PYRENEES ROUTE (RUTA DEL PIRINEO)
Spectacular mountain scenery in the keynote for this route, starting close to the border with Andorra and taking in several Nature Reserves and National Parks.
Suggested access airports: Barcelona/Girona/Zaragoza
3 NIGHT ITINERARY
First night: 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.
Second night: Parador de VIELHA
Along our journey from Seu to Vielha you will discover the beauty of the Pyrenees. In the Arán Valley, we recommend the Romanesque Route, allowing you to explore such places as Bossòst, with its Era Mair de Diu dera Purificaciòn Church; Salardú, with Sant Andrèu Church; and Arties, with Santa Maria Church. Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurice National Park is incredibly beautiful and majestic, offering you the immense beauty of nature any season of the year. Another must is the spa at the Parador itself, allowing you even more rest and relaxation during your trip.
Third night: Parador de BIELSA
The mountain scenery here is as good as it gets anywhere in Spain. The Parador at Bielsa is located near the entrance to Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here winter, autumn, spring and summer all offer you unforgettable moments, colours, aromas, and scenery. We also recommend a visit to the Ethnological Museum in Bielsa, or the nearby town of Ainsa (with its main square, castle, and church of Sta. María).