Pyrenees Mountains & Medieval Towns SMALL GROUP Day Trip From Barcelona

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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Carrer del Palau de la Música, 08003 Barcelona, Spain,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Head to the Spanish hills for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona by minivan. Exploring the charming mountain villages will be an experience you will never forget! On this small group tour, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and receive personalized attention from your expert guide.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

When you take this Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip From Barcelona, you are bound to have an exciting time throughout a day. Here is how you will spend your day exploring the beauty of Spain on this tour -

The first stop on your small group tour is the old market town of Vic and its beautiful cathedral.

Next, you will visit the stunning stone-built village of Queralbs, from where you will catch the rack railway high into the Pyrenees to Nuria.

Here, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful mountain scenery, following hiking routes, horse riding or boating. (See the itinerary for more details.)

A professional guide will be accompanying you throughout your day trip from Barcelona and will make sure that you understand the history and culture of this region. 

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.

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

Itinerary:

Head north quickly leaving the hustle and bustle of a busy Mediterranean city behind, driving past Montseny. 

Just an hour from Barcelona, you will stop for a short break in the ancient settlement of Vic. Here you will have a chance to stroll around the town center with its cathedral (a mixture of styles ranging from Romanesque to neo-classical), and its magnificent renaissance and baroque buildings; or to relax while having breakfast in the heart of the town: a beautiful arched square where the market and other major events are held.

Continue up to the Pyrenees driving past the Montesquieu Castle, surrounded by dense Oak and Red Pine forests. 

Next stop is Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1,236 meters above sea level, is the last vehicle-accessible village on the way up to our mountain valley destination. Here 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 Queralbs, you take the last 6 kilometers of the impressive rack railway, construction of which began in 1931, up to an altitude of 1964m above sea level, into the stunning mountain valley, formed by the glacial action of the ice from all 7 surrounding peaks pushing downwards. In the valley is a sanctuary, originally built to house pilgrims to the valley, which takes its name from the Virgen de Nuria. Her image, was reputedly unearthed by a very persistent ox.

In the valley, you can enjoy the unspoiled scenery, sharing it with unusual birds and animals ranging from Gryphon Vultures to chamois, and golden eagles to marmots, and take one of the many different walks, of varying levels of difficulty, or you can try horse riding, open air bowling, archery lessons, crazy golf, or boating on the lake.

If that seems too energetic, another option is to enjoy some of the traditional Catalan dishes available in the valley's restaurants.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Small group tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

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.

On rare occasions, the railway track closes without notice due to routine maintenance. The tour will offer alternative options suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Alternatives will range from going by road up into the beautiful mountain valleys or low-level mountain walks, and the views will be just as stunning!

This tour is in English only.

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