Castles and monasteries were at the centre of life in the Middle Ages. Although some of their splendour has waned, today La Garrotxa still maintains vestiges of that past in towns and villages such as Sant Joan les Fonts, Santa Pau and Besalú.
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.
This route offers an alternative way of discovering three of the most-visited places in La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.
Despite the multiple attractions – landscape, cuisine and its people – of La Garrotxa, there are some places in this comarca that have a truly unique air about them.
15 proposals for you to discover the rich heritage of La Garrotxa
From the Pyrenees to the sea
Orchids, rare plants, birds, amphibians, butterf lies, dragonf lies, traces of animals, volcanoes, lava flows and some unique geological phenomenon are some examples of what we’ll see during five intensive days of real wild nature.
Authentic culinary experience - A combination of gastronomy, landscape and culture.
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.
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.
Where nature and culture come together
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.
This tour is targeted for people who love to ride road bikes through natural areas. Enjoy the surroundings and the company whilst challenging yourself.
On foot, by bike and from the air
The goal of this route is to get to know a part of Catalonia following the Carrilet cycle path. This beautiful route will take you from one of the most characteristic spots in the Pre-Pyrenees, the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, to the Costa Brava.
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