Escape the city and capture the rural charm of Catalonia’s medieval treasures on this 10-hour tour of Besalú, Castellfollit de la Roca, and Santa Pau from Barcelona. Delve into ancient history during a morning visit to Besalú, a perfectly preserved medieval town; absorb spectacular views from the clifftop perch of Castellfollit de la Roca; and enjoy a traditional 3-course Catalan meal in the fairytale village of Santa Pau. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
At your designated meeting point at 8:30am (the Hard Rock Café on Plaza Catalunya), board an air-conditioned coach destined for the medieval treasures of Catalonia’s countryside.
Following a 1.5-hour journey, you’ll arrive at Besalú, a picturesque medieval village famed for its beautifully preserved Romanesque architecture. On a walking tour, check off highlights such as the 12th-century bridge whose Moorish arches straddle the Fluvia and Capadella Rivers.
The next stop is Castellfollit de la Roca, a haphazard jumble of stone houses that cling to the edge of a cliff. From the village, whose basalt cliffs were formed millions of years ago from lava eruption, you’ll absorb sweeping ocean views.
Finally, arrive at the fairytale sprawl of Santa Pau to feast on a 3-course Catalan meal in a traditional restaurant. Sated, wander around the picturesque landscapes before the 1.5-hour return journey to your original departure point in Barcelona.