The Pyrenees mountains are a true natural wonder. Two hours’ drive from Barcelona you will find many hiking trails, green forests, snowy mountains and plenty of wildlife. The dramatic landscape was designed by countless ice ages contains wide valleys, deep stone canyons, rivers and a mountainous culture that remains intact. This is a journey to the true heart of Catalonia, far from the bustling tourist areas of Barcelona. , To connect with primeval nature, to stay in farmers’ homes, and to stay as much as possible in the countryside.
Landing in Barcelona in the morning – exit towards the mountains with a stop on the way to a fascinating visit to a 450-year-old chocolate factory, arrive at the beautiful farmhouse where we stay and from there a 3-hour course along a high cliff with a colony of birds of prey nestling above us, below us shimmering waters of the river La Nogueira This is the lower part of the Pyrenees. At night, at a dinner on the terrace in front of the amazing view, we hear an explanation of the fascinating history of the region.
About 3 hours walking level 3/10
A short drive away will take us to a real wonder of the Monterby gorge, a narrow walkway between erect stone walls presents a challenge to those with fear of heights, the amazing view combination of the vertical walls and the blue lake at the bottom of the canyon Is one of the most beautiful sights on the trip. After about 6 hours we will return to the cars and from there we will continue north to the unique valley of Val de Aran, where we will sleep. Our hotel
About 6 hours of walking level 6/10
“Val de Arne” A hidden valley on the northern slopes of the Pyrenees with green forests and a population of over 50 brown bears will be the base from which we will travel the villages of slate along the border with France, start walking from the top of the mountain accompanied by streams of cold water to a series of ancient villages, The unique goat cheese of the area is accompanied by fresh bread from the nearby bakery. We will be impressed by the peaceful lifestyle and culture of this amazing area. After about 5 hours walk we will connect to the main road leading to France and from there we will return to the ski town of Vihele and our wonderful hotel. Our Hotel
About 5 hours of walking level 5/10
Day walk in the high meadows of the Pyrenees, the walk take us along the historic Camino de Libertad Trail. This is a high path that runs along the French-Spanish border and for hundreds of years it was a secret passage for refugees in the Civil War the route served as an escape route for the Spanish republicans from Franco’s reign of terror, but not only history, there is also a lot of natural beauty of endless meadows, silvery threads of streams descending from the glaciers on the tops of the mountains, and cattle and horses graze in natural abundance ahead of us.
About 6 hours of walking level 6/10
A day of activities that will begin rafting in the raging river La Nogueira with excellent rafting guides and new and safety equipment Even the most suspicious person will enjoy this extramarital experience After two hours in the river we will wear back in our Hiking clothes for half a day A trip to the wonderful lakes of the Aguas Turtus Nature Reserve with more than 300 beautiful turquoise lakes, this reserve is rightly considered one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world, after about 4 hours walk we will return to the hotel.
About 4 hours of walking level 6/10 Rafting level 3.5
We will continue eastward to an impressive and unique area the “Cadi”. This area includes a natural elevation of a rock cliff 2500 meters above sea level, and unique views of exposed rock surfaces that break steeply into green valleys, our guide will take us to a natural theater at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level with A challenging climb through the pine forests and bare rocky slopes, towards evening we will reach our small family hotel facing the mighty cliff of the “Padraforce”.
About 4 hours of walking level 6/10
The day we return to Barcelona with a short visit to the beautiful monastery of Monserrat, then take a short tour of the city and free time before the flight back home.
What the trip includes
- Van for 9 people
- Quality hotels
- Dinner and Brakefast
- English speaking Guide
- Entrances to sites and activities in the program
What the trip does not include
- Personal travel insurance