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Gastronomy

Cuina Volcànica, 25 years committed to the cuisine of the Garrotxa

14 Jun

The Volcanic Cuisine group was founded 25 years ago, during the 2nd Catalan Cooking Congress. The idea arose from the concern of a group of restaurateurs who joined and agreed that local cuisine and local products from the area were in need of added value. They aimed at establishing a network of regional producers; create a recipe book for their own restaurants and combine it with traditional recipes. A few years ago, sharing recipes was not at all usual, by creating a cuisine group to share with other competitors was therefore an innovative decision for that time. The objective: to create collective workmanship. Read more

Gastronomy

Ecotourism: a new gastronomy experience

14 Jun

Did you ever taste the elderflower cordial? Spring just arrived and many sweet smells are around us. Walking through La Garrotxa we find elder, with white flowers that invite us to let us go with the sweetness of its aroma. But these flowers keep a secret, and Goretti and Roy want to share it with us: the elderflower cordial. Feeling at home, at La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda we will have the opportunity to do it on artisan way. And it will be through this gastronomic experience that we will discover the cultural and natural heritage of the region. Read more

Culture

Ésdansa, the most international cultural commitment in La Garrotxa

14 Jun

Esdansa, the traditional dance festival, is celebrated annually in August in the village of Les Preses. Les Preses has become the Catalan headquarters for traditional dance, both national and international, receiving more than 10,000 spectators from all over Catalonia in its last editions. The 36 editions of Esdansa have opened up La Garrotxa to the world by hosting people from Indonesia, Mongolia, Mexico, Guinea Bissau, Nicaragua, Iran, Belarus, Argentina, Burundi, Japan, New Zealand, Swaziland ... Read more

Nature

Agriculture in the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park: working for nature and landscape preservation

14 Jun

The primary sector, due to its own characteristics, is the economic sector that best suits the tarmac where it is integrated. In La Garrotxa, it also plays a key role in the production of zero-kilometer foods. Let's know a bit better about farming in the Natural Park. Read more

Nature

La Garrotxa, pioneers in promoting the use of shared electric mobility

14 Jun

At the beginning of 2019 Som Mobilitat and the associations: Turisme Garrotxa and Turisme Rural de la Garrotxa reached an agreement which aimed to enhance collaboration by providing people with shared electric mobility when staying at the associated tourist lodging. The agreement meant that both organizations were able to progress with the same objective: that of providing all those arriving by public transport with a need to rent a car while staying in the area of  La Garrotxa with sustainable mobility of some kind.  Read more

Nature

La Garrotxa, land of bicycles

14 Jun

One of the characteristics of an advanced society in this day and age is that it is totally dependent on mobility. There is a range of mobility options at present, both for daily journeys to work, but also travel during our leisure time or when touring. Having said this, it is not fair for future generations the way we take for granted our apparent right to be able to move around whenever we feel like doing so and in whatever vehicle. This is why sustainable mobility is one of the biggest challenges of our century. Read more

Culture

Postcard landscape in La Garrotxa

25 Jul

The name ‘Garrotxa’ comes from old Catalan, meaning “hard and difficult land”. It refers to an abrupt and mountainous terrain, with beautiful landscapes like the one found in the volcanic area in Olot. Read more

Gastronomy

One day at the farm

25 Jul

Cows, pigs, lambs, poultry, rabbits, poultry, vegetable gardens, eggs, milk ... wanting to know the origin of what we eat, is what attracts more and more people to the farm. Read more

Nature

The intangible heritage in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa

25 Jul

Catalonia is a territory with an exceptional natural heritage and biodiversity. Natural areas of special protection are a key element of this heritage treasure. Natural heritage includes historical, cultural and social values that are closely linked to people. Recognizing this emotional bond with nature and involving society in its conservation and valorisation should be an essential challenge in the management of a natural area. Read more

Nature

Walk while savouring the territory along the Itinerànnia network of trails

25 Jul

Itinerànnia is a network of 2,500 km paths between the regions of El Ripollès, La Garrotxa and l’Alt Empordà. Itinerànnia retrieves the old communication channels between villages to reach any corner, in any small area, and offers the opportunity to walk from the Pyrenees to the sea and vice-versa. Read more

Culture

2018, Year of Cultural Tourism in Catalonia and also in La Garrotxa

25 Jul

La Garrotxa participates actively on the Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of Council of Europe with the aim of giving value to the Continent’s heritage and artistic inheritance. Read more

Events

La Garrotxa, a tourism destination for everyone

25 Jul

One of the main challenges of all tourist destinations is that everyone should be able to enjoy it. No matter what age or accessibility problems one has, we are firstly citizens before tourists, and therefore must be able to move freely and autonomously. This objective is not simple, it requires individual efforts of all stakeholders. Read more

Events

La Garrotxa, 20 years of Sustainable Tourism

02 Nov

At the beginning of the 20th century, La Garrotxa was a valued destination for Barcelona holidaymakers, attracted by the ideal of the romantic landscape painted by the artists of the Olot School of Landscape. Read more

Gastronomy

Volcanic Cuisine, a footprint of local gastronomy

02 Nov

The Volcanic Cuisine entity was born in September of 1994, during the 2nd Catalan Congress of Cuisine. It had a clear objective which was to offer dishes of autochthonous endemic, and local products. Read more

Nature

The orchids of la Garrotxa

02 Nov

La Garrotxa is an upland region with a great diversity of habitats. Although its climate is essentially Mediterranean, the proximity of the sea to the east and the Pyrenees to the north ensures that much of the region has a unique microclimate with central European or Atlantic tendencies. Read more