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Make a holiday rental villa or cottage in Olvan, Spain your home away from home

Olvan is a municipality in the province of Bergueda, which is known for its majestic landscapes at the foothills of the Pyrenees. There’s abundant natural beauty all around Olvan self-catering accommodation, with rivers, meadows, forests and gorges, while you’ll also be able to discover some picturesque towns and impressive historical landmarks.

Things to do in Olvan, Spain

There’s inspiring natural scenery all around holiday villas in Olvan. Perhaps the best place to go is Baga, which is the on the boundary of the Cadi Moixero Natural Park, a large expanse of mountain scenery. The park provides one of the last remaining habitats for the Iberian Lynx, and is a hotspot for outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. At Baga you’ll find an information centre offering advice on routes and attractions within the park.

Baga is also well worth a visit in its own right, boasting a 10th Century monastery as well as a medieval old town encircled by 13th century defensive walls and an arcaded central square.

A little closer to Olvan self-catering cottages is Berga, historically considered Catalonia’s gateway to the Pyrenees. The Portal de Santa Magdalena is a remnant of the town’s walls, while the Church of San Juan de Berga dates to the 13th Century and is famous for its vaulted ceilings.

If you arrive at an Olvan holiday cottage in the winter months you’ll find the Port del Comte ski resort less than an hour away. It’s one of the top destinations in the Spanish Pyrenees and offers 40 kilometres of pistes served by 15 ski lifts.

Places to visit on holiday in Olvan, Spain

Olvan villas are little more than an hour by car from Barcelona, which lies about 100 kilometres to the south. This city offers a wealth of museums, famous landmarks, shopping and dining. A great place to start is the Ciutat Vella, which is home to stylish little restaurants and shops. It’s well worth taking the time to see some of Antoni Gaudi’s stunning modernist architecture, the best examples of which can be seen at Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia church.

Weather in Olvan, Spain

On holiday in Bergueda you’ll encounter a continental Mediterranean climate. Winters in this region bring a fair of snow due to the high elevation, while summers around Olvan rental villas tend to be pleasantly warm, with relatively cool nights.

Cheap flights to Olvan, Spain

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) sits about an hour from Olvan vacation accommodation, and can be reached from the UK via budget airlines like Ryanair, departing from Edinburgh (EDI) and Leeds-Bradford (LBA), and easyJet, which offers services from Bristol (BRS), Stansted (STN) and Luton (LUT).

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                                                                                                    A stunning place

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                                                                                                    The castle and the surrounding countryside was better than we expected with all the potential for a peaceful and relaxing stay. The owners were very helpful pleasant people, we could not fault them. However, we were not expecting that we were not able to get our vehicles right up to the front door and with carrying shopping and luggage for 15 people, this was quite time consuming. We were also disappointed that the hot water system was not very efficient and showers were mostly little more than lukewarm. The electricity supply was problematic also and when we were using the oven and another couple of electrical devices at the same time, the trip switch was triggered meaning multiple visits to reset it. Maybe too given that we spent 10 nights there, we could have been offered fresh towels. The heating was generally good although it was mild weather during our stay. Maybe too, the details should explain that the road to the castle is single track for some distance and unmade for the last stretch. Overall I would certainly recommend Castell Llaes but do feel that the above points need to be addressed.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely stay in Balsareny

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                                                                                                    Very good value for money, Anna made us feel very welcome. The flat is on ground level and one can go for lovely walks in the area. Also a good base for doing day trips in Catalonia.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016