The most amazing Pyrenees

by / Friday, 05 October 2018 / Published in News

Four hundred kilometers of natural landscapes, local fauna or centenary villages, are only a few samples of everything you can find if you visit the Pyrenean Mountain Range. Numerous treasures are hidden in its bowels, occupying three provinces: Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia.


The legend of the creation of the Pyrenees

The legend says that, in ancient times, the lands where the Pyrenees are located were a great plain land in which one of the most beautiful princesses of history lived, Pyrene. She and Hercules fell in love, but her father forbid the union and banished the hero of the region. Some time later, the giant Gerion meets Pyrene and when he sees her he is completely captivated. When he finds out his love is not reciprocal, he chased Pyrene through the plains and forests of the region. Pyrene, desolated, began to cry and her tears created the ibones, the frozen lakes of the Pyrenean peaks. Hercules, aware of this, went in search of his beloved, but when he arrived, it was too late. Prey of desolation buried Pyrene in the forest and started to stack stones to create the largest and most beautiful mausoleum, the Pyrenees.

This myth does nothing but reinforce the great beauty hidden in the Pyrenees. Visiting these places is synonymous with history, beauty and nature. If you want to know some of the most beautiful corners of these lands, keep on reading.


Cerdanya, Girona

This region is characterized by its impressive natural landscapes, its gastronomic offer, the beautiful Romanesque monuments and its magical villages. A jewel of the Catalan Pyrenees.

You can enjoy the majestic views from the Tosa. Visit the town of Llívia, a must if you want to enjoy the history of the area and one of the best sunsets of the Pyrenees. You can also stroll through the Llosa Valley, a place that is still wild today or take the Camino de Santiago as it passes through the region. Last but not least, the highest peak in the region, the Puigpedrós.


The beech forest of Ordesa

In the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido in Aragon, you’ll find the Forest of Beech. A corner where you can walk and enjoy its majestic landscapes.

This beech is one of the ten most beautiful of the Spanish geography. Trekking through it can be a spectacular experience that will delight you. During your tour you will enjoy beech forests and waterfalls in the river, the best known is the Cola de Caballo waterfall.


The “ibones”

The “ibones” are small glacial lakes that are found throughout the mountain range, although they only receive this name on the Aragonese slope.

To be able to enjoy these landscapes, you only have to walk through the peaks of the Pyrenees and, hidden inside, these gems of nature will show up.


San Mauricio Lake

In the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, you’ll find the Lake San Mauricio. One of the most beautiful corners of the Catalan Pyrenees, nestled at the bottom of a glacial cirque and surrounded by mountains.

A must if you want to enjoy nature in all its splendor.


These are just some of the places you can visit when you pass through the Pyrenees, although there are many more like Roncesvalles, the Irati forest, the Boí valley or Lanuza. Whatever your final destination is, a family getaway to the Pyrenees can be one of the best options for spending your family holidays. Contact us and we’ll organize everything for you!

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