Welcome to Central Catalonia


Heading west from Barcelona, you'll traverse the undulating landscapes of the Conca de Barberà, where a trio of beautiful Unesco-listed Cistercian monasteries awaits. Lively, untouristed Lleida, in far western Catalonia, has plenty of history, especially visible in its spectacular old cathedral-fortress.

Halfway between Barcelona and the Pyrenees along the C17 lies the graceful town of Vic, home to an astounding fresco-filled cathedral.


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Central Catalonia activities

$112.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up

The natural environment of Cardona is one of the most particular of our geography: south of the town is the astonished Saline Valley of Cardona, an open pit exploited since Neolithic times. This depression in the ground, elongated - ellipse shaped, has unique natural features in the world that have made it worthy of inclusion in the Plan for Areas of Natural Interest in Catalonia.Here was opened, from 1929 to 1990, which was once one of the most important salt mines of the planet. Today the area has been adapted and transformed into the Salt Mountain Cultural Park. Its visit will allow us to see the museum area, located outdoors in the old mineshaft, 'Maria Teresa', which tells the story of the industrial exploitation of the Valley. Next, you will be on a guided tour 86m deep: inside the Salt Mountain galleries, you will admire the curious images produced by the various colorful folds and seams, and the creation of incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations.After this trip to this millenarian natural site, you will visit the historic center of Cardona, flanked by Romanesque and Gothic buildings, while our specialized guide provides the most exciting legends and chronicles occurred in this enclave. In Cardona, the traces of its past discover the strong and brave character of its population.Cardona has experienced some of the most important episodes in our history and walking through its streets and visiting the castle-fortress is like traveling ten centuries back in time. The Castle of Cardona is one of the best preserved medieval historic areas in Spain. In 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, it was a real impregnable fortress and later even its citadel could not be taken by the redoubtable Napoleon. If you want to discover real hidden treasures of Catalonia’s geography, history and architecture, choose this unique tour to Cardona.

$14.24 Outdoor Activities

ZOO of the Pyrenees

Visit: Zoo del PirineuThe aim of the zoo is to raise awareness of the amazing and spectacular local wildlife, which the public at large often knows little about. In an educational environment, and driven by the highest respect for nature and the welfare of our animals, you’ll see more than 50 different species. EXHIBITIONThe main activity at the Zoo of the Pyrenees is a free-flying exhibition of birds of prey. The show is often interrupted by wild vultures flying over the area, which makes the experience even more incredible and authentic. GUIDED TOUR   You will have graet opportunity to see Catalan wildlife up close, which is usually very difficult to achieve! In a familiar atmosphere you can learn interesting facts about many different species! Our team will share with you their knowledge and their passion for the nature and the animals. It's a unique opportunity you have to try! The tour lasts half an hour and starts immediately after the exhibition.By request it is possible to make the explicacion in english, german, spanish, catalan or czech.SERVICES • The park is wheelchair-accessible. Maximum slope: 8%. • Adapted toilet • Free Parking • Amphitheatre • Area with breeding pairs • Snack bar with a terrace • Souvenir shop • Viewpoint • Leisure area for children

$59.34 Walking & Biking Tours

Salou Old Railway Cycling Tour

Railway downhill, drive about an hour, we came to a magnificent village in the middle of the valley where we started pedaling on a slight downhill, crossing dozens of tunnels and bridges, we stopped about an hour at a shrine in the river to rest take photos, we will descend 18 miles and a driver will meet you at the last station to return to your hotel.Tour duration is approximately 6 hours. Bicycle tour of the old railway route in the mountains, near the Ebro river, suitable for all the people who know how to ride a bike. Paved road downhill, passing through tunnels and bridges.On the way, we will stop at scenic spots where you can take a picture, take a bath and eat. The clean mountain air and spectacular nature inspire you with positive energy!We have a selection of mountain bikes and city to choose. Departure from your hotel. After only just over an hour's drive to reach the village of Bot, where to begin go down this route with bikes. The section has a slight downward slope so that pedaling is easy thing, any person or child can do this route without difficulty. The river, point of interest "Fontcalda" we can take a relaxing soak, do not forget to bring a bathing suit!

$53.40 Water Sports

Rafting in Llavorsi-Sort Rapids in Catalonia

Activity starts at our facilities in Sort. There we'll give you all the necessary equipment, neoprene, helmet, life-jacket and neoprene shoes. We pick up to Llavorsí, with our transport. You only need to bring your swimsuit, a towel and a backpack or sports bag to store your personal object in the locker room. Remember is essential to know swim. The activities are guided by the company instructors, professional experts and graduates in different disciplines. Our guides explain you how the activity takes place.You will go up into the boat and will begin the descent, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes approximately. The activity will finish at Sort. After that, you'll have access to our facilities where you will find pool, sun terrace, picnic area, gardens and cafeteria, where if you want you can enjoy a good stay.

$26.11 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Nadal de la Boadella Estate Cava Sensations Tour

Taking a walk through the Nadal de la Boadella estate, established in 1510, will let you discover the history of its vines and the varieties that are grown. The estate is located in the middle of the plain of the Penedes, only 40 minutes from Barcelona and Tarragona, a privileged spot in which the beauty of the landscape captivates visitors. You will be able to discover a unique and authentic cellar underground and learn about the traditional and handmade world of the vineyard's sparkling wines, called 'cava'. To top-off the experience you will taste some of the vineyard's best products, Reserva and Gran Reserva Cavas, and desert wines, along with some cheese or Iberian hams/sausages (depending on option selected).

$68.83 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Nadal de la Boadella Estate Tour with Mediterranean Brunch

Take a 1.5-hour guided stroll through the Nadal de la Boadella estate, located in the middle of the plain of the Penedes, only 40 minutes from Barcelona and Tarragona, a privileged spot in which the beauty of the landscape captivates its visitors. Discover the history of the estate's vines as well as the varieties grown there. You will be able to explore the unique and authentic cellar, located 20-meters underground, and learn about the traditional, handmade world of the vineyard's sparkling wines. Taste four of the vineyard's best products: wines, Reserva and Gran Reserva Cavas, along with a meal of the most typical dishes of the area such as bread with tomato, sausage, a selection of cheeses, olives, omelettes, etc. All paired with a Nadal X. Everything is prepared as a picnic to enjoy in the space around the fountain or at the barbecue.