with great restaurants.
Coastal Hike, Kayaking & Swimming in Costa Brava, Barcelona
- Enjoy the coastal views along the scenic Camí de Ronda hiking trail
- Learn kayaking skills and paddle in calm coves along sea cliffs
- Take a dip in the sea or go snorkeling or cliff jumping
- Discover the area's marine ecosystems while kayaking and snorkeling
Know before you go
8 years old & up
What you'll do
The stretch you'll follow is medium in difficulty due to a few sets of stairs and covers about 3 miles (5 km), passing through Mediterranean vegetation, Stone Pine trees, and sandstone cliffs. You'll wrap around the Esculls area, where you can enjoy scenic spots like Cala del Peix and Sa Caleta before ending at Sant Pol de S'Agaró beach. At the beach, your kayaks will be waiting for you!
Next, enjoy a few fun exercises to get you laughing and your blood pumping, then an introductory course to paddling. After learning a few skills and getting comfortable with your gear, you'll set off along the beach's shallow water for a bit of practice before continuing along the sea cliffs.
Sea kayaking in the Costa Brava's crystal-clear water is quite a memorable experience, as you'll paddle along sandstone ochre cliffs, pass into coastal caves, and float in calm coves. Your guide will also provide information about the area's unique marine ecosystem. You'll kayak for about two hours, and the course is suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Before returning to the beach, you'll anchor in a secluded cala (cove) for free time to swim, jump into the sea from the cliffs, and snorkel.
Upon returning to Sant Pol de S'Agaró beach, you'll have more time to relax on the sand, enjoy more swimming, or grab lunch at one of the beachfront eateries. This part of the Costa Brava is known for its fresh seafood and tasty paella dishes. You're also welcome to bring food and drinks from Barcelona or just grab some snacks from the grocery store and enjoy a picnic on the beach. Just note that lunch isn't included in the excursion.
After your free time in Platja de Sant Pol, your driver will pick you up and start the journey to Barcelona. Plan to arrive back in the city around 5:00 pm.
- All ground transportation in a comfortable minivan
- Professional guide
- Sea kayaking activity (2 hours)
- Accident insurance
- Bottled water
Itineraries with Coastal Hike, Kayaking & Swimming in Costa Brava
This eight-day Catalonia tour kicks off in cosmopolitan Barcelona, where you'll experience top-notch cuisine and modern architecture via foot and bicycle. Next, drive to the sun-kissed Costa Brava—a 125-mile (200 km) stretch of pine trees, golden beaches, and crystal clear water. Here you'll spend four blissful days exploring trails, medieval villages, and artwork thanks to its famous native, Salvador Dalí.
This 5-day tour is the perfect introduction to Spain's cosmopolitan hub of Catalonia. Let local guides show you Barcelona's best architectural sights, tree-lined streets, and tapas bars by foot and bicycle. You'll also take a sailing trip and a kayaking excursion in the Mediterranean to round out this fun adventure.