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
5 nights - miss nights 1 (Besalu) and 6 - 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.