Routes and excursions 

Volcanoes, lavas and ancient lakes circuit. Route 5 Garrotxa



  • Duration:

    2h 55min

  • Nearby municipalities:


    Les Preses

  • Type:

    At your leisure

  • Type:

    On foot

  • Area:


  • Difficulty:

    Easy / Medium

The arrival of the Croscat volcano lava flow about 11,000 years ago, altered the landscape of this place and its effects extended not only to a wide area but quite reach our age.

This circular walk starts at Les Fonts de Sant Roc (Olot) and heads for Les Preses through the flat fields of the Vall d'en Bas. Then it climbs up El Racó, the volcano that separates the valleys of Vall d'en Bas and Vall Corb, before heading back towards Olot through El Bosc de Tosca, the marshy woodland of La Moixina and, finally, Parc Nou, which lies just 500 m from the start of this walk.

This walk passes through a series of charming, ever-changing landscapes.

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