Catalonian wilderness from your medieval town doorstep
A modern apartment in the heart of the medieval town surrounded by the most astonishing landscapes Catalonia can offer, and with an impressive array of outdoors activities available. The area is especially sought after by rock climbers worldwide.
The apartment comes with all modern comforts and is situated on a quiet street, within walking distance from all services. It comfortably sleeps two couples, or a family, and is especially suitable for young people who want to enjoy the thrills that the surrounding nature offers, but who also want to have an easy access to the cafes and bars. Lovingly restored interior with tiled floors, wooden beams and white-washed stone walls add a tasteful rustic touch. Two double bedrooms, the master bedroom with skylight and in-built wardrobes. A spacious bathroom with shower and a bath. All white goods included (a washing machine, stainless steel cooker and oven, a dish washer, a fridge/freezer and a TV)
Towels, bedding and bedsheets included, as well as tea and coffee.
The medieval town of Tremp is surrounded by Catalonian wilderness in beautiful Pallars Jussa. Plentiful outdoor activities that the area offers include climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, bird watching and swimming and watersports at two nearby lakes. The region is a wildlife paradise with a wide range of birds, wild flowers and butterflies and is also well known by its winemaking.
Own/rental car is essential, and free street parking is easily available. There is a daily direct bus service from Barcelona, and a spectacular train route to Lleida, for connecting services to Barcelona. Along this mere 85km strech the train passes through over 40 tunnels and offers a clear view of the Pyrennees, and if you arrive at the hight of the summer you can travel in true style aboard a historical steam train
Tremp is a bustling market town of considerable local importance due to the isolation of the region. Given that its resident population is only about 5000 its numerous butchers, fishmongers, patisseries, bakers, grocers, haberdashers etc. plus a large Monday market draws large numbers of shoppers from the surrounding villages - the only time when there could be said to be a traffic problem! Additionally there are markets in Sort on Tuesday and in La Pobla de Segur on Wednesday. Catalonia's own observatory is located nearby on the Montsec d'Ares mountain range and offers a superb visibility due to the lack of light pollution.
Through the heart of the town runs the tree lined rambla where tables and chairs are shaded from the sun from spring through to autumn and where several good restaurants and cafes offer tapas and local specialities alongside international cuisine, however, the most noted restaurants are mainly located in picturesque villages around the area. Tremp is justly famous for its charcuterie and the local style of Catalan cuisine is well known for its vegetable recipes, snail dishes, wild mushrooms and much much more!! Typically, a 3 course meal (menu del dia) of Catalan specialities including wine costs around 10-12 euros.
The immediate area, called the Conca de Tremp, is world renowned for its geology and palaeontology, with plentiful of sights to explore, including La Cova Negra, the biggest cave in Catalonia. The peace and tranquility offer a welcome contrast to Barcelona or the coastal resorts. The area is especially is well-known amongst rock climbers worlwide, and Terradets, Collagets, Vilanova de Meia and Santa Linya all lie within 45 minutes. A specific climbing guide to the area 'Lleida Climbs' offer detailed information
The area is also rich in history including the Romanesque churches of the Val de Boi, a UNESCO world heritage site, and is notable for its castles dating from the Moorish occupation. Further afield the Parc Nacional de AigŁestortes and the famous lake Sant Maurici are 1,5hrs drive away. The nearest ski resort of Port Aine is around one hour from Tremp and caters for all abilities.
Lately winemakers have returned to the area that has been cultivating wine for centuries and several wineries in the area offer tasting and tours (Encus, Sauvella and Vila Corona are the closest ones, all within 10km). Some of the best wines in Spain come from here, and Cava is a local drink of choice, for more information check
Barcelona airport 2.5 hours drive, Reus airport 2.5 hours, Gerona 3 hrs 15 mins. Other airports within a reasonable driving distance are Toulouse, Perpignan and Zaragoza.