We will travel on to Castellfollit de la Roca to gaze at one of the most widely photographed and painted sights in Catalonia consisting of the town church steeple and its houses perched up on the edge a breathtaking basalt cliff which makes the finest scenic viewpoint so as to enjoy the river valley scenery below.
A medieval village where some film scenes of The Perfume were shot and whose must-see attractions include the impressive Romanesque bridge, the Medieval Quarter , the jewish quarter with the Old Sinagogue, the Main Town Square (Plaça Major) and the old city walls, all of which are worth exploring as you wander around.
After Besalú we will head for Banyoles Lake where will have the chance to wander along the shore of Europe’s unique lake, as far as its formation goes to reach the Romaneque Church of Santa Maria de Porqueres.
Duration: 4 hours
Morning or afternoon
Guest Hotel, Girona train station or any desired point.
Unlike tours which involve driving, Miquel's tour to the volcanic park included lots of walking (and climbing, in the case of our girls). Unexpected extras included visiting two well-preserved Middle-Age villages, learning about 700 yrs old Jeweish sites and eating at an authentic rustic restaurant. Miquel has lived all over the world, so his perspective as a native of Girona/Catalonia is very unique.
Miquel was an excellent guide to our family of 10. He was personable, patient, and outgoing. He took us to some hidden gems in both towns, arranged for a lovely lunch, and just gave up information about his home which he clearly was very proud of. Excellent way to get to know a new area.
Miquel guided our group of 6 friends on a fantastic day trip from Girona to the Costa Brava, including some medieval towns along the way. Miquel was engaging and interesting from the very beginning of our tour. His suggestions for stops and sights to see were perfect. Miquel was charming and funny and kept us all entertained the entire day. We felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. We would not hesitate to recommend Miquel for any Girona or Costa Brava touring.