Archives for Ecotourism

Discovering butterflies: meet Vanessa and Cleopatra

Do we know many butterfly names? How many days do they live? What do they eat? What happens if we touch their wings? Are there fewer now than before? We will solve these and other questions in an activity designed to enjoy nature and learn how important these animals are. We will get to know aspects of their life and behavior and learn to identify some species that live in La Garrotxa. And with a little luck, we’ll see Vanessa or Cleopatra flying as well.
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Calendars: Ecotourism.
Organizers: Trescàlia.
Estacions de l'any: Spring.
Venues: Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa and Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa.

Landscapes and gastronomy in the volcanic area of La Garrotxa

A guided visit to La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, and a cooking workshop.  We visited the Croscat volcano (one of the youngest on the peninsula, which today allows us to see how looks the interior of a volcano) and La Fageda d’en Jordà (a beech forest on a idyllic and bucolic landscape). In the afternoon, we do a cooking workshop with seasonal local products while we prepare the lunch. We recommend you stay in a rural tourism house in the area.
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Calendars: Ecotourism and Hiking.
Organizers: En Ruta Girona.
Estacions de l'any: Spring.
Venues: Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa.

Discovering the medieval villages of Empordanet in e-mountainbike

Culture and history go hand in hand in this tour that brings us through the medieval villages of the Empordanet. Together we’ll discover a dozen small villages like Peratallada, Ullastret, Matajudaica, Palau-Sator and Sant Iscle d’Empordà, with their stone houses and narrow, winding streets, and their city walls, castles and towers that are characteristic of the Baix Empordà region. We’ll also explore the largest Spanish settlement in Catalonia, the site of Puig de Sant Andreu d’Ullastret.
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Calendars: Cyclotourism and Ecotourism.
Organizers: Empordàlovers.
Estacions de l'any: Spring.
Venues: Ullastret.

Kayak tour in the cave

The Kayak Tour in the cave is a great experience suitable for everyone in double sit on top kayaks. We will paddle together, following the coast until entering a Cave with the kayak. We will discover the spectacular panoramic views of the wildest parts of the Costa Brava, from the point of Cap de Creus (Creus Cape) to Cap de Cervera (Cervera Cape). We will visit the artwork “The Fish School” of the local artist Carles Bros and we will pass between reefs and crystalline waters, commenting on the nature and culture of the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. An easy experience,
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Calendars: Ecotourism and Nautical tourism.
Organizers: Sk Kayak.
Estacions de l'any: Spring and Summer.
Venues: SK Kayak.

Discover the Ruïnes d’Empúries by kayak

Come and enjoy all the nautical activities on the Costa Brava! Plan your trip, choose your favourite activities and come and actively enjoy l’Escala and its natural surroundings. Minimum 4 people. Maximum 6 people. Duration: 2 hours. Calendar: Saturdays and Sundays.
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Calendars: Ecotourism and Nautical tourism.
Organizers: Club Nàutic l’Escala.
Estacions de l'any: Spring and Summer.
Venues: Port de L'Escala.

Via Verda family ride, from Olot to Girona

The most fun route divided into two short stages to make an ideal trip for families with children. Depending on the ages and fitness even children under 5 can take this walk. The journey is easy and mostly downhill. Accommodation is in quiet and charming hotels and farmhouses. The end of the tour in the city of Girona provides many options such as visiting the cathedral or the old Jewish quarter.
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Calendars: Cyclotourism and Ecotourism.
Organizers: Cicloturisme Tours.
Estacions de l'any: Spring.
Venues: Olot, Les Planes d’Hostoles i Girona.

Guided swimming outing along the sea route

Guided swimming outing along the sea route between Fenals Beach and Santa Cristina Beach. Every Sunday in July, August and September at 9:00 a.m. at La Casa del Mar (Fenals, Lloret de Mar). The places are for a maximum of 10 people and the minimum age to participate is 16 years. Participants must wear a swimsuit, a swimming cap, goggles and a buoy. If they don’t have a buoy, they can rent it.
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Calendars: Ecotourism and Nautical tourism.
Organizers: Oficina de Turisme de Lloret de Mar.
Estacions de l'any: Summer.
Venues: Lloret de Mar.

Kayak route on Lake Banyoles

We will start from the Swimming Club of Banyoles and will dedicate the morning to enjoy the nature and beauty of the environment of Lake Banyoles. We equip ourselves and leave with open kayaks from the Banyoles Swimming Club and from inside we will enjoy its corners giving a nice and fun ride.
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Calendars: Ecotourism and Nautical tourism.
Organizers: Caiac i natura S.C..
Estacions de l'any: Summer.
Venues: Banyoles.