There’s nothing like a good hike in the Pyrenees! Wake up early and get out of the city for a day of fresh air, green landscapes, waterfalls, rivers and the pure sounds of nature is the perfect plan for any trip – especially if you’re in Barcelona.
Hikers who have the chance to visit Catalonia can consider themselves very lucky. Just north of Barcelona is numerous charming medieval mountain villages with their stone houses and cafes built directly into the rock of the mountainsides! The Pyrenees mountains, world renown as one of the best hiking destinations in all Europe, is located just under 100km away – and has become a mandatory stop for travelers seeking a traditional charming outdoor adventure.
In this medieval landscape, one of the most interesting pueblos (the Spanish word for villages) is Rupit, in Osona. As with many of the other medieval Catalan towns, Rupit has been amazingly well preserved. The oldest building there – a church – dates back to 968. But the best of Rupit is its geographical location: it’s right in the middle of great hiking and walking routes, making it the perfect destination for a hiking day trip from Barcelona.
The hanging wooden bridge from 1945 and the beautiful gardens and vegetation would impress you more than you would think. Definitely worth the visit and the perfect place to chill and tour after a morning of hiking uphill!
Taking the Medieval Mountain Village and Panoramic Trails day trip and visiting Rupit with Spanish Trails
Year-round, hot or cold, rainy or sunny, our Medieval Mountain Villages day trips from Barcelona have been one of our biggest successes for both since we first started offering high-quality affordable tours, back in 2001. The feeling of exploring a village’s winding cobblestone streets and stone houses dating back more than 500 years is something not to be missed. Following a traditional Catalan lunch, we would take you for yet another fantastic history lesson and plenty of great photos. And if you’re not that much of a hiker, no worries! Non-hikers can relax on a river-view terrace and enjoy the sun, beverages and a book until the others return.
Here is everything you need to know about the Medieval Mountain Village day trip:
- Very knowledgeable and entertaining, English-speaking guide
- Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned touring van
- Coffee (or beverage of choice) & fresh local pastries
- 3-course meal with wine in a traditional Catalan restaurant
- Bottled water
What’s Not Included
- Guide’s gratuity
- Comfortable clothing suited for potential temperature fluctuations
- Comfortable walking shoes with good tread
- Light raincoat (if necessary)
- <2-8 guests