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Excursion to the Santuario de Cabrera (Cabrera Sanctuary), Mediterranean mountains.

Sanctuary Cabrera

Discover Catalonia’s little visited mid-mountains. We’ll walk gently uphill for an hour and a half, through cork and oak tree woods, until we reach an old sanctuary with unbeatable views. 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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The high mountain lakes of the Cerdanya.

 

Lake Engorgs in La CerdanyaIn the Pyrenean region of Cerdanya, there are a whole series of high mountain lakes to be found at an altitude of some 2,000m, in an alpine environment of green pastures, great stone escarpments and peaks of up to 2,800m.. Your trip will be interesting from all points of view and good summertime weather permitting you can even have a refreshing bathe. Continue reading

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The ‘Serra d’Ensija’, solitary mountain.

Mountain Serra d'Ensija

  The itinerary I suggest here is a classic high mountain circuit, around 5 or 6 hours long. It is set amongst wooded areas and high, solitary mountains, those of the ‘Alt Berguedà’ pre-Pyrenees. Continue reading

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The ‘Riera de Sant Aniol’, the swimming pool river.

River Sant Aniol

This valley is found right in the Parque Natural de la Alta Garrotxa (High Garrotxan Natural park). Surrounded by high crags, the ‘riera de Sant Aniol’ runs through it: 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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From Cadaqués to the Faro del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Lighthouse).

Dorf Cadaqués

Cadaqués is probably the most picturesque and cut off village in the whole Costa Brava. With white-washed houses and cobbled backstreets, it borders a coast that features little beaches and a charming fishing port. 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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