Above the blue Mediterranean sky, looking east, from the beaches of Catalonia appears something away, it is the Pyrenees: timid immaculate peaks by a white blanket of snow that, with the rising of the sun, reflect their teenage beauty in the immense blue of the sea. A prodigious cordillera, extending from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic which for millennia has divided the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe! Of these mountains created on a human scale we’re going to discover the Spanish sides on an adventure in communion with unusual natural beauty, accompanied by a Passat Alltrack who faces the steep climbs and vertiginous descents with incredible determination. A variety and a huge wealth of things left ancient and mountains that for the adventure is still a hidden paradise. Bend after bend we gain altitude and road without hesitation, without the slightest hesitation. The TransPyrenean N260 is one of the most beautiful mountain roads. It’s a succession of valleys, landscapes, medieval Romanesque villages perched on inaccessible heights, and flocks of sheep continue accompanying our traveling along the Pyrenean mountain range.About 500 km from the coast we leave the exceptional views to forward us in the valley of Ordesa where in Torla, village so tiny as it is beautiful, open the doors of paradise! Here the peaks forming the most extraordinary massive of all the Pyrenees both for verticality than for the original geological structures: imposing limestone walls to support miraculous snow plateau! The path winds through medieval villages, ancient worlds and natural beauty, always surprising. The possibility of variations is endless so we face steep and narrow streets, dirt roads and valleys buried by the snow where, thanks to all-wheel drive and 4 winter tires, our Passat proves unstoppable. Then helps us the gearbox with offroad option and with automatic selection of very reduced gears, very useful in hill start as in the steep and craggy passages, when speed must be constantly monitored. The Atlantic is now at hand but before we get there we ran into a Dantesque ravine that suddenly opens with the vision of Anso, one of the most fascinating and historic villages of the Pyrenees and Spain.A lump of stone houses to look like one large building with a thousand rooms. A brief stop to savor the smell of old and we start again. The ocean beckons, hence the Pyrenean chain is lowered to dip gently into the
depths of the Atlantic. Our Volkswagen it’s tireless and TransPyrenean is a journey that offers the pleasure of sports and demanding guide for snow and ice but at times also relaxing and peaceful, away from the city traffic jams. .