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Get ready for a captivating Spanish adventure! This trip whisks you away to the vibrant city of Barcelona for 2 nights, where tapas haunts and iconic architecture await. But your journey doesn't end there. We then venture into the heart of Catalonia, to the charming town of Sort. Nestled amidst breathtaking mountains and picturesque valleys, Sort is a mecca for adventure seekers. So buckle up, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to soak up the contrasting beauty of Catalonia!

What's included?

  • Transfers: El Prat airport to Barcelona hotel, Barcelona to Sort (please note this transfer is approximately 3 hours) and from Sort back to El Prat airport
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a standard double/twin room in a city centre hotel in Barcelona and 4 nights a standard double/twin room in El Pessets Hotel, Sort
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts
  • In Sort, you can choose to add your own choice of activities from: jeep tour and hike in a national park, white-water rafting, canyoning, via ferrata family route, open kayaking and canopy circuit, horse riding and El Batlliu half day hike. Please see the Activities page for full details and individual prices for these activities. All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors is included in the price for the additional activities.

*Please note there is a local tax for visitors of up to €1.32 per person (over 16) per night, this can only be paid locally through your hotel

Combine the best of Catalonia with a Barcelona city break followed by a design your own adventure in the breathtaking Pyrenees.

Fuelled by hot chocolate and churros, make the most of your time in Catalonia’s cultural capital. Whether that means strolling along the vibrant Las Ramblas, immersing yourself in the whimsical genius of Gaudi at the Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia or simply indulging your taste buds in search of the perfect paella or tapas bar.

To appreciate Catalonia as a whole though, you need to venture beyond the urban sophistication of Barcelona and take the scenic journey to Sort, in the heart of the Pyrenees. More than just a picturesque medieval town nestling among the mountain peaks, Sort is also an adventure playground. Here you can unleash your sense of adventure and go white-water rafting, canyoning and take on the challenge of a via ferrata or a kayaking and high ropes course day . Or you can simply enjoy the serenity of your surroundings and hike or horse ride through the alpine forests and along the banks of crystal clear rivers and lakes. For full details of the activities available in Sort, all of which are priced individually as additional options, please see our Activities page.

Sort itself is a charming town to explore and full of the rich cultural heritage of the region. It’s narrow cobbled lanes and castle reflect its long history and the impressive Noguera Pallaresa river, one of the best in Europe for water-sports, runs through the town. To top it off, you will also find a wealth of dining options for such a small town. Whether you are looking for tapas, hearty mountain fare to fuel your adventures or to experience fine dining at a Michelin starred restaurant the diverse local dining scene has you covered.

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Key facts

Duration: 6 nights
Pace: Set your own
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We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Departure dates between
Mon 01 Jul 2024
to Sat 27 Jul 2024
Adults £ 1,225 To £ 1,375
Sun 28 Jul 2024
to Sat 31 Aug 2024
Adults £ 1,265 To £ 1,415

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 1 person; maximum 30 people (approximately)

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:

Minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 20

  • Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you the 30 minute journey (approximately) to your hotel in central Barcelona. You will be able to start your holiday immediately as so many of the city’s key sights will be on your doorstep.

    Included Meals:  None
  • Barcelona is a city that is on every traveller’s must see list. It is home to the striking architecture of Gaudi, the art (and museum) of Picasso together with the enticing appeal of palm trees, beaches and cava and tapas on offer around every corner. The city also boasts a very efficient underground network linking together sights like Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and even those further out of the centre like the Camp Nou, so you will be able to see as much (or as little!) as you wish in your time here.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Following your transfer from Barcelona on the morning of Day 3 (approximately 3 hours) you will be able to assemble your own choice of activities to enhance your experience in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees. For further details on the options please visit our Personalise page or speak to one of our Travel Experts.

    We do recommend choosing your activities when confirming your booking as Sort is a small location and attracts travellers from across Europe for its water based and hiking activities in particular.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Following breakfast this morning it is time to bid a reluctant farewell to Sort and your transfer will take you back to the airport in good time for your flight home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Hotel in Barcelona City Centre

Nights: 1-2

We work with a carefully selected local partner in offering a range of hotels close to the centre of Barcelona. Due to the demand on rooms across the city, we do not offer a specific hotel or location but will confirm the full details to you with any quote for this itinerary. Hotels will be of a 3 or 4 star standard based on local accreditation and room type will be a standard double or twin room.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements regarding your hotel or location preference (supplements may apply subject to availability and special requests or upgrades).

Hotel Pessets

Nights: 3-6

The Hotel Pessets is a family focussed hotel in the Pyrenean town of Sort, with an enviable location close to the centre and next to the Noguera Pallaresa river. Children will love the large outdoor pool and parents the welcoming spa offering a range of treatments and complete with an indoor pool and sauna. The onsite restaurant has a reputation for showcasing the best of regional and seasonal produce.


  • This is a four-star hotel with a wide variety of ensuite, outdoor-themed rooms designed to meet the needs of adventure-seeking travellers
  • Make the most of the outdoor and indoor pools, together with the spa, sauna and fitness centre
  • There is an onsite restaurant serving local dishes and a café bar and terrace area
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout


Double/twin room:

Standard rooms offer either twin beds or double beds according to your needs. All also have the option of becoming triple rooms. They have exterior views of the garden or the village of Sort. All have a minibar and some are air-conditioned.

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White-Water Rafting

From £42pp

Today you will take to the water for a thrilling morning of white-water rafting; You will be given a full safety briefing and paddling instructions on the river bank prior to boarding your raft. Your expert guide will be at the helm and working in teams of up to eight people you will enjoy the delights of the river together. This is always an activity highlight for families. 

You will enjoy between one and one and a half hours of exhilaration on the river.

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From: £80pp

Canyoning is an unforgettable activity, offering challenges, thrills and delight in equal measure. In groups of around ten people, you head to the top of the canyon (the 30-minute uphill is definitely well rewarded) in order to descend in a variety of ways; heading downstream via a series of slides, jumps, abseils and swims. This area of the Pyrenees is known as a canyoning hotspot and with good reason, these mountains provide the perfect activity playground. 

The activity itself lasts for around an hour and a half from top to bottom.

Forest High Ropes Course and Open Water Kayaking

From: £95pp

Visit the Pirineu Natural Park to take part in a high ropes course set in a beautiful alpine forest and overlooking a tranquil lake. The platforms and ropes are between 1.5 and 6 metres from the ground and full safety equipment and guides supervise your participation.

After you have completed your circuit (approximately 45 minutes) you will also be able to explore the lake by taking a kayak out from one of the nearby beaches. Your guide will teach you the correct paddling technique and you can then explore the lake or simply relax out on the water. There is also a bar at the park where you can take lunch (not included).

Jeep Tour and Hike in National Park

From: £130pp

You will be picked up in 4x4 jeeps and driven up into the stunning Aigüestortes National Park – a perfect introduction to the beautiful peaks and lakes of the Pyrenean landscapes and plentiful wildlife such as eagles and crossbills. You will then enjoy a short hike covering approximately six kilometres. Our guides have found a lovely route that offers stunning views of the scenery.

Guided Via Ferrata

From: £114pp

If you have not heard of a via ferrata before, they are a network of anchors, cables, rungs and ladders (usually metal – hence the name, iron path) to make traversing steep slopes easier. You will still have all the relevant safety equipment, including a harness to secure yourself to the cable, but under the guide’s instruction, it is the confidence that they give you that will get you to viewpoints that might otherwise be out of reach. The whole experience is really a fusion of hiking and climbing. This experience lasts around two hours.

Horse Riding

From: £52pp
A 1 hour horse-riding route for all ages on horses that are specially trained for equestrian tourism. The team of professional equestrian guides at nearby Rialp assure you a rewarding, unique and personal experience on horseback surrounded by the best Pyrenean landscapes. The guides will take you through all aspects of safety and basic skills before starting the route. Then, you will follow a scenic local path along the valley by the rushing waters of the Noguera Pallaresa river.

Batlliu Hike

From: £35pp

Enjoy a half day hike exploring the surroundings of Sort in the company of a local guide. The route will start at your hotel and you will walk together through the town until reaching the traditional path that links Sort with the villages nearby. During the hike, you will learn about ancient ways of living, visit small mountain villages and enjoy the best views of the Noguera Pallaresa valley.

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