The Cloiters of Carme, in Olot, are the main example of Renaissance art in La Garrotxa. They are now part of Olot Art School and can be visited on days when the college is open.
A viewpoint over la Vall d'en Bas and la Garrotxa. Route 3 Garrotxa
This is a demanding route as it gains height quickly over a short distance. However, it provides for wonderful views of two singular sites: the impressive waterfall of Salt del Sallent, at its best after heavy rain, and the chapel of Santa Magdalena.
The charcoal makers and bac route. Route 3 Mieres
This route is an agreeable stroll through the shady woods of Clot Mal, a stream that runs down from the western side of the slopes around the church of Freixe.
Keeping cool in La Garrotxa
The intense summer heat is an incentive to search for places to cool off, places where you can rest and at the same time get to know some of the other delights of La Garrotxa.
Xenacs via volcano Racó and puig Rodó viewpoint. Route 1 Les Preses
The recreational area of Xenacs in Les Preses provides an atypical view of La Garrotxa and is one of the best places anywhere for getting a bird’seye view of Croscat and the other volcanoes in the area. As well, its height makes it an ideal place.
From l'Hostalnou to Sta. Margarida de Bianya by la Torre de St. Pere. Ruta 4 Vall dels Sentits
Itinerary that takes us to the Romanesque church of Santa Margarida de Bianya, leaving from the small hamlet of Hostalnou de Bianya. Along the hike there are wonderful views of the Bianya valley.
Along the old monks’ paths. Route 2 Santa Pau
The best viewpoints in La Garrotxa
Another way to discover La Garrotxa is to climb up high for a bird’s-eye view over the comarca.
Besalú circuit. Ruta 1 Garrotxa
A route that brings to life the Romanesque treasures of the village of Beuda, and which can be complemented with a visit to the centre of Besalú.