Prepare to be entranced by Catalonia's well-kept secret – the awe-inspiring Collsacabra and the enchanting Garrotxa region. Tucked away in this picturesque corner of Catalonia, you'll find an untouched paradise that has remained relatively unexplored by mainstream tourists.
The Collsacabra plateau, with its steep cliffs that soar to an astonishing 200 metres over a 40-kilometre stretch, will leave you in awe. It's a haven for avid walkers and hikers, boasting an intricate web of trails that wind their way through this dramatic landscape. As you explore, you'll encounter rugged escarpments, serene woodland, cascading waterfalls, and breath taking viewpoints that paint a portrait of nature at its most majestic.
But the journey doesn't end there. We'll also take a day to explore the Garrotxa Natural Park, where you'll have the unique opportunity to witness "Strombolian" volcanic cones and intriguing explosion craters, adding a touch of geological wonder to your adventure. And we can't forget the visit to the medieval village of Santa Pau, a charming step back in time.
During our journey, the charming village of Rupit will be your home. Nestled deep within the heart of Collsacabra, Rupit is a place where time seems to stand still. Its narrow, stone-cobbled streets and beautifully preserved 16th-century houses create an atmosphere of enchantment. You'll stay in a renowned hotel right in the heart of the village, known for its exceptional cuisine.
As you explore this diverse and ever-changing landscape, you'll find yourself immersed in the tranquillity of the wilderness while catching glimpses of the authentic Catalan way of life. And what's more, you'll have the opportunity to savour the rich tapestry of traditional foods and wines that capture the essence of the region.
One of our experienced leaders has hailed this holiday as "undoubtedly the best grade 4 trip in Spain or the Islands," and we can't help but agree. Join us on this unforgettable journey and uncover the hidden beauty that Catalonia has to offer. It's a journey that promises not only to awaken your senses but also to leave an indelible mark on your heart.