Following in the footsteps of Gaudi and Picasso in the Pyrenees

Geoff, Rachel and their son, Sam, came from Boston (USA) to follow in the footsteps of Gaudí and Picasso in the Pyrenees.  They climbed Pedraforca (Geoff reached the summit) and also hiked in the Catllaràs range to see the Xalet de Catllaràs, designed by Gaudí in 1902, and the old coal mines in the area. On the last day we visited Artiga Gardens, also designed by Gaudí.

Carlit & La Tosa peaks - Two-day trip in the Catalan & French Pyrenees

I planned a weekend in July to climb Carlit, the highest peak of the Oriental Pyrenees, located in La Cerdagne. We were a lovely mix of people from different countries with the same aim: reach the summit of this challenging peak. First day we climbed La Tosa to get back into shape. How to describe the feelings from the summit!

La Tosa & Pedraforca peaks - Two-day trip in the Catalan Pyrenees

Fourteen mountain lovers flew from the UK to spend two days in Barcelona and two in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, located in the Catalan Pyrenees. We climbed Pedraforca, that demanding but beautiful two-summit peak, and La Tosa, the highest peak of the Moixeró range.

Priorat wine region & Montsant Natural Park Easter holiday

Stunning 3-day Easter holiday in the Montsant Natural Park located in the Priorat, a renowned Catalan region famous for its wine and outstanding landscapes.
Based in an hotel in La Morera del Montsant, we walked for three days, climbed “graus”, visited wineries and explored the parts of the park that are accessible only on foot.

Catalan Pyrenees and the medieval part of Barcelona

An amazing French group explored the Ripollès, a region in the Catalan Pyrenees, over a week. We visited the medieval part of Barcelona and then moved to the Pyrenees where we hiked for three days, making the ascent to Nou Creus peak (2,800m) in the Núria valley on one of them.

We also visited Josep’s farm, a man who is passionate about making organic cheese; Carles the butcher in Ripoll, who perseveres in making home-made sausages, and the Ripoll Romanesque Monastery, a jewel of the Romanesque art in Catalonia. Finally, during a cuisine workshop we learnt how to make some local dishes, such as the “escalibada”. We had no time to squeeze in any more!

La Cerdanya - 3-day snowshoeing trip in the Catalan & French Pyrenees

Eleven participants flew from London to spend two days in Barcelona and three days snowshoeing in La Cerdanya. Our walks combined the French and Catalan Pyrenees: we visited Malniu lake, climbed La Mina peak and, finally, La Tosa Plana de Lles peak, the second-highest mountain in La Cerdanya. We really had a good time despite the lack of snow.

Alt Pirineu Natural Park - Catalan Pyrenees

Ben, Assa and their sons came to the Catalan Pyrenees to discover the Alt Pirineu Natural Park. Over five days we climbed peaks, hiked to mountain lakes where we had many swims and went from one mountain hut to another in a memorable day crossing the Certascan pass.

The freedom trail through the pyrenees used by Jews fleeing the Nazis

Mirit Lahav and her family flew from Israel to the Catalan Pyrenees to visit one of the passes running between France and Spain used by Jews to escape the Nazis in WW2. We also climbed to high mountain lakes in the High Pyrenees Natural Park. Four unforgettable days in a warm September!

Snowshoeing trip - La Cerdanya - Catalan and French Pyrenees

5-day snowshoeing experience in La Cerdanya (France and Spain) with TrekPyrenees in early Spring 2016.
A group of 8 Londoners walked in Meranges, Gorges del Segre, La Bouillouses lake and followed the archaeological path in Eyne. We had fun, ate very well and visited a cave (Fontrabiouse) and a cheese-maker (El Molí de Ger).