La Garrotxa, Spain

La Garrotxa, Spain

Things to do - general

The Garrotxa county in north-eastern Spain is part of the province of Girona, in Catalonia. The southern half of the county is known for the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, a green, hilly landscape dotted with 40 extinct volcanoes, which make the area great for hiking and biking.

As we go north the scenery changes: in the Alta Garrotxa, north of the river Fluvià, abrupt gorges and deep cliffs mark the dramatic landscape, which has been declared a Space of Natural Interest.

The entire area is known for its bucolic, rural landscape: from farmlands and fields to the deep forests that surround the valleys of Bas, Hostoles and Bianya, to charming rural villages like Sant Esteve d’en Bas, whose church dates back to the 12th century, or Besalú, a medieval village with a historic Jewish Quarter.

Country Spain
Languages spokenCatalan and Spanish
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)734.5
The Catalan Rural Escape

The Catalan Rural Escape

La Garrotxa, Spain

The Catalan Rural Escape is a gorgeous restored farmhouse next to a volcanic natural park.         

Activities for kids

The Pedra Tosca Park Walk

La Garrotxa Hiking with The Little Voyager

This easy hike starts only ten minutes away the farmhouse, and is perfect for families with smaller children who get tired or cranky easily.


Carriage rides in the Fageda d'en Jordà

La Garrotxa Horse Riding with The Little Voyager

This 1-hour tour lets you explore the unique scenery of the Fageda d'en Jordà woods in horse-drawn carriages and see the beauty of this unique forest--the only one in Spain to grow on top of volcanic lava--at a slower pace.


Mas Coromina

This nearby farm offers an educational experience for the whole family: learn about the cycles of farm life, walk through the fields, find out how the cows are milked and taste the fresh milk products.