Marvel at the diversity and beauty of the landscape of La Cerdanya and enjoy all the leisure activities offered.
La Cerdanya is well known for being one of the most open, sunniest and exclusive valleys in Europe. Its location, between the Pyrenees and the Cadí and Moixaró mountain ranges, characterizes itself for its privileged climate which, in comparison with other Pyrenees regions, offers a much milder climate and a larger sun exposure.
Well connected with the important Catalan towns through the Cadí Tunnel like Barcelona, as well as with Perpignan, Toulouse and Lerida via the major roads, the Cerdanya has become a main summer holiday centre which offers a wide range of sports and leisure.
The variety of rich flora and fauna is one of the main attractions of the area and has also meant the creation of a large number of fish and game reserves as well as the Cadí-Moixaró nature reserve.
The region also has a wide range of historical monuments and cultural routes, with many samples of Romanic architecture that can be found in the majority of the towns (like Age, Vilallobent or Ventajola) and some of the Gothic style monuments (like the Puigcerdá Church Tower or the Sant Martí Bridge).
One of the other local attractions of the area is the wide food offer, which uses a wide variety of fresh and original products like the Cerdanya pear, the Talltendre turnip, “trumfes” (potatoes), or “cerdans” (a type of pastry) and typical well known dishes like “trinxat” (a mixture of potatoes, cabbage and a type of bacon) or “tiró amb naps” (duck with white turnips).
- Romanic church of Sant Tomàs de Ventajola: is thought was built in 958.
- Romanic church of Sant Andreu Vilallobent: this church dates back to the 10th century, and has undergone many restorations.
- Convent of St. Dominic: founded in 1291 and the construction finished in the 15th century.
- Municipal Museum Llívia: The most important part of the museum is the pharmacy that is considered to be the oldest pharmacy in Europe.
-Bunkers Park in Martinet: We propose reviving a turbulent and fascinating era through an informative museum and a guided visit to the bunkers.
The village of Puigcerdà, capital of the region of Cerdaña, located in a wide terrace that dominates the Segre river, is a significant commercial centre, having also excellent accommodations and services.
Founded in 1177, the town of Puigcerdà is located at the height of 1.200 meters, on the top of a mountain that looks over the Cerdanya of which it is the capital. It is surrounded by mountains of up to 3.000 meters high and there are more than 10 Catalan, French and Andorran ski resorts in reach within a radio of 50km.
Its population of about 8.000 habitants multiplies in summer and winter with visitors who come to enjoy the natural beauty of la Cerdanya, the sports, the shops and the wide range of services that honour the region.
Popular festivals, such as the Lago and Roser festivals (the latter being a “fiesta mayor” – a major town festival), plus the Puigcerdà Horse Fair that takes place in November which attracts thousands of visitors each year, and has become one of the most important fairs in the Pyrenees.
Bordering on France, and not far from Andorra, Puigcerdà is a town with many interesting monuments, such as the Gothic church of Santo Domingo, from the 15th century, with beautiful mural paintings;
The Gothic belltower of the bygone church of Santa María;
The arcaded main square, or Plaza Mayor;
Different ancestral homes;
The City Hall.
Another attraction is its artificial lake, surrounded by black poplars, which was built in the second half of the 13th century.
The main shopping area of Puigcerdà is the square of the Santa Maria Square, and all streets leading off the square. The two main shopping streets are Calle Mayor and Calle Espanya.
There are several horse-riding clubs in the region, all of which are 10 minutes away by car.
Located 10 minutes away by car, it is equipped for light air crafts, ultra-light air crafts and gliding.
40 minutes' drive away we find the white water installations used in the Barcelona Olympic Games, where you can practice canoeing, rafting, etc.
The surroundings are dotted with lakes, caves and mountain climbing routes ("Vías Ferratas"), offering a wide array of options for open air activities. Among them we highlight: Malniu Lakes, Lake of the Bulloses, Live Fountain Lake and Llo’s via ferrata.
At Reception we’ll be glad to help you with trekking routes or other activities
60 minute ride in a hot air balloon and enjoy a glass of cava when you finish, and get a flight diploma. You can combine this with a 15 minute flight in a light aircraft flying over Cadí + a 50 minute flight in hot air balloon.
An expert will guide you in the science of wine tasting, followed by a competition consisting in identifying the origin of several wines in a blind tasting.
A monitor teaches you the essentials of igloo building and you put them into practice by building one.
We prepare exquisite barbecues at our BBQ in the Campus garden for sharing after all the hard work in the morning.