Thursday, May 07, 2009

Garrotxa - Spain

Mountain daffodils at 1515m

Just had a week in Spain in the Garroxta area near Girona based at Olot town.
This is the 4th time I've been there first time was a 6 day cycling tour with my cycling chum Tom we cycled through the beautiful Garroxta region of old volcanoes and beach tree forests.
It was so nice I decided to return with my wife Anne for some walking, we both loved it and have been back three times now.
There are lots of signed walks and if you choose to be more adventurous the mapping is excellent so its possible to make up your own routes and follow them with relative ease.
I have 5 maps of the region all purchased from Stanford maps.
The main area map has a English language guide book for 9 walks up to five hours long.

Last year we went in March but that was just a little early, it was quite cold with snow on the higher hills.
This year though was just lovely although we did havea rainy evening, enough to change the next day planned walk to low level to avoid slippy conditions of the rougher hill paths.

If you choose to go there stay in the Borrell hotel in Olot and eat at La Veranda restuarant along the road.

View a slideshow of the holiday here.


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