Costa Brava Route (not available in 2018 r 2019)
COSTA BRAVA - NEW 2018
Spectacular mountain scenery in the keynote for this route, starting close to the border with France near Girona and taking in several Nature Reserves and National Parks.
Suggested access airports: Barcelona/Girona/Zaragoza
7 NIGHT ITINERARY
First and Second Nights: Parador de AIGUABLAVA
In a spectacular setting on a rocky promontory on one of the most beautiful and least built-up stretches of the Costa Brava, Aiguablava, not surprisingly, is one of the most popular Paradors. Spacious, stylish and exceptionally comfortable, it offers stunning views of the sparkling Mediterranean and the hotel has easy access to lovely walks in the surrounding pine forests leading down to a secluded beach. Those wishing to explore further up and down along the coast will be rewarded with numerous beaches, coves, capes and inlets. The beautiful resort of Rosas, the Dali Museum at Figueres, and the Roman Amphitheatre at Empúries are all a short drive away and make excellent day trips from Aiguablava.
Third Night: Parador de VIC-SAU
Located some 14km from the town of Vic in the centre of Catalonia. Due to its fairly remote location, this is the perfect choice for those wishing to pursue outdoor activities, with facilities for mountain biking, hiking, riding, hot-air ballooning and water sports all available locally. The emerald reservoir and surrounding green landscape are excellent for sports enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike.
Fourth and Fith Nights: Parador de LA SEU
Forests, rivers, mountains and breathtaking scenery full of great natural beauty await you. In Seu, you can explore Santa Maria d’Urgell Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum. Another must-see is Canonges Street, with its arcades and shops. The Segre Olympic Park in Seu is just the place for sports and recreation, offering sports such as pirogue canoeing and rafting in facilities which were used for the 1992 Olympic Games, and which are still vibrant and busy today. The Cadi-Moixero Nature Reserve offers unsurpassed beauty, allowing you to discover this region’s natural resources on foot.
Sixth and Seventh Nights: Parador de ARTIES
Its proximity to the French border and Andorra make it a fantastic location for those looking to tour the best the Pyrenees have to offer. It is this ideal position that led to the area being fought over by both French and Spanish crowns over the centuries, and as a result, the region has a fabulous blend of Spanish, French, Aragonese, and Catalan culture. The Baqueira Verte ski hut, popular amongst many winter sports enthusiasts, is a mere 7km from Artíes, and is a huge draw for many of the town’s visitors. Artíes is popular amongst many nature lovers who use the town as a base to explore the incredible Aiguestortes I Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. Home to numerous rivers, forests, waterfalls, and over 200 lakes, the park is a haven for those looking for a beautiful natural setting.