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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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Miradores de Ordesa loop via Broto

Miradores de Ordesa loop via Broto

If you fancy an amazing day hike near Torla and Ordesa, have a peek at this loop. We did not know the area well. but we made up a walk that took us past fantastic viewpoints (Miradores de Ordesa), up some Pyrenees peaks and then back down cliffs, through forests and past picturesque villages. We started by hiking from Torla to Mirador d’o Molar, which I described in my previous post. On our return journey this route allowed us to…

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Refugio Góriz Hike from Ordesa Valley

Refugio Góriz Hike from Ordesa Valley

The hike to Refugio Góriz via Ordesa Valley was our first hike in the Spanish Pyrenees. It was a fantastic introduction to the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park with it’s waterfalls, Canyons and spectacular mountain views that have been carved out by glaciers. As I mentioned in my previous post about the Ordesa Valley Hike to Cola de Caballo, we didn’t actually intend to go the whole way to Refugio Góriz. It’s just once we saw some of the views…

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