By Tony


Quintessential Collioure To Cadaques

Mediterranean Coast

Departure date : 01/06/2018

All up this was a great experience - one to be thoroughly recommended to traveller friends in NZ.

We took the coastal route on all days and found it to be just challenging enough for us, past 60 but in good health and reasonable fitness. On the hot days (most of them) we needed two to three liters of water each - there is little shelter or shade on the paths. A good hat and footwear is essential. Navigating is easy using the walk narrative and topo maps supplied by Purely Pyrenees. We found a couple of baguettes, cheese, pate and fruit for lunch was ideal and easily purchased in the villages and towns in the mornings before starting off.

Food and wine were consistently very good indeed everywhere, as was the accommodation.

Wonderful scenery and views, as well as frequent opportunities to swim in the Mediterranean. A good story to be told is how you get to walk into Spain from France rather than arrive by train, car or plane, or perhaps ship .

We were able to resolve a couple of administrative bumps easily and in a timely manner. Purely Pyrenees back up was immediately responsive and efficient.

A European experience with a difference. Well recommended.