Discover the beauty and charm of Catalonia, Spain in our Coon Rapids Travel Agent Spotlight. Our spotlight articles highlight stories from featured destinations around the world. The Catalonia region is located in northeast Spain and boasts beautiful beach resorts set against the backdrop of Barcelona and the Pyrenees Mountains.
We began our journey by exploring this region with the wonderful people on the Catalonia tourism board and marveled at each site. Our well-rounded itinerary included a variety of activities including hiking and cycling. After a full day of active adventure, we experienced true gluttony as we dined on delectable food and of course, an incredible visit to a local vineyard and winery.
The Spectacular Views of the Pyrenees
The National Park of Aigüestortes and St. Mauricio is an authentic little-known gem and the most spectacular site I’ve ever visited! The mountain bike trails and hiking route was amazing and proved not to be too difficult. The Pyrenees stands out for the impressive mountain scenery with deep valleys, rushing waterfalls, amazing snowcapped peaks, and magnificent woods. I have never witnessed lakes so crystal clear or breathed such fresh air. It is truly a unique place where you will find ancient culture and strong traditions in the surrounding villages.
We ended our trip with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat, the famous La Sagrada Familia, as well as some of the best Gaudi buildings in Barcelona via E-Bike. Barcelona harbor was a peaceful and inspiring place to rest our feet for the final day in Spain. I could have spent hours watching the sail boats come in and out of the harbor. Whether you love to relax at the beach or hike the mountain peaks, a trip to Catalonia offers a little bit for everyone. If you’re ready to plan your next adventure, Riverdale Travel is ready to help. We can partner with you to customize your journey to Catalonia or any other destination you’ve been thinking of.