This thirteen day journey showcases the best of the Pyrenees as we enjoy half and full day walks to remote lakes, lookouts and hidden valleys in the pristine mountains. Join our locally based tour leader to wander through magnificent landscapes along the Spanish / French border, stay in historic hotels or family run inns and sample regional cuisine. We meet on the Bay of Biscay in the seaside town of San Sebastian, the jewel of Basque country. Travelling via the medieval San Juan de la Pena monastery, we base ourselves in the Tena Valley, gateway to the Aragon Pyrenees. There is the option to hike from Spain into France stopping at mountain huts and small lakes in the Midi D'Ossau area. From the mountain village of Torla, we explore the impressive World Heritage listed Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, an undisputed highlight of the Pyrenees range. After orientation walks in Torla, our 4WD bus elevates us to a spectacular lookout over Ordesa Canyon, known as the Yosemite of Europe. Walking in the main canyon, we admire unique geological formations, dramatic peaks, majestic waterfalls and emerald pools of the Arazas River. From our parador accommodation in the medieval town of Bielsa, we walk to the Romanesque Tella chapels and to mountain meadows in the Pineta valley. Based in the nearby Benasque valley, we hike around the foothills of Pico de Aneto, the highest peak of the entire Pyrenees range. In the Catalan Pyrenees, the Boi Valley includes hikes to deep glacial lakes, alpine meadows and forests of silver birch and aspen. This is part of Catalan's only national park, Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. Our journey ends in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, known for its art museums and wonderful architecture.