Why You Should Travel to the Spanish Pyrenees

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Why You Should Travel to the Spanish Pyrenees

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What are we going to do today? Someone in our group asks.
“Eat, drink, and enjoy life,” came the reply.

We all smile because we know it’s true. Travel in Catalonia, specifically the Spanish Pyrenees and Costa Brava, is about enjoying simple pleasures. And they have pleasure in abundance; there’s so much of it that I have to split it up into multiple articles!

Where are the Spanish Pyrenees?

Put on your geography thinking hats, as first things first – you have to learn where the Pyrenees are!

In the Northeast of Spain lies the region or Catalonia, and within Catalonia lies the province of Girona. Girona is made up of the Costa Brava and The Pyrenees mainly.

I had explored Costa Brava before, but this time my trip was all about heading to the Spanish Pyrenees mountain region – a region made up of 3 districts – Garroxta, Ripolles, and Cerdanya. Sitting at the border of France and Andorra, this mountain region has culture and adventure in abundance.

map spanish pyrenees

Why I was Visiting the Spanish Pyrenees

I traveled to the Catalonia region to speak at a conference and then stayed for a press trip hosted by Costa Brava Girona Pyrenees Tourism. I of course accepted this offer, as the last time I was in Costa Brava on a press trip I was totally blown away by the region, things to do, the food, the tourism board, and how little known this area was to Americans. It truly was a hidden gem, in a way. So of course I was going to jump at the chance to spend more time in this area learning about its mountain villages and adventures. As soon as I arrived in the Costa Brava area I was reminded of just how much this place got under my skin the first time.

I traveled the area with a small group of bloggers and videographers. Let’s just say there were an abundance of cameras and things captured. To give you a short overview of exactly why you should visit the Pyrenees and why I’m in love with this part of Europe, this video by Emiliano Bechi is a perfect depiction of my recent time there.

IN PYRENEES | The door to Costa Brava from Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli on Vimeo.

How can you do these things in the video?

This really was a dream trip, the activities, food, and people involved etched the Pyrenees into my heart.

Here are some of the blog posts where I share with you how you can do all of these activities that you see in the video, and other great things to do in the Spanish Pyrenees and Catalonia, so that you too can plan your next vacation to eat, drink, and enjoy life…in the Spanish Pyrenees!

Things to do in the Pyrenees

Catalonia From Above: Hot Air Baloon Rides in the Pyrenees

Inhale the Girona Flower Festival

Sant Miquel Trail Hike: How to have the Perfect Day Outside Girona

Traveling Girona Made Me a Game of Thrones Fan Geek

The Making of Human Towers and Catalan Tradition

You’ve Been Making Gin and Tonics All Wrong: Learning Better in Catalonia

Week In-Stagram Review In the Pyrenees

El Celler De Can Roca: The 2nd Best Restaurant in the World is in Girona

 


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