Urgell & Lleida
The region Urgell and Lleida stretches from the regional capitol Lleida along the Segre river and the road C-14 up through the Pyrenees and in direction Andorra. The area around Lleida is one of Spain's most extensive plateaus, and the flat terrain makes it ideal for agriculture, olive- and fruit plantings and increasingly wine production.
The area Urgell on the other hand, is less populated, mountainous and has great nature and sceneries. Wake up to the smell of the grass and the flowers, the sounds of the birds, the locusts and the bells of the cows in the distance. Feel the dry heath taking over when the day matures. Jump in the pool and dry again in the beach chairs, that the basics of a vacation in the Lleida and Urgell region.
Impressive medieval castles
The Lleida province is known in Catalonia for its castles. In total 17 castles in different shapes and standards makes the province a magnet for people interested in medieval history or those who simply are attracted to the histories about knights, dukes, princesses, barons and the related extravagant way of living. And the kids love it!
Some of the castles are very well maintained and a few even inhabited, while others are only ruins. A very fun way to explore it is to stay in one of the medieval villages built together with one of the castles. Please request information.
Walks and tracking
The region is the perfect point of departure for enjoing rambling, trekking and long-distance walking routes throughout most of the year. The difficulty of these routes varies greatly, but there is something for every type of visitor. It is possible to choose between quite easy routes that cross the plains, valleys and lower mountains, or ones of medium-high difficulty that run through some of the highest parts of the Lleida Pyrenees. Many of the routes are signposted and easy to follow.
The Lleida Pyrenees are the leading venue in Spain for adventure sports, with more than 150 specialized companies and world championship events (including kayak, paragliding, hang-gliding, canoeing). There is also scenery of outstanding natural beauty for nature lovers which can be enjoyed through trekking, GR, MTB and horse riding. Given the diversity of its natural spaces, including the only National Park in Catalonia -the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, its fast-flowing rivers, which are ideal for rafting, and more than 500 lakes, which are just waiting to be discovered, there are many reasons to come and discover the Lleida Pyrenees and to share the most exciting and surprising of experiences with your friends and family. Please request more information, if you have any specific wishes.
The region has several golf courses and especially the ones situated in the Pyrenees should be amazing, with the mountainous surroundings.
Although situated in one of the less touristy areas of Catalonia, the excellent network of highways makes it easy to visit some of the well known sites of Catalonia. The subsequent sights can be reach in less than 2 hours in car.
Penedés Wine district
Distance: 1-1½ hours by car
One of the finest wine district in Spain is situated between Urgell and Barcelona. You can easily spend a day visiting wine yards, tasting the excellent products. For the children the tour at the Codórniu ranch is recommendable, as it includes in a train in the 40 km. underground wine cellars, where the wine matures before being bottled.
Distance: 1½-2 hours by car
If you are interested in roman history, the Tarragona area is really worth a visit, as it has very well-preserved roman amphi theatre, aquaducts and much more. If you want keep the kids happy, a day on one of the great beaches of Costa Daurada or even better a day in Universal Studios Port Aventura can be recommended.
Distance: 1½-2 hours by car
Barcelona is of course really worth a visit on a day trip. What ever your interest is art, sports, culture, architecture or simply enjoying a day in a big city, Barcelona is really worth a visit. And after a day in the hectic city, you enjoy even more the following day by you pool in your house in the country side.