Are you tired of resisting high temperatures during summer? Then, getaway to a cooler place! Why not getting away to the fascinating Pyrenees Mountains?

By way of example I will explain you a little bit about my weekend trip to Pallars, a district in Lleida, located in the catalan Pyrenees.

Gerber Lake, Pyrenees mountains.
The Gerber Lake
Photo by Gerard Justo

During the weekend we stayed in a wonderful camping called La Mola, located in the village of Espot. The camping was really nice and well organized. It has lot of facilities, such as a nice pool, a playroom and a tennis court. All the facilities were clean, the camping pitches were big a with great views. We arrived at night so we decided to stay in the camping.

With the intention of doing a spectacular trekking, we moved to the vilage of Esterri d’Áneu early in the morning, it took us half an hour driving. Once we arrive we stat an excursion to Gerber lakes.

Gerber Lake in Pyrenees Mountains
The Gerber Lake
Photo by Gerard Justo

During the excursion we could see some different lakes of great beauty. It takes us 3 hours and a half. Besides, the views were amazing.

At evening we moved to the center of the village to had lunch. We choosed a typical restaurant called Els Cremalls. It was an small and nice restaurant located in the middle of the main street. Above all, the food there was absolutely delicious.

The little village of Llavorsí
Photo by Gerard Justo

The following day we left the camping. After that we moved to Llavorsí, half an hour away from Espot. t was a really small and nice village. We just had breakfast there and took a walk throught its charming streets.

Castellers in La Seu d'Urgell, Pyrenees mountains.
Castellers in la Seu d’Urgell. CASTELLERS DE SANTPEDOR by Onabages.cat

After this, we go to La Seu d’Urgell. Incidentally, they were celebrating the local festival of the city. For that reason, there were many people that weekend. It was nice to see it. They organized some concerts and typical catalan tradicios, such as the castellers. It consists in making a human tower standing on the shoulders of one another in a succession of stages. Moreover there was a flea market with lot of ecologic products, such as homemade jam or olive oil.