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The Spectacular Scenery of the Catalan Pyrenees

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Homepage > Spain > The Spectacular Scenery of the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily from 1st March to 30th October.
  • Location: Camprodon
Tour Details

Take a walking tour to discover the Pyrenees of Catalonia along two main rivers, the River Ter and the River Núria. During the hiking holiday, you shall come across stunning scenery with peaks of 3000m all around you but not only that you shall pass through ancient villages. We have tried to make the trip so that the magnificent landscape can be enjoyed by many, including impressive gorges, high snow-capped peaks (early season), river torrents and white water along with stunning views as far as Roses Bay and Cap de Creus peninsula on Costa Brava.

In the region around Núria, you’ll discover an unparalleled environment where the waters of the river can only run its course through deep narrow gorges that have been cut through this hard rock. In Núria town there’s also a Sanctuary which is a popular place of pilgrimage. This really is a beautiful corner of the Pyrenees, where you will admire both natural and cultural heritage it has to offer. The small villages on your way are worth visiting, with medieval architecture, monasteries and bridges

Starting Location


Price Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast
  • 2/3 star hotels and farmhouses
  • Information Pack
  • Taxi from Setcases to Vallter 2000
  • Route Book and Maps
  • Rack train ticket
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport
  • City Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tourist Taxes
  • GPS device rental
  • Dinners
  • Extra Nights
Trip Info

Walking Characteristics

Walking with short ascents and descents on dirt tracks and paths, some paved sections, along with a well-signposted hiking network. Some days are easy walking but for longer distances.

Some Accommodation – subject to change

Hotel Camprodon – Camprodon www.hotelcamprodon.com

Hotel El Cacadors – Ribes de Freser   www.hotelsderibes.com/en/

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival at Camprodon.

Arrive at the charming mountain village Camprodon which is situated at the junction of the rivers Ritort and Ter. Camprodon has a lovely historic centre including a 12th-century footbridge. There are lots of tiny little alleys to explore with pretty village squares. You will have a chance to buy some supplies such as delicious sausages and cured cheese from the local shops for picnics.

Day 2Camprodon to Molló 10.6 miles 17 Km, 825m up, 6 hours.

Today a lovely first walk into the Garrotxa national park, this area has 40 underground volcanoes. You shall be walking through lush pastures and woodlands as you descend through valleys passing renovated and abandoned farmhouses. The village of Molló has a lovely 12th century Romanesque church. The village is at around 1200m above sea level.

Day 3Molló to Setcases 7.5 miles 12 Km, 743m up, 4 hours.

A spectacular walk today as you walk over two mountain passes both with impressive panoramic mountain views. You shall see dramatic Pyrenean peaks to the west and to the wooded hills of the Garrotxa to the east. First, there is a long moderate climb to the Fembra Morte Pass at 1.728m where you remain at high altitude as you continue to ascend to the Lliens pass at 1.864m. Here is an ideal spot for a picnic. Now you continue across the northern flank of the Puig de les Agudes range before descending through a wonderful landscape to Setcases.

Day 4Setcases 0-9.4 miles 0-15 Km, 0-910m up, 0-4 hours.

Two options today, a chance to relax and visiting the village and the surrounding area or to explore the area in depth on a longer hike up the valley. You can walk up one of the mountain passes to the Bastiments peak at 2.883m where you shall see unrivalled mountain views. On clear days you can see the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Option 1 9.4 miles 15 km, 910m up, 1580m down.

Option 2 4.4 miles 7km, 770m down.

Option 3, stay in Village.

Day 5Setcases to Ribes de 11.2 miles 18 Km, 550m up, 5.5 hours.

Today there is a short transfer to Abella. Today first you hike at a high level above the valley crossing a varied landscape of pastures and forests. Now you start a gradual descent down the Collanda Verda Pass down towards Ribes de Freser.

Day 6Ribes de Freser 8.1 miles 13 Km 0-1200m up, 0-6 hours.

Today you can either have a free day to enjoy this nice village or you can take the rack train up to Núria. The train travels around 12km and climbs 1000m. There is time to climb above the monastery to admire the breath-taking views and do some circular routes which are well marked. There is an optional walk down the valley to Queralbs which would add another 2,5 hours (rack railway stops here). Another option is to take the train to Ripoll and visit the Romanesque monastery Santa Maria, the cradle of the Catalan Nation.

Option 1 10.0 miles 16 km, 1200m up 1930m down

Option 2 4.4 miles 7km, 260m up 1010m down

Option 3, stay in Village

Day 7Departure

Departure after breakfast by train to Barcelona or by bus via Ripoll to Girona.



How to get there

Fly to Girona airport and then by bus to Camprodon (approx. 1.5 hours).
Fly to Barcelona airport and then by bus to Camprodon (approx. 2 hours) or by train to Ripoll (approx. 2 hours) and then by bus to Camprodon.

Departure: by bus to Girona or bus and train to Barcelona (allow around 4 hours for the journey)

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