Foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Pathfinding

Discover the unspoilt foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees in the beautiful La Garrotxa region. Explore two distinct areas, the Zona Volcanica, filled with medieval villages and volcanic landscapes cloaked in woodland, and the Alta Garroxta with its rocky crags, gorges and tiny mountain hamlets.

Begin in the picture postcard village of Santa Pau, with its medieval architecture , castle and narrow alleyways dating back to the 13th century. Take a walk to the summit of Finestres for panoramic views over the ‘Zona Volcanica’. Continue to the capital of the region, Olot, walking past several of the dormant volcanoes in the area.

Head into the ‘Alta Garrotxa’, where the landscape changes to become more dramatic featuring rocky cliffs and gorges. Enjoy a stop at Castellfolit de la Roca village, perched upon a clifftop before continuing on foot through the Alta Garrotxa. Finish by walking into the historic town of Besalu across the impressive 11th century Pont Forticat bridge.

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Hiking trail Looking down on the remains of the sanctuary at Finestres
2019-05-20
moderate
12.7 km
4:00 h
480 m
483 m
1
by Fraser Linden,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Catalonia

Santa Pau to Olot

Hiking trail The volcanic crater at Santa Margarida
2019-05-20
moderate
17.2 km
4:00 h
337 m
383 m
by Fraser Linden,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Catalonia

Oix Loop Walk

Hiking trail The remains of Santa Maria d'Escales
2019-05-20
easy
11.5 km
4:00 h
313 m
304 m
1
by Fraser Linden,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Catalonia

Oix to Sales de Llierca via Tortella

Hiking trail Pont de Llierca bridge
2019-05-20
moderate
15.7 km
3:45 h
347 m
488 m
by Fraser Linden,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Passing through rural land around Sales de Llierca towards the mountains.
2019-05-16
moderate
12.6 km
6:30 h
965 m
130 m
1
by Laura Paterson,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Fields of Poppies along the route
2019-05-16
moderate
16.8 km
4:00 h
110 m
1065 m
1
by Laura Paterson,  Macs Adventure