MEDIEVAL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE & PANORAMIC TRAILS
Pyrenees villages, panoramic trails, waterfalls and country cooking!
Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains just north of Barcelona are numerous charming medieval mountain villages with their stone houses and cafes built directly into the rock of the mountainsides. These Pyrenees villages have been amazingly well preserved and find themselves in the middle of very privileged hiking and walking routes. Far from busy Barcelona, the loudest sounds you’ll hear on these small group day trip adventures are streams, rivers, waterfalls and the occasional sheep, cow, bull or goose.
…houses dating back more than 500 years
Year-round, hot or cold, rainy or sunny, our Medieval Mountain Villages day trips from Barcelona have been one our biggest successes for both small group and private tours since 2001. This is a day of great mountains, excellent views, amazing history and a superb four course restaurant lunch in a traditional Catalan country restaurant. After a short drive from bustling Barcelona, you’ll begin your day trip adventure by exploring a village’s winding cobblestone streets and stone houses dating back more than 500 years. You’ll find unique photo opportunities at every turn, as these villages are authentic communities where life simply goes on around you as you pass through exploring. Following coffee or tea and local pastry delicacies at one of the town café, your guide will take you through the streets of this medieval town for yet another fantastic history lesson and plenty of great photos. We duck out of the village for a great light hike through wooded trails and cliff-top look outs, streams, rivers, waterfalls and spectacular views of deep river canyons and the forested valleys. Non-hikers can relax on a river-view terrace and enjoy the sun, beverages and a book until the others return. The fantastic, leisurely lunch in a traditional Catalan restaurant provides the perfect touch to these culture-adventure day excursions before returning to Barcelona.
Group Size: 2-8 guests
Important: There would be a surcharge of 15 € / person if you end up being only two clients on any non-private tour.
- Very knowledgeable and entertaining, English-speaking guide
- Transportation in a modern, air conditioned touring van
- Coffee (or beverage of choice) & fresh local pastries
- 3-course meal with wine in a traditional Catalan restaurant
- Bottled water
- Guide’s gratuity
- Recommended Clothing
- Comfortable clothing suited for potential temperature fluctuations
- Comfortable walking shoes with good tread
- Light raincoat (if necessary)