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Colliure to Banyuls-sur-Mer Coastal Hike

17Km meduim coastal hike along the Cote Vermeille in southern France via the town of Port Vendres and the Cap bear lighthouse along rocky exposed coastal path interspersed with beautiful beaches.

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Colliure to Banyuls-sur-Mer Coastal Hike

This route starts in Collioure leaving the town via paved roads with viewpoints looking back towards collioure.

Following the road for a while we pick up a coastal trail towards port Vendres. Port Vendres is another historic coastal town with a marina and industrial port. The route continues through the town via the marina and leaves via a paved road towards l'anse de l'Espeluga beach passing via a trail with cannons and small forts.

Behind l'anse de l'Espeluga beach is a trail that leads upwards to a path that parallels the coastline towards Cap bear and the lighthouse. After visiting Cap bear headland the route follows a rocky trail around Les Ecueils bay and along the top of a cliff on a downwards path to the beutiful Paulilles beach and Forat beach. I recommend swiming in one of these two beaches.

The route next follows the coast to Oullastrell headland which has a fort. This location is another great viewpoint. The trail continues along the coastline along another rocky trail with ascent to Cap d'Ullastrell headland then descent down to Cap Castell de Vello headland. The path continues along the clifftop descending down to Sauna beach and cove then Elmes beach and cove.

Here the route follows a paved coastal road around Banyuls-sur-Mer to a viewpoint of this town. Once level with the main beach of this town we take a road inland towards the train station.

This is a medium-hard route along rugged natural coastline shaped by wind and rain. The route has a lot of descents and ascents in and out of the various coves, beaches and headlands. Allow 6 to 8 hours to complete the route.

1 Attraction Nearby

Visiting Colliure to Banyuls-sur-Mer Coastal Hike

If travelling via the R1 through Portbou and there is more than one hour between trains, Just outside of Portbou station are several bars and restaurants to get dinner.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 42.00 € 0.00 Child € 42.00 € 0.00 Free Entry? Train Fare starts from 42 Euros, Hike is Free

Weather for Collioure

Getting to Colliure to Banyuls-sur-Mer Coastal Hike

Address: Chem. du Cap Bear, Port-Vendres, France. 66660

There are two ways of getting to Collioure and Banyuls-Ser-mer from Barcelona:

Option 1: High speed train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan (1h 22min) then SNCF local commuter train from Perpignan to Collioure or Banyuls-Ser-mer. (25 min)

Option 2: Slower regional R11 train from Barcelona-Sants, Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia or Barcelona-Sant Andreu Comtal via Sant Celoni, Girona, Figueres and Portbou terminating in Cerbere. (2h 37min) From Cerbere a SNCF local commuter train to Collioure or Banyuls-Ser-mer. (20 min)

See the Collioure to Banyuls-Ser-Mer Train Map in the documents section for more information.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Colliure to Banyuls-sur-Mer Coastal Hike

Click on any one of the 3 PDFs to view in full screen and download.

\'Collioure

Collioure to Banyuls-Ser-Mer Train Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

\'PortBou

PortBou & Cerbére Regional Train Map

Author: www.renfe.com

\'SNCF

SNCF Train Map for France

Author: www.sncf.com

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17Km Medium-hard Linear Cote Vermeille (France) coastal hike via Port Vendres & Cap bear lighthouse along rocky exposed coastal path with beautiful beaches.

Distance: 16.93 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 42.00 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Regional / AVE & SNCF

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