From Barcelona: 3-Day Off-Road Safari in the Pyrenees
Discover the spectacular Pyrenees on this 3-day tour from Barcelona. Jump into the jeep and experience the breathtaking off-road safari to green mountain landscapes, abandoned churches, beautiful lakes, stunning waterfalls, and hidden farms.
After a brief introduction you will head north towards Andorra. Just before the border you will turn onto a dirt road and test the ability of the jeeps. You will reach the mountain pass of La Rabassa and continue on into the mountain landscape. Enjoy a picnic in the green surroundings before continuing on to the most exciting attraction of the area – Tobotronc, the longest alpine coaster in the world.
In the afternoon you will visit special places in the Pyrenees that many locals do not even know about. Pass by the abandoned Church of Magdalene in the Pyrenees National Park. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the green landscape. In the evening you will reach the forest of Sant Joan de l’Erm, overlooking the valley of Ferrera and the small village of Sort.
After a hearty breakfast you will continue on with the adventure. Pass by slopes and hidden villages as you drive to Val d’Aran, one of the most beautiful valleys of the Pyrenees. The Valley of Horses is a charming location with waterfalls, lakes, and towering mountains. Combine the wonderful views of the countryside with the challenge of off-road driving.
Enjoy a walk through the ghost village of Montgarri and, depending on the time, explore some of the numerous mountain lakes. In the evening you will reach the picturesque town of Vielha, where you will enjoy dinner at a traditional guesthouse and stay overnight.
Depart Val d’Aran and head towards Paso de Buen Agua, a pass that separates the valley from the rest of Catalonia. In the stunning countryside there are one or two farms hidden between woods, meadows, and pasturelands, and the sound of cowbells is ever-present.
Experience the thrill of white water rafting in Noguera Pallaresa. Prior experience is not necessary and participation is optional. Afterwards you will cruise through the valley and enjoy the views of villages and picturesque landscapes. In the evening you will return to the bright city lights of Barcelona.
• Four-wheel vehicle as rental car from Barcelona (4 persons per jeep)
• Comprehensive insurance cover with EUR 700 excess (can be reduced to EUR 100 for a fee of EUR 20)
• 2 nights’ accommodation in country inns (double room)
• Half board for 2 days (buffet breakfast and lunch)
• 2 packed lunches
• Multi-lingual driver/guide with own vehicle
• Radio equipment for communication between vehicles
• Rafting tour
• Tobotronc alpine coaster in Andorra
What’s Not Included:
• Personal expenses
• Any other costs