Best of Catalonia; Natural Parks and Medieval Villages

Immerse yourself in Catalonia with this complete and accessible 8-day itinerary
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Why you will love this trip

Discover the best of Catalonia including Natural Parks and Historic Villages. Join this wheelchair accessible eight-day itinerary through the most picturesque historic towns and enjoy the most wonderful landscapes with a private minivan transport.

Immerse yourself in the city of Barcelona, stroll through its streets and discover the charming centuries-old shops and the Port of Barcelona. Visit a historic Ecological Farm in the Garrotxa Natural Park and learn all about milk production and its derivatives. Do not miss the accessible city of Vic. Enjoy the incredible nature of Montseny and the Aigüestortes National Park and walk through the beautiful arcaded streets of La Seu d’Urgell.

What's Included

Itinerary

Airport transfer pickup in a private minivan or minibus with elevator and tie-down system. Accomodation at the hotel.

Free time to visit Barcelona, ​​one of the most modern cities in Europe. Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea, famous Gaudí buildings and Art Nouveau architecture.
 


 

In any city there are places that seem to have stopped in time. This is what happens in old shops, without them the city would not be the same, it would be sadder, it would lack color, character, light, human warmth. That is to say, you will see some of the area’s most popular and hidden sights. They are part of the sentimental geography of the city and its hallmarks. Behind these stores we have little stories of those who founded them, of their customers, their successors and those who work to support them.

Afterwards, you will visit the Port of Barcelona to discover Barcelona´s old harbour and learn everything about its traditional fishing methods. You will get to know the real daily activity of the port next to the fishermen and fisherwomen, together with a marine biologist guide, who will explain you all about the world behind of sustainable fishing and the current ways put in place in the Port of Barcelona to protect the sea and its biodiversity.
 


 

Explore the Montseny Natural Park, a charming environment, full of natural and cultural wealth. Follow a circular route of the park making different stops to capture the natural diversity that it offers. The itinerary has an audio guide from the app Stqry Guide resource, and a game of clues for the search for hidden “treasures” from Geocaching.com.

The route begins at the Can Casades Information Center where they will advise you on services and general equipment of the park. In addition, you will visit the permanent exhibition installed in the reserve of the Montseny biosphere and see the two multimedia audiovisuals available. Afterwards, we will visit Pont de la riera de Santa Fe where we will enjoy the fantastic environment where the salamander and the red frog live.
 


 

Spend a great day in the countryside visiting a historic Organic Farm at La Garrotxa Natural Park. The day begins with the pick-up at your hotel in Barcelona to go to Mas La Coromina-ATO, a farm specialized in the production of milk and its derivatives. Mas La Coromina was born more than 60 years ago and now it has become a cattle farm with more than 400 head of cattle. All the visits have an educational and experiential approach, so we will be able to interact with the farm animals and, later, taste the delicious products. On this farm, technological advances have facilitated many processes, but there are many others, which are done in the traditional way.

Afterwards, you will visit city of Vic, a city full of history, fairs, markets and gastronomy. Stroll through its streets where you will see buildings of all architectural styles. Visit the historic center visiting the Plaça Major, or Mercadal de Vich, the commercial center of the region, which has hosted the food market since time immemorial. 

 

Discover the most important city in the north of the province of Lleida. La Seu d’Urgell offers numerous places of interest in the historic center, such as a visit to the Museu Diocesà and the accessible Parc dels Enamorats.

Stroll along Calle Major, where there are manor houses and curious facilities such as the Bladeria, where grains were measured. On the other hand, the Capdevila neighborhood is a small maze of narrow streets. Visit from outside the most interesting monument in the city, the Cathedral, a beautiful example of Italianate Romanesque in Catalonia, from the 11th and 12th centuries. Also, explore the Diocesan Museum, which exhibits notable pieces of medieval painting and sculpture.  You will be able to contemplate liturgical objects, images, paintings and gold and silver work from an era that goes from the 10th to the 18th century.

In the old town, made up of beautiful porticoed streets and old mansions, is the convent of Sant Domingo, transformed into a Parador de Turismo.
 


 

Discover one of the most beautiful nature areas of Catalan Pyrenees and the only natural space in Catalonia that has the “National Park” seal protection.

First visit the Boí area, through a 450 meter walkway of compact pavement that leads to the the Aigüestortes plain, an unique place surrounded by forests, meadows and water. Next, also in the Boí area, we will visit the viewpoint of Sant Esperit to enjoy spectacular views of the park.

Continue to the oriental part of the park heading into the Estany de Sant Maurici. Visit the Pont de la Gorga footbridge, through a 450 meters walkway, which goes from the entrance to the park in Prat de Pierró (Espot) to the Gorga bridge. The itinerary runs through a beautiful fir forest and runs parallel to the Escrita River, which descends from Sant Maurici to Noguera Pallaresa, where it flows into Espot.
 


 

Free time in Aigüestortes National Park to explore the regions of Valle de Arán, Pallars Sobirà and Alta Ribagorza.

In La Vall de Boí, you will find the Romanesque ensemble, it is the most splendid and complete in the entire Pyrenees. Visit beautiful churches with slender bell towers that dot the entire valley, such as Sant Feliu, in Barruera; San Juan Bautista, in Boí. All of them declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
 


 

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the hotel with a private minivan to drop off at the airport.

Additional Info

This tour is available from the end of March to the end of October.

Price: from 1.620€ /person.

Cancellation policy: 5% fee if cancelling at any point, 30% fee if not cancelling at least 30 days prior the scheduled day of arrival, 60% fee if cancelling less than 48 hrs prior the scheduled day of arrival.

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