This round trip travels through three countries, combining the best of nature, culture and adventure.
Your trip starts in France, where you will stroll through medieval villages and narrow alleys and taste delicious local wines. The adventure continues in Andorra, a real paradise for adventurers and hiking enthusiasts. And if you like shopping, you're in luck. After all, you can shop tax-free there. The last stop is Spain, where you will immerse yourself in culture in the Dalinian Triangle and the many historic towns Catalonia has to offer.
DAY 1: Departure to Midi-Pyrénées
Your round trip starts in the Midi-Pyrénées. You can fly to Toulouse by plane or travel by car yourself. You will spend three nights here in a Caractère hotel.
DAY 2: Toulouse
Today you will visit the university city of Toulouse, also known as "La Ville Rose". Discover ancient bridges across the Garonne, the most beautiful Romanesque church in southern France and the plane tree-lined avenues along Canal du Midi. End your day with a delicious wine tasting at one of the several wine estates nearby.
DAY 3: Albi and Cordes-sur-Ciel
The first stop of the day is the lively city of Albi, a remarkable Unesco World Heritage Site. Wander through the medieval centre filled with cobbled streets and beautiful cathedrals such as Cathedral Sainte-Cécile, one of the biggest stone buildings in Europe. Then drive further to Cordes-sur-Ciel, a beautiful medieval village surrounded by stunning countryside.
DAY 4: Andorra
You will continue your drive towards Andorra where you will stay at a Caractère hotel for three nights. Today you will go on a long hike in the Sorteny Valley Natural Park, one of Andorra's most extraordinary natural environments. The park covers more than 1000 hectares, in which you will discover diverse fauna and flora. Your day will end with a gourmet dinner at the hotel.
DAY 5: Andorra la Vella
The capital, Andorra la Vella, is a real shopping paradise as you can shop tax-free here. Apart from that, you will also stroll through the cosy streets of the historic centre. After exploring the city, head to Andorra's most beautiful spa with pools, jacuzzis, jets and much more.
DAY 6: Naturland
Those looking for nature and adventure can visit Naturland. Enjoy activities like the zip line, archery or the breathtaking Tobotronc, the longest toboggan run in nature. Another option is to take one of Andorra's many hiking trails where you will experience breathtaking landscapes.
DAY 7: Catalonia
The round trip continues to the last region you will explore, Catalonia. Here you will stay three nights at one of our Caractère hotels. Enjoy a day at the beach or go on a sailing trip. Prefer a more sporty option? Then go for a bike ride in one of the beautiful natural parks nearby.
DAY 8: Girona
Today you will explore the Catalan city of Girona, a city full of ancient narrow alleys, fascinating museums and historic churches and monasteries. Stroll through the old city centre and behold Europe's best-kept secret, its Jewish quarter. Besides the impressive cathedral, you can also visit a bath complex from 1194, a copy of traditional Muslim bathhouses. Furthermore, you can also shop in the shopping centre or enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the gourmet restaurants.
DAY 9: The Dalinian Triangle
The three towns of Figueres, Púbol and Portlligat are also known as the Dalinian Triangle. Your first stop is Figueres where you will visit the Dalí museum. Then drive on to Portlligat where Dalí converted a row of fishermen's houses into a single dwelling and lived for almost 50 years. After visiting the house, you can go for a walk to one of the nearby pretty coastal villages. The last stop is in Púbol. In this pretty little village, Dalí once bought a castle for his muse Gala. Here you can discover beautiful murals, the many 'trompe l'oeil', works and personal belongings of Dalí and Gala. To conclude your visit, take a stroll through the small Spanish village of Púbol before returning to the hotel.
DAY 10: Return home
After an extraordinary round trip through France, Andorra and Spain, you will return home with a backpack full of fond memories.
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