I’ve just left Iceland for the snowy slopes of the Pyrenees in Northern Spain. As much as I’m reluctant to leave the glaciers and volcanoes behind, the Pyrenees is calling out to me with the promise of more adventures, good food and quirky corners to be discovered.
This is a part of Spain that I’ve been wanting to visit. Stretching along the border of France, the Pyrenees mountain range is one of the biggest and most famous in Europe. It’s home to hundreds of charming countryside villages, acres of ski slopes and bits of shimmering coastline.
Over the next week, I’ll be traveling from la Cerdanya to l’Empordà in the coast as a guest of Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava. On the itinerary includes a hot-air balloon ride over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, a trek in the forest of La Fageda d’en Jordà and other activities like horse riding and sea-kayaking. We’ll also be canyoning – something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile now.
While much of the itinerary is kept a secret, it promises to be an exhilarating trip. I’m pretty confident that the Pyrenees will blow my mind away – so stay tuned for updates over the week as I bring you a mix of stories from the Pyrenees and Iceland. In the meantime, be sure to follow the trip on Twitter using the hashtag #inPyrenees.
Photo by Visit Costa Brava