Santiago Pilgrim's Path
A local tour to Santiago Pilgrim Path allows to hike the best of portions with the more beautiful landscapes. Enjoying the "most beautifull villages" and worl heritage sites witch composed the historical way, keep time to feel nature, pastoral sceneries and spiritual way of travelling.
Le Puy city is the gate to entrance to the most popular of the four's one: Via Podiensis. The route cross the all kinds of geological fields. Largest Limestone plateau of europe, infinitive landscape made of hill with
Hard acces but preserved countrysides for discover. Handcraft shops or old boulangerie with its mill in a village dominated by a mysterious castle along the mountain peak's line will welcome you while art expression is everywhere practiced.
Barcelona is a lighthouse as a symbol or a cultural motor but how we know about countryside secrets between roman churches & abbeys -the bigger concentration in the world- and highest railway in the all Europe -the so-daily "yellow train" accompaign visitors to beautiful, pastoral and flowered plateau (Cerdagna area french side).
Here Cathar & Catalonia tour offer two itineraries: a "2-day trip", concentrated with cathari castle, roman abbey and medieval old villages in countryside...
then a "3 days trip" available to reach the wonderful cost and feel some spanish night atmosphere.
Make your choice!
Because acces is hard, you can spend a few days around the village rather than staying overnight in the same village or returning to departure point. Staying in small villages, where you can't do it by tour bus, will be unforgettable and give wonderful time to spend your holidays. Slowfood for gentle hiking!
Place of Interest:
◆ World Heritage sites
Vauban fortification in Villefranche de Conflent
...and in few time the 5 major cathari castles
◆Activities and local sceneries:
Railway "le train jaune", artcraft & art shops
◆ French & spanish history, arts, culture & architecture
Romans architecture is everywhere: church, abbey, village's house, way of cross, arts as Matisse and Picasso or others whom participate to colored catalonia's way of thinking!