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Girona, the great unknown.

Girona and river Onyar

It seems incomprehensible that the incredibly old city of Girona is so little visited, when compared to the Costa Brava nearby or the great metropolis of Barcelona, only 100km away. Furthermore, when one considers that it has one of the oldest, best conserved and most attractive medieval centres of the entire peninsular. Continue reading

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The Catalan Pyrenees, a different view.

View from 2,800 m altitude in the Pyrenees

I propose that you travel with me around the beautiful Camprodon valley, visiting its little villages, finding its Romanesque churches and going deep into nature through mountain paths that are markedly alpine in character. Routes for all levels are available: Continue reading

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Montserrat from on high.

MontserratAn alternative to the usual tourist excursion to Montserrat is to take a trip around the mountain’s heights, and so appreciate the massif’s impressive geological structure, thereby seeing the ‘needles’ closer to hand, perched high up, usually reached by climbers. Continue reading

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Between volcanoes and woods.

Intense volcanic eruptions and violent earthquakes rearranged the Garrotxa landscape in those dark days of long ago. However, when visiting the region nowadays, Continue reading

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The region of Collsacabra, country of great crags.

When heading some 80kms out of Barcelona, towards the Pyrenees, you find a mountainous region, characterised by massive rocky formations, dense vegetation and its own silence. There are a number of medieval villages and one often comes across hermitages as if lost in the woods. Continue reading

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Strait of Montrebei, a high steep walk.

Strait Montrebei

In the foothills of the Pyrenees, where mountainous forms give way to smooth agricultural grain lands, one finds one of the most surprising places in Catalonia. The strait of Montrebei is an impressive sheer cleft Continue reading

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Excursion to Puigsacalm, Mediterranean mountains.

Puigsacalm

An outing amongst Catalonia’s mid-mountains, with 2 hours gentle ascent, leads us to this 1,515m peak, through luxuriant beech and pine woods, springs and wide green fields. Continue reading

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Romanesque Art in the Boí Valley, Catalonia’s world heritage.

 

Romanesque church in Sant Climent de Taüll

A two-day outing in this lush, High Pyrenean valley, where we find a wide variety of Romanesque churches, little mountain villages and gorgeous scenery, such that this valley has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Continue reading

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Matagalls, Montseny summit.

 

  Peak Matagalls covered with snow.Allow me to accompany you in ascending the highest mountain, nearest to Barcelona, that of the Matagalls peak, at a height of 1,699m. Continue reading

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Montseny, Biosphere Reserve.

 

On the top of Montseny mountain.This mountain range is the nearest and most popular of all for ramblers from Barcelona’s metropolitan area, whilst at the same time being one of the best conserved natural environments in Catalonia, meriting it recognition by UNESCO. Continue reading

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