Traditional trains of the Pyrenees

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $1,949

Apr 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

Spend time in the mountains and at the coast, as you wind your way through stunning scenery aboard several traditional trains.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist local guide
  • 7 nights half board in 3-star hotels 
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners plus a glass of wine at dinner
  • Scenic Rail: Ride on the Little Yellow Train & take the rack railway to Núria's sanctuary
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together ​
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure, plus other transportation 
  • Porterage

 

Included excursions

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

Itinerary

Make your own way to Barcelona where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to the Catalan Pyrenees. Our first hotel is located in the Spanish mountain village of Camprodon. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, before a welcome drink and dinner.​

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, home to an array of wildlife, before visiting the town of Olot and setting off on a gentle walk to admire views of extinct volcanoes.​


This morning we’ll drive 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. Winding our way through this beautiful area, we’ll take in spectacular views. There will be time to admire the sanctuary, take a stroll and perhaps have a bite to eat, before we head back.​
Today we’re going to cross the border into France and take another fascinating trip by rail. First we’ll spend time in medieval Villefranche-de-Conflent, exploring its historic centre on foot. This afternoon we’ll step aboard the Little Yellow Train for a journey into the surrounding hills. Take in the views as the train passes by forests, streams, viaducts and bridges en route to Mont-Louis.​ 

We’re heading to the coast today, on the way stopping to 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 medieval village perched 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, where our hotel is located on the seafront.​

Today has been left free. Perhaps take a swim in the hotel’s swimming pool or maybe explore the citadel in Roses.​
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. It’s the last day of your vacation, so tonight we’ll enjoy a farewell get-together, a fitting end to our time in this beautiful part of the world.​


Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers​​

Accommodation

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.
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

Hotel Camprodon

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 27 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,949

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 11 May 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 01 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,149

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 07 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,149

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 14 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,049

Available

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