Day 3 - walking to Sant Feliu (Alan and Jan MacLeod)
Day 3 - walking to Sant Feliu (Alan and Jan MacLeod) 
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£910.00 (2017)
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6 nights
6 B&B, 4 evening meals, 5 picnics
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4½ - 6 hours per day
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Catalonia - La Garrotxa
Quiet byways of the Garrotxa
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A self-guided walking holiday in Catalonia, visiting the volcanic zone of La Garrotxa and the mighty cliffs of Collsacabra.  End with a boat trip across a lake and a night in a Parador. 


Grade:  Medium or easy-medium


Beautiful Besalú, extinct volcanoes, the Parador and the lake

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. Move on for two nights in pretty Rupit, before an astonishing day along the cliffs of the Collsacabra, across the lake of Sau by small boat and a night in a Parador overlooking the lake.  Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Debbie


Standard option (as per "Itinerary"): 6 nights


Shorter options: 

5 nights - miss night 1 (Besalu)  - start in Santa Pau.

4 nights - stay Besalu, Sant Feliu, Rupit and Parador, walk days 3,4,6.


Please note that the minimum party size on this route is two people.

  • Breathtaking walking in unspoilt countryside
  • Extinct volcanoes and tranquil meadows
  • Walking the cliff edge of the Cabrerès and Collsacabra plateaux
  • Catalan cooking and fabled hospitality
  • Medieval Besalu, Rupit and Santa Pau
  • A boat trip across the Lake of Sau
  • A night in a fabulously sited Parador
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Catalonia - La Garrotxa route map
Route designed by

Richard Calvin and Sarah Marti

Local contacts Richard Calvin, who is a keen walker as well as a sculptor in stainless steel, and his wife Sara, look after our clients and the route, as well as running their own villa rental company.