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Catalan Food Guide – Dishes you should try in Catalonia

Catalan Food Guide – Dishes you should try in Catalonia

Catalan cuisine made me so happy! Hiking requires a whole lot of energy, so if you want to explore the stunning mountainous scenery of Catalonia, you will need to eat plenty of tasty food! I started this Catalan food guide to share some information about the best things to eat in Catalonia. You probably know all about Spanish food as it seems like tapas is fashionable all over the world. But do you know about the amazing dishes you can…

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Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Camí de Ronda is Catalan’s epic coastal hike. It links up a series of pathways along the Costa Brava (which appropriately means rugged coast) from the border with France heading down for over 250km to Blanes. Hiking along the route will take you through some seriously varied scenery. You’ll go past pine forests and rocky cliffs that lead down to beautiful secluded coves, as well as fishing villages, tourist resorts and long sandy beaches. We wanted a taste of the…

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Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Up next on our fun walking tour of Spain is the Volcanic region of Garrotxa (pronounced Garrocha.) We stayed right in the middle of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and it was a gorgeous area to walk. The volcanoes in Garrotxa are part of a monogenetic volcanic field. This means there are lots of small volcanoes (40 spread around this area) but each one only erupts once (creating a new crater or hill for each eruption.) There is only low…

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Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Do you fancy a challenge that will take you to some of the best views within Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park? Well, the route to Coll de Contraix is pretty perfect. You follow the Carros de Foc trail between two Refuges Ventosa and Estany Llong. This hike will take you near azure-blue lakes, up spectacular rocky slopes, past countless waterfalls and show you more spiky-topped Pyrenees than you can count. This was easily the most impressive adventure…

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