Visit to the Catalan Pyrenees
Visit the best of the Catalan Pyrenees
A land marked by high mountains, such as Pico d’Estats (3.143 Mts), Pico Verdaguer (3.129 Mts) and surrounded by the sea on the eastern side, with charming villages, a rich cultural heritage and an exceptional gastronomy and nature in its purest state, with more than 400 lakes, the Catalan Pyrenees occupies almost half of the entire Pyrenees.
3 days in a 3*** hotel with visits to the valley (very nice) with breakfast + best guides and coordinators + private transport + insurance and many memories with new friends.
Villages and mountains we will visit:
- Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici lake,
- Vall de Boí (4 villages: Barruera, Durro, and Boí a Taüll) Very nice (See description)
- Valle de Aran
- Vielha, La Capital del Valle de aran Unha, the village of the Pyrenees.
- Unha, the village of the Catalonian Pyrenees with the best views.
- Aran Park / Bossot
- Rafting in Aran Valley
and many more activities
Our programme (Check below for a detailed description of all locations)
From: 180 €
until: 20/07: 180 € (in two payments 50 +130) max 10 places
until: 27/07: 185 € (in two payments 55 +130) max 10 places
until: 03/08: 190 € (in two payments 60 +130) max 10 places
after: 200 €
Maximum of places 40, when these are booked, we cannot guarantee the same hotel or the same price.
Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
When we talk about the Catalan Pyrenees, Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici are the star of the show. In the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, with more than 200 lakes, peaks over 3,000 m high, rivers, ravines and waterfalls of great purity.
It is a protected natural area with exceptional animals and vegetation, some of which are native species.
Vall de Boí (Nature and a precious cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO)
Did you know that the Vall de Boí is a valley with four heritage sites?
Romanico (world heritage): The concentration of churches of the same architectural style in a reduced space is exceptional, and that is why Vall de Boí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Destino Starlight: Vall de Boí, due to its exceptional conditions for the practice of astronomy, is a Starlight Tourist Destination and Starlight Reserve (UNESCO). From where we can enjoy the experience of a sky with infinite stars.
Fallas de Vall de Boí are Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
And of course its Aigüestortes National Park, a paradise on earth, is a unique protected natural space in southern Europe.
Parque Nacional de alto Pirineo
L’alt Pirineu con lago más extenso de Pirineo catalanes, pico más alto del Pirineo catalanes, es el parque natural más grande de Catalunya. Con una superficie de casi 80.000 que tiene una gran variedad en el paisaje que va desde los bosques mediterráneos hasta la flora alpina. La sede del parque se encuentra en Llavorsí juntos 10 kms de nuestro hotel
Vall de Aran
The only Atlantic valley in the Catalan Pyrenees: the Val d’Aran, high mountain territory, impressive glacial lakes, the best hiking routes and a unique culture and gastronomy.
The Vall d’Aran belongs to the province of Lérida in Catalonia and its capital is Vielha e Mitjaran, also known as Viella or Vielha.
Vielha Capital de Valle de Aran
The essential village of the Catalan Pyrenees, Vielha, the capital of the Aran Valley, is also known as “The city between mountains”, the real name is Vielha e Mijaran.
At an altitude of almost 1,000m, Vielha is one of the largest towns in the area, with a rich architectural and cultural heritage, which is why today it is considered one of the most important places of Cultural Interest in the Aran Valley.
Unha (The village with the best views in the Catalan Pyrenees)If we talk about the best villages in the Catalan Pyrenees, after Vielha we always talk about Unha. The views of the valley and the glacier from there look like something out of a postcard. At almost 1,280m above sea level in the middle of nature, Unha is a must-see village in the Aran Valley.
Aran Park (Optional activity)
Aran Park, the Val d’Aran Wildlife Park in the heart of the wilderness, is a unique place to discover the fauna and biodiversity of the high mountains. Where animals such as bears, lynx, otters, wolves, marmots and deer, etc… live in semi-freedom, in their own ecosystem. This is an optional activity and costs 15€.
Andorra La vella
Si hablamos de Pirineos Catalanes, Un sitio siempre gana el lugar es el ANDORRA, Un país medieval enclavado en los Pirineos, fronterizo con Francia y España. Disfruta la naturaleza, la arquitectura románica y el relax al mismo tiempo, y por supuesto, el país no forma parte de la Unión Europea, por lo que los turistas disfrutan de bajos impuestos y compras libres de impuestos.
Rafting in the Pyrenees (Optional activity)
Imagine rafting in the Pyrenees with natural waterfalls. An unforgettable experience, an activity that will last almost 3 hours. The rafting in the Aran Valley will be with an inflatable boat through rivers with good flow and rapids controlling the direction in these high mountain places.
Day 2 we will do a route of the 7 lakes, and if you don’t want to do the route you can do rafting (optional, and costs 40 €).
Our 3*** hotel Condes del Pallars is located in Rialp, in the heart of the Sant Maurici i Aiguestortes National Park and next to the Noguera Pallaresa river. The rooms are spacious and the stay includes breakfast.
Imagine waking up in front of the mountain with fresh air and in the afternoon jumping into the swimming pool.
The rooms are spacious and there are two swimming pools, one of which is heated. Very good breakfast is included.
The rooms are triple rooms, and on request you can ask for a double or single room. Double room for an extra 5€/pax/night or single room for 25€/night.
Día 1 : Salida - Andorra la vella
Saldremos temprano por la mañana y iremos directamente a Andorra.
Un día de relax, naturaleza, cultura, de relax y por supuesto, de las compras (ya que Andorra es el destino libre de impuestos)
Por la taerde sobre 17:00 iremos al hotel check in y la cena.
Day 1 : Departure - Visit the Boí Valley
Day 1: Vall de Boí
On the first day we will relax but experience nature with intensity and relive the ancient legends of the Romanesque paths.
We will visit Vall de Boí, a beautiful cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO.
You can decide to discover it on foot or by bus, we believe that the best way to visit it is on foot (and it’s not a big deal).
We are going to do 2 very easy and short routes that go from village to village (villages are very small)
From Barruera – Durro (it is a 2 kms route, with a difference in height of almost 200 mts. It lasts a little more than 1 hour). During the route we will discover the typical Pyrenean landscape. It is an easy route, even for children.
Barruera is the biggest village of Vall de Boí, where we will find several restaurants for lunch.
After this route, we will go by bus to the other most important village of Vall de Boí, “Boí”. A medieval village, with cobbled streets and typical houses with chimneys. From there we will walk to Taüll, it is a route of 1 km and lasts 30 minutes.
Taüll is one of the 11 villages of Catalonia that has the seal “Poble amb Encant”, which represents Catalonia in the European network of charming villages “Charming Villages”.
In the afternoon around 17:00 we will go to the hotel for check in and dinner.
Day 2 : Route of the 7 lakes / Rafting / Aran Park + Vielha + Unha
We wake up with a spectacular view of the Tena Valley.
This day we will choose between 3 options.
Option 1: Route of the 7 lakes VERY GOOD ROUTE with spectacular views.
It has a medium to high level, to do this route you need to be physically prepared and have previous hiking experience. After the route we will go to visit Vielha, the capital of Valle de Aran, we will have dinner in the same village and then we will go to the hotel.
Option 2: Rafting in Aran Valley + Vielha
Rafting in the Pyrenees has no words, if you like this water sport, it is a unique experience that you will live. After the activity we will go to visit Vielha with the people of the route.
Option 3: Unha + Vielha + Aran Park / Boosot.
For the more cultural people who don’t want active sports, we have this option to visit two beautiful villages in the Catalan Pyrenees + wildlife park with many animals.
Route of the 7 Lakes in the Circo de Colomèrs (Catalan Pyrenees)
Description of hiking routes
Distance: 15.8 km
Elevation gain: 768 m
Technical difficulty: Medium high
Negative difference in altitude: 778 m
Maximum altitude: 2237 m
Minimum altitude: 1.744 m
Type of route: Circular
Day 3: Route to Lago de San Mauricio and cascada Ratera.
We wake up for breakfast and check out and go to Aiguestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake.
This day we will do a simple but very beautiful route of 12 kms that will take us to the Sant Maurici Lake.
We will finish the route and leave for Valencia. On the way we will stop for dinner in another Pyrenean village and around midnight we will be in Valencia. To access to this trek , we will have to take public transport from Espot. (Not included)
Route to Lago de San Mauricio and cascada Ratera.
Distance :12 km
Positive difference in altitude :400 m
Technical difficulty: Medium
Maximum altitude: 2.010 m
Minimum altitude: 1.637 m