We’ll visit artisans; participate in cooking workshops; taste volcanic cuisine ‘Cuina Volcànica’ and dine in a Michelin-star restaurant; discover some beautiful corners by foot and fly over La Garrotxa’s Volcanic Zone Natural Park in a hot air balloon.
Live the experience of making fresh cow’s cheese, enjoy a walk tour at night through “La Fageda d’en Jordà” beech forest, ride a horse in the Volcanic Zone Natural Park, visit a landscape painter’s work studio and paint in the countryside.
The Girona greenways have 125km of reclaimed railway tracks, that go from the Pyrenees to la Costa Brava. We’ll discover the hidden secrets on a bike: volcanic landscapes, old mines, waterfalls, Romanesque churches….
The best way to discover a territory is through its history and its landscapes by walking the old trails. We’ll follow the Annia trail, the best preserved roman road in all the Iberian Peninsula, and the medieval trails that still link villages.
La Garrotxa is a territory with unique natural values: volcanoes, lava flows, high wildlife and wildlife biodiversity, torrents, streams and rivers of clear and clear waters, wonderful landscapes ... a cocktail that you need to know to enjoy.
One of the most enriching experiences you can have is to discover the natural heritage of a region with an expert guide. Orchids, rare plants, birds, amphibians, butterf lies, dragonf lies, traces of animals, volcanoes, lava flows and some unique geological phenomenon are some examples of what we’ll see during five intensive days of real wild nature. Our itinerary will take us to visit 6 Natural Parks from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean sea.
The volcanic land of La Garrotxa, is a privileged natural landscape filled with fresh air. It's the ideal setting for a health and well-being retreat. We offer you a stay focused on well-being during which you'll live experiences designed for personal rest, whilst synchronizing the body and the senses. It is a ‘getaway' to find personal balance through activities and techniques that work on the whole body. These are combined with cultural, naturebased and healthy eating experiences.
Nowadays, running it's fashionable. From a person who goes to run once a week to a professional runner, everybody enjoy nature their way. But now it's more necessary to plan the training times and to incorporate something to stimulate the training and make it more enjoyable and effective the physical training of an athlete. In that sense, our proposal is a training stage on a unique landscape at the Garrotxa volcanic zone.
Discover the accessible Garrotxa, through the adapted resources offered by the territory. Experiences among volcanoes for everyone, combining nature, gastronomy and activities. A ‘getaway’ during which you will experience the real Garrotxa: stay in a accessible hotel in the Vall d’en Bas, surrounded by nature. You will enjoy local dishes, an adapted balloon-f light over the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone, visit the Montsacopa volcano and the beech forest of Jordà, ride a special needs accessible bike on the Greenway and visit a cattle farm.
Do you want to enjoy a day in the middle of nature and discover a traditional skill? Come to La Garrotxa to spend a weekend and you can become a shepherd for a day. You will get to know the animals; goats and sheep, as well as the cheese shop. We will visit the pen, feed and get close to the animals - learning how they live and what they eat. We will also learn how to milk a goat by hand. An experience to be enjoyed by families, couples or a group of friends.
A small group cookery and food holiday in the county of La Garrotxa, Catalonia. Cookery workshops at the 12th century Rectoria with culinary visits and opportunities to explore history and nature.
Your home during your week in La Garrotxa will be La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda and it is here that a number of the cookery workshops take place, based on the ingredients and dishes of the country.
Your hosts will be Roy Lawson and Goretti Raurell Salvador. Roy a chef, worked in Scotland for 10 years prior to moving to Catalonia with his Catalan wife, Goretti to pursue their dream. Finding, restoring and now running La Rectoria a rural guesthouse.
Your stay with us in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees will allow you to discover the cuisine of La Garrotxa whilst exploring some of the natural and cultural highlights of the area. Your week at La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda, which dates from the 12th century includes 3 workshops at the rectory, a chance to visit some of the areas artisan food producers, the opportunity to explore its historic towns, villages and experience firsthand the rich natural diversity of La Garrotxa.