Day trip

From Girona: Besalú, Banyoles & Historical Garrotxa Day Trip

Activity provider: Girona Explorers

From Girona: Besalú, Banyoles & Historical Garrotxa Day Trip

Activity provider: Girona Explorers

From US$ 132.31 per person

Discover hanging villages, medieval bridges, and a lake surrounded by deep nature and forests in the county of Garrotxa in Catalonia. Visit Castellfollit, Besalú, Banyoles, and other interesting and beautiful sites all in one day.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Catalan, English
Pickup included
The local partner will pick you up from any hotel or other accommodation in Girona. Your pickup time and location will be confirmed after booking.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Walk through marvelous Castellfollit de la Roca
  • Travel back in time in Jewish and medieval Besalú
  • Discover hidden bridges, narrow rivers, and scenic viewpoints
  • Stroll around the pristine Lake of Banyoles
  • Learn about the area and its history with your English-speaking guide
Full description
Journey through history on this full-day tour of the county of Garrotxa. Wander around and learn about medieval villages with an English-speaking guide, and delight in fantastic views of this Catalonian county. After pickup from your hotel in Girona, make your way toward the spectacular village of Castellfollit de la Roca, a set of houses that hang from a column of basaltic rock. Explore its small historic quarter, then climb the bell tower to admire spectacular views of the region. Next, have breakfast with views of the cliff before continuing to the beautiful medieval village of Besalú. Take a guided walk with a local guide, and find out about the history of this town and the importance and influence it had during the Middle Ages. When finished, enjoy some free time to walk around the village on your own and have lunch. After lunch, head from Besalú to the Pont del Llierca, a medieval bridge built on the River Fluvià, and appreciate its architectural beauty. From here, move on toward Banyoles and take a walk along the edge of the beautiful lake. Hear some curiosities and anecdotes about the place as you enjoy the marvelous green and blue scenery. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Girona.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Visit to Castellfollit de la Roca
  • Breakfast
  • Guided walk in Besalú
  • Llierca medieval bridge viewpoint
  • Guided tour around the Banyoles Lake
  • Insurance
  • Water
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People afraid of heights
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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