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Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

Explore the Pyrenees just outside Barcelona with local guide, AEGM-certified Pere. Choose from three different routes according to your goals!


1 Day

All year




* Beautiful valleys, like Cerdanya valley, one of the most famous in the Pyrenees

* Exploring Romanesque and middle-age villages

* Visiting the Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll

* Contrasting French and Spanish landscapes


If you are looking for a special program during your visit to Barcelona, consider this rewarding Pyrenees day hike! It is a great way to explore both French and Spanish Pyrenees customs, landscapes and architecture. If you love hiking, or just want to add a natural element to your trip, this is a perfect program for you.

To begin the tour, I will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Barcelona. From there, we will transfer in an exclusive van for between 1 and 2 hours towards the starting point of our hike.

During the hike, I will help you understand how this mountain played an essential role in the cultural origin of Catalonia.

There are three different routes you can choose from depending on your hiking experience and goals. Each of them has a different duration and itinerary.

  • ROUTE 1 (Levels 1 & 2): Open to everyone! - Includes fantastic views of Prats de Cadí. Duration of the hike (walking time): 2 hours

  • ROUTE 2 (Levels 3 & 4): For sport lovers – We will get to the top of Carlit from the Lac of Les Boulloses. Duration of the hike (walking time): 5 hours

  • ROUTE 3 (Level 5): Performance approach – Aims for long distance hiking from Queralbs to Balandrau peak (2,584 m). Duration of the hike (walking time): 7 hours

All the tour options include the return to your hotel or accommodation in Barcelona.

Groups on this tour are of a maximum of 7 hikers.

Interested in this Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona? Request your booking! Check out other hiking options near Barcelona, like the Montserrat day hike from Barcelona, the 1-day Priorat hiking tour, and the 1-day Costa Brava hike from Barcelona.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Includes a snack during the hike!

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Hiking boots, jacket and warm clothes.


What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

There are several route options that we can choose depending on your previous experience and fitness level. The options go from 2 hours hiking to 7 hours hiking, so we can adapt the itinerary for beginners, childre, or more experienced hikers as well.

Where will we meet? Is transport included in the trip?

Transport is included. I will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Barcelona. From there, we will transfer in an exclusive van for between 1 and 2 hours towards the starting point of our hike.

What's the itinerary for the day? At what time will we start? How long will the hike last?

We will pick up you at 7.30-8 am in Barcelona, drive for 1-2 hours to the starting point of the hike. Depending on the route we do, the hike can last between 2 and 6 hours. We will be back in Barcelona around 6-7 pm.

What should I bring for the hike?

You should bring a small backpack with water and something to eat. Regarding clothes, you should bring hiking shoes and comfortable clothes for hiking. Depending on the time of the year, consider also a warm and windproof jacket.

Where will we going in the Pyrenees?

According to the weather conditions and your hiking experience, we can determinate the better place of the Pyrenees to go hiking. Some possible options are Puigmal, Taga, Tossa D'Alp, Carlit, Balandrau peak.

Are meals included in the hike?

We include a light snack, so we recommend you to bring water and a sandwich or something else to eat.

Do you offer other hikes in the region?

Yes, I also guide day hikes closer to Barcelona, for example in Montserrat and in Costa Brava. You can check all the options here: https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/pere-sauret/

About the guide

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Trekking Guide

Industrial Engineering and Master of automobile, Pere has long experience in the appliance industry at BRAUN, automobile and motorist services at UNITED TECHNOLOGIES and he has been director of Automobile Club of Spain (RACC), highlighted by road safety studies.

Finally, in the field of sport he was born to climb, he hiked in many mountains , in the Pyrenees , Picos de Europa , Alps, Andes , the Rockies in the U.S. and in Asia. As President of the Hiking Club of Catalonia (UEC), one of the most important clubs in Spain , organizes and promotes the sport of mountain from the youngest ages to experts .

As BarcelonaWalking guide is a hiking guide titled , is a guarantee for best results trekking in the many corners of Spanish geography . But perhaps the most important of his profile is make you feel comfortable and safe while you enjoy the activity in the natural environment.


French | English | Catalan



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What people are saying about this trip



Pere was amazing!! He was so kind and so much fun! We had the best hike with him through the Pyrenees. It was absolutely beautiful, and we loved being able to hike through the snow and getting to see the snow-capped mountains. It was INCREDIBLE.



Pere was great! He was very pleasant and patient with us, as we struggled going up the mountain. Highly recommend!



We had a fabulous and unforgettable hike in the Pyrenees with Pere. He is a very knowledgable, safety conscious and experienced guide. He had water, snacks, and gear for us and took some really great pictures during the day which he shared with us. We also made a short stop before our hike for coffee and a snack as he went over the hike we would be taking and showed us a map of the trail and area, which was really nice for orienting us. This is a hike not to be missed, and I would highly recommend going with Explore-Share and not on your own unless you are very familiar with the trails and area.



I was a bit hesitate to book with explore-share as I have never heard of it and am a women traveling alone looking for a hike to do in another country. I am elated I booked with Pere on a full day hike in the Pyreneess. Pere was very nice, funny and professional- he had lots of info on history, culture and of course everything mountainside. He brought snacks and bought coffee which was unexpected but very appreciated- he provided transportation & had lots of extra gear too! He was very good at judging my skill level and pushed me just enough as far as pacing and trail difficulty. I am so lucky to have chosen Pere as a guide! Internally it was a physically and mentally challenging hike; I would not of made it to the top if I was alone. If anyone is hesitating on which guide to pick I would say to look no further and go with Pere. It was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona and will remember it for years to come when looking for extra motivation & momentum on my next hikes.



Great guide! Pere adjusted the hike to our level, and made everything amazing for us. He is caring and responsible and has a lot of knowledge. We loved it. Highly recommended!!

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