I had been wishing for a long time to visit the Pyrenees, so when the opportunity arose for a short trip in this area of Costa Brava I couldn’t miss the chance to go and have at least a quick glance.From Girona, where I was staying, the Spanish Pyrenees are rather far, still it is possible to go there on a daily trip (although I would for sure recommend a longer stay). After a couple of hours bus ride, we eventually reached Ribes i Queralbs and boarded the train climbing up to Vall de Nuria, where cars are prohibited. The scenic rack railway ride offers superb views of this area of the Pyrenees, where the mountains are both rugged and beautiful.No doubt: I felt enchanted by this first tasting of the Pyrenees and will be back!The Nuria Valley mountain resort offers a broad range of activities almost all-year round – canoeing, archery, horse-riding for adults and pony riding for kids, downhill and nordic skiing and much more – although what I was really keen to do was a little trekking. That’s why with my friends Laurel and Isabel we decided to have a very quick lunch and then started the hike down to the lovely village of Queralbs. As the level drops 900 meters, the hiking path is steep but very nice, and the view is awesome.And after this first tasting of the Pyrenees I know for sure that I’d like to be back to explore more of this wild and beautiful region. If you fancy some more reading on this beautiful area, you may enjoy Hiking the Vall de Núria, Pyrenees by my friend Laurel, with whom I spent a lovely day in this area of the Costa Brava. 3 Responses Leigh September 26th, 2012 I’ve always wanted to explore the Pyrenees. Judging by your photo I’d like it. Leigh recently posted..Calgary Day Trip – Cycling the Sheep River Valley Reply Anita Mac September 25th, 2012 I can certainly say – the Pyrenees are stunning! While not in Vall de Nuria, I just crossed the Pyrenees from St Jean Pied du Port in France to Roncesvalles in Spain – and it was breathtaking! Definitely rugged and I couldn’t get enough photos – wow! Loved it! Anita Mac recently posted..Monday Morning Series – Fall Colours Reply Simon November 6th, 2012 Roncesvalles… I’ve never been but it must be fascinating. It reminds me of shool time, when I was studying ‘La Chanson de Roland’. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Name* Email* Website 2 + four = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.