Other amazing adventures
The terrain and weather that make this area a great place for cycling also make this a paradise for other amazing adventures. With mountains and valleys perfect for all sorts of high-octane adventures, from whitewater rafting on the Noguera Pallaresa River to world-renowned climbing at the Terradets Gorge. There are several ski resorts around an hour’s drive away are small but offer excellent skiing and boarding and have good snow records. If you’re feeling really brave, you can parascend off the Montsec mountain range!
There are walks to suit all abilities. The hills behind Vilamitjana offer both easy family outings searching for dinosaur footprints and challenging routes for trail-runners, while serious hiking can be found further afield in the Aigüestortes National Park or the dizzying Mont Rebei gorge. The peaks that encircle us have steep-sided gorges, with spectacular waterfalls and blue-green rockpools perfect for exploring. Beautiful, crystal-clear mountain lakes are ideal for wild swimming and other watersports, or get in touch with your inner cowboy and trek through hidden valleys on horseback.
Reconnect with nature
This area has a wealth of natural resources which are only just starting to be recognised with the award of ‘Dark Sky’ status and the development of the Tremp Valley ‘Geoparc’. It brings together attractions as diverse as the medieval castles that once protected Catalunya against Moorish invaders to ‘Valley of the Vultures’ where you can watch Griffon and Egyptian vultures circling on rising thermals.
If all this nature and exercise gets too much, escape for a day to Barcelona, with its fabled restaurants, markets and architecture. Or to Tarragona with its stunning Roman Circus and Aqueduct; or take an evening tour and tasting at one of the local family-run vineyards.
Please note, the cost of other activities (not run by us) is not included in your holiday price, but we will organise them for you (in many cases our guests receive generous discounts) and provide transport where possible.