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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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Siurana, the final redoubt of the Moorish Queen.

Village Siurana

 The little village of Siurana, with its old houses and cobbled streets, evokes all the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The Moorish kings ended their reign in this region’s lands. 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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The region of Pallars Sobirà, paradise for adventure sports.

Rafting in the river Noguera Pallaresa

This region in the high Pyrenees provides one with all kinds of strong emotions, ranging from rafting to canyoning, to be practiced in the Noguera Pallaresa river and some of its tributaries. Continue reading

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