DISCOVER HIKING IN LA GARROTXA VOLCANOES WITH OLE OUTDOOR. WE ORGANIZE HIKING TOURS IN BARCELONA & CATALONIA. TRANSPORT INCLUDED.
Hike around La Garrotxa volcanic Natural Park, one of the most iconic areas of Catalonia and visit the medieval town of Besalú on this unique full-day excursion from Barcelona.
After about one and a half hour drive on a comfortable AC Minivan, we will arrive at La Garrotxa volcanic zone Natural Parc.
First 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 undulating lava flow emitted by the Croscat volcano .This place is magical and peaceful 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.
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 metres high and nearly a kilometre 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.
– Small group tour. For large groups please enquire directly with the company and ask for a quote.
– Hiking distance 10 km.
– Elevation gain 275 m.
– No previous experience required.
– Departure time 8:30 AM.
– Return time approximately 6:00 PM.
-Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes, Sports shoes.
-Mountain wear/Sport wear (according to the season).
-Waterproof jacket (windproof/waterproof Gore Tex type).
-Warn hat and warm gloves (autumn. winter and spring season).
-Sun screen and lip balm.
-Mobile phone and camera
-Passport/Identification document and personal belongings.
-1,5 L of water and snacks (sandwich, fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc…) per person.