4×4 Excursion in the Pyrenees (5 Days)

Off-road driving through breath-taking and unique routes

Rupit, La Molina, Andorra, Pallaresa valley, The Pyrenees, The National Park of Aiguas Tortes, and much more

Up-to-date 4x4 vehicles - Nissan Pathfinder or equivalent, 4 people per vehicle

Professional multilingual guide

Nature picnics and hidden spots

An Unforgettable 5 day Experience

The Pyrenees range sprawls over 450 square kilometers, from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Mediterranean in the east. It acts as a natural border between France and Spain. An excursion through these mountains leads us to encounters with alpine views, lakes, streams, rushing waterfalls and cliffs. All these make a splendid background to the unique cultures which were developed under the auspices of the isolation in the heart of the range. The peoples living in this area were cut off from the world due to the difficulty of crossing the mountains, and developed languages and customs of their own- all this adds an extra touch to the impressive landscape.

This one-of-a-kind excursion will take you on a journey through time, to a period several centuries ago, right into the heart of Catalan culture and history, to places reached by very few of the visitors to Barcelona. We will include in this trip exciting activities which will turn the experience into a Garden of Eden for lovers of Nature and adrenaline.

Day 1 – Barcelona – Rupit – Collsecabra

On reaching Barcelona we will have a short briefing and will sign up for the vehicles.

We will start out northwards to the Collsecabra area which is in the heart of Catalunya and is characterized by steep cliffs, forests, isolated farms, ancient villages and more.

We will visit the ancient village of Rupit, going back in time several centuries. We will wander along the twisting picturesque alleys, among beauty spots and houses over 500 years old. This magical village is still inhabited, but hordes of tourists will not be found here as in Barcelona and therefore the human contact you will experience will be more personal.

We will continue, off-road driving in the forest in the Collsecabra area, going towards Panta de Sau , where taking part in two exciting activities will be offered:

1. Off-road Segway – An off-road ride along paths in forest, mud and even snow. This vehicle is light and easy and blends perfectly with nature and the landscape.

2. Kayaking – What could be more soothing and pleasant than rowing on an enchanted lake surrounded by nature at its most beautiful, breathtaking views and…such silence? The dammed lake of the Ter river supplies all this.

We will end the day with dinner in the village. Lodging will be in the area.

Day 2 – Rupit - La Molina - Andorra

After breakfast we will continue northwards and westwards to the El Cadi Moixero range. The Cerdanya and High Pyrenees region lie beyond this range. We will carry on towards the ranges bordering Andorra, and will reach high observation points from which we will gaze on the valleys spread out far away beneath us while being surrounded by mountains. Weather permitting we will take a short trek to one of the lakes “imprisoned” in the region.

We will drive over the La Rabbassa pass (the smugglers route) which will take us into the Principality of Andorra – through the back door.

Dinner and lodging will be enjoyed in a mountain hotel in Andorra.

Day 3 – Andorra - Pallaresa valley

The morning will begin with an adrenaline-filled activity – “canyoning “. The Pyrenees region is among the best places for this popular sport of gliding down canyons. This gliding is safe and is carried out with close instruction and special equipment and requires no previous experience or expertise. The verdant gorges in the canyon have a mystic halo of beauty that makes this adventure unforgettable to both nature lovers and to those who love the feel of adrenaline coursing through their blood.

For those who prefer adrenaline of a different type –  free time in the center of Andorra with duty-free shopping and good coffee is also a possibility.

Later in the day we will leave Andorra and drive off-road to the Pallaresa valley, also known as the Valley of the Horses, dotted with waterfalls, lakes and mountain ranges. We will drive up along the ranges enjoying the spectacular views with the odd farm here and there, verdant forests and enormous green pastures with bell-carrying cows.

Our dinner and lodging will be in the town of Sort.

Day 4 – Noguera Pallaresa Rafting

We will begin our day with rough and exciting Rafting… Rushing waters, fantastic scenery and great fun – could you ask for more? This exciting, challenging and highly enjoyable activity takes place on the breathtakingly beautiful Noguera Pallaresa river. Here we take into account more than just the rafting itself, one cannot forget the surroundings in the process – the wild scenery, the varied flora, the cliffs and all the excitement of nature.

Wet-suits and safety equipment will keep you safe and warm, and the professional team of guides will ensure your safe arrival at the finishing point. No previous experience is necessary, nor is taking part compulsory (though it is highly recommended!).

After the rafting and after some light refreshment we will continue our route along the glorious panorama of the valley and go up (off-road) to a observation point high in the Pyrenees

Dinner and lodging in the town of Sort.

Day 5 – The Aiguas Tortes National Park

Our day will begin with some rough and exciting Rafting – raging water, amazing scenery and a lot of fun – what more could be desired? This exciting and refreshing activity – professional rafting – will take place on the Noguera Pallaresa River the beauty of which is breathtaking. The experience is not only the rafting itself but the surroundings as well – the wild nature, the vegetation and the mighty cliffs.

Wet-suits, helmets and safety equipment will keep you warm and safe and the experienced professional team will ensure your safe arrival at the finish. Participation is not compulsory but is highly recommended!

After a short rest we will continue, driving through the valley and enjoying the view. We will climb off-road to a vantage point overlooking the Pyrenees, and will drive along a road that crosses the ranges. We will be enchanted by the scenery of verdant forests and green fields where bell carrying cows graze and with the odd isolated farm here and there. At this point we will bid farewell to the Pyrenees, return to the road and make our way to Barcelona which we will reach in the late hours of the evening.

Price

Number of Participants
Price per person

4

1190€

5-6

1060€

7-10

975€

11-12

940€

Day 1 – Barcelona – Rupit – Collsecabra

On reaching Barcelona we will have a short briefing and will sign up for the vehicles.

We will start out northwards to the Collsecabra area which is in the heart of Catalunya and is characterized by steep cliffs, forests, isolated farms, ancient villages and more.

We will visit the ancient village of Rupit, going back in time several centuries. We will wander along the twisting picturesque alleys, among beauty spots and houses over 500 years old. This magical village is still inhabited, but hordes of tourists will not be found here as in Barcelona and therefore the human contact you will experience will be more personal.

We will continue, off-road driving in the forest in the Collsecabra area, going towards Panta de Sau , where taking part in two exciting activities will be offered:

1. Off-road Segway – An off-road ride along paths in forest, mud and even snow. This vehicle is light and easy and blends perfectly with nature and the landscape.

2. Kayaking – What could be more soothing and pleasant than rowing on an enchanted lake surrounded by nature at its most beautiful, breathtaking views and…such silence? The dammed lake of the Ter river supplies all this.

We will end the day with dinner in the village. Lodging will be in the area.

Day 2 – Rupit - La Molina - Andorra

After breakfast we will continue northwards and westwards to the El Cadi Moixero range. The Cerdanya and High Pyrenees region lie beyond this range. We will carry on towards the ranges bordering Andorra, and will reach high observation points from which we will gaze on the valleys spread out far away beneath us while being surrounded by mountains. Weather permitting we will take a short trek to one of the lakes “imprisoned” in the region.

We will drive over the La Rabbassa pass (the smugglers route) which will take us into the Principality of Andorra – through the back door.

Dinner and lodging will be enjoyed in a mountain hotel in Andorra.

Day 3 – Andorra - Pallaresa valley

The morning will begin with an adrenaline-filled activity – “canyoning “. The Pyrenees region is among the best places for this popular sport of gliding down canyons. This gliding is safe and is carried out with close instruction and special equipment and requires no previous experience or expertise. The verdant gorges in the canyon have a mystic halo of beauty that makes this adventure unforgettable to both nature lovers and to those who love the feel of adrenaline coursing through their blood.

For those who prefer adrenaline of a different type –  free time in the center of Andorra with duty-free shopping and good coffee is also a possibility.

Later in the day we will leave Andorra and drive off-road to the Pallaresa valley, also known as the Valley of the Horses, dotted with waterfalls, lakes and mountain ranges. We will drive up along the ranges enjoying the spectacular views with the odd farm here and there, verdant forests and enormous green pastures with bell-carrying cows.

Our dinner and lodging will be in the town of Sort.

Day 4 – Noguera Pallaresa Rafting

We will begin our day with rough and exciting Rafting… Rushing waters, fantastic scenery and great fun – could you ask for more? This exciting, challenging and highly enjoyable activity takes place on the breathtakingly beautiful Noguera Pallaresa river. Here we take into account more than just the rafting itself, one cannot forget the surroundings in the process – the wild scenery, the varied flora, the cliffs and all the excitement of nature.

Wet-suits and safety equipment will keep you safe and warm, and the professional team of guides will ensure your safe arrival at the finishing point. No previous experience is necessary, nor is taking part compulsory (though it is highly recommended!).

After the rafting and after some light refreshment we will continue our route along the glorious panorama of the valley and go up (off-road) to a observation point high in the Pyrenees

Dinner and lodging in the town of Sort.

Day 5 – The Aiguas Tortes National Park

Our day will begin with some rough and exciting Rafting – raging water, amazing scenery and a lot of fun – what more could be desired? This exciting and refreshing activity – professional rafting – will take place on the Noguera Pallaresa River the beauty of which is breathtaking. The experience is not only the rafting itself but the surroundings as well – the wild nature, the vegetation and the mighty cliffs.

Wet-suits, helmets and safety equipment will keep you warm and safe and the experienced professional team will ensure your safe arrival at the finish. Participation is not compulsory but is highly recommended!

After a short rest we will continue, driving through the valley and enjoying the view. We will climb off-road to a vantage point overlooking the Pyrenees, and will drive along a road that crosses the ranges. We will be enchanted by the scenery of verdant forests and green fields where bell carrying cows graze and with the odd isolated farm here and there. At this point we will bid farewell to the Pyrenees, return to the road and make our way to Barcelona which we will reach in the late hours of the evening.

Price

Number of Participants
Price per person

4

1190€

5-6

1060€

7-10

975€

11-12

940€

Price

Number of Participants
Price per person

4

1190€

5-6

1060€

7-10

975€

11-12

940€

General Conditions

  • Tour confirmed with minimum of 4 participants
  • We guarantee for groups no larger than 12 participants, unless asked for by the client
  • Tour dates can be changed after confirmation that said dates are in fact available
  • Existing groups can be joined and thus lowering price per person – Contact us for details regarding confirmed tours
  • Private tour can be contracted with an additional fee
  • All participants must acquire the appropriate medical and luggage insurance coverage

Price Includes

  • 4 nights half board accommodation at Pyrenees hotels, per person in double room
  • Jeep rental (Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder, Mitsubishi Montero or similar), at 4 participants per vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Fuel and road tolls for all the days of the trip
  • Guide vehicle with necessary first aid and rescue kits
  • Communication equipment (walkie-talkie radios)
  • Picnic and coffee kit
  • Mineral water in vehicles
  • Rafting
  • Treetop Adventure Park
  • Tobotronc
  • Entries according to itinerary
  • Transport according to necessary

Price Does Not include

  • Flights
  • Travel and luggage insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch (picnic lunches can be included at 7€ per person per day. Restaurant lunches should cost between 8€ -12€)
  • Entries and activities beyond the aforementioned

Extra Fees and Discounts

  • Single room extra – 110€
  • Triple room discount – 70€
  • 3 passengers in vehicle extra – 155€ per vehicle
  • 2 passengers in vehicle extra – 220€ per vehicle
  • 5 passengers in vehicle discount – 85€ for 5th passenger

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • 35% advance will be paid at the time of booking
  • 50% of the balance will be paid up to 45 days before the trip
  • The balance will be paid up to 14 days before the trip, unless a different payment method was agreed upon
  • In any case of cancellation, 105€ handling fee will be charged per participant
  • Cancellation of up to 45 days prior to the date of the trip a full refund will be given, excluding the handling fees
  • Cancellation fees less than 45 days before the trip 35%
  • Cancellation fees less than 14 days before the trip 50%
  • Cancellation fees less than 7 days before the trip 75%
  • Cancellation fees of less than 7 days before the trip 100%
  • In case the price of the trip includes airfare or services from a third party, the cost of the cancellation will apply according to the supplier’s policy

General

  • All payments are in euros
  • By paying a down payment, the customer agrees to the terms of payment and cancellation
  • There may be changes in timetables that will not affect the trip but may change the order of activities.
  • The route may vary due to weather conditions, local authorities’ instructions, technical malfunctions, or the guide’s decision
  • Important Note – On a trip where the price depends on the size of the group, cancellation of one or more participants may affect the price per person for the rest of the group

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