Category: The Pyrenees Travel Guide

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The Pyrenees Travel Guide.

The Pyrenees is a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. From the Cantabrian Sea to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees mountain chain rises like an immense natural barrier between Spain and the rest of the continent. Its dominions extend along 450 kilometres of peaks reaching 3000 metres high, leafy valleys and picturesque centuries-old towns and villages. A meeting point for a variety of cultures and gateway to the Route to Santiago, the Pyrenees have countless treasures waiting to be discovered in each of the autonomous regions which share them: Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia.This is a land of rich history and fascinating regional diversity. Giving, as a result, a unique charm, culture, cuisine, landscape and even language to almost every valley here.Signs of this colourful background can be seen all over. Pre-historic cave paintings, Paleolithic stone circles, and Dolmens mix with formidable forts, medieval monasteries, majestic castles, grand palaces, ancient ruins and Romanesque churches.Adventure sports and outdoor activities, for every season, are unsurpassed in the Pyrenees mountains. In fact, this region provides locations which are said to be some of the best for mountain and water sport in Europe.  Every kind of sport can be enjoyed here. Everything from walks and treks of all lengths and for any levels, to cycling, climbing, canyoning, kayaking, rafting, golf and birding, just to name a few.Abundant, natural, and healing mountain waters make for many wonderful spas in the Pyrenees. Used here for centuries, these therapeutic waters are perfect for resting weary muscles after long days of skiing, sports, or site-seeing.Rich with an array of awe-inspiring beauty, outdoor activities, endless varieties of amazing art and architecture, legacy and legend, cultural diversity and gastronomy, tranquility and peace. This area is a true sanctuary and a perfect spot for a real holiday get-away.