Routes and excursions TOP
Argelaguer-Mare de Déu del Guilar. Ruta 1 Argelaguer
The church of La Mare de Déu del Guilar was founded by the knight Simó de Balbs in 1334 as a chapel for the castle of the same name.
Les Preses, the tradition of dry-stone
The need to cultivate the territory has been a transforming element of the landscape. The landscape of Les Preses stands out for its scenic attractions. Plains and mountains alternate harmoniously with croplands and forests.
Bestracà and Sant Miquel d'Hortmoier route
Beautiful route to the valley of Hortmoier, one of the quietest in the Alta Garrotxa, wet all year round, surrounded by cliffs.
The core area of the Natural Park
This route explores the village of Santa Pau, blessed with a rich heritage – part of which is included on other routes – that stretches back to medieval times and the Remences peasant’s revolt and up to the 19th century Carline Wars.
In the footsteps of the Barons of Santa Pau. Ruta 1 Santa Pau
This walk takes you up to the magnificent summit of Finestres, one of the best viewpoints in La Garrotxa. Of great interest are the highly varied landscapes.
Third carlinada route. Route 3 Argelaguer
In summer 1873 the Carlines besieged Argelaguer and killed the local councillor Sebastià Costa. This route will take you to the sites of some of the episodes of the final Carline War.
Grau d'Escales route. Route 2 Montagut i Oix
Grau d'Escales is a relatively easy pass (grau = ‘pass’ and escala = ‘step’ in Catalan) between two abrupt cliffs from where there are good views of the Salt dels Lliberals (Liberal’s Leap).
Sant Feliu - coll d'Úria - La Salut. Natural Park route 28
Itinerary for the Health Shadow, with a significant drop, but with a reward in the form of panoramic views over the Brugent river valley and much of the Natural Park.
On the trail of the Remences
The revolt of the Remences – a peasant uprising against their lords and the abusive mals usos (feudal obligations) - took place in La Garrotxa during the second half of the 15th century.
Via romana de Capsacosta from St Salvador de Bianya or pas dels Traginers. Route 1 Vall dels Sentits
Transited since time immemorial, in recent years this road was used to drive cattle in summer to their high Pyrenean pastures. Until a few centuries ago it was the only existing route to the Camprodon Valley from the Bianya Valley.