Make a holiday apartment in Pirineo Catalan - Girona your home away from home
Pirineo Catalan - Girona holiday homes are for people who want to recharge their batteries and revel in unblemished mountain scenery that affords a wealth of adventure or uninterrupted relaxation. In summer you'll be able to hike, bike or even play golf, all in a pleasant climate in front of an unforgettable backdrop. Apartments in Pirineo Catalan - Girona are superbly located for skiing in winter, with a choice of resorts in the region. Transport links are excellent here too, with many locations on the Renfe rail network. Set in large grounds, your holiday home in Pirineo Catalan - Girona will be charming and stone-built, most likely dating back centuries, but fitted with new appliances.
Things to do
-Winter sport. La Molina is a ski resort with superb services and facilities - there are 53 runs here, totalling 61 kilometres, half of which are equipped with snowmaking facilities. There's also a freestyle snowpark, as well as extensive snowshoeing, tubing and sledging areas. There are nine ski schools at the resort, staffed by some 400 qualified instructors at the height of the season. Other top ski areas in the region include Vall de Nuria and Vallter 2000, as well as the cross-country resort at Lles.
-Summer activities. Between May and September this is a great place to visit if you'd like to experience breath taking scenery and enjoy temperatures that are more agreeable than in lower areas. Here you can go for scenic walks, bike rides and horseback expeditions through a host of upland terrains. The lakes and rivers are perfect for kayaking, rafting, as well as swimming, in calmer spots. In summer the ski destinations become hubs for outdoor adventure, offering climbing alongside more relaxed recreation like golf.
-Natural landscapes. Unique scenery can be admired in La Garrotxa, which is home to Spain's largest volcanic zone. The landscape is made up of numerous extinct volcanoes, which are relatively easy to climb and are covered in rich vegetation thanks to the high mineral content of the soil. The Vall de Lord is also spectacular, cut by the Cardener River and made up of rocky and wooded hillsides and home to walled medieval towns like Sant Llorenc de Morunys.
-Historic towns. Puigcerda is a lovely town not far from the border with France. It's found at the heart of wine terraces next to the Segre river and boasts Romanesque churches, a 13th Century convent and the Torre de Campanar, a belltower from the 1100s belonging to a church destroyed in the Civil war. Further south, Baga is particularly quaint, with an old arcaded square and preserved buildings like the 13th Century Palau dels Barons de Pinos, built by wealthy local land-owners.
-Food and drink. Here on the slopes of the Pyrenees the cuisine is simple, comforting and founded almost entirely on local, seasonal produce. Typical dishes include a wide array of stews, soups and broths, involving cured meats, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables. An important product of the region is cheese from Al Urgell and Cerdanya, which is made from pasteurised cow's milk and is soft, creamy and mild, best enjoyed with white wines.
Weather in Pirineo Catalan - Girona
Due to the varied terrain around holiday accommodation in Pirineo Catalan - Girona, the weather differs across the region. The highest ground gets steady snow in winter, when temperatures don't normally get far above zero degrees, if at all. The winter sport season lasts from about December to March or April. Spring is a short, fringe season, as by May temperatures are already above 20 degrees in most areas. Summer highs peak between 25 and 32 degrees, depending on the location. Rain is usually quite rare in summer, but some locations like La Garrotxa do have slightly damper climates.
Travel to Pirineo Catalan - Girona
For the majority of holidaymakers travelling to Pirineo Catalan - Girona holiday apartments from the UK, the most convenient airport will be Barcelona-El Prat (BCN). As one of Spain's top two airports, this destination gets plenty of routes from Britain, with low-cost, midmarket and premium carriers. The region is directly north of Barcelona, and most visitors will use the C-16 road, which will get you into the Pyrenees in about two hours from the terminal. The airport at Girona (GRO) is another option, and is found to the southeast of the region.