Nature, culture and gastronomy

The county of La Garrotxa is a region with unique natural values: volcanoes, lava f lows, great fauna and f lora biodiversity, streams, rivers with clean and clear water, amazing landscape and an area where ancestral human activity has left many artistic and cultural witnesses. It offers a wonderful fusion of Nature and Culture that you will thoroughly enjoy.

 

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights  

Price: from 1.075,00 €/per person (double room) Minimum: 2 people

Type of accomodation: small hotels and cottages

 

Detailed Itinerary:

1st  day – Arrival at Olot, accommodation in a small charming hotel. Dinner in a ‘Cuina Volcànica’ (Volcanic cuisine) restaurant.

 

2nd  day – Cycling route following the green way to Girona, a former railway path. Stop at a cheese farm where we’ll visit the cow farm and participate in a workshop to discover the processes involved in producing delicious fresh cow cheese. We’ll cycle back to Olot, where we’ll have lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, cultural self guided town walk in Olot. Dinner in a ‘Cuina Volcànica’ (Volcanic cuisine) restaurant.

 

3rd  day – Self guided excursion to the heart of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. We will walk from the accommodation to find the old trail that linked Olot and Santa Pau village. On the Batet plateau we’ll get to Croscat volcano. The trail follows through D’en Jordà beech forest. Ecological packed lunch of local products. Going back we’ll cross la Moixina wetlands, a nature reserve surrounded by water and artistic beauty. Dinner in a Catalan cuisine restaurant with Garrotxa regional specialties.

 

4th day – Guided visit to Sant Joan les Fonts lava f lows. Visit to Besalú, we’ll walk the old Jewish quarter where you’ll find a Mikvé (Jewish bath), the best preserved one in the Iberian Peninsula. In Besalú we’ll enjoy lunch in a ‘Cuina Volcànica’ (Volcanic cuisine) restaurant. Leisure afternoon to enjoy Olot’s town centre. Dinner in a restaurant where you’ll taste the most well-known gastronomic specialties of the region, ‘Cuina Volcànica’ (Volcanic cuisine). Night activity “The sounds of the night” at La Moixina area.

 

5th day – Transfer to Hostalets d’en Bas village. We’ll walk the royal trail that  for many centuries linked the towns of Olot and Vic. Lunch in a restaurant at the quaint village of Hostalets d’en Bas, where we’ll taste some of the most appreciated local products. ‘Cuina Volcànica’ (Volcanic cuisine) restaurant. Evening: gastronomy experience. Why everybody eats “pa amb tomàquet” (bread with tomato) in  Catalunya? We’ll feel like a local whilst enjoying a traditional dinner of “pa amb tomàquet” with local sausages, farm cheese and the best quality wines in an authentic
atmosphere.

 

6th day – Transfer to the hot air balloon location in the Natural Park. Amazing hot air balloon f light over one of the most spectacular views from the air. After the f light, a good country style breakfast. In the afternoon we’ll be able to wander around the streets of Olot, which offer us a wide variety of historical shops to give us the opportunity to take with us a piece of the territory: local product at local price. To finish the day, we’ll have dinner in a grill restaurant in Olot, where we’ll enjoy a taste of local products in a casual atmosphere.

 

7th day – Check out from accommodation.

 

What is included? 

  • 6 nights in small hotels.
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners.
  • All transfers required.
  • Guide and map of the route, with description of the landscape, flora, fauna, geology and historical sites.
  • Professional expert guides in nature and culture.
  • Visits and activities.

 

What is not included? 

  • Transfers from/to airport.
  • Anything that is not detailed in the itinerary program.

 

Contribution to the conservation of biodiversity:

Accredited package with the ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) by La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park

 

Reservation:

TRESCÀLIA
INCOMING TRAVEL AGENCY
License CG-3437
T. +34 972 264 615
M. +34 669 826 322
info@trescalia.com

 
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