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La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park Hiking And Besalú Medieval Town

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time-raw9 hours
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Passeig de Gràcia

Experience Catalonia’s geology and rich medieval history on this small-group day trip from Barcelona, during which you can hike through the forested landscape of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and visit the picturesque town of Besalú—one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval towns. This 2-in-1 tour provides round-trip transportation, so you can easily visit both sites in a single day.

What to expect?

After a short drive, 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 undulating lava flow emitted by the Croscat volcano. This place is magic 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 a 3.5-hour 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.


  • Premium small group tour
  • Professional multilingual Local Guide (English/Spanish/Catalan)
  • 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

What is included?

  • Transportation in Air-Con minivan
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Catalan traditional 3-course lunch
  • Personal insurance

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear hiking/sport shoes and comfortable clothes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Small Group maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

What do I need to bring?

  • Hiking / Sport shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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