On this private day trip from Barcelona, head into the mountains of the Pyrenees, a mountain range in northern Spain. You'll travel to charming mountain villages in a comfortable private minivan, and breathe in the fresh air as you take advantage of opportunities for walking, horseback riding, or boating. The private tour allows you to benefit from personalized attention from your guide.
Leave the frenetic bustle of Barcelona behind and head north into the countryside, passing Montseny Natural Park, a 30 ha World Heritage biosphere.
Stop for a short break in the ancient settlement of Vic, where you can visit the city center with its cathedral and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Then, continue towards the Pyrenees, passing in front of the Château de Montesquiu, a fortified building dating from the XNUMXth century.
Your next stop is Ripoll, with a Romanesque monastery built in 879 by Guifred le Velu, the first Count of Barcelona. From Ripoll, your tour continues to Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1m above sea level, is the last vehicle-accessible village on your day trip to the Pyrenees.
Queralbs is a beautiful stone village where you can admire the church of Sant Sadurni de Fustanya, built with stones so perfectly cut that, according to legend, it was built by fairies. From there, take the cog railway that leads into the Pyrenees to Nuria, where you will spend the rest of your day. Admire the unspoiled landscapes, spot local birds and animals, and opt for one of the many walks, such as the path to Coma de la Vaca, a small refuge at 2m. Otherwise, you can go horseback riding, open-air bowling, mini-golf or boating on the lake.
For this day trip, we advise you to wear warm clothes and good walking shoes. Your visit does not require any particular physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is necessary if you wish to walk to Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you to choose how high you want to go!
This private excursion from Barcelona is led by a professional guide. Please mention your areas of interest (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking, in order to let your guide know so that he or she can prepare your private visit.