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Tour code: 3142PYREN_P
Explore the Pyrenees mountain range in northern Spain on this private day trip from Barcelona. Following pickup from your Barcelona hotel, travel into the Spanish hills aboard a private, climate-controlled minivan. Stop off in sleepy mountain villages and revel in the great outdoors, with optional hiking, boating and horseback riding excursions. Receive the undivided attention of your very own guide throughout this private experience.

Highlights

  • Private day trip from Barcelona to the Pyrenees mountains
  • Visit the historic town of Vic and its cathedral and market square
  • Ride the rack railway from Queralbs to a stunning mountain valley
  • Go hiking, horseback riding or boating
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Private English-speaking guide provides personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Pyrenees Mountains Private Day Trip from Barcelona

Pyrenees Mountains Private Day Trip from Barcelona

Leave the hustle and bustle of busy Barcelona behind and head north into the countryside, driving past Montseny, a 74,132-acre (30,000-hectare) natural park and UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve.

Stop for a short break in the ancient settlement of Vic, where you can visit the town center with its cathedral and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Then continue toward the Pyrenees, driving past Montesquiu Castle, a fortified building dating from the 10th century.

Your next stop is Ripoll, with a Romanesque monastery built in the year 879 by Wilfred the Hairy, the first Count of Barcelona. From Ripoll, your tour proceeds to Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 4,055 feet (1,236 meters) above sea level, is the last vehicle-accessible village on your day trip to the Pyrenees.

Queralbs is a stunning, stone-built village where you will see the Church of Sant Sadurni de Fustanya, built from stones so perfectly hewn that legend has it that it was built by the fairies. From here, catch the rack railway that leads up into the Pyrenees to Nuria, where you can spend the rest of the day. Enjoy the unspoiled scenery, look for local birds and animals, and take one of the many available walks, such as the path to Coma de la Vaca, a small refuge situated at 6,562 feet (2,000 meters). Or you can try horseback riding, open-air bowling, miniature golf or boating on the lake.

Please wear warm clothes and good walking shoes on this day trip. Your tour does not require a particular physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is needed if you wish to walk to the Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you how far and how high you want to go!

This private tour from Barcelona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.

Please note: From the 1st of November to the 30th of November due to annual track maintenance, the rack railway will be closed Monday to Friday. In the instances that the railway is closed, we will find an alternative itinerary such as going up into the mountain valley by road or enjoying a mountain walk at lower levels. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees mountain experience.

Customer Reviews

Twotutrns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

The tour and tour guide were awesome! Being a private tour it was geared just for our interests and our level of activity.

RODNEY REX R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Everything about the tour was excellent and vastly exceeded our expectations. Our driver and guide Jordi was superior. Rex Rehfeld

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