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From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

This is a perfect tour for anybody wanting to truly escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. From Barcelona, take an exciting and picturesque journey into one of the world's most famous mountain ranges. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head north towards the Pyrenees. Along the way, stop for a short but sweet break in the medieval town of Vic.  In keeping with the philosophy of giving you as much time as possible to explore on your own, head first for the Market Square where the guide will give you an introduction to the town and suggestions of what to see. You'll have plenty of time to stroll around the town center. See the grand cathedral and some magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings, or simply relax while having breakfast in the heart of the town: a beautiful arched square (one of the biggest in the country) where the market and other major events are held. The visit to Vic coincides with traditional market days, something which has been taking place every week for over a thousand years! From Vic, continue up to the Pyrenees. Before boarding the train, briefly visit Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1,236 meters (4,055 feet), is the last vehicle-accessible village on the way up to the mountain valley destination. This tiny mountain village has a population of only 200 permanent residents living in a rambling collection of traditionally-built stone houses. Perched on the side of the mountain, this impossibly quaint hamlet is one of the most memorable parts of the day. See the Church of Sant Sadurní de Fustanyá, built from stones so perfectly-hewn that legend says it was built by the fairies and witches said to inhabit the surrounding caves. From Queralbs, take the last 6 km (4 miles) of the impressive rack railway up to an altitude of 1,964 metres (6,443 feet) and into the stunning mountain valley of Vall de Núria. Thanks to the mountain railway, you’ll be able to get high into the mountains with no effort at all. If you love hiking, then ask the guide to show you some routes, as there's something for everyone. In the valley you’ll also find a sanctuary, originally built to house pilgrims to the valley, and which takes its name from the Virgin de Núria. Her image, buried in the earth, was reputedly unearthed by a very persistent ox! You can even try horseback riding, open-air bowling, archery lessons, crazy golf, or boating on the lake. Another option is to enjoy some of the traditional Catalan dishes available in the valley’s restaurants. From Queralbs, the return trip to Barcelona begins, and you'll arrive back in the city in the early evening.

From Barcelona: Small-Group Pyrenees Hike with a Local Guide

2. From Barcelona: Small-Group Pyrenees Hike with a Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the nature of one of the most iconic valleys in the Pyrenees mountains. Departing from Barcelona, travel to the picturesque town of Queralbs, the gateway to Vall del Freser, at the hearth of the Catalan Pyrenees. You will hike at the “Gorgues del Freser” trail, located at the Capçaleres del Ter i el Freser Natural Park protected area. The route passes through singular places like the “Freser Gorgues” or the spectacular waterfall “Salt del Grill” and provides beautiful views of the valley. During the hike, we will learn about the distinctive flora and fauna of the Pyrenees and, if we are lucky, we will be able to see some wild animals such as vultures, lizards, king eagles or marmots in their natural habitat. On warm days, you will also be able to refresh yourself in the natural river pools along the route.

From Barcelona: Pyrenees Private Tour, Hike, and Cog Train

3. From Barcelona: Pyrenees Private Tour, Hike, and Cog Train

Enjoy a convinient pickup from your stay in Barcelona. Start your full day tour to Pyrenees and Nuria Valley in a comfortable air-conditioned van just for your group. Relax and let the guide show you the most interesting points and attractions during your journey up the heart of the Pyrenees. Take the amazing cogwheel train to the gorgeous Nuria Valley and admire the most pictorial views of the Pyrenees while discovering its hidden spots. Enjoy an easy hike and admire this unique landscape of green meadows surrounded by the most majestic summits. By the hand of your guide, discover the traces of the rich and varied Pyrenees wildlife and learn about the fascinating vegetation and geological history of these unique mountains. In Nuria Valley, enjoy some free time with your family or friends to have lunch and then walk around the area or just to stretch out on the green grass. From Nuria Valley you will take the cogwheel train down the traditional and enchanting Pyrenees mountain village of Queralbs agaon where you will be able to have a guided tour and explore see its cobbled narrow streets and picturesque houses dated from XV century and its Romanesque church from 10th century. The village it keeps its old charm because it was isolated until not many years ago. Please note that even though the hike included in this tour is easy, it is not recommended for individuals who have difficulty walking.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Rod was a great guide-personable, excellent knowledge and presentation of history (and everything else you might want to know about, including recipes!), skilled driver, really made the trip fun and interesting. Van was clean and comfortable, with very welcome AC in the hot weather. Highly recommend this trip, with no hesitation.

Very cool and informative trip. Vic is a super town with lots of history to explore. Queralbs is a very beautiful village. On the ride on the cog railway you have a wonderful view. But the valley of Nuria is the highlight of the tour.

our guide Arnau was very kind with a lot of knowledge about the area. we was a small group around 12 people all was by the time. The tour goes from Barcelona at 8.30 am and return around 7 pm.

It was a very nice trip, a must for everyone who likes nature and mountains, the guide Sergi was very good. A very varied day

Very good organization, very competent and helpful guide.