Catalonia is far more than just Barcelona and the coast. On this trip we offer a combination of cultural exploration of the capitals fine medieval towns such as Girona and Santa Pau or the unique world of Salvador Dali´s Theatre Museum in Figueres with very diverse walking in the serrated mountain of Montserrat, along the north coast and in La Garrotxa with its extinct volcanoes.
Arrival in Barcelona.
We start the day with an orientation tour on foot covering Las Ramblas, Boqueria market, Gothic quarter, Passeig de Gracia and the modernist highlights by Antoni Gaudi and fellow archiuitects. The afternoon is free for you to explore.
We drive to Montserrat, the holy mountain of the Catalans, to see the monastery and explore this unique serrated mountain on a walk along the ridge. Later we continue driving to Girona, one of the finest medieval towns in Catalonia. Before dark we go on a stroll along the old ramparts.
In the morning we take the local train to nearby Figueres to visit the Dali museum. Then we continue to the coastal village Llanca where we discover a beautiful walk along the shore of the Costa Brava to Port de la Selva, nestled into the cliffs of Cap de Creus. We return to Girona by train.
After a free morning we first take a bus and drive to Banyoles where we walk along a short section of the beautiful lake to arrive at Porqueres and its Romanesque church. We then continue to Besalu to explore one of the finest medieval villages in Catalonia. In the afternoon we reach Olot in the heart of the Garrotxa, Spain’s largest area of extinct volcanoes.
Today we walk through the largest beech-wood forest of Northern Spain before reaching Santa Pau village, medieval gemstone amongst villages in the region. Later we explore the story of the serrated Croscat volcano before driving back to Olot.
You might want to book the very popular balloon trip to fly over the volcanic area or alternatively relax in Olot or go on another walk in the area.
Tour ends today, departure.