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.

The Pyrenees, hiding in the clouds in the distance
The small town of Campdevanol

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!