Garrotxa Volcanic Park

Address:GI-524. Castellfollit de la Roca

Garrotxa Volcanic Park is a natural area of 15,000 hectares that is the most important volcanic landscape of the iberian peninsula and one of the largest in Europe. It is formed by 40 cones and 20 cold lava flows, that extend for about forests located primarily in the villages of Olot and Santa Pau. The area is marked with 28 possible walking trails for the whole family that run through sites like the impressive Santa Margarida volcano, the volcano Croscat, the Fageda d'en Jorda wood, Sant Miquel de Sacot church, etc.

So Parc Natural de la Garrotxa extends over 120 square kilometres, dipping and climbing through a landscape of dormant volcanoes moulded into lush, rolling hills by more than ten thousand years of erosion. One of the best bases for exploring the area is Olot, the park’s engaging county town. It’s flanked by two villages: Castellfollit de la Roca, to the northeast, perched precariously above a basalt precipice, and, to the southeast, the enchanting Santa Pau, dominated by an imposing semi-ruined castle and starting point for some spectacular walks.

Marked footpaths set out on crisscrossing tracks through the ancient Fageda d’en Jordà beech wood to the wildest volcanoes, dormant for over eleven thousand years. The best place to find out more about the volcanoes is the fascinating Casal dels Volcans information centre, just outside Olot.  

Garrotxa Volcanic Park Map

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Garrotxa Volcanic Park Photos

Castefollit de la Roca, zona volcànica d'Olot, Girona

Sanctuaire sur le con du volcan Santa Margarida, Santa Pau, Costa Brava

Graderies del volcà Croscat, Parc Volcànic de la Garrotxa, Costa Brava

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  • 182
    2.3 miles away

    The beech wood of Fageda d'en Jorda is in the Garrotxa Volcanic Park, between the villages of Olot and Santa Pau, and it is the best example of volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula. It is truly remarkable that a beech forest is so close to the Mediterranean coast. But it is located 550 meters in height and on a volcanic soil that retains moisture in the mountains, and that's why these thin trunks trees develop here one next to each other, and rise to a great height, providing an oasis of freshness and green in summer. The Area Can Serra is the welcome center for visitors o......

  • 191
    7.8 miles away

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