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excursion form Barcelona

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excursion form Barcelona

We have rented an apartment in Barcelona for 1 week but want to rent a car to see the surrounding area - we've heqad so much about the beauty of the Pyrenees . We planned an itinerary but need input about place to stay as well as whether it is too much - drive to Montsserat and then on to ? Puigcerda for overnight. Next day to Figueres for the Dali museum, 1-2 hrs in GIrona and back to Barcelona - all comments and advice welcome

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1. Re: excursion form Barcelona

Girona is worth more than 1-2 hours.

You can use viamichelin.com to plot your car journey.

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Driving from Montserrat (after the visit I imagine) to Puigcercà and the next day to Figueres: you will pass almost half of Catalunya, but you won´t be able to see anything as it will be to hurry, maybe I would stay for two nights in Puigcerdá or any other town in la Cerdanya to discover that beautiful area

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We had an overnight trip to the Pyrenees in September, a route that cd be incorporated with Montserrat. We went to El Pont de Suert and Vall de Boï (and into Vall d'Aran). Really spectacular scenery.

For Figuers and Girona it makes more sense just to take the train from Barcelona.

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eyefly1:

Besalu is a small medieval town that you should not miss.

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Montserrat is stunning and deserves a day, as does Girona. I would heed the general advice above and reduce your scope, so that you can get to spend some time at a couple of good locations. I'm almost tempted to suggest that you miss Montserrat altogether and go for one long drive north to the Pyrenees and stay in one are for a couple of days. The choice is extensive. You could drive past Montserrat - the views are better on the way south, IMO and decide whether to take another day out, to visit it, or just take a photo break - or if you have bad weather in the north, as we did on our final day of 4 in September, you could head south to the coast where the conditions may well be better - Montserrat is not far from th coastal plain.

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thanks so much for all the advice

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