Estany de Banyoles
Estany de Banyoles
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marriott946
London, UK820 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Truthfully I was expecting more.

I know Olympic rowing featured here in 1992.

It's pretty bland really and not worth a long drive.

Small but swimming, boating, paddle boarding all available.

It's clean but not too much bird life.

Thank you Team Lake.
Written 1 October 2023
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Lizi E
Buckinghamshire, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
What a lovely place to spend a few hours. We hired bikes for an hour and cycled the very easy path around the lake and had lunch at a local restaurant where we had the best tapas. It was all so serene even in the middle of summer on a busy day. Definitely worth a return visit to try out the rowing boats and/or swimming.
Written 13 August 2023
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Gorba
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Pleasant place to stroll around for an hour or two. Easy drive from Girona. Nice hot chocolate at Banys Vells Cafe, right on the water. Tranquil, spectacular view.
Written 15 December 2022
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krys_k
London, UK670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
The lake is really a three star lake from the short vantage point we had…the public swimming beach (more like a patch of grass, maybe two tennis court sized). Not exactly picturesque (however from pictures I see there are many trails, sports activities and restaurants that I am sure make it a great place to visit). But I give it four stars as after a long hot day in the sun, it was lovely to dip into. The water was cool, crisp and clean (I could see at least four feet down). It’s a tough life.
Written 6 June 2022
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Crosseries
Barcelona, Spain40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Beautiful setting. Places to swim, places to have a drink. Enjoyed our time there, looking at the fish and wildlife with the kids.
Written 20 June 2020
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ugo100hmonte
Natal, RN503 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We take a bus in Girona to visit Besalu and after lunch we stopped in Banyoles to visit the lake. It was a Saturday afternoon and I expected to find a promenade with many people walking and enjoying the day in restaurants or caffes...Actually is just the lake, some people walking and others rowing, Just it. Maybe I had many expectations. Better go back to Girona and stayed more time in Besalú.
Written 2 April 2020
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Anne G
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Abeautiful,calm place. Lovely to take a relaxing, short cruise on the lake with a commentary which describes some of the history of the lake.
Written 12 October 2019
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sanroy
Henley in Arden, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
At the end of August this year my family and I spent a week in this absolutely beautiful place, it was inland in the Catalona area, it was totally unspoilt with tree lined avenues surrounding the massive lake, and lovely restaurants, it was so relaxing, we swam in the lake and went on the boats, it was like going back in time as everywhere you went it was so calm, and the people were lovely, so welcoming, we plan to go back next year.
Written 4 October 2019
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Dave C
Bubbenhall, UK175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A pleasant trip round the lake on the Tirona an electric powered cameraman tourist boat. ( No toilets on the boat but one was available in the tourist centre by the landing stage, ) All passengers were either from Wales or England so they played an informative English commentary about the lakes use during the Barcelona Olympics and many fancy fishing houses etc.
The lake itself has rowing activities & i believe there is a cycle track around the lake. The water is crystal clear & one of our party spotted a Black Bass amongst the other fish.
There are also plenty of sporting activities available in the area.
Written 3 October 2019
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Faith_and_Me
Brisbane, Australia373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I ride my bike about 45mins out of Girona to get to the lake. It really is beautiful. There is a walking track and cafes all around the lake. There is also a bike track for most of it, just having to ride on a road for about 500mts. Or you could just sit on one of the benches and take it all in!
Written 2 September 2019
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