Girona is a beautiful city, we know that. But escape from the city in your weekend and visit the most beloved corners by the locals: the mountains and the rivers, the paths and the Lake, the beaches of the South and North. There is so much to see!
Friday will be our first day in the city, and we can make the most of it, visit the Barri Vell and have a meal in one of the many lovely restaurants we can find there. If we have enough time, we can walk through the Devesa, the largest urban park in Catalonia, and reach the River Ter, the water artery of Girona. When the sun sets, we can have a drink and enjoy the lively nightlife of the city.
If we get up early the day is very long! We will head to La Garrotxa, where our first stop could be the Santa Margarita volcano or the magical beech forest Fageda d'en Jordà, fresh places that will not leave us indifferent. We will continue to visit the beautiful and tiny village of Santa Pau and buy their renowned beans before going to Olot for lunch. Here we have to try those beans of Santa Pau and, of course, the Olot potatoes, known here only as stuffed potatoes. After walking around the center to digest properly, we can drive to Catsellfollit de la Roca, and be amazed by its basaltic cliff. We will buy the typical cookies and we will then go to the spectacular and medieval Besalú, full of cobbled streets and history. Before returning to Girona we will stop at the Banyoles Lake, we will walk along its edge, take a bath and, perhaps, have dinner at one of the charming places in the historic center.
Now it's Costa Brava's turn! We will choose the most beautiful and closest option to Girona. We will drive to Peratallada, a medieval town where time has stopped, before heading to Pals, a town located on a hill watching over the entire Empordanet, or little Empordà, plain. If we climb the Tower of Hours we will enjoy spectacular views! Then we can continue to Begur, where we will have lunch, walk and see the many Indian houses of the town and go up to the Castle to admire the views. If we want we can go down to one of the many spectacular little inlets of Begur, or go to the Sant Sebastià Lighthouse, with spectacular views of the coast of Palafrugell. From here, we can go down to three beautiful fishing villages: Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella. From the 2nd to the 3rd we can walk through the beautiful Camí the Ronda, the old smuggler's path, uniting them, relax in one of the many beaches in the area and, to properly finish the day and the weekend, have dinner in one of the many restaurants to by the the sea
Girona is spectacularly endless. Come discover it, and you will not want to leave!