On board a light aircraft, we glide through the skies of the Pyrenees, drinking in an impressive view of the mountainous region. There’s not a speck of cloud in the skies and temperatures are at a balmy 28 degrees Celsius. Under the sun’s rays, the mountainscape that surrounds us look even more appealing than ever. Green fields, rivers and clusters of alpine towns spread beneath our feet, while grey granite mountains poke through the skies just inches away from us.
“In that direction,” our pilot pointed north, “is Andorra. Beneath our feet is Spain and to our left, France.”
From 1,800m above sea level, I take in a view of three countries at a time: Spain, France and Andorra meet in the Pyrenees mountain range, separated by invisible borders and air space. It’s surreal to fly over majestic, towering mountains and even more so to be high above the vortex of these three distinctive countries.
To give you more visual perspectives, here are some photos shot from the light aircraft, enjoy!
Our light aircraft taking off from the tarmac strip of La Cerdanya Aerodrome.
From above, a highway that cuts through the Spanish Pyrenees.
Flying over the French territories.
The town of Llívia under our feet – the only Spanish town to be surrounded by French territories.
Gliding over the colorful La Cerdanya Valley.
With the tabletop mountains of Cadí in the background, we fly over green patches and meandering streams.
A view of Andorra in the far distance with Spain beneath our feet.