Ideal activity to breathe fresh air combining it with exploring past times where castles were key pieces in our history with Hiking Girona Catalonia Baix Emporda Torroella Montgri. You will enjoy it with both your family and friends!
All Year Long (except Summer Months)
40 minutes Girona / 90 minutes Barcelona
Beginner / Advanced – 350 meters long slope
Starting from 35 euros
Over 8 years of age
Hiking Girona Catalonia Baix Emporda Torroella Montgri
Come and join Adventure Girona to the castle of Montgrí which is located at the highest point of the Montgrí mountain, at an altitude of 315 meters and 6 km away from the sea. It is, without a doubt, the symbol of the municipality.
The castle's architecture is influenced by a style imported from the East, from the first crusades in the Holy Land during the 12th and 13th centuries.
This excursion will take us to distant times, different to those of medieval Catalonia. We will enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Empordà, Roses, l’Estartit with the Medes Islands, the Gironès and La Selva regions, Les Gavarres and Montseny.
The route is simple since it is a circular route of about three hours without any technical difficulty.
We will start walking along the path of the dunes in Torroella de Montgrí. We will gain height on a wide path, where it will be comfortable to walk and we will pass through three small chapels of the time until we reach the cross of Santa Caterina. After passing through old quarries where the stone was extracted to build the castle, we will arrive at the majestic castle of Torroella de Montgri. Built between the years 1294-1301.
You can visit the castle and climb the towers to delight yourself with the fabulous views. Then walking up the Montgrí mountain without losing height, we will move towards East, until the Coll d'en Garrigars, then we will take north direction to the coll de Santa Caterina and we will go down to the hermitage of Santa Caterina.
The hermitage of Santa Caterina was built by 3 monks from the Montserrat monastery at the end of the 14th century. It seems that the writer Víctor Català was inspired by this environment to write the book “Sol • litud”.
Next, we will climb the scarce 30 meters that separate us from Coll de Santa Caterina, where the Santa Caterina cross that we had passed previously is located. From here we can only get down to the car returning from where we had started the route.
SEASON: This activity takes place throughout the year with exception the summer months, because of the excessive heat.
DIFFICULTY: Beginner / Advanced – Contains a 350 meters slope.
ADVENTURERS: From 8 years of age up.
MEETING POINT: Carrefour supermarket car park in Torroella de Montgri - View Map
MEETING TIME: 9:00
PARKING: 5 minutes away from the meeting point, adventurers must follow the guide`s car.
DURATION: 3-4 hours from when we meet until we say goodbye.
EQUIPMENT: Comfortable warm clothes (depending on the time of year), sneakers, backpack (to carry water or the clothes we take off due to heat), water (ideal 1 liter per person), energy bars, fruit, nuts or what you want to eat and regain strength.
Hiking Girona Catalonia Baix Emporda Torroella Montgri Prices
1 person: 120 euros
Group of 2-3 people: 60 euros per person
Group of 4-10 people: 40 euros per person
Groups superior of 10 people: 35 euros per person
What is included in the price: Help from our qualified guide, photographic report as well as civil liability and accident insurance.
And, as an extra service for your time spent with us, at the end of the activity, Adventure Girona invites all adventures to a FREE refreshments event.
All the multi-activities that Adventure Girona offers are covered by an accident insurance as well as by the civil liability scheme, as required by the regulations in force that regulate Physical Sports Activities in the Natural Environment (Decree 56/2003).
Complete information on the coverage and conditions of the insurance is available to clients at our offices.
Customers can request, if required, complaint forms from the company.
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