Traditional trains of the Pyrenees

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Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2021 - Sep 2021
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From £1,299
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2021 - Sep 2021
Tour Overview

​​Enjoy the best of both worlds on a holiday which includes time in the mountains and at the coast. Beginning in the Catalan Pyrenees, you'll ascend to the Sanctuary of Núria by rack railway, then board the Red Train for a journey through stunning scenery. En route to the coast, you'll stop at Perelada Castle for a wine-tasting and your final train journey is aboard the Trenet de Cadaques. This fun little road train takes you to Cap de Creus National Park, where the Pyrenees meet the sea amid rugged cliffs and hidden coves. ​​

  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board
  • All Highlights Included
  • Rail
  • Max Group Size 30
  • Flight Choices

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​​​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways 
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports 
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels 
  • 14 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners including a glass of wine at dinner & welcome drink
  • All highlights included 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage 
  • Scenic Rail: Ride on the Red Train & take the rack railway to Núria's sanctuary

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Explore medieval Besalú & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone
  • Walk along a historic Roman road & discover a medieval cliff town 
  • Taste wines of the Emporda Wine Route at Perelada Castle​
  • Journey on the Trenet de Cadaques

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Barcelona

​Today you'll fly to Barcelona, transferring on arrival to the Catalan Pyrenees. The Pyrenees mountain range divides Spain and France and offers spectacular opportunities for exploration, as you will discover this week. Our first hotel is located in the Spanish mountain village of Camprodon. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, before we get to know one another better over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Besalú & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

​After breakfast we're going to make our way to Besalú. It's a lovely medieval town with some magnificent well-preserved architecture, including a delightful Romanesque bridge. After taking a stroll through the winding cobbled streets, there will be time to stop for lunch.
Next we'll head to the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, a beautiful natural landscape which is home to an array of wildlife. We'll be visiting the town of Olot and will set off on a gentle walk to learn more about the area and admire views of extinct volcanoes. Later, we will return to Camprodon.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Rack Railway to the Sanctuary of Núria

This morning we'll drive the short distance to the town of Ribes de Freser, where our journey to the sanctuary of Núria begins. This spiritual oasis is accessible only by train, so we'll step aboard the rack railway for our ascent up the mountain. Winding our way through this beautiful area, we'll take in spectacular views and get a real sense of the enormity of the valley. There will be time to admire the sanctuary, take a stroll and perhaps have a bite to eat, before we head back down the mountain and return to Camprodon.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 The Red Train

This morning you will head to charming Rivesaltes, climb aboard the Red Train and travel to the small town of Axat in France. The brightly coloured train stands out against the dark green vegetation of the mountains and from your open-top carriage, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air. Admire panoramic views as you journey through the stunning scenery, past majestic peaks and plunging valleys. 
After the train ride, you will have time for lunch in Axat if you wish and on the way back to the hotel we'll stop at La Jonquera, a large shopping mall on the border between France and Spain. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Castellfollit de la Roca

​We're saying goodbye to the Pyrenees and heading to the coast today. On the way we'll stop and take a leisurely walk along a stretch of one of the few remaining Roman roads in the area. Then we'll visit Castellfollit de la Roca, a beautiful medieval village perched precariously on the edge of a cliff.
En route to Roses we’ll call in at Perelada Castle for a wine-tasting in a glorious setting that forms part of the Emporda Wine Route. Finally, we'll arrive at the pretty port of Roses on Spain's Costa Brava. Our hotel is located on the seafront, close to the resort centre.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Roses

​After a busy few days, today is yours to relax and do as you please. Perhaps take a dip in the hotel's swimming pool or soak up the sun on the nearby beach. If you want to carry on exploring, you could head out with your travelling companions and explore the citadel in Roses.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Trenet de Cadaques

The Trenet de Cadaques is a fun little road train and we're going to admire spectacular views as it takes us through Roses to Cap de Creus National Park. This is where the Pyrenees meet the sea in an area of rugged cliffs and hidden coves. It's the last day of your holiday, so tonight we'll enjoy a farewell get-together, a fitting end to our time in this beautiful part of the world.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Barcelona - UK

​After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: for the Roman road walk on day 5 walking shoes are essential and it is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.​

Accommodation

Hotel Camprodon

Hotel Camprodon is a neoclassical family-run hotel, fully renovated while retaining its historical charm. Located in the heart of the village of Camprodon, with beautiful views on the river Ter and the Pont Nou (new bridge), Hotel Camprodon will give you the peace and quiet that you are looking for. The hotel has a provate pool, garden, a bar and a restaurant. Bedroom facilities include: alarm service, telephone, TV and haridryer.

Prestige Hotel Coral Platja Elit

The Hotel Coral Platja Elit is completely renovated respecting the colonial style. It is located at the beachfront and only 300 meters away from the centre of Roses, in Costa Brava. The hotel Coral Platja Elit stands out for its charming colonial style. Its comfortable refurbished rooms and facilities with all kinds of details designed for your comfort, will make your stay unforgettable. The hotel Coral Platja Elit has a garden with direct access to the beach and its 167 rooms are fully equipped to make your experience a unique one. All the rooms have: - Bathroom with hairdryer - Air conditioning and heating - Direct phone line - T.V - Safety box (consult pricing) - Minibar

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