La Garrotxa (Garrocha in Spanish) is a volcanic zone of the heart of Catalonia, with picturesque villages, forests and exuberant nature. It would be a tour that combines trekking with a visit to a village.
In the Morning: Pick up the people at 9:00
You will be collected in a centric point like Pl. Cataluña, if the whole group is housed in different places. If all are all housed in the same neighbourhood or residence, you will be picked up directly in their residences.
After about an 1:30 hour journey we arrive at the Volcanic Park of the Fageda d’en Jordà.
There we will take a walk along a circular path that goes around the Park. During the walk, we will go through the forest of the Fageda d’en Jordà, a beech forest famous in Catalonia thanks to Joan Maragall poetry. In addition, this forest lies over lavas flows and rocky forms that can reach up to 20 meters in height. In autumn is especially beautiful for the changing colour of the leaves. We will also pass by the volcano Santa Margarida, with a crater covered with a dense forest that can be accessed. During the route, we’ll stop to eat in a restaurant located inside the park, very authentic, where typical Catalan food is served indoors (no fake paella for tourists of the Barceloneta!!!).
After four hours of walking and while we are in the restaurant we’ll jump back into the van.
In the afternoon: we will visit the village of Castellfollit de la Roca, built on a basaltic.
We will walk through its streets, reach the church square where you have incredible panoramic views, and from there we will take a path down, from which you can admire the town built on the rock. If anyone wants, we can have a coffee or beer in the village and about 19 hours we start the way back, arriving in Barcelona around 20:30.