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La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone is the best example of volcanic landscape of the Iberian peninsula. It has forty volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows. The topography, soil and climate provide a variety of vegetation, often lush with oaks, oaks and beech exceptional scenic value.

In the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of ??the Garrotxa there are 28 walking trails that pass through the most interesting places of the Natural Park. Most of them are marked, except some of the longest, if you are used to, can be easily followed with the help of map-guide of the Natural Park. Natural Park has an extensive range of publications.


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Cingleres de Castellfollit de la Roca


Distance: 2 Km.Time: 0:45 h.
Cingleres de Castellfollit de la Roca

Castellfollit de la Roca es uno de los once municipios que integran el Parque Natural de la Zona Volcánica de la Garrotxa. El pueblo, de 1.000 habitantes, está situado encima de un riscal basáltico de unos 40 m de altura y de un 1 km de longitud.

El itinerario empieza en el km 45,2 de la ctra. de Girona a Olot (GI-522), cerca del cruce con la ctra. de Oix (GIV-5221). Desde ese punto debemos cruzar la carretera y bajar en dirección al río Fluvià. El camino empieza junto al puente y atraviesa huertos situados en tierras muy fértiles correspondientes a antiguas terrazas fluviales del Fluvià.

Sigue por la orilla izquierda del río y lo atraviesa más adelante por un pasadero de madera construido recientemente. En la otra orilla, el camino sigue entre huertos separados por muros de piedra seca, cruza el río Toronell por un puentecillo, y se encarama al Camí Vell (Camino Viejo), una calle empedrada que conduce hasta la puerta de la iglesia de Sant Salvador, quemada durante la Guerra Civil y que en la actualidad, además de usarse como sala cultural, se está restaurando.

Desde aquí se puede acceder a la plaza de Josep Pla o mirador, lugar en el que podemos admirar una bonita panorámica del valle del río Fluvià. El pavimento y el mobiliario urbano de esa plaza están hechos con basalto.

El itinerario transcurre por las calles de la zona antigua del pueblo hasta la plaza de Sant Roc, donde está el ayuntamiento, y después baja por la carretera, toma unas escaleras para salvaguardar el desnivel del riscal, cruza el puente sobre el Fluvià y llega otra vez al aparcamiento desde el cual hemos salido.

Perfil de la Etapa: Aparcamiento (0 km) - Riscal (0,7 km; 0:10 h) - Mirador (1,15 km; 0:30 h) - Plaza de Sant Roc (1,25 km; 0:35 h) - Aparcamiento (2,16 km; 0:45 h).

Fageda d'en Jordà - Volcán de Santa Margarida - Volcán El Croscat


Distance: 10 Km.Time: 04:20 h.
Fageda d

This route is circular and est & aacute; designed to be started and finished in the same place after visiting three places m & aacute; s known and attractive Natural Park. Although it is recommended to start with the & aacute; rea de Can Serra (in Fageda Jord & aggravation;), also & eacute; n & aacute can by; rea de Santa Margarida. Both & aacute; areas are found in the GI-524 road from Olot to Santa Pau


If leaves & aacute; rea de Can Serra address & oacute; n south, immediately crossed the road and down some stairs to Fageda Jord & aggravation ;. Just before the right hand, est & aacute; the monolith erected in memory of the poet Joan Maragall.

The Fageda Jord & aggravation;

The famous Fageda Jord & aggravation; It is an exceptional beech grow in a plain low altitude (550 m). & Eacute; sta actually sits on a lava flow from the volcano & aacute; n Croscat and offers a rugged terrain, with unas abundant hills and very character & iacute; sticas, which can exceed 20 m in height and are known locally as tossols


Leaving the beech forest, the trail climbs to the Coll de Sant Miquel Batlle Can Sacot where there is a church plant rom & aacute; nica eleventh century. Of all & iacute; down to Pla Sacot and the Collet de Bassols sit & uacute; to the southwest slopes of the volcano & aacute; n de Santa Margarida


The volcano & aacute; n de Santa Margarida

& Eacute; ste is a volcano & aacute; n mixed, held Strombolian eruptive phases and freatomagm & aacute; tico. & Eacute; hese & uacute; LATEST are explosive and occurred in Santa Margarida opened & oacute ;, to exploit a wide cr & aacute; b circular and within & eacute; n; l hermitage that names the VOLCANO is. Save cr & aacute; b, where meadows, the rest of the volcano & aacute; n & aacute est; covered by forest: oaks in sunny and in mixed deciduous thres í as


The route down to the & aacute; rea de Santa Margarida, where it joins the route 4 (Can Xel-Santa Pau), crossing the GI-524 road and coincides with the route 15 (Grederes Croscat) to the shortcut Can Passavent.

The volcano & aacute; n Croscat

The Croscat is a volcano & aacute; n and Strombolian cone is the m & aacute; s the largest pen & iacute; insula Ib & eacute; rica, 160 m. Tambi & eacute; n is apparently the m & aacute; s all young. For many a & ntilde; os suffered & oacute; extraction of volcanic materials & aacute; mechanics on its side, that have left an impressive gap (clay pits) that can be visited on the schedule indicating the route 15


After skirting the old dump, now sealed, on the northern slope of the volcano & aacute; n., The trail descends gently to the car park of Can Serra

Profile Status: & aacute; rea de Can Serra (Fageda Jord & aggravation;) - Sant Miquel deSacot (1:30 h; 3.5 km) - Volcano & aacute; n de Santa Margarida (2:25 h, 5.2 km) - & aacute; rea de Santa Margarida (3:15 h, 6.2 km) - Shortcut Can Passavent (3:30 pm, 7 km) - & aacute; rea de Can Serra (Fageda d & rsquo; in Jord & aggravation;) (4:20 pm; 10km)


Grederes del volcà Croscat


Distance: 3 Km.Time: 0:40 h.
Grederes del volcà Croscat

Access to the volcano & aacute; n & aacute Croscat est; regulated and controlled; as & iacute; therefore necessary to ce & ntilde; go schedules and instructions for the information panels that are in the Natural Park, adem & aacute; s to follow the directions of the Center staff, Information & oacute; n. Can Passavent find all publications available for the visit to the park, m & aacute; s specifically on the volcano & aacute; n Croscat


& aacute; Santa Margarida area, find the beginning of this journey, we allow & aacute; visit the impressive gorge done Croscat. Cross the road to Santa Pau and Olot follow the will & ntilde; ales of the route direction & oacute; n to Croscat, which is on the left of the road. Since that first stretch the block, s & oacute not see, so the peak of the volcano & aacute; n


AFTER & eacute; s Masnou right hand side of the road, see the bottom of the slope where also some land & eacute; n & oac has been extracciute; n Crags, which m & aacute; s were later restored and now d & iacute; a are fields and pasture. The mountain you see above these fields is the volcano & aacute; n El Puig de Martiny & aggravation ;. R & aacute; quickly find a shortcut to the left, perching on Can Passavent (information center & oacute; n & reception oacute; n Park)., Providing access to grederas

The volcano & aacute; n is the m Croscat & aacute; s the & nbsp young; volcanic zone & aacute; nica and had two eruptions: the first and m & aacute; s important to make 17,000 was a & ntilde; os, and the second makes 11,500 a & ntilde; os. It is a volcano & aacute; n Strombolian characterized by emission & oacute; n of fluid lava and expulsion & oacute; n., Moderately violent magma fragments, which are called pyroclastic

For Croscat, these fragments covered an area of ??20 km2 and accumulated to form a cone of 160 m. The cr & aacute; b, which can not be seen fromning STILL point of the route, is horseshoe-shaped and does, as m & aacute; maximum, 600 m long by 350 m wide


From the main part of the route (square), we can see how is the volcano & aacute; n inside. The extraction of clay (lapilli) who has suffered for many a & ntilde; os opened the pit we see, m & aacute; s 100 m high and 500 m long. & Eacute; sas are grederas calls. The original colors are the m & aacute; s dark (black and gray) and then take the red and orange hues of oxidation reactions & oacute; n. At the top of the volcano & aacute; n STILL on the remains of a communications tower last century


Profile Status: Parking Santa Margarida (0 km) - clay pits of the volcano & aacute; n Croscat (1.4 km; 0:12 pm) - Parking Santa Margarida (2, 9 km, 0:40 h)


Olot - Fageda d'en Jordà - Can Xel


Distance: 10 Km.Time: 02:45 h.
Olot - Fageda d

El itinerario empieza en la estación de autobuses de Olot, en la calle Bisbe Lorenzana. Entonces habrá que girar a mano izquierda por la calle del Fluvià hasta el río, seguir la ronda del Fluvià, dejar a la izquierda el puente de Can Russet y, sin cruzarlo y siguiendo en todo momento la ronda, llegar hasta el puente de Les Móres. En ese punto, el itinerario se bifurca: si cruzamos el puente, llegaremos a la zona conocida como Triai, y desde allí seguiremos hasta la Fageda d'en Jordà; si continuamos por la orilla del río, cruzaremos más tarde el puente de Colom y, tras seguir por la avenida República Argentina, llegaremos a la plaza de América, desde donde por la avenida de Cuba llegaremos al Parc Nou.

Dentro del recinto de este parque, propiedad del ayuntamiento de Olot, está la Torre Castanys, que actualmente acoge el Casal dels Volcans, obra del arquitecto barcelonés Josep Fontseré. En la planta baja se encuentra el Museo de los Volcanes, único en la península Ibérica sobre el hecho volcánico. En la primera planta está el Centro de Información del Parque Natural, con una sala de proyecciones de vídeo, y las oficinas de dicho organismo.

El Jardín Botánico conserva valiosos reductos del robledo de robles fresnales, extremadamente rara en la zona sur-pirenaica de Cataluña, y que constituye la vegetación potencial del llano de Olot. La gran diversidad de especies vegetales que hay en este robledo y la necesidad de preservarla en su integridad llevaron a la creación del Jardín Botánico.

Conviene salir del parque por la puerta sur y entrar en los Parajes de La Moixina tras bordear huertos y paredes secas. El paisaje característico de esta zona es un mosaico complejo de sistemas naturales profundamente trabajados por el ser humano, con una destacable diversidad biológica y que tiene como protagonista el agua. El encanto especial de este paisaje ha inspirado a muchos pintores.

Antes de abandonar los Parajes, a mano derecha, está el inicio del itinerario 9, que lleva al bosque de Tosca y Les Preses. Acto seguido, a mano izquierda, está el Camp d'en Broc, una zona de marismas recuperada que se ha convertido en un lugar interesante para la fauna, visitada periódicamente por diversas especies de aves raras en la comarca.

El camino lleva hasta el Triai, punto en que enlaza con el ramal que viene del puente de Les Móres y que sigue, ya unificado, hacia la Fageda d'en Jordà. En ese tramo, hay diversos puntos desde los que se pueden contemplar bellas panorámicas del llano de Olot con el pico Puigsacalm detrás.

Poco antes de entrar a la Fageda d'en Jordà, el camino se bifurca y el ramal de la izquierda lleva al Centro de Información de Can Serra (Fageda d'en Jordà); el de la derecha atraviesa el hayedo, pasa por las fincas de Can Jordà, vuelve a adentrarse en el bosque y, al final, se encarama en Can Xel, desde donde enlaza con el itinerario 4, que llega hasta Santa Pau.

La Reserva Natural de La Fageda d'en Jordà es un hayedo excepcional por crecer en un terreno llano, de baja altitud (550 m). Ésta, de hecho, se asienta sobre una colada de lava del volcán El Croscat, y ofrece un relieve accidentado, con unas lomas muy características y abundantes, que pueden superar los 20 m de altura y que se conocen en la zona como tossols.

Perfil de la Etapa: Puente de Les Móres (0,8 km; 0:15 h) - Casal dels Volcans (1,9 km; 0:30 h) - Parajes de La Moixina (2,9 km; 0:45 h) - La Deu (3,2 km; 0:50 h) - El Triai (4,2 km; 1:05 h) - Bifurcación en el Centro de Información de Can Serra (6,3 km; 1:50 h) - Can Jordà (7,7 km; 2:10 h) - Can Xel (9,9 km; 2:45 h).

Ruta de les Tres Colades - Cingleres basàltiques de Sant Joan les Fonts


Distance: 6 Km.Time: 01:50 h.
Ruta de les Tres Colades - Cingleres basàltiques de Sant Joan les Fonts

The start is recommended in Pla & ccedil; a Major de Sant Joan les Fonts. Other beginnings are next to schools Sant Joan or La Canya sports area (next to the urbanization & oacute; n Roureda)


The trail passes through an interesting area of ??cliffs bas & aacute; Baltics, the result of the cooling of the lava flows, along with some sample riparian forest with species of great bot value & aacute; nico, and also & eacute; n surprising architecture Industrial by the R & iacute; o. In & eacute; little heavy rains, if the stream of Bianya grows, the route is not passable from Fontfreda


If you leave Sant Joan les Fonts, the route passes through the streets of this town, through the medieval bridge over the r & iacute; o Fluvi & aggravation; and go up the stairs next to the Nova church.

Mol & iacute; Background

Here we see three lava flows. The first (part of the dam)Comes from volcanoes and is Batet & aacute; dated at about 700,000 a & ntilde; os; the second (which is part of the mosaic bas & aacute; BALTIC we walk in this place) is the source and age is not certain, and the third (on the site of the quarry Boscarr & oacute;) comes from the Garrinada and dates from about 120,000 a & ntilde; years.

The Boscarr & oacute;

We are in an old quarry basalt dej & oacute; be exploited early in the century. The basalt rock resulting from the cooling of the lava,

is hard, insulating and resistant to corrosive and has been used for the manufac & oacute; n. Cobblestone

In the process of cooling lava, basalt takes different forms; the h & aacute; habits of retraction & oacute; n can be: prism & aacute; tico, or lenticular mass. Following the volcanic eruptions & aacute; Nicas, the erosion & oacute; n river has left these cliffs bare



The Crags Fontfreda old quarry were used from a & ntilde; os seventies as landfills. This caused the pollution & oacute; n the bed of r & iacute; o afect & oacute; one of the best examples of upwelling of volcanic materials & aacute; mechanics. The landfill is clausur & oacute; in 1993 and is restaur & oacute; the place.

From this point, the route crosses the R & iacute; o stepping and runs for a few yards from the left bank to return, AHEAD & oacute; n, on the right bank. M & aacute; s on, find a bend in the stream Bianya where is f & aacute; cil observe wildlife acu & aacute; tica. M & aacute; s later, the road rises and runs along the top of the cliffs to Sant Joan les Fonts
. Les fonts

The water circulates through the lava volcano & aacute; fissured niques, stored between volcanic materials & aacute; mechanics and sedimentary and disappears at the foot of the cliffs. In the mThere unicipio forty sources continuous and abundant flow. This fact has given its name.

Step Peril: Pla & ccedil; a Major de Sant Joan les Fonts (0 km) - Mol & iacute; Fund (0.3 km; 0:15 pm) - The Boscarr & oacute; (0.8 km; 0:20 pm) - Cingles Fontfreda (2.5 km; 0:45 pm) - El Serrat de Baix (3.1 km; 1:10 pm) - Pla & ccedil; a Major de Sant Joan les Fonts (5.5 km, 1:50 h)


Santa Pau - Volcà de Santa Margarida - Can Xel


Distance: 5 Km.Time: 01:30 h.
Santa Pau - Volcà de Santa Margarida - Can Xel

The complex architectural & oacute; nico formed by the castle, the church and the arcaded square was declared a historical set & oacute; rico-art & iacute; stico in 1970. Built between s. XIII and XIV, the castle has a square, windows g & oacute; ticos, keep and courtyard. The church of Santa Maria is g & oacute; tica, a single nave with arches that STILL retain shields families Oms and Parapertusa-Oms, ancients & ntilde; ores of Baron & iacute; a. The arcaded square (Firal dels Bous) is a kind of tri & aacute; angle of houses with porch that serv & iacute; a to give shelter to the market that was given to the population & oacute; n. In 1297

The start of this route is in the park near the old town, on the right bank of the Self. After crossing the bridge, you join in Pont Street, where it is worth looking at the stone lintels recorded many houses of s. XVIII. Above all, turn left, Pass next to the municipal dispensary open and continue walking for a while, upstream along the left bank of Being Throughout this section there are panoramic & aacute;. Great micas of Old Santa Pau


Then we have to leave the road left the volcano & aacute; n of Blackrock. Est & aacute; MOUNTAIN covered oaks; & eacute; s in sunny areas while the thres & iacute; as there pubescent oak oak and mixed deciduous forests


At the foot of the volcano & aacute; n is a closed gredal old, shortly after & eacute; s, the source of the Clavell. Once past the farm Collellmir Mas, is a variant of the itinerary that allows us to link the routes 1 and 5 passing through the southern slope of the volcano & aacute; n de Santa Margarida. The main route of the route, however, leads to the & aacute;. Rea Santa Margarida and Can Xel

& aacute; rea de Santa Margarida take trail 15 Drivingto the clay pits of the volcano & aacute; n Croscat. However, if we raise the cr & aacute; & aacute volcanic ter; n de Santa Margarida follow the route 1. As & iacute; Therefore, the three routes intersect at that point and give access to the two volcanoes m & aacute; s emblem & aacute;. ticos Natural Park

Once you reach the neighborhood of Can Xel, can connect with the route 3, which gives access to the Fageda Jord & aggravation; and reaches Olot, which also point & eacute; n & aacute est; the start and end of the route 5, leading to the castle and Fontpobra Colltort.

Profile Status: Parking Pont (Santa Pau) (0 km) - Volcano & aacute; n in Blackrock (1.5 km - 0:30 pm) - Variant 1 and the routes 5 (2.2 km; 0:45 pm) - Parking Santa Margarida (3.06 km; 1 hr) - Can Xel (4.63 km, 1:25 h).

Sender Joan Maragall - La Fageda d'en Jordà


Distance: 2 Km.Time: 0:35 h.
Sender Joan Maragall - La Fageda d

The trail is flat and short and is ideal for a stroll through the heart & oacute; n Fageda Jord & aggravation ;, admire his charm and become immersed in their atm & oacute quirky;. Sfera

Exit the car park and cross the road: across, est & aacute; n the stairs which you access Fageda Jord & aggravation ;. Shortly before downloading, is located on the right hand, the monolith erected in memory of the poet Joan Maragall, where you can read the famous poem that inspired him & oacute; the forest.

Just AFTER & eacute; s of the stairs, a path enters Fageda and leads to the foot of a hill, to be surrounded for AFTER & eacute;. S return to the car park by the same path we have taken

Profile Status: The Parking Fageda Jord & aggravation; (0 km) - Tossol (hill) (0.7 km; 0:17 pm) - The parking Fageda Jord & aggravation; (1.5 km, 0:35 h)


Valls de Sant Iscle i del Vallac


Distance: 17 Km.Time: 05:00 h.
Valls de Sant Iscle i del Vallac

We can begin the journey in the n & uacute; old core of Sant Feliu de Pallerols or former station & oacute; n train. If we leave the n & uacute; ancient core, the route leads us through the streets of this town to the old station & oacute; n.

The route follows the old v & iacute; on the late train Olot - Girona bike lane currently Olot - shortcut to Sant Miquel de Pineda, parish located about 200 meters of the route


Sant Miquel de Pineda is a rom church & aacute; nica eleventh century, with a single nave with chapels & ntilde; adidas subsequently & aacute; sobrealzado apse and bell tower. It was partially destroyed by earthquakes in 1427-1428, and subsequently rebuilt.

We pass a small & ntilde; or bridge over the r & iacute; o Brugent, cross the road C-152 and continue about 50 meters in direction & oacute; na Sant Feliu, to find the intersection of the paved road of Sant Iscle of Colltort, which continue to the parish of the same name.

The parish church of Sant Iscle Colltort is a construction & oacute; n & aacute rom; nica fifteenth century. In the same place, from the fifteenth century, was constructed & oacute; another church in which paintings, which was gradually restored to the eighteenth century are preserved. It restaur & oacute; 1987.

Shortly after & eacute; s de Sant Iscle, find the indicator that we allow & aacute; access in about 50 minutes, Castle Colltort, located on the crest of the Sierra Lleixeres, where we can enjoy a breathtaking view over the valley of Sant Iscle, Santa Pau and Olot, Alta Garrotxa and the Pyrenees . Since all & iacute ;, we can link to the schedule n & uacute; number 5, which will Xel Can Sant Miquel Sacot


The Castle is a medieval castle Colltort whose first Menci & oacute; n appears in 1017. In the fifteenth century was the scene of the revolution & oacute; n remensa. Currently can take the advanntra in ruins.

The volcano & aacute; n Fontpobra is Strombolian and is attached to the saw Lleixeres. His cr & aacute; b & f recognized aacute; easily because, unlike its surroundings, is & aacute; covered with deciduous forest, mostly caste & ntilde; os


If we follow the route 19 find the volcano & aacute; n de La Tuta, type freatomagm & aacute; tico, which s & oacute; what one depression & oacute recognized; n Circular excavated in sedimentary rocks of the Sierra de Lleixeres, corresponding to cr & aacute ; ter Bang & oacute; n. Shortly after & eacute; s, find the volcano & aacute; n & You Can also aggravate ;, & eacute; n & aacute freatomagm type; tico. Before coming to the house of Can Ti ;, & aggravate a variant of the road allow us & aacute; access the cr & aacute; b, 300 x 270 meters di & aacute; m & aacute meter; maximum, located about 100 meters from the road. Once in Can Ti ;, & aggravate another variant leads in 15 minutes, Fontpobra, just below the volcano & aacute; n of the same name and from where we can link to the schedule n & uacute; a mere 5 to descend the hill Can Xel Bassols


We proceed to the hill of La Serrella where a variant allows access in about 40 minutes, the volcano & aacute; n Les Medes, consisting of three buildings volcano & aacute; mechanics: the Puig de les Medes and Puig Rod & oacute ;, of Strombolian, and Llacunagra that could & iacute; to be a cr & aacute; ter Bang & oacute; n. Our continued towards the hill and Arduous journey ah & iacute; until Codina and Estanyol de Dalt. To our right we left the volcano & aacute; n Traiter, also formed & eacute; n three buildings volcano & aacute; Medical (Traiter top, bottom and Traiter Puig Codina) which I issued & oacute; a lava flow that arrived & oacute; up the valley. Are accessible in 5 minutes by following the marker only & oacute; n.

Shortly AFTER & eacute; s another variant nleads you in a half hour, Alder Castle Puig or hermitage of Sant Salvador, and mentioned

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