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Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour provided by Catalan Trails

Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour

Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour
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About
We will start the day with a soft hike and a visit at 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. We will continue to Sant Joan les Fonts where we will see the romanesque church and medieval bridge from XII century before , we start hiking across one of my favourite paths following 3 lava flows that have shaped the lanscapes of this region. Here we'll learn about the rural way of life of La Garrotxa. The area is simply beautiful and will put you in a zen-like mood. After the hike we will head to Besalú, the best preserved medieval village in Catalonia, where first we will have some free time to have lunch (we can book a local restaurant for you). Before comming back to Barcelona, we'll have a guided visit to Besalú where I'll show you the most unique spots of this beautiful medieval town; an authentic trip back in time!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • On this Small Group day tour from Barcelona you will explore la Garrotxa county, one of Catalonia's most interesting areas in Girona province, famous for it's medieval villages and the volcanos that shaped the valleys of this county. On this experience we will visit 3 medieval towns: Castellfollit de la Roca, Sant Joan les Fonts and Besalú and we will hike though the lava flows at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Our local will introduce you with the local culture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • On this Small Group day tour from Barcelona you will explore la Garrotxa county, one of Catalonia's most interesting areas in Girona province, famous for it's medieval villages and the volcanos that shaped the valleys of this county. On this experience we will visit 3 medieval towns: Castellfollit de la Roca, Sant Joan les Fonts and Besalú and we will hike though the lava flows at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Our local will introduce you with the local culture.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62766P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking local guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Small-group tour maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • Hiking poles, personal insurance
  • Hike & visit to Castellfollit de la Roca
  • Visit to Sant Joan les Fonts & hike at La Garrotxa Volcanic Area
  • Besalú guided visit
Exclusions
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Passeig de Gràcia, 26, 08007 Barcelona, Spain Meeting point in front of el Nacional restaurant. Your guide will meet you here.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear hiking / sport shoes and comfortable clothes
  • This is a rain or shine tour, please dress appropriately to the weather (La Garrotxa gets colder than Barcelona in winter!)
  • This is an active experience and includes a hike
  • Small Group maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring snacks for the hike. Lunch is not included but we can book a traditional local restaurant for you.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking local guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Small-group tour maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • Hiking poles, personal insurance
  • Hike & visit to Castellfollit de la Roca
  • Visit to Sant Joan les Fonts & hike at La Garrotxa Volcanic Area
  • Besalú guided visit
Exclusions
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Passeig de Gràcia, 26, 08007 Barcelona, Spain Meeting point in front of el Nacional restaurant. Your guide will meet you here.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear hiking / sport shoes and comfortable clothes
  • This is a rain or shine tour, please dress appropriately to the weather (La Garrotxa gets colder than Barcelona in winter!)
  • This is an active experience and includes a hike
  • Small Group maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring snacks for the hike. Lunch is not included but we can book a traditional local restaurant for you.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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 required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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HippoSlippers
Barcelona, Spain90 contributions
Open air release post-lockdown
Our special trip with Ramon truly represents our return to freedom after the very intense lockdown in Barcelona. The fresh air and beautiful views were our reward. Ramon is an outstanding guide. He is so knowledgeable about the area and added a lot of details and context about the geology and history that we wouldn't have gotten on our own. At the same time, he didn't force conversation on the drive, which I think shows a level of comfort with silence that is uncommon in the industry, but also probably appreciated by many clients. All three stops were gorgeous and special. Besalu is definitely a must-see. We opted for the restaurant lunch, and it was really nice. Overall, wonderful tour.
Written 15 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caligal328
Lafayette, CA5 contributions
Fun and interesting tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were lucky to have Ramón as our guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a lovely hike followed by a delicious lunch and then tour of the picturesque village of Besalú. Ramón’s knowledge of history and culture made the day much more interesting than if we had done this on our own.
Written 29 October 2019
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Jenny
1 contribution
Ramon, the Director of Catalan Trails, is an excellent guide!
Nov 2018 • Friends
Ramon is an excellent guide—knowledgeable, energetic, and kind. He has a positive and generous spirit. I highly recommend any guided tour or hiking experience with Ramon. I went on two of his excursions including La Garrotxa & Besalu as well as Montserrat and I had a wonderful time!
Written 23 November 2018
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Felix C
11 contributions
EXCELLENT DAY HIKING TRIP IN NORTH CATALONA
Oct 2018 • Family
Why pay the same price for big tour companies when you can have Ramon's personalised service? He knows his routes well and was very flexible to cater for my active young family. Book his COSTA BRAVA + TOSSA DE MAR tour as well if you enjoy day hikes. My family had a magical time with Ramon. La Garrotxa is special if you get the morning fog.

- Felix from down under
Written 27 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

diazwoods
Walnut Creek, CA27 contributions
Amazing!
Ramon is a great guide. He was born and raised in Catalan, and has traveled the world. He has so much insight and history to share about the areas we visited and Barcelona as well. We had so many fascinating conversations with him.
We decided to do this trip on our honeymoon and my husband's birthday and he couldn't be more impressed!
The day was amazing!
Written 5 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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mhprebel
mhprebel
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MUST do in Barcelona !!
This is an amazing tour! The Monastery is just incredible and the hike is breathtaking. Then to end the day with a
694wanaa
694wanaa
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Experienced guide, incredible views
Had a blast and learned so much! Ramon is an incredible guide and I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to ge
GoatForSale
GoatForSale
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Great Value Hike - Fantastic Guide
This hike is a MUST. Rupit is very quaint village that sits next to absolutely beautiful views. The quality of the
laracrabby
laracrabby
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A lovely day!
Our day to Rupit was relaxed and wonderful. There were only 2 of us on this tour with our guide Ramon. I was messag
Renate v
Renate v
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Amazing tour
Ramon is an amazing really friendly local guide! I highly recommend to go on tour with him. He has a lot of knowled
heathernD7018NL
heathernD7018NL
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Amazing hike and views!
What a great experience! Highly recommended! Ramon was very informative and took the time to explain in English and
markpU4700TV
markpU4700TV
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Awesome hiking experience
Our guide Ramon was great, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learnt so much during the visit of the monast
HippoSlippers
HippoSlippers
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Refreshing
We started with the wine tour. It was very much focused on how this winery, Albet i Noya, has chosen to make their
HippoSlippers
HippoSlippers
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Fresh Mountain Air
This was a really fun and beautiful trip. The drive to Queralbs is really pretty. We got lucky with good weather un
Roam631651
Roam631651
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Best day trip out of Barcelona
I had the best time with Ramon on a hike in Monserrat. Not only was the place beautiful but the pace of the hike wa
laughinglab2012
laughinglab2012
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Great Day of Hiking and Monastery Visit
This is a beautiful way to get outside the city and learn about the landscape of Catalonia, a perfectly balanced da
Sandra S
Sandra S
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Awesome experience with Catalan Trails
Excellent tour! Excellent guide! Highlight of our Barcelona trip. Our guide Ramon was awesome. We left on time and
GlassonGirl
GlassonGirl
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Outstanding! Highly recommend. ✨✨✨✨✨
Superb day out, this was THE highlight of our trip to Barcelona. This is a must-do! Nice to escape the crowds. Peac
Jeanne722
Jeanne722
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Rainy Day, But Still a Great Tour
We left Barcelona in rain that continued all the way to Montserrat. We toured the exterior quickly and then viewed
Matt99999999
Matt99999999
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Amazing hike and guide
My wife and I really enjoyed this hike. The views were spectacular with the unique mountains of that region. Nico
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