Take a trip to Catalonia
There is a lot more to Catalonia than the Costa Brava and its overly concrete coastline. Nor Barcelona, which you must absolutely visit, until the summer crowds have lessened a little, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The region has a very strong identity, in every sense of the word. Take your time and enjoy the silence of the Pyrenees on beautiful hikes in the Aigüestortes Park; visit its magnificent medieval villages, Pals and Peratallada, on the Costa Brava, or Ametlla de Mar, with its breathtaking view of olive groves. Around Girona, the Cap de Creus Natural Park offers magnificent scenery: coastal views, towering cliffs and discreet coves.
Tour guides in Catalonia
Five ideas for guided tours in Catalonia
Montserrat is not just a place of pilgrimage, where believers come to pray before the Black Madonna in the monastery clinging to the mountain at more than 700 meters, or attend a mass in the cave of Santa Cova. A short one-hour train ride from Barcelona will allow you to discover absolutely beautiful places to hike in the mountain with strange reliefs, and to walk along the paths of the natural park.
Cadaques is a beautiful fishing village located on the Costa Brava, in a bay surrounded by mountains. The highlight to admire the landscape is the church of Santa María, which dates from the 16th century. Its historic center is a real wonder, with its white houses, with blue decorations. Note the Es Call street, whose architecture has remained intact for centuries.
The seaside, more modern, has rich houses with Cuban design. Only 16 kilometers from Cadaques, go to the coves of Cap de Creus, and swim in its clear waters. It is a true paradise of beauty and tranquility.
The Ebro Delta, located in the extreme south of Catalonia, forms a 25 kilometer long peninsula at its end. This region is often compared to the Camargue in France. There are beautiful beaches, fishing ports, large lagoons, thousands of birds, including pink flamingos, and a wide variety of bulls. For the best view of the ecological beauty of the region, go to the unspoiled island of Buda, in the heart of the Delta. The Ebro Delta remains an unspoiled place, far from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism, where you can recharge your batteries.
Tossa de Mar
The charming seaside resort of Tossa de Mar has managed to keep its atmosphere and originality, far from the cities with large concrete complexes that invade the seaside. This town in the north of Catalonia has beautiful pedestrian streets that lead to the beach, and white houses with limited height. There are small shops and a citadel, or a lighthouse, from which you can admire the beautiful landscape.
The Val d’Aran is a high mountain territory, nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees. This region is made for nature and authenticity lovers. For hikers, there are wonderful walks in the National Park of Aigüestortes and around the lake of Sant Maurici. Everywhere on the trails you will find breathtaking views, especially when walking the GR 211, which goes all around the Val d’Aran. It is also the perfect destination for winter sports, with Baqueira Beret, the largest ski resort on the Iberian Peninsula.