Besalú oozes history from every corner: every street, square and building provides clues to the town’s past and the people that have lived there through the centuries.
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.
La Garrotxa, land of volcanic flavors
We’ll visit artisans; participate in cooking workshops; taste volcanic cuisine ‘Cuina Volcànica’ and dine in a Michelin-star restaurant; discover some beautiful corners by foot and fly over La Garrotxa’s Volcanic Zone Natural Park in a hot air balloon.
Old trails, today’s landscapes
The best way to discover a territory is through its history and its landscapes by walking the old trails. We’ll follow the Annia trail, the best preserved roman road in all the Iberian Peninsula, and the medieval trails that still link villages.
The Carrilet cycle lane
The Carrilet is for walkers and cyclists only and follows the route of the narrow gauge railway that once linked Olot and Girona.
City-centre Olot shopping
On every street corner in Olot you’ll find a shop where you can buy exquisite local products, guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding of palates, all prepared with top-quality products and the know-how of local cooks.
Following the lava flows
Emitted by the local volcanoes, once solidified, the Fluvià and other local rivers In conjunction with the wind and rain have eroded the lava into spectacular cliffs at Castellfollit de la Roca and El Boscarró and Fontfreda in Sant Joan les Fonts.
Volcanic region MTB Tour
This set of routes will let you explore the most characteristic spots in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone such as volcanos, lava f lows, the beech forest of Jordà (La Fageda d’en Jordà), and the most important towns around.
On the trail of the Remences
Thanks to the Sentence of Guadalupe signed by Ferdinand the Catholic, Catalan peasants enjoyed by the 15th century a series of personal freedoms that people in the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe did not possess until many centuries later.
The Capsacosta Roman road
Transited since time immemorial, in recent years this road was used to drive cattle in summer to their high Pyrenean pastures.