Lleida is the westernmost region of Catalonia, and the only one of the four provinces of Catalonia that has no sea. For this reason, it is the one that is most related to the interior of Catalonia and also the one that offers a great variety of landscapes: from the Mont-Rebei gorge, to the Alt Pirineu Park, passing through the plain of Lleida and the fields of olives. Undoubtedly, an ideal and quiet environment to spend a weekend in a Lleida rural house
Lleida Natural Parks
The Lleida Pyrenees comprise some of the most impressive Natural Parks in Catalonia and the only National Park in Catalonia.
If you are planning a rural getaway to the Lleida Pyrenees, look for rural houses near the Alto Pirineo Natural Park or the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. Both are high mountain parks ideal for fans of hiking and mountaineering as high altitude peaks are found here. In both parks there are several lakes and ponds, and they are one of the essential visits in rural and mountain tourism in Catalonia.
In the Pre-Pyrenees you will find the Cadí i Moixeró Natural Park, ideal for hiking, photographing autumn, looking for mushrooms or trying to spot the Pyrenean fauna and flora.
If you like the mountains, don't hesitate any longer and look for your rural house in the Lleida Pyrenees!
The Cistercian and Olive Oil Route
In the interior of Lleida there are many fields of cultivation and olive groves. Olives and virgin olive oil are the protagonists in this area. In the Garrigues region there is even an olive oil route that passes through different points to visit to discover how it is made. Nothing better than to wash with a good extra virgin olive oil a bread with tomato and sausage!
Very close to the wine route is the Cistercian route, which passes through Agramunt, Tàrrega, and other towns in the Urgell region, in Lleida. There are many charming towns like Guimerà that are worth discovering. Another essential is to visit the Monastery of Vallbona de Les Monges.
Adventure sports and ski
Lleida has no sea, but in its regions of the Pyrenees it has spectacular mountains, abundant rivers and incredible landscapes. For this reason, the Lleida Pyrenees is an ideal area for adventure sports such as rafting, kayaking, trekking, canyoning, mountain biking routes ...
It is a good idea to rent a rural house in the Lleida Pyrenees to go with a group of friends and do some activity together. Also ideal for families with children and teenagers looking for ideas for active tourism, hiking and adventure.
In winter, you can enjoy the spectacular ski slopes of Vall d’Aran and the province of Lleida: Baqueira-Beret, Boí Taüll, Espot and Port Ainé. Besides skiing or snowboarding, you can also go dog sledding, rent snowshoes or have a great time building a snowman.
The gastronomy of the Lleida region can be divided between that of high mountains and that of the Lleida plain. In the high mountains, hot and caloric dishes stand out, which were originally used to combat cold winters. The Aranese pot, the escudella, or the mountain sausages are some examples of typical dishes from the Pyrenees.
Down on the flat, the gastronomy changes, where dishes and elaborations that are made up of local products such as vegetables and meat from the area predominate. The most outstanding dish in Lleida is snails, a very special product that is difficult to find anywhere else and that you must try. Other very delicious dishes from the Lleida region are the cocas, the empanadas, the nougat from Agramunt, and especially the olive oil from the area.