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Natural parks

Ski and winter activities

Short mountain breaks from Barcelona. . You'll find breathtaking green landscapes, lakes and rivers with crystal-clear waters, hiking trails, fairy-tale villages, historic heritage sites, and a whole host of open-air activities.

Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant MauriciNature in its purest state just a couple of hours away from Barcelona. From the Pica d'Estats (3,143 m above sea level), to the foothills which tumble down to meet the Mediterranean, the Catalan Pyrenees offer the best of every season of the year with six protected areas: a national park and five natural parks.


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Collserola Ridge, a mountainous area less than 15 minutes away from the city centre, boasts the best views of Barcelona guarded by the inseparable Mediterranean in the distance. Discover Mediterranean woods and gain an overview of our nature reserve walking, biking or running, it's your choice!


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If you love snow and high-mountain activities from December to April try one of our ski day trips.

Just two hours' drive away from Barcelona you'll find hundreds of kilometres of ski slopes with state-of-the-art ski lifts, snow cannons, skiing schools and lighting for skiing after sunset.

In the Catalan Pyrenees you can go Alpine, Cross-country and Nordic skiing. You can go on showshoe trails or dog sledding. And if you're an adrenaline junkie, you can take a ride on a snowmobile or snow Segway. You can even go scuba diving under the ice. Enjoy the snow-white landscape of the Pyrenees just two hours away from Barcelona.

For ski lovers with extra days, we recommend to join us on hut-to-hut ski tour in Norway.