Essentials The North Face, the Girona Pyrenees
The North Face, the Girona Pyrenees
Mountain delicacies

Surrounded by peaks almost 3,000 metres high, lie such emblematic valleys of the Girona Pyrenees as the valleys of Núria and Camprodon. The Cerdanya and Ripollès regions, in the north of the province, are also ideal spots for sightseers and fans of mountain and adventure sports.

Beget. Author: Laurence Norah
  • The Ripollès region houses almost a hundred Romanesque monuments, scattered around different villages. Here you’ll find the magnificent valley of Camprodon, at the confluence of the rivers Ter and Retort, along with the village of Camprodon and its photogenic New Bridge, which dates back to the late thirteenth century.

  • The valley of Núria captivates all visitors and hikers that arrive there by rack railway or on foot from Ribes de Freser. Its lake and sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage since the twelfth century, nestle amid picturesque scenery of green meadows and mountains reaching 3,000 metres in altitude.

  • These regions are a privileged setting for sightseers and fans of horse riding, mountaineering, hiking and trekking, as there are different itineraries in the heart of the countryside, with climbs to peaks like Puigpedrós, in Cerdanya, or Puigmal, which straddles the Ripollès and Cerdanya regions.

  • If you’re a ski fan, Vallter, Vall de Núria, La Molina and Masella are all great resorts for downhill and cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, sledging and snowboarding. Adventurers … there are more than enough reasons for getting away here!

  • The famous Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park is a protected natural area that Cerdanya shares with the regions of Berguedà and Alt Urgell. Its two mountain chains form part of one of the most stunning landscapes in the country.

  • The Girona Pyrenees not only surprises us with its landscapes, but also with its food and wine and the mountain cuisine of the Cerdanya and Ripollès regions. Don’t leave without trying some of the local specialities: veal and charcuterie from Ripollès, trinxat from Cerdanya, duck with turnips or rabbit with wild mushrooms, typical of Cerdanya, potatoes from the valley of Camprodon, pears from Puigcerdà, Birba biscuits, carquinyolis and moixaines or carícies typical biscuits from Ripoll, cheese and butter from PDO Alt Urgell and Cerdanya …

  • And time stands still in the charming little villages of Oix and Beget … two of the most magical places in Girona’s high mountain region. Don’t miss the little church of Sant Cristòfor in Beget which houses the carving of Christ in Majesty, considered one of the most beautiful works of art in Catalonia. Finish up with a visit to Ripoll to see the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll, one of the cornerstones of Catalan Romanesque architecture.