6 days of active and relaxing holidays by the Mediterranean coastline in Collioure and Banyuls: during these holidays at the foot of the Pyrenees, you will enjoy hiking and therapeutic spa treatments by the sea as well as fitness and relaxation near the moutains.
The port city Banyuls sits neatly between a mountain range and the sea, beckoning you to a relaxing and active holiday experience. The region offers you astonishing hikes with direct connections to the sea and to the mountains. Thanks to the mild climate, you can bath in the sea from spring to autumn and still have extraordinary sunny days in winter.
The 5 days of hiking smoothly combine light mountain and coastal walks with relaxation in a comfortable hotel with a view of the sea, delicious cuisine and spa treatments.
Day 1: Arrival in Perpignan – Hike to Collioure
You will be picked up at the train station of Perpignan at 9am and driven to Banyuls (approx. 30 minutes). Participants will discover the port city of Collioure with its small and narrow alleys, its sailing boats and "the Way of the Fauvism“. You will then walk on a coastal trail to the hermitage of Notre Dame de Consolation.
Day 2: Côte Vermeille
The hike today leads you to Port Vendres over a high path to the Cap Béar. You walk back on a coastal trail that hosts lovely small bays and several sea urchins. Participants may then undertake activities at the spa as they fancy or according to the daily offers (see below)
Duration: 4hrs – Ascent: 200m – Descent: 200m
Day 3: Panorama-hike
Participants explore the area around the Tour Madeloc and enjoy an amazing view of 360° on Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls down your feet and the summit of the Canigou in your back. Participants may then undertake activities at the spa as they fancy or according to the daily offers (see below)
Duration: 3 to 4hrs – Ascent: 400m – Descent: 400m
Day 4: Side trip to Spain
After a transfer (approx. 2hrs 20min), the hike continues to Spain in the vicinity of the roman cloister San Pere de Roda. There you will have an amazing view of the small white Port de la Selva. Participants may then undertake activities at the spa as they fancy or according to the daily offers (see below)
Duration: 4hrs – Ascent: 400m – Descent: 400m
Day 5: Vineyards by the sea
Today, the program offers you a round trip through the vineyard of Banyuls, renowned for the low walls around the vineyard that measure several thousand kilometers, the tower of Querroig and an unforgetable view of the glittering sea surface. The vineyard lies directly on the Spanish border, by Port Bou, Llança and the Cap de Creus. Participants may then undertake activities at the spa as they fancy or according to the daily offers (see below)
Duration: 4hrs 30min – Ascent: 500m – Descent: 500m
Day 6: Banyuls – Departure
After a breakfast together, participants will be driven the train station at Perpignan for their respective connections back home. They may also extend their stay if they wish.
Daily programs at the spa:
Day 2: Hamam (1 hour): Participants rub body and face with Essaouira soap before exfoliating with a Kessa glove (dead skin peeling) given to you during check-in. Hair wash and care with oriental fragrances, face mask made out of honey and rose petals and deep conditioner. Next, participants cool off in a frigidarium (pool) and are given a short massage with flavory oil from Morocco. Tea and swimming pool.
Day 3: Rassoul-Wrap (1 hour): Salt-peeling, Rassoul steam bath, shower, hair wash and care, oil moisturising. Tea and swimming pool.
Day 4: Leg care (1 hour): Steam bath, body and hair wash, leg therapy with refreshing menthol gel. Tea and swimming pool.
Day 5: Four-hands massage (30 minutes): Steam bath followed by a slow massage of the entire body. Tea and swimming pool.
The spa center also boasts an indoor and outdoor pool and a fitness studio. Participants may try underwater massages in a whirlpool, body modelling with affusion shower, Alga application and foot reflex zone massages…
We recommend asking your local doctor to check if there are any restrictions the (e.g. because of the high temperatures differences).
For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please include the name of this specific tour.
Indicated pricing per person in double room occupancy
Price surcharge for a single bedroom: €229 (avaibility only in the low season)
Extra price for 4 spa treatments: €199
Our hiking and wellness program begins and ends at the train station at Perpignan.
Participants are kindly requested to make their own travel arrangements to and from Perpignan. They may extend their trip if they wish.
For groups of 8 persons or more, we can organize a guided tour in English.
With your enquiry, please let us know the number of your party and the desired travel dates.
5 nights in double occupancy, full board (picnic lunch), French licensed guide, luggage transfers, transfers (eg.: by bus) mentioned in the itinerary.
Guaranteed departure: 5 persons (max. 15 persons)
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip
Nights in double bedroom in a 3-star comfortable hotel «Le Catalan» in a wonderful place by the hill of Banyuls with a panoramic view, swimming pool and typical regional cuisine
The hotel has over 35 bedrooms with private bathrooms, WC, air conditioner, internet connection and loggias. Next to it are a garden and a guest parking. It is located 50m away from the spa centre and 300m away from the beach.
Feasible by anyone who does sport on a regular basis.
Daily legs have an average duration of 3 to 4 hours. They take place on marked trails with an average difference in altitude between 200 and 500m a day.
You just need to bring along your personal belongings (camera, wallet…) and your lunchtime picnics.
You will be accompanied by a French licensed guide and specialist of the region. We encourage participants to take the tour in French along with French locals to take in as much of its culture as possible.
However, we can arrange tours in English for parties of 8 people or more.
We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the train to the train station of Perpignan, the “center of the world” according to Dalí.
You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, which we can send you through the enquiry!