Your mountain escape begins with morning pickup at your Barcelona hotel in a private vehicle and an approximately 1-hour drive to the Vall de Núria, located in the mountainous province of Girona. A popular family retreat for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summertime, this alpine valley in the Pyrenees boasts dramatic peaks that stretch nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level.
Ride a historic cable car railway that dates back to 1931 (rail ticket not included) to reach the valley floor and take in spectacular views of the landscape. If touring during the warmer months, walk along scenic trails dotted with wildflowers and keep an eye out for local wildlife like birds of prey and marmots. For a dose of history, visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Núria, home to a 12th-century icon of the Virgin Mary and other devotional works of art preserved through time.
In the afternoon, drive to the charming medieval village of Camprodón for another taste of local mountain culture. Situated along two rivers near the French border, the town beckons visitors with it's historic architecture, culinary culture, and year-round natural beauty. Stroll through the winding streets and be sure to taste local specialties like sausages, cheese, biscuits, and marzipan (some snacks included).
Throughout the day, move at your own pace and get recommendations from your guide for a relaxed, customized day in the great outdoors. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Barcelona hotel in the evening.