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La Garrotxa and Besalú Private Tourfrom Barcelona provided by BCN Hidden Tours

La Garrotxa and Besalú Private Tourfrom Barcelona

La Garrotxa and Besalú Private Tourfrom Barcelona
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Discover a magical slice of Catalonia on this private full-day La Garrotxa and Besalú tour, from Barcelona. Stroll through historic Santa Pau, wander the beech forests of Fageda d'en Jorda, and visit a volcanic park to hike the Santa Margarita crater. Delve into ancient history by touring the walled town of Besalú. Customize your private tour, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your Barcelona hotel to begin your La Garrotxa and Besalú private tour. Soak up the scenery as you journey north through the Catalan countryside to the wild volcanic region of La Garrotxa. Jump out to explore the village of Santa Pau, where the medieval castle and fortifications offer an intriguing glimpse into the region’s history. Continue past the looming peak of the Croscat volcano and pause to admire the geological marvel, left exposed by years of mining and excavations. Next, pull on your walking shoes and set out to explore the woodlands of Fageda d'en Jorda. Follow one of the many footpaths through the ancient beech forest and listen as your guide points out native plants and wildlife endemic to the region. Finally, arrive at the morning’s star attraction, the Santa Margarita volcano, where a short hike into the crater will be rewarded with unforgettable views over the surrounding volcanoes. Spend time drinking in the views and admiring the ruins of a 10th-century chapel at the center of the crater, then re-fuel with a picnic lunch (not provided: please bring your own), gazing out over the volcanic landscapes. After lunch, continue to the nearby village of Besalú and set out to explore the medieval town on a walking tour. Learn how the fortified town was an important trade center during the Middle Ages as you admire the Romanesque architecture and take in the views from the 10th-century walls. Stroll around the Jewish Quarter, peek into the old synagogue and visit the monastery, then admire monumental landmarks like the Royal Curia and the fortified bridge. After a full day exploring La Garrotxa, return to Barcelona and end your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your Barcelona hotel to begin your La Garrotxa and Besalú private tour. Soak up the scenery as you journey north through the Catalan countryside to the wild volcanic region of La Garrotxa. Jump out to explore the village of Santa Pau, where the medieval castle and fortifications offer an intriguing glimpse into the region’s history. Continue past the looming peak of the Croscat volcano and pause to admire the geological marvel, left exposed by years of mining and excavations. Next, pull on your walking shoes and set out to explore the woodlands of Fageda d'en Jorda. Follow one of the many footpaths through the ancient beech forest and listen as your guide points out native plants and wildlife endemic to the region. Finally, arrive at the morning’s star attraction, the Santa Margarita volcano, where a short hike into the crater will be rewarded with unforgettable views over the surrounding volcanoes. Spend time drinking in the views and admiring the ruins of a 10th-century chapel at the center of the crater, then re-fuel with a picnic lunch (not provided: please bring your own), gazing out over the volcanic landscapes. After lunch, continue to the nearby village of Besalú and set out to explore the medieval town on a walking tour. Learn how the fortified town was an important trade center during the Middle Ages as you admire the Romanesque architecture and take in the views from the 10th-century walls. Stroll around the Jewish Quarter, peek into the old synagogue and visit the monastery, then admire monumental landmarks like the Royal Curia and the fortified bridge. After a full day exploring La Garrotxa, return to Barcelona and end your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32771P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - La Fageda d'en Jorda
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A maximum of 4 people per group
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - La Fageda d'en Jorda
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A maximum of 4 people per group
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    BCN Hidden Tours
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    La Fageda d'en Jorda
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    Hike to the Croscat volcano, where an old stone extraction allows you to see into its depths. From there, hike through beech forests, admiring spectacular views. Make the easy climb up the Santa Margarita volcano, and stop to see the Templar chapel located in its center. We recommend you bring a small picnic to enjoy while you take in the panoramic view from atop the crater. Continue to the medieval walled town of Besalú, a prime example of Romanesque architecture and widely regarded as one of Spain’s most beautiful villages. An important commercial center during the Middle Ages, the town hosted merchants from all over Europe, who came to trade and do business. See the 10th-century castle, fortress, ramparts, church, and monastery. Stroll through the Jewish quarter, glimpsing the old synagogue, the Royal Curia, and the fortified bridge, and allow yourself to be transported to the time of kings and knights. Savor the beauty one last moment before journeying back to Barcelona.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Wonderful tour of Besalu and Girona
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Tour guide
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Costa brava
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jewilson45
jewilson45
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A beautiful day
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Fine guided tour, great guide, great day
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Gina G
Gina G
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Waste of a day
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Perfect Private Full Day Custom Tour With Gerard!
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Wonderful day
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Montserrat and Montjuic Cemetery, Historical and interesting...
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Amazing experience with perfect guide !
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Friendly Hiking
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Truly amazing experience!
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