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Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour

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Barcelona, Spain
Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour
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Experience Catalonia’s geology and rich medieval history on this small-group day trip from Barcelona, during which you can hike through the forested landscape of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park; visit the picturesque town of Besalú, and explore the village of Castellfollit de la Roca—one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval towns. This tour provides convenient round-trip transportation, ensuring you spend more time exploring each site.
  • Hike through la Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
  • Guided tour of Besalú, with free time to explore
  • Small-group tour limited to eight participants for a personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional English/Spanish-speaking local guide
Bottle of water
Small-group tour maximum capacity 8 people per tour
Hiking poles, personal insurance
Hike & visit to Castellfollit de la Roca
Visit to Sant Joan les Fonts & hike at La Garrotxa Volcanic Area
Besalú guided visit
Tips (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Pg. de Gràcia, 26 , Pg. de Gràcia, 26, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point in front of el Nacional restaurant. Your guide will meet you here.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear hiking / sport shoes and comfortable clothes
  • This is a rain or shine tour, please dress appropriately to the weather (La Garrotxa gets colder than Barcelona in winter!)
  • This is an active experience and includes a hike
  • Small Group maximum capacity 8 people per tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring snacks for the hike. Lunch is not included but we can book a traditional local restaurant for you.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Catalan Trails
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Medieval Villages & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hiking. Small Group Tour.

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  • "The hike through the Natural Park takes roughly three hours with just a few steep up hills otherwise it is more or less flat." See review

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Great guide service and enjoyable day!
Susan_H
, Apr. 2022
Ramon is an excellent guide - personable, knowledgeable, and flexible - and made this an excellent day trip. We had a nice hike around the volcano park (easy hiking, moderate pace), stopping along the way to enjoy cheese & sausage snacks he provided, then drove to see some lovely examples of medieval villages after enjoying an excellent (optional) fixed-price lunch at a small restaurant just outside the volcano park. Highly recommend Catalan Trails guide service, and Ramon, who do this and many other day trips. This trip is suitable for all ages, and Ramon catered everything to our interests to make our trip most enjoyable. Thanks Catalan Trails!
star-5
Highly recommended, such an enjoyable day!
RachelOng
, Nov. 2021
We loved our tour with Ramon. He’s so friendly and knowledgeable, and kept the tour and conversation engaging the whole time. La Garrotxa is so beautiful this time of year with the autumn colours, and the hike was easy enough even for amateur hikers. Besalu is so quaint and unique too. All in all, a really memorable day.
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Fantastic!
Ali_A
, Mar. 2020
I had an absolutely SPLENDID time on this tour! Ramon is highly knowledgeable and a truly excellent travel guide. I very much appreciated his input and explanations to the historical contexts and undertones that explain the existence of specific architectural structures in the medieval towns, not to mention all of the fantastic photo shots. The nature hikes were particularly my favorite part of the whole experience because of the limited exposure to nature in downtown Barcelona. Ramon is also an excellent conversationalist; we chatted for hours on all sorts of topics ranging from travel, to history, to politics. I most appreciate Ramon's help and advice on finalizing my last tourist attraction visits prior to the end of my vacation, as well as for the great restaurant tips. FYI Ramon: I went to La Fonda del Port Olimpic, as you suggested for seafood, and the food was amazing! Thanks again for such a great time!
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Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
Daydream67372421338
, Jun. 2019
We arrived at the meeting point and our guide was punctual, very friendly , puts all the members of the team at ease and is very knowledgeable about the Spanish culture, way of life and the trip. The drive from Barcelona to La Garrotxa takes about one and a half hours in a very comfortable air conditioned minibus. The hike through the Natural Park takes roughly three hours with just a few steep up hills otherwise it is more or less flat. Walking through the beech tree forest was wonderful as it was a hot day giving us shade and coolness. Our guide even carried and gave us bottles of water to quench our thirst. The meal was satisfactory and the service was very quick. I would have loved to have more time in Besalu because I really loved the place but time was given to go shopping in the tourist shops. All in all it was a very satisfying day.

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