Walking in Catalunya - Girona Pyrenees
35 hikes in Garrotxa, Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park and Ripollès
35 varied day walks among the rocky mountains, forested slopes and idyllic wine country in and around Girona. Routes range from 5 to 19km and cover Garrotxa, Ripollès and the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.
SeasonsMost routes can be walked between Apr and October-November. The routes in the lower Garrotxa can be walked in the winter as well. Snow covers the Girona Pyrenees in the winter.
CentresOlot, Albanyà, Oix, Saderness, Ripoll, Berga, Bagà, Ribes de Freser, Queralbs, Núria, Vallafogana de Ripollès, Camprodon, Setcases, Saldes, Gósol, Mirador de Gresolet.
DifficultyThe graded walks range from easy to longer and more challenging routes. Reasonable level of fitness is required to climb the highest peaks in the region. There are some more demanding walks above 2000m and 2500m in the Girona Pyrenees.
Must SeeGarrotxa Volcanic Zone, Volcá del Croscat, Alta Garrotxa, Muga Gorge, Puigsacalm, El Mont, Girona Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees, Pedraforca, Cadi-Moixeró Natural Park, La Tosa, Penyes Altes de Moixeró,Comabona, Serra Cavellera, Puigmal, Taga, River Ter, Via Romana, Camí Vell, Camí Ral.
The delights of Spain's Catalunya – Girona Pyrenees region are revealed in this new walking guide, which covers 35 graded walks of 5 to 19km across Garrotxa, Ripollès and the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. Walks are included for all abilities, from easy strolls to more demanding walks, and some of the walks are accessible by public transport.
The guide provides detailed route descriptions, either 1:25k or 1:50k mapping for each route and a route summary table to help with choosing appropriate walks. All the walks are illustrated with stunning photos. A list of local campsites and other useful contacts is included at the back, plus notes on refreshment opportunities along the routes. There's also background information on local geology, wildlife and history, and planning details on when to go, where to stay and what to take.
Leave behind Girona's medieval walls, narrow cobbled streets and colourful riverside and you will find a network of trails through the countryside surrounding Girona. The diverse landscapes range from lush mountains to idyllic wine country, medieval stone bridges to fresh mountain rivers, plus volcanic zones and rugged mountain peaks with far-reaching views. Walking is the best way to explore the region.
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Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn't long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. They would love to share their passion for walking with others.Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. They moved from London to Surrey where they can enjoy the countryside and hills.View author profile
Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn't long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. They would love to share their passion for walking with others. Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. Nike and Jacint live in Guildford and when they are not walking in one of their favourite mountain ranges somewhere in Europe, they enjoy exploring the diverse trails in the Surrey Hills close to their home. And when they are not out walking they offer a personalised travel planning service, details of which can be seen on Nike and Jacint's website: www.trailnotes.co.uk.View author profile