Pyrenees routes

Route I 7days: Aiguablava – Vic Sau – La Seu d´Urgell – Arties

Route on the map

Pyrenees route I

Nature – 7 nights

The scenery on this route takes your breath away. Start your journey on the Costa Brava between its beautiful beaches, bays, and fishing villages, continue with a visit to the Casserres Monastery and you will end up in the mountains. A visit to the Romanesque route will bring the last touch to an unforgettable journey.

Days 1-2 (Sun-Mon), Parador de Aiguablava

This Parador is in the heart of the Costa Brava, in a beautiful location amidst pine trees that descend to the sea, beaches and bays. From Blanes to Portbou; suggestions for places worth visiting: Cap de Creus Natural Parks, Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and the City of Cadaqués, Monastery of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà and Illes Medes, or unique places such as the Bay of Roses, the Ruins of Empúries, Lighthouses of Begur, Palafrugelli and Sant Sebastià, the Gardens of Cap Roig, Vila Vella or the old town of Tossa de Mar or the Botanical Gardens of Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa and Marimurtra. Along the way, you can also find places such as Peralada Castle and Casino, Figueres with the Salvador Dalí Museum, and medieval centers such as Pals, Peratallada, Púbol, or the city of Girona.

Day 3 (Tue), Parador de Vic-Sau

In this Parador we can enjoy peace and quiet in a unique environment surrounded by mountains and beautiful views of Lake Sau. From the Parador itself, you can head to the surrounding walks. One not to be missed is the Convent of San Pere de Casserres. Casserres was an old castle, and the viscounts of Osona-Cardona founded the monastery around 1005. The nearby town of Vic also offers interesting visits such as the Episcopal Museum of Vic, the Clock Tower and the Cathedral Crypt, Queralt Bridge, Montcada Castle, Sant Sixt and Alberguer. Walking through the old town is also a fantastic way to explore the place.

Days 4-5 (Wed-Thu), Parador de La Seu d’Urgell

In Seu you can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria d’Urgell and the Diocesan Museum. Don’t forget to visit Calle Canonges, where you will find arcades and shops. Segre Olympic Park in Seu is a sports and recreational area where you can enjoy sports such as kayaking and rafting. Those venues were the scene of the 1992 Olympics and are still in active use.

The Cadí-Moixero Natural Park offers unparalleled places to explore the natural heritage of these lands on foot. You can also take advantage of these days and go to visit nearby Andorra. Here you can enjoy shopping or visit Caldea, the largest spa in southern Europe, with 25,000 m2 available for relaxation. Have fun for your health.

Days 6-7 (Fri-Sat), Parador de Artíes

On our way from Seu to Vielha we encounter the beauty of the Pyrenees mountains. A popular destination in the Arán Valley is the Romanesque route and recommendations for places to visit such as the Bossòst, Era Mair de Diu dera Purificación, Salardú, the Church Sant Andrèu and Santa Maria. The Aigüestortes and the Estany de SanT Maurice National Parks are full of beauty and majesty all year round. Don’t forget to visit the Parador’s own spa, where you can relax on your trip.

Route II 3days: La Seu d´Urgell – Vielha – Bielsa

Route on the mapRoute with video

Pyrenees Route II

Nature – 3 nights

Forests, rivers, fascinating landscapes, and rugged mountain peaks. Nature in its purest form. A 3-day tour of the Pyrenees via La Seu d’Urgell, Vielha and Bielsa.

Day 1 (Sun), Parador de La Seu d’Urgell

This route runs from east to west through the national and natural parks in the north of Spain and stops at countless places with a lot of natural beauty and historical past. In La Seu d’Urgell you can discover the Romanesque cathedral, its best-preserved treasure and monumental nature in an open environment. Be sure to visit the Diocesan Museum, the Romanesque Church of Sant Miguel, or the Casa de la Ciudad, where the town hall is located, and walk through the old quarter with its arched streets and old mansions, such as the commercial Calle Canonges with its magical arcades.

The Segre Olympic Park, which hosted the 1992 Olympics, is a place for sports such as kayaking and rafting. But golf, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing are also part of the wide range of selection that these places offer. The Cadí-Moixero and Alt Pirineu Natural Parks offer unparalleled places to explore the natural heritage of these areas on foot. Take advantage of your stay and taste the tasty artisan cheeses of the Pyrenees.

Day 2 (Mon), Parador de Vielha

On the way from Seu to Vielha you will think about the breathtaking beauty of the Pyrenees. In the Arán Valley it`s recommended to take a Romanesque route and to visit places such as the Bossòst, the Era Mair de Diu dera Purificación, Salardú, the Church Sant Andrèu and Santa María, and Artíes. The Aigüestortes and the Estany de SanT Maurice National Parks are full of beauty and majesty all year round.

In the snowy season, you can’t miss the opportunity to ski on the nearby slopes of Baqueira-Beret or go dog sledding and then relax in the Parador’s own spa. Vielha is alive both in winter and summer and on the streets you will find beautiful houses, charming little craft shops, delicatessens and numerous bars and restaurants with a varied culinary offer. Don’t forget to try the Aran pot or, out of curiosity, the local caviar made at a nearby production facility, which you can also visit.

Day 3 (Tue), Parador de Bielsa

Our final destination is Bielsa. A place in the mountains where nature reaches its maximum expression, and it feels like being on this planet is something truly magical. A livestock and tourist village with around 300 inhabitants, Bielsa retains a traditional world flavor without forgetting its current facilities.

The deep and rich glacial valleys at the gates of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provide us with extremely beautiful scenery in the shadow of three thousand steep peaks and eternal white snow. A wild area with beautiful waterfalls and woods, with unforgettable moments, colors, scents, and scenery in every season.

It is recommended to visit the Ethnological Museum of Bielsa or the nearby medieval village of Aínsa, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. And if you want to visit several charming villages full of Romanesque architecture, you can take the route of Tellan, Bestuen, Fanlon, Valles de Gistain and Plan.

Nature provides a great setting for sports. The rivers meander through rocky gorges that are a paradise for paddlers and rafters. Mountain bike or hiking trails are another attractive option, for example the scenery offered by the Cinca Waterfall Trail or the Marboré Lake Trail is stunning. As a farewell to this route, try roast lamb or a good wild boar stew that can be rinsed down with Somontano wines.

Parador-Accommodation prices:

Route prices starting at 315€ for 3 days, and 7 days 715€/2 persons (breakfast is included in the price, dinner 50€/day/2 persons). Flights and car rental to be booked separately. When making a reservation, a booking fee of 100e/person (+flights) will be charged, and the outstanding ammount needs to be paid no later than 15 days before the trip.