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3 nigths Active Break in The Pyrenees

Are you looking for an Active Break in a quiet and preserved area, surrounded by imposing mountains and wonderful landscapes? You bet! 3 Nights in Cerdanya Valley in the Pyrenees. And you will discover the valley both by horse and by ATV.
We include you 3 nights in a country hotel, a horse riding excursions, and an ATV safari. We also include you a rental car for the whole break to transfer from the airport to your accommodations and to allow you move around the Pyrenees.

Accommodation: 4* FONTANALS GOLF Country Hotel

The 4* Fontanals Golf is located in Soriguerola ( Alp ), in a wonderful area of Cerdanya Valley. It offer’s excellent services and comfortable rooms. The most simple expression of luxury and its perfect integration with its natural surroundings make each and every one of the bedrooms a place to feel at home. All rooms are equipped with air conditioned, Jacuzzi, Hairdryer, Bath Robe, Mini Bar, Safe-box, Satellite TV, Telephone and internet connection. Also, the Hotel offers the Restaurant Ondarribia with traditional Basque cooking, Swiming pool, Terrace, Ski & Golf Storeroom and Health Area.

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ATV Mountain Safari

Our ATV Safari will begin in Puigcerdà, the capital town of the Cerdanya Valley. We will pick up the quad and drive around the landscapes of Puigcerdà, where we will enjoy the wonderful mountains around Puigcerdà and its small villages. An expert guide will teach us to drive modern ATVs and show the best points around.
* For driving the quad is necessary driver’s license. *

Horse-Riding Excursion

The Horse-Riding Excursion will begin in Bellver de Cerdanya, a typical medieval town of the Pyrenees. You will enjoy our six hours excursion thanks to our expert guide that will teach to ride. We will have a break to enjoy an excellent mountain meal in a typical restaurant of the region. During the excursion, we will enjoy outstanding panoramas and we will discover small villages where life seems to take another pace.

The Village

The Village Pyrenees
The small mountain village of Ger has located 8,5 Km of Puigcerda, the capital town of Cerdanya Valley. It is a typical Catalan mountain village, with 410 inhabitants and cobbled narrow streets, stone houses, etc. In this village, you will find relax and tranquillity surrounded by mountains more than 2.500 m.

Price per person in double room:
* 01/01/05 – 31/07/05: € 467
* 01/08/05 – 25/08/05: € 554
* 26/08/05 – 01/10/05: € 467

The Price includes:
– 3 nights accommodating in Hotel Fontanals Golf in the double room.
– Half-Board Services.
– ATV Safari around the Cerdanya Valley ( 2 hours. )
Horse-Riding excursion around the Cerdanya Valley ( 6 hours lunch included )
– 3 days car rental type VW Polo or similar (pick up from an airport).
– Unlimited mileage, TP and CDW insurances (self-risk).

Optional nights in 3* Hotel in Girona from € 37 per person in Double B&B
Optional nights in 3* Hotel in Barcelona from € 54 per person in Double B&B

Cerdanya Valley– Did you know that….?

The Cerdanya region constitutes a natural border crossing between Catalonia, France and the Principality of Andorra; its economy is largely tourist-driven, based primarily on mountain and adventure sports. The capital of this region is Puigcerdà, a town founded in 1117 which has become the area’s main commercial hub and which boasts a wide array of services and facilities. Puigcerdà’s pond was one of the first sites in Catalonia and Spain where ice-skating became a truly popular pastime, and the town’s Ice Palace hosts figure skating and ice hockey events. The pond is a true engineering masterpiece dating, from the early 14th century. Built originally to bring water to the area’s farmland, has for over a century delighted visitors with the beauty of its scenery.
The Cerdanya shares the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park with the regions of Berguedà and Alt Urgell, located in Barcelona and Lleida provinces, respectively. Characterized by its calcareous, craggy terrain, this is Catalonia’s biggest park, comprising the Cadí and Moixeró mountain ranges, the Pedraforca massif and a large part of La Tossa and Puigllançada massifs. The Tancalaporta pass, which joins the Cadí and Moixeró ranges, constitutes a massive mountainous barrier whose sides form sheer crags and almost vertical cliff walls that plunge down into deep, boxed-in valleys.
The Romanesque art here, too, constitutes one of the region’s main architectural assets. The style’s most indelible marks were left in the form of churches, chapels and over 50 hermitages that can be visited by following one of the seven routes laid out from the towns of Guils de Cerdanya, Bolvir, Das, and Alp. The Cerdanya’s Romanesque style is rich in polychrome woodcarvings.

How to get there

You pick-up your car from Girona / Barcelona Airport. From the airport, the Eix Transversal road takes to an exciting drive through a Natural Park to Vic. Where you find the main road, N-152 (C-17), which crosses wonderful mountain landscapes which reach Collada de Toses mountain port at 1800 m. The scenery is stunning as you descend to Cerdanya valley, where your hotel is located. The hotel is 145km from the airport, around 2 hours driving time. Though it is a main national road, while driving in mountain areas in winter it is always advisable to rent ski racks from the car rental company.

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You can also fly to Reus/Barcelona which is 211km from your hotel (around 2h 30m driving time).
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