Walk amongst the vineyards of the Celler Can Sais in Vall Llobrega. It is a small, family run bodega dating back to the 17th century. The total distance is 6 kilometres and you do not need to ask for permission. At the end you can taste and purchase the wines
Take a packed lunch and follow the coastal pathway
that skirts the rugged coastline between Palamós and Platja Castell, stopping every now and then at one of the many hidden coves to swim and snorkel.
Visit the Tuesday morning market at Palamós
Select from the wonderful fresh produce displayed and prepare a delicious lunch, followed by a siesta beside the pool!
Take a guided tour on foot and by sea
following the footsteps of the Turkish Pirate "Barbarosa" who ransacked the town of Palamós in 1543. Afterwards explore the numerous tapas bars in the backstreets of this lively town.
Go and try the themal baths and golf course
at Caldes de Malavella. The Balneario Vichy Catalan is just outside the town situated in pine groves. www.balneariovichycatalan.com. Or play a round of golf at the nearby prestigious PGA 18 hole course, which is easily accessible. Tel: 972 47 25 77.
Visit the pre Roman Iberian settlement
on the headland to the left of the El Castell beach. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding. '
Take your budding Lewis Hamiltons
go karting in Vall Llobrega. Tel: 696 58 91 01.The adults might also enjoy Quad bikes on the Quad Track in Calonge. (Tel: 626 20 27 28)
Catch the train and visit Barcelona for the day.
There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Take the open topped tour bus and hop on and off at the different sights. After a lunch of delicious tapas save some energy for shopping in the elegant shops.
Drive across to the majestic bay of Llafranc
and then spend the day relaxing on this gorgeous beach. Perhaps rent a kayak or try snorkelling off the rocks at the side of the bay. Before returning home enjoy a cooling drink on the promenade and do some 'people watching.'
Visit the museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós
then watch the fishing fleet come in at 5pm when the fish auction commences. Why not round off the evening with a night cruise under the stars on a traditional Latin rigged Catalan fishing boat.
Scenic greenway between Palamós and Palafrugell
Follow this 6 kilometre stretch of scenic greenway, which is ideal for both walkers and bikers. Mountain bikers will love the many opportunities to deviate into the forest which hugs the spectacular coastline here. Mountain bikes can be hired for 15 Euros per day and delivered to the house, enabling you to take full advantage of this stunning location.
Drive to the centre of Begur and climb up to the castle
from where there are far reaching views. The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve.
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
a lunch of fresh anchovies from L'Escala - a local speciality. On the way back, visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today's world!
Go for a day trip to Figueres
and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres and enjoy the wacky experience, which will appeal to all members of the family. It is a lot of fun and well worth braving the queues! Afterwards, pay a visit to the lesser known Museu del Joguet de Catalunya (toy museum), also in Figueres. Tel: 972 504 585
Visit the fabulous city of Girona for the day,
taking in the beautifully restored Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the cathedral, its museums and the many shops. Why not pay a visit to Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate – cakes, drinks, spreads, ice creams to name a few!
Drive to the nearby mountain range of Les Gavarres
and visit the ancient stone burial site "Cova d'en Daina". Stop for lunch at the medieval stone hamlet of Romanya de la Selva.
Walk amongst all types of exotic Mediterranean flora
at the Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.
Drive over to the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home, or have a wander around the many antique shops and seek out a bargain. Friday is a good day to go as this is when the weekly colourful market is held.
Drive a few miles inland and visit the medieval villages
that make up what is known as the "Golden Triangle". Stop for lunch at the Restaurant L'Arc Vell in Peratallada and enjoy a meal in the confines of its peaceful walled courtyard. After lunch visit the fascinating farm museum in the tiny village of Palau Sator
Take the children and spend a day at Aquadiver in Platja d'Aro
Afterwards go into the town and enjoy an ice cream at one of the Italian ice cream parlours.
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