Olot awaits you!
WHAT IS ITINERÀNNIA?
If you like trekking, walking through each step to find new places, find new sensations and new challenges ... If you want to rediscover nature in its purest and contemplate your history and your country, in short, if you want sorprendre't, come to discover the network of trails Itinerànnia.
Itinerànnia network is over 2,500 km of footpaths has been created to Ripollès, the Garrotxa ial'Alt Empordà: the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean. You can use old historic roads, see the high mountains, Romanesque chapels, volcanoes asleep, medieval villages, coastal wetlands ...
ITINERÀNNIA IN GARROTXA
The Garrotxa Itinerànnia has more than 700 km of marked trails, from the Alta Garrotxa the valley Hostoles from Collsacabra to Besalú. Traditional ways, old cattle trails, paths of mass ... We have recovered for you the old ways of communication between peoples of the region and now the offer now arranged, accessible and well marked.
And, if by car you can reach almost any corner or any small village in our region, now on foot is possible. Like a road through Itinerànnia you enter the landmark of our lands, discover the great beauty and great contrast, have a wide range of activities, restaurants and Accommodations close to roads, rest, enjoy the exquisite cuisine of the area and enjoy the activity that you like.
We hiking is just walking. Is more than just walking. Taste is the territory. Is not nature and history. In short, for Itinerànnia the essence of hiking is to meet and discover yourself.
Eight roads Itinerànnia in and out to different parts of the city of Olot in all directions.
Yellow is the color of the signals of the network Itinerànnia. Should follow the yellow rectangles. At the crossroads between different paths of the network signals vertical specific help in identification. At the crossroads between a path of a road network and not integrated into the network, usually there is no vertical signal. Each stick can indicate the basic location of that point.
ITINERARIES BY NATURAL PARK OF THE VOLCANIC AREA OF THE GARROTXA
The volcanic area of Garrotxa is the best example of volcanic landscape of the Iberian Peninsula. Have a quarantine of volcanic cones and more than 20 castings of basaltic lavas. The terrain, soil and climate provide a varied vegetation, often lush with oak groves, oak and beech forests of exceptional landscape value.
The Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa is made with local councils and organizations of the municipalities that make up a set of 28 walking routes so you can see the most interesting parts of the Natural Park. The itineraries can be short (half hour) or long (4 to 7 pm). Most are marked, except some of the longest, with the help of map-guide of Nature, if you're used to hiking, that's enough to keep them.
WALKING IN OLOT
ROUTE 17 Park volcanic area of la Garrotxa
Since the House and Museum of Volcanoes, via Botanical Garden Plants native to the "garden city" designed by the employer Olot Manuel Malagrida, arriving at the Museum of the Saints, to enter the old part of the city, the building Hospicio (head of the Tourist Office), where you can visit the Regional Museum of Garrotxa with the School of Painting Landscaping Olot, sculpture M. Blay, J. Creel also impressed the box "The Load" by R. Casas. Following the trail center passajarem by noting the facades of modernist houses to reach the foot of the volcano Montsacopa.
Montsacopa the volcano is a volcano-type estrombolià. Aligned between the volcanoes of Garrinada and Montolivet, is located in the plane of Olot, which rises 94 m above an irregular base of 600 mx 800 m. During the eruption, as well as the projection of pyroclastic materials (ash, Greda, pumps and slag) that formed the building-or con-volcanic gave a small cast of lava that was school in north-west even where there is a stream of Riudaura. The crater of 120 m in diameter and 12 m deep, is centered at the top of the volcanic cone and its crown is the name given to the volcano. Currently, Montsacopa volcano is one of 26 nature reserves of the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa.
ROUTE 3 Park volcanic area of la Garrotxa
The route starts from the station bus Olot resseguint Fluvià the river until you reach the bridge the more. Cross the river to catch the direction of the Fageda in Jordan. Walk in the beech forest until reaching the area of Santa Margarita where we find indicators for the volcano of Santa Margarida (red route No. 1) and the volcano of Croscat (green route number 15). This last signal number 3 route continues to the medieval village of Santa Pau.