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Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

This medieval tour will begin in Barcelona, where your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an amazing journey back in time in a small group of maximum 8 persons. Your first stop will be in the city of Vic, which has one of the most suggestive medieval sights of Catalonia. Your guide will show your small group the most important corners of the medieval city such as the cathedral and Roman temple, sharing with you their secrets and history. On your way to Besalú, your small group will drive through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa before arriving at Santa Pau, one of the most charming towns of Catalonia, where you will take a walk through its beautiful medieval streets and its main square. You will also stop at the foot of Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular medieval town that hangs from the cliff edge.  To finish this journey back in time, your expert guide will take you to Besalú. Here, you'll find one of the best-conserved medieval buildings of Catalonia. Your guide will explain to you the importance of the Jewish community that lived in the city. Finally, you will be able to walk the famous Romanesque bridge of Besalú, which is a mandatory visit for anyone who loves medieval architecture.

From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

This is a perfect tour for anybody wanting to truly escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. From Barcelona, take an exciting and picturesque journey into one of the world's most famous mountain ranges. Depart Barcelona in the morning 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, 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 in the early evening.

Barcelona: Pre-Pyrenees Hot Air Balloon Tour

Barcelona: Pre-Pyrenees Hot Air Balloon Tour

See the Catalonian historic city of Vic from a unique perspective as you glide through the sky on a hot air balloon ride. Fly above the beautiful Catalonian landscapes with gorgeous views over the Mountains of Montserrat, the Montseny Natural Park, the Sau Reservoir and the Pyrenees. Finish with a breakfast with cava and pastries upon landing. Enjoy pickup from your hotel in Barcelona (option) and arrive at the launch point. Watch the setting up and preparation of the balloon before getting in for take-off. Our top-of-the-range material as doors to get in so no need to be an athlete to spend a good time. Marvel at the panoramic views below you as the hot air balloon rises to drift among the clouds. Admire the impressive Montserrat Mountains, the Pyrenees and the Sau Reservoir, and see the ancient architecture of Vic from above. Spot the city's landmarks like the Plaça Major (Central Square) with the help of the guide. Upon landing, you will celebrate your experience with a glass of cava or juice /water, and enjoy a light breakfast with Spanish pastries.

Catalonia: Cycling through city and beautiful landscapes

Catalonia: Cycling through city and beautiful landscapes

Vincicletta Rides offers guided bicycle rides in Barcelona and Tarragona province. You can join with your own bike or we can rent out a bike to you. All kinds of bicycles are welcome. The rides can be in the city, in the hills, in the mountains, in the countryside and can range from long rides (3 or more hours) to short(er) rides of 1 or 2 hours. All levels of cyclists are welcome. All the rides start and end in the city of Barcelona (train station Sants or Francia). The rides differ in a three-weeks period. Yet, the weekly schedule is very simple. Tuesday: city ride in Barcelona, a 2 hour ride covering all the highlights Wednesday: the hills of Barna, a 3 hour ride conquering the hills of Barcelona, also includes several highlights of the city Thursday morning: Beaches and promenades. Going either northeast or southwest following the coastline towards Blanes or Tarragona Thursday evening: city ride in Barcelona, a 2 hour ride covering all the highlights Friday: Catalonian highligts! Both literally and figuratively. We head into the mountains (Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees, Montseny, or Garraf) and include multiple interesting towns like eg. Mataro, Sitges, Ripoll, Vic and Girona Saturday: The highlights of Tarragona and surrounding area. We go up and down by train and then enjoy the city including lunch. This is a full day Sunday: Pelotonride for the more experienced riders! We head into the hills around Barna. Eg. Coll de Begues, Tibidabo, Collsacreu and others. This is done in an international group of riders. Monday is our rest day

Barcelona: Private Romantic Balloon Flight

Barcelona: Private Romantic Balloon Flight

Together with your special one(s) have an experience that you will always remember. Suspend time and celebrate your love while floating over the clouds on this exclusive hot-air balloon flight. Enjoy this private and romantic moment together as a couple or with your beloved ones, as you experience the gorgeous views of the Barcelona region. Get picked up early in the morning from Osona - or directly in Barcelona city centre (option) - and get ready for your ride. Climb in and, little by little, the balloon will rise. Almost without realizing it, you will be floating through the air, sometimes over the clouds. Discover the city of Vic from above, with its famous medieval town. You will also contemplate the Montserrat Mountains, the Pyrenees, the Montseny, the Sau Reservoir, and other mythical places of Catalan geography from a unique perspective. Your pilot will tell you anything you want to know about hot-air ballooning and explain the unique points of interest so you won't miss anything. Finally, we will land gently and it will be time to have a cava toast (local Champagne) with local pastries to celebrate your special moment. Relish the feeling of floating through the sky and discovering the world from a bird's eye view. Let yourself be moved by the beauty of the 360º views that this tour provides

From Barcelona: Private Besalú and Medieval Towns Tour

From Barcelona: Private Besalú and Medieval Towns Tour

Start your tour from your hotel, and get picked-up by your guide in a comfy private minivan to start your tour. Pass by Barcelona’s main highlights, have a look to the Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central square, that connects to the avenue Passeig de Grácia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like the famous Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, but also the amazing Casa Ametller and Casa Lleo i Morera. Continue the journey heading to Vic, a town that offers visitors one of the most memorable medieval settings in all Catalonia region. Due to the town’s destruction and reconstruction after the Saracen invasion in the 9th Century, Vic has been completely rebuilt. A whole new city grew around some of Catalunya’s most important landmarks, including the Episcopal Museum, Cathedral and Main Square (also home of a popular weekly market). Get to know important corners of the medieval city, including the paintings of Josep Maria Sert in the Cathedral, and the Roman temple. Discover the history and hidden secrets of these wonderful relics along the way. After the walking tour and before to head to the next destination, savor authentic Catalan cuisine for lunch in one of the best places, recommended by your guide. Continue your tour crossing la Garrotxa and observing volcanoes and other magnificent geological structures, before arriving to Santa Pau. Enjoy a walking tour through one of the most charming towns of Historic Catalunya, in the company of your guide and take the chance to walk down along the beautiful medieval streets of this town, visiting the main square. Stop at the foot of Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular medieval town that hangs from the edge of a basalt cliff. This is a great place to take some photos while enjoying the view. End your back-in-time journey at the final and most important stop of the tour, Besalú. With its incredibly rich heritage and wide array of monuments, Besalú offers visitors one of the best-preserved medieval settings of Catalonia. The town was even classified a Historical and Artistic National Monument in 1966. Our guide will explain the importance of the Jewish community that once resided in the city, from the 9th to the 15th century, and share with you the patrimonial inheritance that this community left behind. Discover the most special corners of the city, and get the chance to cross the famous Romanesque bridge of Besalú, which is a must for anyone visiting this medieval city.

From Barcelona: Osona and La Garrotxa Guided Day Trip

From Barcelona: Osona and La Garrotxa Guided Day Trip

Travel in time to witness a different side of Catalonia, filled with medieval landmarks, villages, and food. Visit the well-conserved towns of Vic in Osona, Santa Pau, Besalú, as well as the forests of La Fageda. Start your tour at Vic's sites, where a temple from Roman times, the medieval city walls, and its romanesque cathedral await. Next, visit La Garrotxa, where the landscape is still visibly shaped by its volcanic past. Your next stop is Santa Pau, to explore the medieval city walls and the Santa Maria Church, as well as the town's main square. Pick whether to enjoy a picnic in the forest of La Fageda or taste the rustic dishes in one of the guest houses along the way. Finish your tour in Besalú, world-famous for its 14th-century bridge that was featured in the TV show Westworld. Visit some of the romanesque landmarks like Saint Peter's or Saint Vincent Monastery. Make the most of your stop and explore local products like salami, cheese, honey, and churros.

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This trip was wonderful. Xavi was a great guide and had a lot of cultural and historical knowledge. This trip allows you to see parts of the region that would otherwise be difficult to travel to. Highly recommend!

Absolutely brilliant. The guys at Barcelona Balloon experience were magnificent. From pick up to drop off best trip we have ever done. Well organised and great fun. A must do activity.

Had the best time! Great experience and the entire team at Volaventura was awesome. Highly recomend, thanks again Benjamin!

Benjamin and crew were fantastic. The stability of flight and landing was very impressive! Highly recommend! .

super easy to find the meeting point and the guide spoke english! had an amazing time!