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Hiking in Cerdagne

Abbey saint Martin du Canigou

Day 10 : St-Martin du Canigou & Villefranche de Conflent

 

Pick up and your hotel by your walking guide and leave for a climb to the most emblematic site of the Catalan region. The abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou sits perched up on a shelf at about 1.090 meters of altitude, just above the village of Casteil. It was around 1000 AD that Guifred II, Count of Cerdagne and Conflent, decided to build the abbey and house a community of Benedictine monks. The abbey was lived in by the monks until the end of the 18th century.

Continue your tour with a visit of Villefranche de Conflent, ancient fortified market town. The village has retained some beautiful historic relics. Discover the Fort Libéria that was built by Vauban by going down an amazing underground stairway.

To end the day, we suggest you experience the Yellow Train, true symbol of the Catalan region. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Yellow Train line was to link the high Catalan plains to the rest of the region.

Transfer to the Eyne Valley and settle into your hotel.

Dinner & overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 11 : Walking tour around the Eyne Valley

 

Morning at leisure.

In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour in the Eyne Valley famous for its flora and wildlife.

You might even be able to see a typical pyrenean dear called "Izard".

Transfer back to your hotel.

Dinner & overnight at your hotel.


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