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On the French-Spanish Frontier: the Pyrenees

Ceret – Bagnères-de-Luchon – San Sebastian – Pyrenees – Barcelona

13 days – EUR 1,654.00 pp in dbl-room*

Ancient villages nestled among rugged mountain landscapes: the Pyrenees are a world of their own between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.


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Day 1 to 3: Céret

Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS Spain
Vehicle: Opel Astra or similar (CCMR)
Rate: 360°, Max Cover
Location: Barcelona Airport

From Barcelona Airport to Céret198 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Girona: Remnants of Jewish and Arab culture in old labyrinthine alleys

Accommodation:
A Catalonian manor house2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The charming 17th century manor house is situated in the valley of the River Tech just above Ceret. Most of the 10 guest rooms have a patio with a small garden. A heated swimming pool is available, and a good selection of restaurants and boutiques can be found in nearby Ceret.

Attractions:

  • Céret: Artists' town in the eastern Pyrenees

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Day 3 to 5: Haut Pyrenees

From Céret to Saint-Paul-d'Oueil346 km | 7 hours

Attractions:

  • Cathar Country: Refuge for persecuted heretics
  • Salardú: Fortified town in the Valle de Arán

Accommodation:
A country estate near Luchon2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Located in a picturesque village, this hotel is a stone building surrounded by a large garden. The cheerful red dining room has a large fireplace and a parquet floor. The antique furniture and modern art give the hotel a special charm. Patricia and Robert will welcome you with their friendliness and hospitality.

Attractions:

  • Haut Pyrenees: Wild mountains between France and Spain
  • Bagnères-de-Luchon: Spa with hot springs

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Day 5 to 8: Donostia

From Saint-Paul-d'Oueil to San Sebastian291 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Lourdes
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: Aquitanian town with a vibrant flair
  • Côte Basque: Beaches, cliffs and powerful surf
  • Loyola: Birthplace of Ignatius de Loyola

Accommodation:
A villa in downtown San Sebastian3 Nights | bed & breakfast

This 19th century mansion is a listed historical building in the centre of the city, only five minutes from Zurriola beach. Originally an engagement present from Don Ramon Londaiz to his daughter, the property is now a boutique hotel with 25 rooms following careful restoration. Some of the rooms are located in the former carriage house with its facade of English-style bricks. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the adjacent garden, which was created by a French landscaper in 1898. A number of good restaurants can be found in the area around the hotel. Free parking is available.

Attractions:

  • Donostia: A historic Basque coastal city
  • Pasaia Donibane: Traditional fishing village with a medieval town center and good restaurants

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Day 8 to 11: Aragon Pyrenees

From San Sebastian to Ainsa270 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Estella: Charming town along the Way of St. James
  • Ordesa National Park: Edelweiss, bearded vultures and brown bears
  • Parque Nacional de Ordes y Monte Perdido: Wilderness in the Aragonese Pyrenees

Accommodation:
A former family residence in Ainsa3 Nights | bed & breakfast

The hotel with rustic charm and modern comforts is located in the medieval town of Ainsa, within sight of Monte Perdido and the Odesa National Park. The Bergua family purchased the historical mansion on the market square a few years ago, carefully renovated it and converted it into an exclusive hotel with just five bedrooms. While almost nothing has changed on the outside, the bedrooms offer spacious, modern bathrooms along with air-conditioning and heating, thus providing a harmonious blend of historical architecture and modern interior design.

Attractions:

  • Aragon Pyrenees

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Day 11 to 13: Barcelona

From Ainsa to Barcelona Airport329 km | 5 hours

Attractions:

  • Montserrat: Abbey with a view built on the side of a cliff

Rental car drop-off
Location: Barcelona Airport

Accommodation:
A 16th century hotel in the Gothic Quarter2 Nights | bed & breakfast

This historic hotel enjoys one of the best locations in Barcelona – in the Gothic quarter, close to the Ramblas and the harbor. The panoramic views reach from Montjuic Mountain to the Christopher Columbus monument to the Olympic Port. While the current exterior was completed in neo-classical style in 1850, the interior has been thoroughly renovated to meet the standards of a modern luxury hotel. Guests can relax on the terrace or take a dip in the pool on the roof. Attractions located within a 5-10 minute walk include not only the Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, but also the Cathedral, the Borne quarter, various Beaches, the Old Port (fish and seafood restaurants), the Museum Picasso, the Real Square, the Museum of History of Barcelona, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of History of Catalonia, the Music Palace and the Catalunya Square.

Attractions:

  • Barcelona

Additional Services

Climate Compensation Contribution
For more information on our project, please refer to our website:
www.umfulana.com/climateeu
Sunny Cars Permit for France
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip goes through France. Any fees which might incurre are payable directly at the location when hiring the car.

Vehicle

Company: AVIS Spain
Type: Opel Astra or similar (Group C)

Air-conditioning, power steering, radioRate: 360°, Max Cover

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

USD 1,849.00*
(EUR 1,654.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

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» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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