Catalan Hills

  • Catalan Hills - Sant Miguel de Falgars - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - approaching Besalu - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - leaving Rupit - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - outside Rupit - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - walking to Joanetes - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - approaching Santa Pau - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - Ermita Sant Miquel del Corb - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - Besalu - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - near Mas la Serra - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - Rupit to Tavertet - © Dee Mahan
  • Catalan Hills - the forest just before Besalu - © Dee Mahan

Key information: Catalan Hills

  • A six day meander through the foothills of the Pyrenees, from Rupit to Besalu.
  • Varied terrain through beautiful countryside, with fantastic views across to the distant mountains.
  • ATG run independent walking holidays on this route.
  • Thanks to Dee Mahan for the recommendation and some lovely photos!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86.5
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest14.5
  • Human interest12
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 6 days
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Catalan Hills - approaching Besalu - © Dee Mahan

WALK SUMMARY

This six day walk (route maps provided by ATG) in Catalonia goes through the foothills of the Pyrenees from the small town of Rupit to Besalu. It includes two days of out and back walks around Rupit and Santa Pau. Much of the walk follows GR footpaths. 

The terrain is varied and includes walking along mountain ridges, in forests, through farmland, on country lanes, and some modest climbing. The longest day is 13 miles. The countryside is stunning, and on several days you get frequent magnificent views of the mountains in the distance. The towns (Rupit, Santa Pau, Besalu) are also beautiful.

We went in April and the weather was lovely - there was some rain but it never lasted a whole day - and the temperature was great for walking.

Thanks to Dee Mahan for the above.

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

Name: Dee Mahan
Posted on: 12/09/2013

I recently completed an ATG walk from Rupit to Besalu, Spain, in Catalonia around the foothills of the Pyrenees. The walk started in Rupit and followed a GR trail for a good portion of the way.  It went to Hostalets, Joanetes, Santa Pau and Besalu.  The walk form Rupit to Hostaletes is particularly stunning, with some stretches on ridges and views of the mountains for much of the way.

There is also a nice out and back from Rupit to Tavertet that is along a ridge opposite the valley from the one you walk to Hostaletes. 

Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

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Catalan Hills - outside Rupit - ©Dee Mahan

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Catalan Hills - walking to Joanetes - ©Dee Mahan...
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