I'm planning a summer trip with my family (husband and two boys aged 7 and 9) to Barcelona. The main part of our holiday will be hiking in the mountains. We'll do Barcelona in a few days in the beginning or at the end of the holiday.
I would like to know your thoughts on where best to stay, about 2 to 3 hours from Barcelona. It would be nice to find a good base from which we can easily start off. We will have a hire car and don't mind doing the occasional half hour drive to somewhere special, but a few days without car would be nice aswell.
We like hiking and have 'done' the Alpujarras last year. Our children don't mind doing about 12K's a day. All tips and recommendations are welcome!