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Vall de Boi

Located in the Spanish Pyrenees, The Vall de Boi is a walkers paradise. With hundreds of walking trails and Aigüestortes National Park there is not shortage of breath-taking views.

  • Spain

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board
  • Jun

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  • Guided Adagio Plus Holidays

Tour codes: 56900

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Guided Adagio Plus Holidays

Our Adagio Plus holidays are great for those seeking a more active holiday experience, with slightly more challenging terrain, but in keeping with our easy-going Adagio pace.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking Aiguestortes National Park
  • Visit Romanesque churches
  • See charming villages with traditional architecture and houses made of wood,stone and slate
  • Experience Catalan Romanesque at it’s best
  • Star gaze in the clear dark night skies

Step into the village of Boi to the south of Aigüestortes National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees. This area of Spain has no shortage of amazing walks to suit every taste set in spectacular scenery. During our week here we will visit ancient Romanesque churches and the breath taking Aigüestortes National Park. There are 8 villages in total in Vall de Boi, all with unique character. The flower boxes bloom with flowers in the spring and summer complimenting the architecture. As well as amazing walks and scenery, this holiday gives us the chance to enjoy the cuisine of The Vall de Boi,based on natural ingredients locally available and prepared according to ancient traditions. At night-time the skies are lit up with stars, contrasting the dark sky. Opt to spend an evening visiting the viewpoint of Sant Quirc de Durro where you will find a small astronomical table so you can learn about to identify some of the myriad stars. 

  • Return flights to Barcelona
  • Airport Transfers
  • Ensuite accommodation with breakfasts taken in the hotel
  • Dinners in a mixture of local restaurants and the hotel
  • All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping
  • Personal Expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary Tips
  • Optional Excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice. All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers are included in the cost of your holiday. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Boi

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

On arrival into Barcelona airport we transfer by coach to the charming village of Boi where our hotel for the week is located. After check in (time depending) we have a short orientation walk before dinner.

Transfer time= 3.5 hours

Transfer Time = 3.5 hours

Day 2

Boi to Caldes de Boi

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.15 hours

  • Distance

    3.1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    160m

Today we walk along The Water Trails to the thermal spa town of Caldes de Boi. We will be walking between magnificent dry-stone walls and wooden terracing and can enjoy  beautiful mountain views along the route.

Day 3

Boi to Durro

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    3.7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    205/270m

Today we will walk along the Cami del Pago, the historical path that connects Boi to Durro. Depending on how we feel, there is a possible extension to walk on to Barruera.

Day 4

Congost De Mont Rebei

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Congost de Mont Rebei

This untouched gorge is a hidden gem, creating a natural border between Catalonia and Aragon, with some walls rising directly to the sky up to 500m and some points as wide as just 10m.

We take a taxi transfer (approx 1.45 hour) to Congost de Mont Rebei which is a beautiful gorge created by the river Noguera Ribagorcana which cuts through the Sierra de Montsec mountain range which forms a natural boundary between Aragon and Catalonia. This gorge can boast being one of the few practically untouched gorges in Spain. We take a short hike in the area before heading to catch the catamaran boat in the early evening to take a trip up the gorge. After the trip we head back to the hotel for a late evening dinner. 

Day 5

Free day

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a free day and time to explore the area where you wish. Our tour leader will be able to make recommendations on local walks & activities.

Day 6

Taull

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    1.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    110m

Today we have a shorter walk and a chance to relax in the lovely village of Taull and visit the beautiful church of Sant Climent where you can experience the impressive video mapping of the Romanesque paintings with the most emblematic picture of Christ in Majesty, made to look just how it would have done back in year 1123. After our visit to Taull, we walk back to the village of Boi where we have time to visit the church of Sant Joan de Boi.

  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    1.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    40m

In the afternoon we walk a short distance from our hotel to visit Santa Eulalia d'Erill la Vall and its sculptures.

Day 7

Aiguestortes National Park

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Aiguestortes National Park

Aiguestortes National Park is the only National Park in Catalonia and revolves around water as it has more than 200 streams, rivers and lakes. The National Park also boasts mountains peaks rising over 3,000 meters creating a picturesque landscape. 

  • Distance

    5.1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    240m

Today we make a visit to the Aiguestortes National Park this is the only National Park in Catalonia and one of the best protected in Southern Europe. Once we arrive in the park by local taxi we walk from Roca de la Cremasa to Estany Long which gives us the perfect opportunity to see the rugged beauty of the park.

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

After breakfast we return to Barcelona Airport for our flight back to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

29th Jun 2023 - 6th Jul 2023 (7 Nights)

27th Jul 2023 - 3rd Aug 2023 (7 Nights)

31st Aug 2023 - 7th Sep 2023 (7 Nights)

28th Sep 2023 - 5th Oct 2023 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Barcleona
  • Airport transfers by road c.3.5hr
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • Flights from UK regional airports may be available on some dates

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is a summary of the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Pey

The Hotel Pey is located in the Pyrenean village of Boi, located near to the Aigues Tortes National Park. The hotel has 37 rooms, each room is fully equipped with an ensuite, TV and heating. The hotel does not specialise in Vegetarian/Vegan food, please inform the reservations team of any dietary requirements so the hotel are aware prior to the tour. 

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

All Adagio holidays are expertly designed to allow you to immerse yourself in the destination. Leisurely exploration of the must-see, as well as lesser known, highlights together with relaxed enjoyment of local food and wines is what we have in mind. 

There may be days of sightseeing on foot around a spectacular city or unchallenging strolls on easy terrain in open countryside interspersed with winery visits, guided tours, boat trips, cafe stops and traditional restaurants. 

Walks & Excursions

We use a mix of privately hired vehicles, taxis, and public transport which gives us some flexibility in our itinerary. We have a wonderful programme of walking, sightseeing and visits planned to let you fully experience the area along with opportunities to relax at our wonderful hotel and enjoy your surroundings.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

Local transport costs, entrance fees and tips to local providers are included in your holiday price. You may wish to budget for any meals and drinks not included in the holiday arrangements, non-included entrance fees and any optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Country Currency

The currency in Spain is the euro. ATMs are widely available in the larger towns and villages and most establishments accept credit/debit cards. You may wish to take some euro in cash with you for the first day or so until you locate a bank.

Tipping

We include tips in the holiday cost and your Adagio Leader will take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers.  If you feel that someone has gone out of their way to make your holiday enjoyable or help you in anyway, please feel free to give a personal tip to the person should you wish. If you are having an independent lunch or other service not included in the holiday arrangements, tipping is at your own discretion.

Your Group

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Your Leader

An Adagio Leader will accompany you throughout the holiday. They are all experienced travellers with a love for exploring and will help capture the true essence of the destination with their stories, knowledge and insights.  They are well-organised, pay great attention to detail and enjoy being with people.  They are there to help make your holiday as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Your Adagio Leader will discuss the programme for the following day with the group at each evening briefing. This will be your opportunity to find out more details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. Also, if you have any questions or concerns on clothing or lunch arrangements, this can be discussed then. If you wish to opt out of the organised group programme, this is fine, just let your Leader know.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

We fly from London to Barcelona and return. Airport Transfers to and from the airport are included. The transfer time is 3.5 hours. 

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you wish to organise your own flights from either a non-UK or UK regional airport, or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. If you choose to do this, before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at the hotel. Although airport/train station transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport/train station, depending on your flight/train arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight/train must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight/train to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight/train number, arrival time and departure point so that your Adagio Leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

When booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday with us, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

Please ensure that the personal details we have on file for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to accurately manage your holiday booking are correct at the time of booking (including health and dietry requirements). You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.adagio.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 386700. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Travel Advice

Local Guidance & Travel Restrictions

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

The guidance for Schengen border guards may not be updated until the spring of 2022. Until then, for some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts are taken in our hotel. Dinners are taken in a mixture of the hotels and local restaurants. Lunches are not included on this holiday, there will be time to purchase lunch in a local shop/supermarket or we will stop at a café/ restaurant. 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

We recommend you bring the following items with you:

  • Walking boots or shoes with a good sole and waterproof uppers. 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers. It does rain sometimes!
  • A sunhat, fleece hat and gloves… to cover all weather eventualities.
  • Sun cream. 
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Swimwear in case there is time for swimming if the hotel has a pool
  • A water bottle.  (see Water-to-Go below)
  • A picnic knife, fork and spoon, as required.
  • A simple basic first aid kit.
  • A daypack to hold all the above.
  • Trekking poles (if you usually walk with poles)

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Maps & Guidebooks

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: [email protected]

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Country Health

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Adagio that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Looking for travel insurance cover?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We're committed to operating responsible tours in all our destinations as best we can. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel Ltd’s (inc Adagio) profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. 

In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

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Spain

  • Capital

    Madrid

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • February

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • March

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • April

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 42mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 14mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 18mm

  • September

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • October

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • November

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

  • December

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

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