Hike in a volcanic zone

  • An iconic hike in a volcanic zone and a visit to a medieval town.

  • Duration icon9h
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in Catalan, English, Norwegian, Spanish
  • Hike in a volcanic zone

  • An iconic hike in a volcanic zone and a visit to a medieval town.

  • Duration icon9h
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in Catalan, English, Norwegian, Spanish
  • Offered in Catalan, English, Norwegian, Spanish
  • Meet your host, Ramon B
    Photo of Ramon B

    My name is Ramon, I am a professional mountain guide. I have traveled all over the world to more than 40 countries and participated in hiking and trekking trips from the Himalayas to Patagonia. I believe that the best way to discover a place is having a completely immersive experience that reveals the true nature of the destination. So you can feel like locals do, That’s why I have designed a unique and memorable experience for you.

  • What you will see and do

    On this day hiking trip from Barcelona, I will bring you to discover La Garrotxa volcanic zone Natural Park, one of the most iconic areas of Catalonia and visit the medieval town of Besalú.

    After about one and a half hour drive on a comfortable AC Minivan, we will arrive at La Garrotxa volcanic zone Natural Parc.
    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 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 head to Besalú, one of the best preserved Catalan medieval towns, where you will feel travelling back in time.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    2-3h hike / Transportation in Air-Con minivan / Bottle of water/ Catalan traditional 3-course lunch in a local restaurant / Besalú guided visit/ Personal insurance
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • In front of el Nacional restaurant

  • Barcelona  » Nature