Pyrenees Mountains Private Day Trip From Barcelona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
    Port Barcelona Cruise Stop, de, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Head to the Spanish hills on a private day trip from Barcelona to the spectacular Pyrenees, a mountain range in northern Spain. You'll travel to charming mountain villages in a comfortable, private minivan and enjoy the outdoors with opportunities to go hiking, horseback riding or boating. A private tour ensures you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Leave the hustle and bustle of busy Barcelona behind and head north into the countryside, driving past Montseny, a 74,132-acre (30,000-hectare) natural park and UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve.

Stop for a short break in the ancient settlement of Vic, where you can visit the town center with its cathedral and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Then continue toward the Pyrenees, driving past Montesquiu Castle, a fortified building dating from the 10th century.

Your next stop is Ripoll, with a Romanesque monastery built in the year 879 by Wilfred the Hairy, the first Count of Barcelona. From Ripoll, your tour proceeds to Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 4,055 feet (1,236 meters) above sea level, is the last vehicle-accessible village on your day trip to the Pyrenees.

Queralbs is a stunning, stone-built village where you will see the Church of Sant Sadurni de Fustanya, built from stones so perfectly hewn that legend has it that it was built by the fairies. From here, catch the rack railway that leads up into the Pyrenees to Nuria, where you can spend the rest of the day. Enjoy the unspoiled scenery, look for local birds and animals, and take one of the many available walks, such as the path to Coma de la Vaca, a small refuge situated at 6,562 feet (2,000 meters). Or you can try horseback riding, open-air bowling, miniature golf or boating on the lake.

Please wear warm clothes and good walking shoes on this day trip. Your tour does not require a particular physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is needed if you wish to walk to the Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you how far and how high you want to go!

This private tour from Barcelona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.

Please note: From the 1st of November to the 30th of November due to annual track maintenance, the rack railway will be closed Monday to Friday. In the instances that the railway is closed, we will find an alternative itinerary such as going up into the mountain valley by road or enjoying a mountain walk at lower levels. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees mountain experience.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing, footwear, and sun protection. Remember that temperatures at high altitudes will be much lower than in the city, so although it may be warm in Barcelona, please remember that it will be much cooler in the mountains.

The railway track may be closed in November due to routine maintenance. If so, the tour will offer alternative options suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Alternatives will range from going by road up into the mountain valleys, visiting the Monastery of Ripoll or low-level mountain walks.

This tour operates only in English.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

At Explore Catalunya we take the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. In addition to our safety procedures, we have adapted our tours to avoid periods where there might be large crowds, and we have carefully ensured that any places we visit follow the same high hygiene standards as us.

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Jan-2020

    Excelente excursión de un día, las vistas están espectaculares, vale mucho la pena ir y además los paisajes para llegar al lugar son mágicos, gracias a Gloria y al chofer Toni excelentes personas. Saludos mai pipol 😆🥰

  • 23-Jul-2019

    We had Sergio as our tour guide. He was great, and a wealth of information. We hit all the spots on the itinerary and had sufficient time to check out all the areas. I thought the day passed quickly and the drive went quickly since we were wowed by the sites (for the most part).

  • 01-Jun-2019

    The drive is great through wondeful sceneries. Arnau, our guide, is a Roman History specialist. He gave a very thorough and interesting account of the History of Spain and the region. I enjoyed very much his information as we drove. He was very sensitive to each guest. Unfortunately I was disappointed in the final destination Nuria itself. A restaurant is badly needed in this area

  • 17-May-2019

    Excellent Pyrenees tour with Explore Catalunya from Barcelona, Spain. Our tour guide and driver was Arnaud, a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. With Arnaud's help, we explored the towns of Vic, Quarlbs, and took the train into Nuria (only accessable via cog wheel train) and ended back in Barcelona. Our day of exploration could'nt have been better! We also had the pleasure of having the same guide (Arnaud) on our vist last November when we did an excursion to Girona (Spain), which I highly recommend also thru the tour company. We are from Florida, USA and we'll use this tour company when we return to Barcelona for a 3rd time, hopefully in the near future!

  • 09-Jan-2014

    Excelente passeio, guia muito simpático, atencioso e paciente, principalmente porque fui com crianças. Nos disponibilizou o horário conforme nossa necessidade, elucidou todas as dúvidas que colocávamos, atuou com excelência informando-nos a história do local e também de Barcelona. Recomendo!

  • 22-Sep-2013

    The tour and tour guide were awesome! Being a private tour it was geared just for our interests and our level of activity.

  • 22-Sep-2013

    The tour and tour guide were awesome! Being a private tour it was geared just for our interests and our level of activity.

  • 30-Sep-2012

    Everything about the tour was excellent and vastly exceeded our expectations. Our driver and guide Jordi was superior. Rex Rehfeld

  • 30-Sep-2012

    Everything about the tour was excellent and vastly exceeded our expectations. Our driver and guide Jordi was superior. Rex Rehfeld