A self-guided walking holiday in Catalonia, visiting the volcanic zone of La Garrotxa and the mighty cliffs of the Cabreres. Stay in medieval Besalu, Santa Pau, Rupit, Joanetes and Olot
Beautiful Besalú and extinct volcanoes
This walk through unspoilt Catalonia begins in the beautifully preserved medieval town of Besalú, where you stay in the comfort of a stylish hotel next to the old bridge. From here you walk through the heart of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park with its numerous (now extinct) volcanoes. Winding up through the beech woods and rolling pastures of El Cabrerès, the cliff-girt plateau, the views are over the Catalonian hills, the towering heights of Mt. Puigsacalm and the (hopefully) snow-capped Pyrenees, before you move down finally for your stay in a converted farmhouse in the rural calm of La Vall d'en Bas. You might consider a return to Besalú for a further night to explore in more detail its medieval alleys and Catalan restaurants, or combining with a stay in stylish Barcelona.
Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Debbie
Standard option (as per "Itinerary"): 7 nights
Suggested shorter alternatives:
6-night miss night 7; 5-night miss nights 1 and 7 - start in Santa Pau