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Bilbao to Barcelona: Pyrenees Drive & Explore Holiday

From the Basque Country to Catalonia via the high Pyrenees, this road journey celebrates the beautiful variety of Spain's northern frontier.

Traverse the entire range of the Spanish Pyrenees by road, with curated guided experiences and independent days to explore as you wish. This is a journey of many faces, from historical cities to small villages; Bearded vultures to Romanesque churches; easy strolls to great hiking days; tasty local picnics to superb gourmet meals.

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Day 1 - Arrive in the Basque Country

Arrive early in Bilbao to spend the morning with your guide, exploring on foot, discovering the rich history, culture and food of the Basque region.
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Day 2 - Visit Pamplona on the way to the Pyrenees

Drive to Pamplona for a private tour of this ancient city and a lunch in the city's iconic pintxos bars. Make your way to your beautiful rural hotel, from where you start exploring the Pyrenees.
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Day 3 - Explore the forests and canyons of Navarre

Your first full day to explore the Pyrenees starts with a circular hike in the lush beech forest of Iratí and ends with the deep limestone canyons of Arbayún.
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Day 4 - Walk below red towers, visit a medieval castle

Travel into the region of Aragón and your base for the next two nights. Take a small detour to hike 7km around the iconic red towers of the Mallos de Riglos and perhaps visit the striking Loarre Castle.
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Day 5 - Explore the Tena Valley

A full day to enjoy the peaceful natural beauty of the Tena valley, where you can choose from various hiking options across its forests or up the valleys to its glacial lakes and summits.
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Day 6 - Walk in the iconic Ordesa Valley

Travel into the Ordesa Monte Perdido National Park to hike one of the most iconic paths in Spain, following the trail along the Arazas river to the Horse Tail Waterfall.
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Day 7 - Choose how to explore with your guide

A flexible day of walking with your private guide, with trails to suit all levels and interests such as history, wildlife or nature. Later, enjoy a unique tasting menu based on local products.

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