Who wants to experience pristine beauty in the heart the Pyrenees Mountains? Guests on our Spain tour will have an opportunity to do just that. While traveling from the beach on the Costa Brava across the Pyrenees, we’ll stop at Catalan’s Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes. The park is a landscape of jagged rocky peaks that tower above fir forests, grassy meadows, mirrored lakes and crystal flowing water. Water cascades down rocks to join over 200 lakes in the park. Wildflowers grace glacial valley floors. The scenery in this park can only be described by one word – breathtaking!
Estany de Maurici is the park’s largest lake and a must-see. Two rivers converge to make this alpine lake giving the park its name – Aiguestortes or “twisted waters”.
Large mammal habitat in the area include wild horses, goats, deer and boar. A variety of birds live in the heights of the granite mountain cliffs, clinging to sheer faces and nesting in cracks or cornices. Brown trout swim in lakes and rivers. Grassy glacial valley floors are ripe for exploring as well as the many hiking trails in the park. This is a place to take in nature at its finest and the peace it brings.
Visitors can only get into the park by 4-wheel Land Rover taxi. We will have local drivers/guides who will drive us to scenic points. For those who want to hike, there will be option to take an easy group hike along the way or back to town on our return. During the day, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by our own tour guides. It will be a day filled with magnificent scenery and unforgettable moments!
Note: For those who do not want to take the excursion into the park, the option will be to relax at the hotel or wander the scenic town where we will stay.