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Local Area: Trekking, Winter & Summer Sports, Nature

The area around Les Gavatxes, the Alta Garrotxa, is a hidden treasure. Away from the tourist chaos at the coast, and less well known than other mountainous areas in the interior of the country, this beautiful forested region is ideal for those who like to trek on forest and mountain paths. It is truly spectacular in the winter when there is snow on the high mountains all around, and is a nice base for those who like to make a day trip to go skiing, snowboarding, or mountaineering in the season. In the spring, summer and autumn there is a constantly changing panorama of wild flowers, shady forests, and wild animals such as deer, wild boar, vultures and eagles are abundant. When you come here you’ll see what we mean! It really is a well-kept secret for trekkers and those who love nature.

There are many walking routes in the area for all levels of difficulty and experience; this website has more details about the routes and the area in general. Those who are fond of climbing, mountain biking, road cycling, canyoning, and canoeing will also find much to do in the area. There are beautiful rivers with deep pools, perfect to plunge into in the middle of summer and enjoy a refreshing swim!

A few pictures to whet your appetite: