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Catalan Road Trip – Spain to Andorra

Catalan Road Trip – Spain to Andorra

We had an amazing time exploring and hiking around Catalonia in Spain. But while we were in the area, we thought it might be interesting to explore another mini country, Andorra. Andorra is a Principality located in the middle of the Pyrenees. It is famous for tax-free shopping and amazing hiking in summer or skiing in winter. This Catalan road trip allowed us to see fantastic mountain views, sample tasty Catalan food and visit the only country in the world…

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Caldes de Boí – Hot Springs, Food & Waterfalls

Caldes de Boí – Hot Springs, Food & Waterfalls

Vall de Boí is a gorgeous valley in Catalonia (Spain) filled with beautiful views, waterfalls and plenty of fantastic places to eat Catalan food. Most people visit this area to see the stunning UNESCO Catalan Romanesque Churches, or the spectacular Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. However if you keep going to the end of the Vall de Boí, you’ll find an area full of hot springs at Caldes de Boí. One of Marc’s mother’s cousins works at…

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Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Just in case I did not already convince everyone I know to visit the Spanish Pyrenees, I’d like to share another beautiful walk. This adventure explores the most famous lake in the area, Estany de Sant Maurici. This hike is a bit easier than my previous Pyrenees walks; So if you are vaguely fit, you’ll be able to manage it. Our route goes around Lake Sant Maurici, then we walked up to Refugi Amitges (via the Carros de Foc trail),…

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Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Do you fancy a challenge that will take you to some of the best views within Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park? Well, the route to Coll de Contraix is pretty perfect. You follow the Carros de Foc trail between two Refuges Ventosa and Estany Llong. This hike will take you near azure-blue lakes, up spectacular rocky slopes, past countless waterfalls and show you more spiky-topped Pyrenees than you can count. This was easily the most impressive adventure…

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