The Pyrenees in Summer: Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Cycling and Cultural Highlights

Longing for the Spanish Pyrenees

Highlights: 

  • Barcelona, the pulsating cultural metropolis, and its many surprises
  • Selected day hikes in the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Aigüestortes National Park with its meandering rivers and mountain lakes
  • Two family run hotels with mountain backdrops, city hotel in Barcelona
  • UNESCO world heritage site: The Romanesque churches in the Boí valley
  • Val d’Aran: Hikers' paradise on the border to France
  • Colomers with its rock formations and emerald lakes 

Requirements, Dates of travel and Prices:

Tour: 8 days

Dates of travel:  10th August- 17th August 2019

 

Group size: 6 - 10 Personen

 Price: 1.690,00 € from and to Barcelona Airport

 Single room supplement: 210,00 €

 

Requirements for both easy and demanding

   hikes: Sure-footedness


Short Description

On this occasion the Pyrenees will entice us with selected trips and a mixture of art and culture:  From the lively metropolis of Barcelona to the secluded mountain villages of Catalonia. 

 

Meanders dating back to the glacial period and one of its most beautiful lakes have given Catalonia's national park the name “Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici”, literally translated from Catalan as "Winding Waters". You'll witness these on selected hikes as well as a number of the park's over 200 other lakes.  The wonders of this region are granite rocks, mountain slopes covered in wild flowers even at the height of summer, crystal clear lakes and Romanesque treasures.  The soothing solitude on many stages through the Pyrenees still fascinates many hikers that already know the Alps and other high mountains in Europe well.   

 

You won't just be delighted by the great variety of native plants but the fauna too: chamois, wild boar and many birds of prey, among them bearded and griffon vultures as well as golden eagles. 

 

Let yourselves be seduced  - culinarily, for instance by  Catalan snacks and Pyrenees cheese from Aragon and culturally by Barcelona, the Catalan metropolis... 

Aragon: Sierra de Guara and Wine Route von Somontano

Highlights: 

  • Easy to demanding hikes in the  Pre- and Central Pyrenees
  • Spectacular canyons and rock paintings in Sierra de Guara
  •  The convent of San Juan de la Peña: Way of St James, Percival and the Holy Grail
  •  Central Pyrenees: thermal baths of Panticosa, moving on to the lake of Bachimaña
  •  Mallos de Riglos: 200 metre high rock towers of red conglomerate sandstone
  •  Griffon and bearded vultures, chamois and meat eating plants
  •  Overnight stay in selected hotels and hospederías
  •  Visit to the bodegas in Somontano,  Aragon's wine-growing area
  •  Alquézar, a historical place founded in the 9th Century and the metropolis of Barcelona

Requirements, Dates of travel and Prices:

Tour: 12 days

Dates of travel:  16th - 27th July 2019  

                                30th July - 10th August 2019 

 

Group size: 6 - 10 Personen

 Price: 1.850,00 € from and to Barcelona Airport

 Single room supplement: 280,00 €

 

Requirements for both easy and demanding

   hikes: Sure-footedness


Short Description

Sierra de Guara is a mountain range in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees and rises up to a height of 2077 metres.  More than 70 canyons, which have been created by wind and rain over thousands of years, furrow the limestone rock. Sierra y Cañones de Guara Nature Reserve is Aragon's largest protected natural space and one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in Europe. 

 

On to the "Mallos de Riglos", 200 metre high rock towers of red conglomerate sandstone.  Adventurous hikes alongside cultural experiences: Castillo de Loarre, dating from the 11th Century, is one of the most imposing castles in Spain.  Alquézar, a historical place dating from the 9th Century.  Visit to a bodega in Somontano and then continuing our journey towards France in the Central Pyrenees:  Discover the lakes and mountains of the Tena valley with us, with accommodation in the loveliest places along our route.