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Day trips from Girona

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Day trips from Girona

Am bringing my elderly parents to Girona this coming weekend. I have hired a car and would like to take them on a couple of days trips - coast? mountains? nice towns? Any suggestions for an intinerary - bearing in mind that they won't be able to walk very far from the car.

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1. Re: Day trips from Girona

Personally for one of the days, I'd drive up to Els Angels to start, to get the views, then go to Peratallada and then Far de Sant Sebatia lighthouse (access via the Tamariu road from Palafrugell) for the views over Llafranc before visiting Llafranc and/or Calella de Palafrugell.

Besalu and Banyoles are also likely to be mentioned, and it would be no problem to get to Tossa de Mar or Roses/Cadaques for a day trip.

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Besalú is fabulous but not sure about it if mobility is a problem.

Cadaqués is better. L'Estartit is a nice setting (although not as spectacular as cadaqués) and on the flat.

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Besalu is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Spain.

Banyoles is nearby and has a very good lake.

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4. Re: Day trips from Girona

I would try to get a flavour of the whole area without spending all your time in the car, especially as the forecast for this weekend is hot and clar skies.

For a taste of the West inland area, Banyoles is perfect. Yes, it is near the mountains but isn't particularly difficult to walk around once parked up. On the way back to Girona a quick look at the lake at Banyoles is also very pleasant but i would give the town itself a miss, it is nice but there are other places better for a short stay.

The next day i would spend time driving east towards the coast but stopping inland and taking in the medieval towns. There is a nice route from Girona taking in St Marti Vell, Monells and Madremanya. A Coffee in Monells is highly recommended. Then, if pottery is your thing, head into La Bisbal, or if eating and sightseeing is more your bag, skip that and head for Perratallada, a gourmet delight, and nice and easy to walk around. Closeby is Pals but that is a hilltop village so depends on your mobility to enjoy it fully.

For a day at the beach then for wandering rather than sunbathing Llafranc is a picture postcard resort. I wouldn't want to miss that. Cadaques is very similar but a longer drive, highly recommended but not sure i would want to be stuck in the car for that time on a hot weekend. Closeby to Llafranc is Begur, a hilltop town with fabulous views over the sea, again though mobility is a consideration.


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Thanks for all the suggestions - I am spoilt for choice!

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