Santa Pau
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Our most recommended Santa Pau Day Trips

Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake

1. Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake

If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you! On this full-day tour you will explore different areas. The first area you will explore is Besalú, where you will learn about the history and the medieval and Jewish heritage of the town.  Next explore the nature of La Garrotxa Natural Park, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. While there visit a medieval hermitage located in the middle of a crater. After, visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau a small village surrounded by volcanoes. To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to walk along the shore or sail on Banyoles Lake, the largest lake in Catalonia.

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La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

2. La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

Glide with the breeze over the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, located between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, and discover from the sky how the volcanoes of Catalonia are a paradise for nature lovers. The half-day tour lasts approximately 5 hours, with about 1.5 hours flying time, and baskets for those with reduced mobility are available, including 3-door baskets that are suitable for the elderly. See how the landscape was shaped by volcanic activity in a way that is simply not possible from the ground. You will cruise over charming valleys, thick oak forests, and tiny villages settled on the top of towering cliffs. Experience the silence that only a hot air balloon ride can offer, with 360-degree views all around you. Sip a glass of Cava and enjoy a local pancake as the breeze and your pilot navigate the route, subject to the whims of Mother Nature! The balloon is constantly monitored by a 4WD car that will be ready to pick you up on landing. Then, it’s back to the launch facilities, where you will celebrate your balloon experience with a typical country breakfast of pa amb tomàquet (bread and tomato), cold cured sausage and beans from Santa Pau, roasted sausage, Catalan wine, and a glass of the local ratafia liquor.

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Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

This medieval tour will begin in Barcelona, where your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an amazing journey back in time in a small group of maximum 8 persons. Your first stop will be in the city of Vic, which has one of the most suggestive medieval sights of Catalonia. Your guide will show your small group the most important corners of the medieval city such as the cathedral and Roman temple, sharing with you their secrets and history. On your way to Besalú, your small group will drive through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa before arriving at Santa Pau, one of the most charming towns of Catalonia, where you will take a walk through its beautiful medieval streets and its main square. You will also stop at the foot of Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular medieval town that hangs from the cliff edge.  To finish this journey back in time, your expert guide will take you to Besalú. Here, you'll find one of the best-conserved medieval buildings of Catalonia. Your guide will explain to you the importance of the Jewish community that lived in the city. Finally, you will be able to walk the famous Romanesque bridge of Besalú, which is a mandatory visit for anyone who loves medieval architecture.

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What people are saying about Santa Pau

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Pick up on the spot and on time. A full day trip, excellent transportation, and a completely personalized tour. The guide, André, is really great; His preparation in terms of historical information is evident not only on the sites visited but also when raising the general context of Spain. Very informative and the landscapes or views of the villages, beautiful!

We found it excellent in all aspects, the places visited and especially our guide Arnau, attentive to ensuring that you are comfortable at all times and explaining everything about the places visited, history and curiosities, a Genius !! Highly recommended.

Excellent!! We were lucky to have the guide André, with an extraordinary knowledge on the subject and much more! The truth was enriching. The tour was relaxing, we loved it! Thanks!

Everything was luxurious, our guide Oriol behaved like 10, he knows everything and explains to you super well, he makes you transport to different times in history.

A very pleasant excursion. The guide Raquel and Carmen as the driver made us have a great day, with their professionalism and closeness.