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Route of the medieval villages and hiking in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone

tiempo 9h
idiomas Spanish, English, Catalan
En función del tiempo Depending on the weather
Discover 3 medieval villages: Besalú, Castellfollit de la Roca and Sant Joan les Fonts and walk through the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa.


The Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park is the best example of volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula. It has around forty volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows. Its orography, soil and climate give it a varied and often exuberant vegetation, with holm oak, oak and beech forests of exceptional landscape value that form an impressive lunar landscape of dark sand, black, red, green and purple colours. The most emblematic volcanoes are those of Santa Margarida, Montsacopa and Croscat, the largest and youngest on the Iberian Peninsula. To these must be added an architectural heritage that includes churches and castles. The park is made up of eleven municipalities, three of which we will visit because of their historical importance. With these three towns, we will follow an interesting route of medieval villages. The town of Besalú, which has a medieval historic-artistic ensemble considered one of the best preserved in Catalonia. Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the most picturesque medieval villages in Catalonia, perched dramatically on a cliff at the meeting point of two rivers. And Sant Joan de les Fonts, a municipality with numerous historical and medieval monuments, such as its important 12th century monastery, declared of National Interest in 1981.

What we are going to do?

We will meet at a central point in Barcelona to begin our experience. After approximately two hours of van travel, we will arrive in the volcanic region of La Garrotxa. We will start this tour through the medieval villages with a gentle walk and a visit to Castellfollit de la Roca, our first stop. We will continue to the village of Sant Joan les Fonts, where we will visit its Romanesque church and its 12th century medieval bridge. After our second stop we will start the hiking route. We will walk along paths that follow three different lava flows that have shaped the landscapes of this region. After the hike we will head to Besalú, the best preserved medieval village in Catalonia, where we will have some free time for lunch before taking a guided tour and returning to Barcelona.


Barcelona – Castellfollit de la Roca – Sant Joan de les Fonts – Besalú – Barcelona

What's included?

Transport from Barcelona by van (round trip)

Professional multilingual guide

Bottle of water

Hiking poles


What should I bring?

Appropriate walking shoes

Comfortable clothing

Waterproof jacket


Sun cream



Minimum age: 10 years

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Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.


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