Catalonia is a region located in the northeast of Spain bordered by sea and mountains. Suffice to say that it has the advantage of meeting all expectations.
Between those who would opt for the pure air of the Pyrenees, or others more inclined to dip their feet in the Mediterranean Sea and the undecided, Catalonia offers the possibility of experiencing both at the same time.
Where can you find fresh air in Catalonia?
- The Pyrenees of Catalonia from west to east:
- The charming villages of the Val d’Aran: a road trip that can be done by car to cross the most beautiful villages in this high-altitude region: Arties, Bagergue, Bossòst, Vielha and Vilamòs.
- The Vall de Boi between Romanesque churches classified by UNESCO and walks through the Aigüestortes National Park and its 200 altitude lakes, remain clinging to the slopes of the Pyrenees of Catalonia, halfway between culture, nature and good gastronomy.
- Discovering Cadi-Moixeró and the mythical mountain of the Catalans, Pedraforca: the bravest will not be able to resist climbing this mountain called “bifurcated”, while others will prefer to admire it from their surroundings. Further north is the Cerdanya valley and its charming little villages.
- The Garrotxa volcanoes or the Camprodon valley with the town of Dalí and the beaches of the Costa Brava less than an hour away, the perfect destination to discover with the family. Do not miss the villages of Camprodon, Besalu and Castellfollit de la Roca, Beget and Rupit.
- Not far from Barcelona: a rural accommodation in Montseny with Barcelona in sight, do you like it? Walk through the heart of this natural park listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO that shines with a thousand fires in autumn. Also, know that Barcelona is less than an hour by car and the beach is 40 minutes away.
- El Priorat, a landscape of vineyards and hilltop villages: the red earth that characterizes this region takes on the air of Arizona Dream at sunset with the Prades Mountains as a backdrop. We can only recommend enough that you get lost in this corner of Catalonia in search of small wine producers who are always willing to offer a walk through the vineyards, its mythical towns such as Siurana or along the hiking trails of the Montsant chain. Not far away, you can cool off on the beaches of the Costa Daurada and have fun at the PortAventura World park open from July 8. See also Reus, the birthplace of Gaudí, or that of Miró in Mont-Roig del Camp or even have an aperitif in the Roman city of Tarragona.
- The south of Catalonia, a region worthy of a film setting with Els Ports Natural Park that inspired Picasso and also the ideal place to practice outdoor activities like canoeing, greenways or hiking. Take a short detour through Tortosa, the main city of Terres de l’Ebre and perhaps end your stay in the Ebro Delta, the kingdom of migratory birds and the local cuisine based on seafood and rice of the Delta.
Reminder: It is important that each traveler adopt the instructions and health recommendations during the trip. All the updated information on the situation in Catalonia at catalunya.com