La Garrotxa volcanic zone hiking and Besalú medieval town from Barcelona
Minimum age: 10
- Hiking in the beautiful Fageda d’en Jordà and La Garrotxa volcanic area Natural Park
- 3-course meal in a traditional Catalan restaurant
- See the hanging town of Castellfollit de la Roca
- Visit the medieval town of Besalú
All about the trip
After about one and a half hour drive in a comfortable AC minivan, we will arrive at La Garrotxa volcanic zone Natural Park.
We will get ready and start hiking across the Fageda d’en Jordà, a unique beech forest growing at low altitude (550 m) upon the rugged lava flow emitted by the Croscat volcano. This place is magical and full of peace and if visiting in autumn you will have the chance to see the spectacle of the colors of nature.
After leaving the Fageda, the path will take us into the volcanic area, starting with Santa Margarida, a volcano, whose explosion opened up a wide circular crater in whose midst stands today the eponymous Romanesque church. We will continue hiking through Croscat volcano which with its 160 m in height make it the highest volcanic cone in the Iberian Peninsula. For many years one of its flanks was quarried and today an impressive scar remains as a reminder of the once active quarry.
After about 3,5 hour pleasant hike we will arrive back to the starting point and we will go straight to our selected traditional local restaurant to enjoy a well deserved 3-course meal.
After lunch we will have the chance to see the picturesque town of Castellfollit de la Roca, rising up on a spectacular basalt crag formed by the superimposition of two lava flows, 50 meters high and nearly a kilometer long that has been shaped by the river Fluvià.
Before coming back to Barcelona we will head to Besalú, one of the best preserved Catalan medieval towns, where you will feel traveling back in time. There we will enjoy a guided tour across its magical streets and have some free time.
What is included in the price
- Transportation in AC minivan
- Professional multilingual local guide (English/Spanish/Norwegian)
- Bottle of water
- Catalan traditional 3-course lunch
- Personal insurance
What is not included in the price
- Guide gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
This activity is organised by Catalan Trails, Carrer d'Aragó 100, Barcelona, 08015, Spain, +34 684 221 315, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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