Day Trips to the Pyrenees Mountains - Beautiful Tours in any Season!


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The Pyrenees Mountains are near Barcelona city, and this fact is a significant advantage since you'll quickly have access to some beautiful surroundings, and you can even visit three countries in one day. Diverse activities can be enjoyed in the mountains including skiing, horseback riding, boating, snowboarding, and hiking. We offer some Pyrenees tours that will help you explore this gorgeous area.


Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Pyrenees Mountains
Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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Tours from Barcelona to the Pyrenees

If you want to cross the border, another recommended location is Font-Romeu in France. Since this one is linked to eight resorts, it is a trendy destination.

One fantastic resort that is located 3 hours from Barcelona is Grandvalira, which is found in Andorra. Grandvalira is the largest ski resort in the country, and it offers 110 different runs to enjoy along with creative activities like igloo-building.

Book a Pyrenees Ski Day Trip from Barcelona to La Molina or La Masella

If you are looking to get out of Barcelona city, the Pyrenees are highly recommended. If you are a fan of skiing or cycling or just love hiking on a magnificent scenery, you really shouldn't miss this destination.

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Pyrenees Mountains - The Montesquiu castle in the region of Osona

The Montesquiu castle in the region of Osona

Barcelona Day Trips to the Pyrenees Mountains

We offer some Barcelona bus tours that will take you right into the Pyrenees. One of the benefits of booking a tour is that you'll get a guide who tells you a lot of inside information about the area. Also instead of spending the time to try to figure out the most exciting places to visit on your own,

These tours to the Pyrenees will provide all of that information for you. You should expect to depart about 8 am for most Barcelona day trips. You'll be back for dinner in Barcelona in approximately 11-12 hours.

On the way to the mountains, many tours will take you by Montesquiu Castle, which is an impressive building from the 11th century. They will also lead you to the optimal spots where you can hike, ride horses or even boat if the time of year is optimal.

There are various quaint historic towns to explore just a few hours from Barcelona including Queralbs, Girona, Begur and Platja d'Aro, to name only a few. Expect your tour guides to take you to see some of the best views!

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Pyrenees Mountains - Dress properly, especially in winter (Vall de Nuria rack railway)

Dress properly, especially in winter (Vall de Nuria rack railway)

What Should You Bring on a Trip to the Pyrenees?

Most Barcelona day trips will take care of food for you, so you won't have to worry about packing a lunch. In general, almost everything will be taken care of, so that you can relax and enjoy yourself.

However, be sure to dress appropriately for these Barcelona tours outside the city. That means that you will want good walking shoes. Also be sure to bring warm clothing and dress in layers. You will be a reasonable distance from your hotel, so you will want to make sure you are comfortable.

It can get quite a bit colder than it is in Barcelona. If you happen to be traveling to the Pyrenees in the winter, be aware that the average temperature will be 28.4 °F (-2 °C)!

Visit Three Countries in One Day: Spain from Barcelona, Andorra and France

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Pyrenees Mountains - The beautiful Vall de Nuria (Nuria valley) in June

The beautiful Vall de Nuria (Nuria valley) in June

Barcelona Tourism Activities in the Pyrenees Include Cycling and Skiing

If you plan your Pyrenees travel during the Tour de France, you will have the opportunity to watch this exciting cycling race, which is one of the world's most famous and historic sporting events. Many people especially travel to Barcelona in July so that they can witness this race in person.

Cyclists seeking adventure can find tours that allow you to bike scenic routes all the way from Barcelona to the Pyrenees. You can ride some of the very roads that are used during the Tour de France. On the way, you'll pass bucolic valleys, small villages, medieval towns and more.

During the winter, you can enjoy some of the world's best Pyrenees ski resorts, including the resort La Molina in Girona, Spain, which is just 2 hours from Barcelona. You can find Barcelona day trips that will conveniently take you to this location and back. There is also a high-speed train that goes from Barcelona to Girona.

Pyrenees Ski Day Trip from Barcelona to La Molina or La Masella

Pyrenees Mountains - Extraordinary beauty at just a few kilometers from Barcelona (lake of Sant Maurici)

Extraordinary beauty at just a few kilometers from Barcelona (lake of Sant Maurici)

Quick Information about the Pyrenees

What is the Pyrenees location? The Pyrenees extend almost 500 Km and form a border between Spain and France. Of course, between the two countries is Andorra, which is considered an "independent principality."

The beauty of this area is absolutely staggering. You'll find many mountain passes and glaciers, as well as scenic waterfalls.