6-Day Self-Guided Tour of the Pyrenees
- Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
- Location: Barcelona , Barcelona
- Product code: PGT1QH
* Specially tailored to the needs of families with children
* Offroad driving to hidden spots
* Various Activities: Horseback riding, Mountain sledges, Rafting, Hiking, Tree-top rope climbing park
* Picnics in natural beauty spots
* The Pyrenees, The National Park of Aiguas Tortes, Mont Rebei Gorge, Andorra, Aran Valley
Suitable for: Families, couples, solo travelers, groups of friends
- 5 nights half board accommodation at Pyrenees hotels, per person in double room
- Vehicle retanl for the duration of the tour
- Preperation and discussion with one of our guides (in our office or over phone)
- Zipline Adventure Park
- Via Ferrata
- Horseback Riding
- Coffee and Picnic kits
- Vouchers for all activities and hotels
- Travel and luggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Lunch (picnic lunches can be included at 7€ per person per day. Restaurant lunches should cost between 8€ -12€)
- Entries and activities beyond the aforementioned
Summer Supplement (July-10€ Per Person Per Day. August & Holidays- 19€ Per
Person Per Day)
We’ve taken advantage of our vast experience with Pyrenees trip-planning for families, and created this all-inclusive pack which includes some of the most beautiful spots in the Pyrenees. Rafting, horseback riding, zipline park, “tobotronc” mountain sled, Aiguastortes National Park, Montrebei Gorge, medievel villages, markets, hiking excursions, wild landscapes, and various locations only few tourists visit!
Kokopeli´s self-guided tour-planning service allows our clients to take advantage of our agency´s vast knowledge of the area, acquired through years of experience, while at the same time, enjoying the tour at your own pace, without a personal guide. Our planned self-guided tour will allow you to reach some of the Pyrenees´most amazing places, at an easy and enjoyable pace.
We offer a package which includes:
- Vehicle for the duration of the trip
- Quality hotel accommodation
- Variety of activities
- Personal support
- Prep-talk with one of our guides
The route and activities on this tour were constructed out of our experience and understanding of self-guided tour planning for families. The route allows clients to rest easy (at a lovely mountainside hotel or a special country house) on the one hand, while travelling in your own pace on the other. We will guide you through places that don´t even appear in the guidebooks, and introduce you magical sites and wonderful countryside scenery. We´ve planned a tour covering all of the must-see spots of the Catalan Pyrenees, while still making sure driving time remains at a minimum.
DAY 1 - BARCELONA - COSTA BRAVA - VIA FERRATA
We will head from Barcelona towards the Costa Brava, which literally means ¨The Wild Coast¨. This is where the Pyrenees mountain range ends in a series of cliffs which fall into the Mediterranean, creating a series of small coves, bays, lagoons, and an overall dramatic scenery. This coastal region stretches from the city of Blanes, about 60 km north-east of Barcelona, all the way to the border with France.
After our initial encounter with the region, we will go on the Via Ferrata – a series of steps and climbing routes carved in the rock, along with a series of rope-bridges, and is an excellent activity for adrenaline lovers. The winding paths between the cliffs, overlooking the sea, offer magnificent views, and an exciting experience. The climb is done completely secured and the panorama can be enjoyed safely.
In the evening we will arrive in our hotel.
DAY 2 - MEDIEVAL VILLAGES
We will set out towards the Collsecabra. This region is the very heart of Catalunya and is characterized by steep cliffs, forests, isolated farms and ancient villages. We will visit the village of Rupit. Going back hundreds of years, we will wander along the picturesque winding streets. This enchanting village is still inhabited, but we will not find here the hordes of tourists who crowd the streets of Barcelona, and the contact with the locals is direct.
We will carry on, driving towards the Panta de Sau, a lake surrounded by tall mountains, where optional activities such as kayaking and off-road segwey can be added. These give the fully immersive feeling of being one with nature.
We will end the day with dinner at the village and spend the night at a hotel in the area.
DAY 3 - HORSEBACK RIDING- ZIPLINE ADVENTURE PARK - ANDORRA
Today we will visit 3 countries. We will start our day in Spain, heading towards the Cerdanya Valley.
We´ll go out on a horseback riding excursion in the valley, guided by professional riders who will lead us through the impressive scenery. Riding can be suited for all levels.
After lunch we will cross the practically invisible border into France, where we´ll arrive at an adrenaline-fuled Zipline Park. This is a fun activity for all ages, where you zoom across a lake in various exciting ziplines.
After the activity we will head towards the small co-principality of Andorra, with its beautiful ski-slopes, duty-free shopping, and incredible scenery which has made it so popular.
DAY 4 - TRISTAINA LAKES - TOBOTRONC - SORT
We´ll kick our day off with a beautiful hike to the hidden lakes of Tristaina. These are a group of glacial lakes located in the high peaks of Andorra. A map and a thorough explenation will be given in your tour file.
After the hike it is highly recommended to go and check out the Tobotronc – the longest railed mountain sled in the world! Or otherwise visit a local historical museum which gives a great look on the history of the life in this tiny country.
Before heading out of Andorra it will also be suggested to stop in central Andorra – a shopping heaven where you can find a large concentration of duty-free shopping.
We´ll leave Andorra, heading towards the Noguera Pallaresa Valley, where we will spend the night.
DAY 5 - RAFTING - AIGUASTORTES NATIONAL PARK
We will begin our day with rough and exciting Rafting… Rushing waters, fantastic scenery and great fun – could you ask for more? This exciting, challenging and highly enjoyable activity takes place on the breathtakingly beautiful Noguera Pallaresa river. Here we take into account more than just the rafting itself, one cannot forget the surroundings in the process – the wild scenery, the varied flora, the cliffs and all the excitement of nature.
Wet-suits and safety equipment will keep you safe and warm, and the professional team of guides will ensure your safe arrival at the finishing point. No previous experience is necessary, nor is taking part compulsory (though it is highly recommended!).
After lunch we will make our way along ranges and picturesque villages towards the Aiguas Tortes National Park – one of the most famous and beautiful parks in Spain. We will be taken, in park vehicles, up to the Pic Amitges at 2400 meters high. Depending on the season (about till the middle of June) there is a good chance of seeing snow and glaciers floating on the high mountain lakes.
We will set out on a trek to the Maurici lake,(Anyone who prefers to can return with the park vehicles).
DAY 6 - MONTREBEI GORGE - BARCELONA
Before saying goodbye to the Pyrenees,we will go on a hike in Montrebei Gorge, which is the largest gorge in Catalonia and is an important wildlife sanctuary, in which many wild (some indigenous) birds and animals can be witnessed.
There is no road for the passage of vehicles neither are there any railroad tracks, nor power lines. The canyon´s walls can reach up to 500 meters in places where its width does not exceed 20 meters. There are various walking routes in the gorge at different levels of difficulty, which can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.
Afterwards we will start making our way back to Barcelona, and if time permits, we could make a short visit to Montserrat, “The Serrated Mountain”. This site, along with the Benedictine monastery and church in its heart, is the most famous pilgrimage site in Catalonia for pilgrims, tourists, photographers, and mountain climbers especially due to the “Black Madonna” housed in the church, but also due to the unique conglomerate rock formations, sculpted by eons of wind and water.
Once the tour finishes one of our guides will be waiting for you at the airport/hotel to pick up the car and wish you safe travels. If you have extra days to spend in the city, our guide would love to give you recommendations and tips.