Campdevanol is a small town at the foot of the Catalan Pyrenees. Surrounded by forests and mountains, it's famous for its 7 waterfalls.
This is a popular place, and I know that in summer families with children come here to swim and cool off.
That's why I thought it would be best to come here on a weekday, when it’s not packed.
Honestly, I didn't have very high expectations for this. I thought it would be a short, easy hike, and I imagined the waterfalls to be small and tame.
Well, I was wrong!
I took the train from Barcelona to Campdevanol, and arrived there around noon. I grabbed a coffee and had a quick walk around the town (it's very small). Then I headed for the waterfalls. The weather was nice and sunny.
I took a small path that led me out of the town and into the green fields around it. After 30 minutes on this path, I entered a forest.
The path led me to a nice open area with picnic tables, and a river running nearby. So peaceful.
From here I took the trail to the waterfalls. It was a nice forest trail, surrounded by lush green grass and pine trees. I loved it!
And soon I arrived at the first waterfall! It was much bigger than I thought. And there was no one here. I was alone.
Of course the first thing I did was to jump in the water! It was freezing at first, but I got used to it quickly and it felt great.
I spent about an hour enjoying this waterfall, before moving on to the rest. There was a lot to see and do here!
I spent the whole day hiking from waterfall to waterfall, and swimming in each one. I met some people along the way, but not many. I was alone at most waterfalls.
The last one was the tallest one, with the largest pool.
By the time I was done with all 7 waterfalls, it was past 6PM and the sun was starting to go down. Clouds were coming out. It was time to head back.
Back in the town, my train was late - a whole hour! It was the last train. I was worried I might have to camp out here 😅 But finally, it arrived.
It was nearly 11PM when I got back to my apartment in Barcelona. Tired but totally happy.
Such a beautiful, fun summer day in the mountains!