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 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!
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 Pryenees 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.
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 it’s 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.
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. And over the next weeks I will be sharing with you how you can do all of these activities that you see in the video so that you too can plan your next vacation to eat, drink, and enjoy life…in the Spanish Pyrenees!