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Land of Volcanoes
The Garrotxa region and its exuberant landscape

The Garrotxa region’s beech forests, woods and farmhouses make for one of the most exuberant landscapes in Girona. And in the heart of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park, you’ll come across a wide variety of restaurants serving 100% local cuisine.

La Garrotxa. Author: Rafael López-Monné
  • The stunning landscape created by the 40 volcanic cones makes it the ideal setting for different hiking and cycling routes through the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park.

  • These routes focus on three emblematic places in the natural park: the Fageda d’en Jordà beech forest and the Santa Margarida and Croscat volcanoes.

  • The Fageda d’en Jordà is the place chosen by many hikers (and Instagrammers, too, of course) in autumn, when it is at its most spectacular. This famous beech forest grows on small mounds, called tossols, formed by the lava flow from the ancient Croscat volcano.

  • The Croscat volcano, which has the largest cone in the Iberian Peninsula, can be visited by following a signposted route.

  • And the Santa Margarida volcano, also located inside the natural park, stands out for its wide crater which houses the Romanesque hermitage after which it is named.

  • “From land to table” is the slogan of the group of restaurants called Cuina Volcànica, or Volcanic Cuisine, whose menus are based on delicious locally-sourced artisan food. Is there anyone that hasn’t heard of potatoes from Olot or beans from Santa Pau?