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Across the Pyrenees

Trip Length 9 days

From $5,295

  • Join our expert guides for an unforgettable adventure from Bilbao to Barcelona, through Aragón and Catalonia
  • Take in the dramatic landscapes of the Pyrenees, including Ordesa National Park, known as the "Spanish Grand Canyon" for its cliffs and valleys
  • Enjoy spectacular, bird’s-eye views of the majestic stone amphitheater of Gavarnie, where foaming waterfalls pour over 1,500-foot walls

Travel from Bilbao to Barcelona on this comprehensive trek of the iconic Pyrenees—a hiker's paradise. This trip was designed by top MTS guide Erik Perez, a professional mountaineer and published historian whose passion for the region brings it to life! Every day you’ll learn about the culture, architecture, and natural surroundings of this region as you trek through the ancient mountain kingdoms of Aragón and Catalonia. You'll marvel at towering peaks, high meadows, and enormous waterfalls as you traverse challenging and breathtaking terrain, and each day ends at a picturesque country inns or luxurious parador. The trip is bookended with guided tours of Pamplona and Barcelona, allowing you to experience the best this region has to offer.

Day 1: Arrive in Bilbao, Spain

Arrive in Bilbao in the early morning in time to rendezvous with yout trip and the rest of the group at 11am. After a short trip briefing, we'll have a 2-hour drive to the capital of Navarre province, Pamplona—best known for the famous “running of the bulls” during the Fiesta de San Fermín each July. We’ll have a walking tour of the city, which dates back to Roman times, followed by a tasty lunch in the old town.

In the late afternoon, we'll transfer to Ordesa National Park (Parque Nacional Ordesa y Monte Perdido), founded in 1918 as Spain's first national park. Here you'll find breathtaking landscapes of sheer cliffs, lush forests and deep valleys, all dominated by Monte Perdido, the third highest peak in the Pyrenees at 11,000 feet. 

We'll check in to our hotel in the small mountain village of Torla, based at the entrance of the park, followed by a tasty dinner at the hotel.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Bujaruelo

Day 2: Hike through forests and meadows to Gavarnie

This morning we'll transfer to the trailhead for a hike along the banks of the Ara River through beech and pine forests. At San Nicolas de Bujaruelo, we'll cross the river on a beautiful stone bridge, the remains of an old Roman road. We'll then continue through meadows and high pastures to Bujaruelo Pass (7,920') and the French border. In the late afternoon, we'll descend into the French town of Gavarnie, enjoying spectacular, bird’s-eye views of the majestic amphitheater of mountains, where foaming waterfalls pour over 1,500-foot walls.

Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours moderate hiking (total altitude gain/loss 3,201'/2,937')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Grand Hotel Vignemale

Day 3: Take a dramatic hike to Monte Perdido

Today, we'll enjoy dramatic views of the scree field and valley below as we take a challenging 9-hour hike down a very steep scree slope in the area of Monte Perdido. From Gavarnie (4,554'), we'll cross again to the Spanish side via Espuguettes-Puerto Nuevo de Pineta (9,441') and the Circo de Pineta, ending at the Parador Nacional de Bielsa (also known as Parador Monte Perdido) in Aragón's Valle de Pineta—a truly impressive mountain setting!

Hiking time: 9 hours (total altitude gain/loss 4,700'/4,000'); a shorter hiking option is available

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador Nacional de Bielsa

Day 4: Admire sweeping views from the Balcon de Pineta

Our hike today follows switchbacks to the Balcon de Pineta and Lago Helado de Marboré. It's a strenuous route that takes us along the highest part of the base of two high peaks of the area, Pico Marboré (10,653') and Monte Perdido (11,000'). From the Balcon, we'll enjoy sweeping views of the valley below.

Hiking time: 8 hours hiking (total altitude gain/loss 4,158'; highest elevation reached is 9,900'); optional shorter hike is available

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador Nacional de Bielsa

Day 5: Benasque in Maladeta Aneto Natural Park and Aneto

Today we’ll transfer 1-3/4 hours to Benasque in Maladeta Aneto Natural Park.  After visiting the Village of Benasque, we’ll drive a little further to Llanos del Hospital, under the peaks of Aneto and Maladeta. Aneto is the highest peak of Pyrenees. We’ll check into the Hotel de los Llanos, where we will enjoy lunch before our 2-hour hike to Aigualluts, the lower meadow below Aneto Peak.  Dinner tonight is in the restaurant of the hotel.  

Hiking time: 2-3 hours (total altitude gain/loss 500'/500')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Llanos del Hospital

Day 6: Hike below Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees

Leaving from our hotel, we'll hike towards Puerto de la Picada through a tranquil landscape complete with grazing horses and swaying grasses. After our initial ascent on a good trail with magnificent views of the Aneto (11,168') and Maladeta (10,866') peaks, we'll reach the highest point of the Puerto (8,182'). We then enter Cataluña, and the Vall d'Aran (7,755') as we descend 3,000 feet to the Era Artiga de Lin, and then continue to the Uelhs deth Joeu (Eyes of the Jew), a beautiful waterfall that flows from the Aigualluts.  After a short transfer to Artíes, we'll reach our Parador.  The evening is free to stroll through the mountain village of Arties, or swim in the parador’s outdoor pool.

Hiking time: 6 hours moderate hiking (total altitude gain/loss 1,944'/3,200')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador de Arties

Day 7: Enjoy a gentle climb in Catalonia

We are now in the Catalonia (Cataluña) region of the Pyrenees, which has a separate identity from the rest of Spain. After a 90-minute transfer, we’ll embark on a gentle climb from a meadow below the Puerto de la Bonaigua (6,270') through boulders up to Lagos de Gerver (7,300'), a sparking lake surrounded by green lichen and bushes bursting with red berries. We'll then descend to the road where the bus will pick us up for a 3-hour drive to the Montserrat area, near Barcelona. Tonight's accommodation is in a beautiful medieval castle.

Hiking time: 5 hours easy hiking (total altitude gain/loss about 1,000')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador de Cardona

Day 8: Explore Montserrat and see Gaudi masterpieces in Barcelona

Montserrat is the sacred mountain of the Catalans. The setting of Wagner’s opera Parsifal, this famous mountain range is a mystical landscape of towering pillars and fantastic smooth pinnacles. Today, we’ll transfer one hour to the cable train of Montserrat and hike via the Pla de Ocells and below the impressive sandstone pinnacles of Cavall Bernat (4,950').

We'll descend to Montserrat monastery, a 9th-century Benedictine monastery and shrine of the Black Madonna. In the early afternoon we’ll transfer one hour to Barcelona. After checking into the hotel at about 4pm, we’ll have a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to a number of Gaudi highlights. Later we'll enjoy a festive farewell dinner with the group.

Hiking time: 3 hours (total altitude gain/loss 860'/2,392')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Gallery

Day 9: Fly home

Transfer on your own to Barcelona International Airport for homeward-bound or onward flights.

  • Breakfast

Jul 15 - 23, 2017

Sep 02 - 10, 2017

pricing


2017 Prices
$5,295 (2-16 members)
$1,300 single supplement 

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Grand Hotel Vignemale — Gavarnie

Rising up like a fairy tale chateau amidst the Pyrénées, the Grand Hotel Vignemale lures adventure travelers of all types. In addition to the incredible scenery (you're in the land of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pyrénées-Mont Perdu here!), the charming and accommodating hostess is eager to make each guest feel at home in the cozy rooms. The tea room/bar is an ideal place to relax after a long day of hiking.

Hotel Bujaruelo — Torla

Hotel Bujaruelo is located in the center of Torla, near the entrance of Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Offering airy public areas, including a cafe and bar with a lovely outdoor terrace, Bujaruelo Hotel is a welcoming place to return to after exploring the beautiful park. It's spacious and colorful rooms, and excellent service, make it a gem in Torla.

Hotel Gallery — Barcelona

Given its superb location in the center of Barcelona, Gallery Hotel allows easy access to the most significant architectural sites in the city, as well as shops, restaurants and other attractions. Guest rooms are sophisticated and stylish, the hotel has excellent amenities including a fitness center, and a rooftop pool and terrace that's perfect for sunbathing during the day or cocktails in the evening.

Hotel Llanos del Hospital — Benasque Huesa

The Hotel Llanos del Hospital is a beautiful outpost located next to black pine forests, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks. The hotel is inside the Posets-Maladeta Nature Reserve, beside the Aragonese Pyrenees. The region’s scenery makes this secluded accommodation an experience of a lifetime, with the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula inhabiting the backdrop. A tremendously diverse group of wildlife make the area their home, including bears, deer, wild boar, otters, vultures, and eagles. This stop is sure to resonate with the traveler’s soul, combining a tranquil location with an old-country feel.

Parador Nacional de Bielsa — Monte Perdido

This welcoming mountain enclave is located in the eastern sloping Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. It was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 and is also a renowned area for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. The fresh Pyrenean air and the clean waters of the Cinca River will leave you feeling healthy, relaxed and calm. Rooms are outfitted with modern amenities and comfortable furniture, and some bedrooms have spectacular views. The restaurant serves Aragonese cuisine such as migas aragonesas (fried breadcrumbs with sausage and grapes), Cinca River trout, roasted lamb and teresicas de Aragon (puff pastry dessert). 

Parador de Arties — Lleida

The snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees, the clear blue skies and the green luxuriant valley of Val d'Aran set the scene at the Parador de Arties. The hotel is a shining example of 14th- and 15th-century Aragonese architecture, and is known as the House of Don Gaspar de Portolá, the founder and first governor of California. The interior of the hotel features cozy, comfortable rooms, sloping ceilings and wooden beams. During the summer, you can nap in hammocks by the bar or take a dip in the refreshing swimming pool, or check out the Salon Chimenea hotel lounge.

Parador de Cardona — Catalonia

This impressive hotel housed in a 9th-century fortress dominates the valley of the Cardoner River. As is to be expected in a building of such age, the property is filled with history. The church of San Vicente and the Minyona Tower, both dating back to the 11th century, sit within the Parador de Cardona. Also incorporated within the Parador is a gothic cloister, the Duke of Cardona's patio and an ancient cistern for the storage of water. Everywhere there are moats, towers and walls to defend the castle. There are numerous decorations in keeping with the surroundings: the furniture is of medieval design but with modern comfort, while the walls are decorated with tapestries and wrought iron torch holders.

"We met Erik Perez on our Patagonia trip in 2001. He said, "You must come to Spain, and let me guide you through my country." We finally got the opportunity to do so. He is superior, both as a guide and as a teacher." Ron Swartz & Ellen Johnson

"Erik is one of the best trip leaders you have!" Dustie & Paul Indman

"We wanted beautiful scenery and good hiking with clean accommodations, and that's what we got. It was a great experience and Erik was top notch." Charlie & Beth Guthridge

"We loved everything about it. This trip was amazing." Cathy & Frederic Seligson

"I would recommend this trip highly. Great hikes. Great leaders. Great location. The tour leaders were phenomenal and trip was very well organized." Miles Cohen

"We have come to appreciate not just the hiking on these trips but the educational aspects more over the years. We loved learning about the culture, the people, religion, geography, food and history of this region. Our guides were very good at this.” Dana Levenson

"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. I can't identify one best thing. The guides, group, hiking, area, lodging and food were all unbeatable." Wendy Gasch

"Excellent! The guides. The scenery and character of this part of Spain. The accommodations and the FOOD! How much we learned about the region's culture and history. The excellent itinerary and trip design." Robert Wenzel

"MTS has become my travel company of preference. This was my 5th trip and again, no hitches, no disappointments, excellent guides, accommodations, attention to detail, and our welfare at all times. I am usually a solo traveler and have no qualms about meeting up with my fabulous guides and new friends that enjoy the experience as much as I do. I treasure these experiences from Nepal, Peru, Bhutan, The Camino, Machu Picchu, England's Coast to Coast and now the Pyrennees. My trips have all been so special and I cannot wait to plan out my next adventure!" Patricia Colip

  • Join our expert guides for an unforgettable adventure from Bilbao to Barcelona, through Aragón and Catalonia
  • Take in the dramatic landscapes of the Pyrenees, including Ordesa National Park, known as the "Spanish Grand Canyon" for its cliffs and valleys
  • Enjoy spectacular, bird’s-eye views of the majestic stone amphitheater of Gavarnie, where foaming waterfalls pour over 1,500-foot walls

Travel from Bilbao to Barcelona on this comprehensive trek of the iconic Pyrenees—a hiker's paradise. This trip was designed by top MTS guide Erik Perez, a professional mountaineer and published historian whose passion for the region brings it to life! Every day you’ll learn about the culture, architecture, and natural surroundings of this region as you trek through the ancient mountain kingdoms of Aragón and Catalonia. You'll marvel at towering peaks, high meadows, and enormous waterfalls as you traverse challenging and breathtaking terrain, and each day ends at a picturesque country inns or luxurious parador. The trip is bookended with guided tours of Pamplona and Barcelona, allowing you to experience the best this region has to offer.

review

"We met Erik Perez on our Patagonia trip in 2001. He said, "You must come to Spain, and let me guide you through my country." We finally got the opportunity to do so. He is superior, both as a guide and as a teacher." Ron Swartz & Ellen Johnson

"Erik is one of the best trip leaders you have!" Dustie & Paul Indman

"We wanted beautiful scenery and good hiking with clean accommodations, and that's what we got. It was a great experience and Erik was top notch." Charlie & Beth Guthridge

"We loved everything about it. This trip was amazing." Cathy & Frederic Seligson

"I would recommend this trip highly. Great hikes. Great leaders. Great location. The tour leaders were phenomenal and trip was very well organized." Miles Cohen

"We have come to appreciate not just the hiking on these trips but the educational aspects more over the years. We loved learning about the culture, the people, religion, geography, food and history of this region. Our guides were very good at this.” Dana Levenson

"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. I can't identify one best thing. The guides, group, hiking, area, lodging and food were all unbeatable." Wendy Gasch

"Excellent! The guides. The scenery and character of this part of Spain. The accommodations and the FOOD! How much we learned about the region's culture and history. The excellent itinerary and trip design." Robert Wenzel

"MTS has become my travel company of preference. This was my 5th trip and again, no hitches, no disappointments, excellent guides, accommodations, attention to detail, and our welfare at all times. I am usually a solo traveler and have no qualms about meeting up with my fabulous guides and new friends that enjoy the experience as much as I do. I treasure these experiences from Nepal, Peru, Bhutan, The Camino, Machu Picchu, England's Coast to Coast and now the Pyrennees. My trips have all been so special and I cannot wait to plan out my next adventure!" Patricia Colip

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bilbao, Spain

Arrive in Bilbao in the early morning in time to rendezvous with yout trip and the rest of the group at 11am. After a short trip briefing, we'll have a 2-hour drive to the capital of Navarre province, Pamplona—best known for the famous “running of the bulls” during the Fiesta de San Fermín each July. We’ll have a walking tour of the city, which dates back to Roman times, followed by a tasty lunch in the old town.

In the late afternoon, we'll transfer to Ordesa National Park (Parque Nacional Ordesa y Monte Perdido), founded in 1918 as Spain's first national park. Here you'll find breathtaking landscapes of sheer cliffs, lush forests and deep valleys, all dominated by Monte Perdido, the third highest peak in the Pyrenees at 11,000 feet. 

We'll check in to our hotel in the small mountain village of Torla, based at the entrance of the park, followed by a tasty dinner at the hotel.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Bujaruelo

Day 2: Hike through forests and meadows to Gavarnie

This morning we'll transfer to the trailhead for a hike along the banks of the Ara River through beech and pine forests. At San Nicolas de Bujaruelo, we'll cross the river on a beautiful stone bridge, the remains of an old Roman road. We'll then continue through meadows and high pastures to Bujaruelo Pass (7,920') and the French border. In the late afternoon, we'll descend into the French town of Gavarnie, enjoying spectacular, bird’s-eye views of the majestic amphitheater of mountains, where foaming waterfalls pour over 1,500-foot walls.

Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours moderate hiking (total altitude gain/loss 3,201'/2,937')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Grand Hotel Vignemale

Day 3: Take a dramatic hike to Monte Perdido

Today, we'll enjoy dramatic views of the scree field and valley below as we take a challenging 9-hour hike down a very steep scree slope in the area of Monte Perdido. From Gavarnie (4,554'), we'll cross again to the Spanish side via Espuguettes-Puerto Nuevo de Pineta (9,441') and the Circo de Pineta, ending at the Parador Nacional de Bielsa (also known as Parador Monte Perdido) in Aragón's Valle de Pineta—a truly impressive mountain setting!

Hiking time: 9 hours (total altitude gain/loss 4,700'/4,000'); a shorter hiking option is available

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador Nacional de Bielsa

Day 4: Admire sweeping views from the Balcon de Pineta

Our hike today follows switchbacks to the Balcon de Pineta and Lago Helado de Marboré. It's a strenuous route that takes us along the highest part of the base of two high peaks of the area, Pico Marboré (10,653') and Monte Perdido (11,000'). From the Balcon, we'll enjoy sweeping views of the valley below.

Hiking time: 8 hours hiking (total altitude gain/loss 4,158'; highest elevation reached is 9,900'); optional shorter hike is available

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador Nacional de Bielsa

Day 5: Benasque in Maladeta Aneto Natural Park and Aneto

Today we’ll transfer 1-3/4 hours to Benasque in Maladeta Aneto Natural Park.  After visiting the Village of Benasque, we’ll drive a little further to Llanos del Hospital, under the peaks of Aneto and Maladeta. Aneto is the highest peak of Pyrenees. We’ll check into the Hotel de los Llanos, where we will enjoy lunch before our 2-hour hike to Aigualluts, the lower meadow below Aneto Peak.  Dinner tonight is in the restaurant of the hotel.  

Hiking time: 2-3 hours (total altitude gain/loss 500'/500')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Llanos del Hospital

Day 6: Hike below Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees

Leaving from our hotel, we'll hike towards Puerto de la Picada through a tranquil landscape complete with grazing horses and swaying grasses. After our initial ascent on a good trail with magnificent views of the Aneto (11,168') and Maladeta (10,866') peaks, we'll reach the highest point of the Puerto (8,182'). We then enter Cataluña, and the Vall d'Aran (7,755') as we descend 3,000 feet to the Era Artiga de Lin, and then continue to the Uelhs deth Joeu (Eyes of the Jew), a beautiful waterfall that flows from the Aigualluts.  After a short transfer to Artíes, we'll reach our Parador.  The evening is free to stroll through the mountain village of Arties, or swim in the parador’s outdoor pool.

Hiking time: 6 hours moderate hiking (total altitude gain/loss 1,944'/3,200')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador de Arties

Day 7: Enjoy a gentle climb in Catalonia

We are now in the Catalonia (Cataluña) region of the Pyrenees, which has a separate identity from the rest of Spain. After a 90-minute transfer, we’ll embark on a gentle climb from a meadow below the Puerto de la Bonaigua (6,270') through boulders up to Lagos de Gerver (7,300'), a sparking lake surrounded by green lichen and bushes bursting with red berries. We'll then descend to the road where the bus will pick us up for a 3-hour drive to the Montserrat area, near Barcelona. Tonight's accommodation is in a beautiful medieval castle.

Hiking time: 5 hours easy hiking (total altitude gain/loss about 1,000')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador de Cardona

Day 8: Explore Montserrat and see Gaudi masterpieces in Barcelona

Montserrat is the sacred mountain of the Catalans. The setting of Wagner’s opera Parsifal, this famous mountain range is a mystical landscape of towering pillars and fantastic smooth pinnacles. Today, we’ll transfer one hour to the cable train of Montserrat and hike via the Pla de Ocells and below the impressive sandstone pinnacles of Cavall Bernat (4,950').

We'll descend to Montserrat monastery, a 9th-century Benedictine monastery and shrine of the Black Madonna. In the early afternoon we’ll transfer one hour to Barcelona. After checking into the hotel at about 4pm, we’ll have a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to a number of Gaudi highlights. Later we'll enjoy a festive farewell dinner with the group.

Hiking time: 3 hours (total altitude gain/loss 860'/2,392')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Gallery

Day 9: Fly home

Transfer on your own to Barcelona International Airport for homeward-bound or onward flights.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Grand Hotel Vignemale — Gavarnie

Rising up like a fairy tale chateau amidst the Pyrénées, the Grand Hotel Vignemale lures adventure travelers of all types. In addition to the incredible scenery (you're in the land of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pyrénées-Mont Perdu here!), the charming and accommodating hostess is eager to make each guest feel at home in the cozy rooms. The tea room/bar is an ideal place to relax after a long day of hiking.

Hotel Bujaruelo — Torla

Hotel Bujaruelo is located in the center of Torla, near the entrance of Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Offering airy public areas, including a cafe and bar with a lovely outdoor terrace, Bujaruelo Hotel is a welcoming place to return to after exploring the beautiful park. It's spacious and colorful rooms, and excellent service, make it a gem in Torla.

Hotel Gallery — Barcelona

Given its superb location in the center of Barcelona, Gallery Hotel allows easy access to the most significant architectural sites in the city, as well as shops, restaurants and other attractions. Guest rooms are sophisticated and stylish, the hotel has excellent amenities including a fitness center, and a rooftop pool and terrace that's perfect for sunbathing during the day or cocktails in the evening.

Hotel Llanos del Hospital — Benasque Huesa

The Hotel Llanos del Hospital is a beautiful outpost located next to black pine forests, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks. The hotel is inside the Posets-Maladeta Nature Reserve, beside the Aragonese Pyrenees. The region’s scenery makes this secluded accommodation an experience of a lifetime, with the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula inhabiting the backdrop. A tremendously diverse group of wildlife make the area their home, including bears, deer, wild boar, otters, vultures, and eagles. This stop is sure to resonate with the traveler’s soul, combining a tranquil location with an old-country feel.

Parador Nacional de Bielsa — Monte Perdido

This welcoming mountain enclave is located in the eastern sloping Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. It was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 and is also a renowned area for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. The fresh Pyrenean air and the clean waters of the Cinca River will leave you feeling healthy, relaxed and calm. Rooms are outfitted with modern amenities and comfortable furniture, and some bedrooms have spectacular views. The restaurant serves Aragonese cuisine such as migas aragonesas (fried breadcrumbs with sausage and grapes), Cinca River trout, roasted lamb and teresicas de Aragon (puff pastry dessert). 

Parador de Arties — Lleida

The snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees, the clear blue skies and the green luxuriant valley of Val d'Aran set the scene at the Parador de Arties. The hotel is a shining example of 14th- and 15th-century Aragonese architecture, and is known as the House of Don Gaspar de Portolá, the founder and first governor of California. The interior of the hotel features cozy, comfortable rooms, sloping ceilings and wooden beams. During the summer, you can nap in hammocks by the bar or take a dip in the refreshing swimming pool, or check out the Salon Chimenea hotel lounge.

Parador de Cardona — Catalonia

This impressive hotel housed in a 9th-century fortress dominates the valley of the Cardoner River. As is to be expected in a building of such age, the property is filled with history. The church of San Vicente and the Minyona Tower, both dating back to the 11th century, sit within the Parador de Cardona. Also incorporated within the Parador is a gothic cloister, the Duke of Cardona's patio and an ancient cistern for the storage of water. Everywhere there are moats, towers and walls to defend the castle. There are numerous decorations in keeping with the surroundings: the furniture is of medieval design but with modern comfort, while the walls are decorated with tapestries and wrought iron torch holders.

Dates and Pricing

Jul 15 - 23, 2017

Sep 02 - 10, 2017

pricing


2017 Prices
$5,295 (2-16 members)
$1,300 single supplement 

Activity Level Strenuous
Trip Length 9 days

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