January is one of the coldest months to visit the Pyrenees and inland areas of Catalonia but if you’re looking for winter sports you should be more than happy right through until mid-April.
Closer to the Catalonian coast temperatures aren’t too bad and as February and March progress, walkers and cyclists will find crisp and clear conditions for getting out and about.
April and May are ideal for walking holiday makers and city sightseers with the added bonus of fewer crowds at the beach if you fancy an afternoon dip.
June is one of the best times to visit Catalonia if you’re looking for sunshine without the crowds however, as the summer holidays hit in July and August the heat can be unbearable and some cycling and walking tour ops will shut up shop and wait until the milder climes of September.
October is without the crowds and also with a little less heat and a bit more wind and rain but don’t be put off, particularly if you’re a fan of kite surfing or wild and woolly strolls.
A waterproof is advisable throughout the year in Catalonia, especially towards the end of the year as November and December signal the end of the autumn foliage and the start of the winter season.