Posted on 2020-02-01
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Barcelona Hiking: Full-day Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking Tour

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Overview

Take a full-day Barcelona hiking from Barcelona and experience Catalonia’s geology and rich medieval history. Hike through the lush forests of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and visit the picturesque town of Besalú—one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval towns.

◾ Small-Group Tour (max. 8 people) ensures a personalized experience
◾ Lead by a passionate multilingual local guide (English/Spanish/Catalan)
◾ Hike at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
◾ Visit the medieval town of Besalú
◾ Visit the medieval hanging town of Castellfollit de la Roca
◾ Visit the medieval town of Sant Joan Les Fonts
◾ Have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant (own expense)

About this experience

DURATION: 9 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.30 am
HIKING DISTANCE: 11 km
MEETING POINT: Passeig de Gràcia 26, Barcelona
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Catalan
OPEN SEASONS: All year round, every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
WHO CAN COME: Barcelona hiking I suitable for anyone able to walk a long distance

What's included, what's not

✔ Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan
✔ Professional English-speaking local guide
✔ Guided hike
✔ Bottled water
✔ Hiking Poles
✔Personal insurance
✖ Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Description - What to expect

Start your Barcelona hiking with a 1.5-hour drive in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, before you arrive at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Take an easy hike and visit Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the most scenic medieval villages in Catalonia dramatically perched atop a cliffside at the meeting point of two rivers.

Continue your Barcelona hiking to Sant Joan Les Fonts to visit the romanesque church and medieval bridge from the XII century. Then hike across old paths following 3 lava flows that have shaped the landscape of this region. Follow your guide and learn about the rural way of life of La Garrotxa. The area is just beautiful and will put you in a zen-like mood.

After the hike is over you will head to Besalú, the best-preserved medieval village in Catalonia, for some free time to have lunch (we can book a local restaurant for you). Experience the unique ambiance of this medieval village on a guided tour before your return journey back to Barcelona.

Bring with you

For your Barcelona hiking bring with you your hiking/sport shoes, comfortable clothes, waterproof jacket, sunglasses & sunscreen

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Tour Supplier

Catalan Trails