Pyrenees Mountains Small-Group Tour from Barcelona
- Visit the Pyrenees mountains from Barcelona
- Wander around the 900-year-old market in the medieval town of Vic
- Wander around the streets of Queralbs village, perched high in the Pyrenees
- Take an traditional railway ride up to the mountain valley of Val de Nuria
- Take a hike in the mountains
- Board a cable car and enjoy the views from over 2,200 metres (7,000 feet)
Leave Barcelona at 08:30 from outside the Hard Rock Cafe, and head north towards the Pyrenees. Along the way, stop for a short but sweet break in the medieval town of Vic.
In keeping with the philosophy of giving you as much time as possible to explore on your own, head first for the Market Square where the guide will give you an introduction to the town and suggestions of what to see.
You'll have plenty of time to stroll around the town center. See the grand cathedral and some magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings, or simply relax while having breakfast in the heart of the town: a beautiful arched square (one of the biggest in the country) where the market and other major events are held.
The visit to Vic coincides with traditional market days, something which has been taking place every week for over a thousand years!
From Vic, we continue up to the Pyrenees. Before boarding the train, briefly visit Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1,236 meters (4,055 feet), is the last vehicle-accessible village on the way up to the mountain valley destination.
This tiny mountain village has a population of only 200 permanent residents living in a rambling collection of traditionally-built stone houses. Perched on the side of the mountain, this impossibly quaint hamlet is one of the most memorable parts of the day.
See the Church of Sant Sadurní de Fustanyá, built from stones so perfectly-hewn that legend says it was built by the fairies and witches said to inhabit the surrounding caves.
From Queralbs, take the last 6 km (4 miles) of the impressive rack railway up to an altitude of 1,964 metres (6,443 feet) and into the stunning mountain valley of Vall de Núria. Thanks to the mountain railway, you’ll be able to get high into the mountains with no effort at all.
If you love hiking, then ask the guide to show you some routes, as there's something for everyone.
In the valley you’ll also find a sanctuary, originally built to house pilgrims to the valley, and which takes its name from the Virgin de Núria. Her image, buried in the earth, was reputedly unearthed by a very persistent ox!
You can even try horseback riding, open air bowling, archery lessons, crazy golf, or boating on the lake. Another option is to enjoy some of the traditional Catalan dishes available in the valley’s restaurants.
From Queralbs, the return trip to Barcelona begins, and you'll arrive back in the city at 19:30.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Rack Railway tickets
- Free Barcelona City guide book
- Lunch and refreshments
Prepare for the activity
All of our tours now depart from directly opposite the outdoor cafe of the famous Palau de la Musica, which is just off the street Via Laietana. The exact office address is Calle Palau de la Musica, 1, 08011.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Please note: Annual track maintenance on the rack railway from Queralbs means that the line is closed between Mondays and Fridays from November 1 to November 30. On these days, the tour will run to an alternative itinerary that involves accessing the mountain valleys by road or hiking at a lower height. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees experience