• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Revel in the incredible mountain scenery of the Pyrenees Spain on this hiking day trip from Barcelona, with an experienced guide. Travel through the charming villages of the Pyrenees’ foothills by minivan, and ride a rack railway to the gorgeous Nuria Valley, a vision of green pastures and peaks overlooking a jewel-like lake. Drink in the setting and crisp air, and enjoy time to follow the hiking trails, go horse riding or boating, or visit a traditional restaurant. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.


  • Full-day small group tour by minivan to the Pyrenees
  • Visiting the historic town of Vic and its cathedral and market square
  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Riding the rack railway from Queralbs to a stunning mountain valley
  • Hiking, horse riding, boating and other activities
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

The Pyrenees Trail, Spain

Put on warm clothes and sturdy walking shoes, and meet your guide and the rest of your small group in central Barcelona. Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan and journey into the countryside on route to the Pyrenees.

As you travel, hear tales of the region’s history from your guide and pass Montseny Natural Park, a protected region of mountains, forests and high moors.

After roughly an hour, make your first stop in the quaint market town of Vic. Enjoy free time for breakfast (own expense) or to explore the medieval center, with its picturesque market square, cathedral and Romanesque and neoclassical buildings.

Back aboard your minivan, continue to the stone-built mountain village of Queralbs; the last point on your route accessible by road. Leave the minivan, and accompanied by your guide, ride the rack railway up to the Nuria Valley. Home to a lake and bright green pastures ringed by high peaks, this picturebook valley is one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees.

Admire the scenery from the train, and on arrival, enjoy several hours to explore as you wish. Perhaps follow your choice of the hiking trails suitable for different fitness levels, such as the paths up to the Valley Coma de Vaca. Although a good physical fitness is not a prerequisite of this tour, a reasonable level is required if you wish to take the Coma de Vaca trails.

Alternatively, take your pick from the local activities (own expense) such as horseriding or boating, or enjoy a meal (own expense) at one of the traditional Catalan restaurants. See the Itinerary for details of the activities available.

When the time comes, return to Barcelona where your trip ends at the start point. 

Please note: Annual track maintenance on the rack railway from Queralbs means that the line is closed between Mondays and Fridays from November 1 to November 30. On these days, the tour will run to an alternative itinerary that involves accessing the mountain valleys by road or hiking at a lower height. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees experience.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Trip is fun and enjoyable. We had a nice tour guide sorry forgot his name- tour was on 1/2/18, speaks English well.

Lior C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Thanks for great day in one of the fabulous places on earth.
Wonderful choice.

Kathryn E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day with beautiful views. My partner really enjoyed the three hour hike up the mountain while I took the more leisurely route on the train. Market in Vic was interesting but not really items I would purchase so we had coffee and pastries at a local bakery. Little towns we visited were quaint and interesting. Great tour guide!

Camille S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour guide was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. The destination was also incredible. I would recommend this to anyone unless you're not a fan of walking/hiking!

Melissa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a wonderful day trip, visiting the Pyrenees along with walks around Vic and Querabls. Gloria ( and driver, Andres) was our awesome guide and she was so knowledgeable, helpful, and positive. It was my 2nd time in Barcelna but my 1st time on this tour. I’d definitely recommend this tour!

Raymond E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really nice. Our guide, Anna, was oustanding.Hiking is as much or little as you want

Bobby H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was very good. We enjoyed the small group experience and going inland away from the large city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour was serviced by Explore Catalunya and this tour company made the experience worthwhile by giving us the best tour guide ever, Steven. He is full of knowledge, funny and always on hand to give recommendations on other things to do in Barcelona, best restaurants etc. The Pyrenees mountains was beautiful. Nice short hike and tour of small town was awesome.
We recommend this tour for people who love the outdoors.

Tejaswini India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour was fantastic. Laura, our guide was fun and well versed in the history of all the places we stopped at. I was glad that we had ample time to grab a quick bite and pick up lunch in the market at Vic. She showed us the right places to pick up the best bakery products. The best part of the trip was Nuria Valley. The weather here was pleasant and didn't necessitate any warm clothing since we were in August. The views are magnificent with the lake amidst lush greens. We chose to go by the rack railway upto Nuria valley instead of hiking up the hills which was an option. Once at the lake you can take the cable car further up till the cafe or just relax down here soaking in the incredible beauty of this place. If in Spain, you shouldn't miss the Pyrenees mountains. I'm glad I did it. I wish I had more time to spend here but whatever we explored was totally worth it. Though I would surely hike my way up the next time I'm here as some of my group members had amazing experiences to share. Highly recommended tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was our favorite part of our trip to Spain. We got to see a whole other part of the country right outside of Barcelona. The views were spectacular and we only wish we had more time to spend in the mountains. The food that we picked up in the town of Vic was delicious.

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