Destination guide

Peaks and parks in the pretty and picturesque Pyrenees

Separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe, the Pyrenees mountain range in southwest Europe forms a natural border between France and Spain. Stretching for more than 300 miles from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, the range features national parks and wide-open valleys with plenty of outdoor activities. Idyllic resort towns and bustling cities sit nestled high in the mountains, offering such landmark attractions as historic churches and fortresses. For a unique experience, book a Pyrenees vacation rental in the tiny principality of Andorra, which covers a small portion of the range.

Things to do

All aboard! Riding through the Pyrenees in search of fun

Nature lovers will lose themselves in the breathtaking beauty of Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, including its jagged mountains, rock walls, thick forests, wildflower-covered meadows, and 300-plus glacial lakes and lagoons. Nearby, the Sierra and Canyons of Guara Natural Park features prehistoric cave paintings amidst gorgeous canyons and gorges. A cogwheel train from the town of Ribes de Freser to the ski resort of Vall de Nuria offers sweeping panoramas. Architectural wonders in the region include the Basilica of Lourdes, where sacred waters flow from spigots, and the medieval town of Alquezar, home to a 9th-century citadel.

Activities

Soak up that mountain air and explore the great outdoors

A Pyrenees vacation rental comes in handy if you're visiting the range's more than 40 ski resorts while trying your hand at such winter sports as alpine skiing and rock climbing. The adventures don't end once the snow melts, however, as summertime in the mountains includes extensive bicycling and cross-country running trails. In fact, there are 3 long-distance footpaths that run the length of the range if you're really looking for a challenge. The Pyrenees also help host 2 of cycling's biggest events, the Tour de France (held annually in July) and the Vuelta a Espana in September.

Weather

Change of season: from a winter wonderland to sunny summers

If you book a Pyrenees vacation rental in the winter, get ready for some chilly conditions with temperatures hovering around the high 20s. There's plenty of snow for skiing between December and March, but keep in mind that the western region of the mountains receives more rain and snow than the eastern end. Towns start to thaw out in the spring, meaning the valley floors open up for fishing and golfing. The Pyrenees are custom-made for hiking during the summer, with sunny skies and comfortable daytime highs in the low 70s. Fall brings colorful foliage and mild highs in the 50s.

Natural features

From goats to glaciers, the Pyrenees have it all

A labyrinth of water flows through the Pyrenees as raging rivers form large waterfalls before spilling out onto the valleys below. Mighty glaciers and hot springs are spotted primarily on the French side of the mountain range, while the far west region is covered in thick woods and the eastern Pyrenees remain more barren. Centuries-old farming communities still dot the scenery both in the mountains and valley floors, many of whom herd cows, sheep, pigs, horses, and chickens. Mountain goats also run wild across the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees.

Can I find a vacation rental around Spanish Pyrenees?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,605 vacation rentals near Spanish Pyrenees. From 47 Chalets to 1,605 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Spanish Pyrenees for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Spanish Pyrenees?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Spanish Pyrenees. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • France: 224,694 vacation rentals
  • San Sebastián: 658 vacation rentals
  • Province of Barcelona: 9,881 vacation rentals
  • Costa Brava: 13,134 vacation rentals
  • Southern France: 133,841 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Spanish Pyrenees! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Spanish Pyrenees?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Spanish Pyrenees:

  • San Sebastián: 658 rentals
  • Biarritz: 4,137 rentals
  • Toulouse: 858 rentals
  • Girona: 557 rentals
  • Tossa de Mar: 3,618 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Spanish Pyrenees?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Spanish Pyrenees are:

  • Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ): 6,307 vacation rentals
  • Girona Airport (GRO): 4,801 vacation rentals
  • Toulouse (XYT-Montaudran): 925 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Spanish Pyrenees?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Spanish Pyrenees. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station): 709 rentals
  • Girona (GIA-Girona Train Station): 5,019 rentals
  • Cadaques Beach: 5,430 rentals
  • Pamplona (EEP-Pamplona Train Station): 191 rentals
  • Alp 2500: 235 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spanish Pyrenees listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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