Nature

  • At 3 km — Lake of Banyoles. Boat cruises and rowing boat rentals to explore the lake’s 6 km diameter. Possibility to swim in the lake during the Summer.
  • At 6 km — Can Ginebreda: sculptures in the forest.
  • At 12 km — Sanctuary of Rocacorba
  • At 25 km — Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa. Walking signposted routes between extinct volcanoes and lush forests of beech.
  • At 35 km — Cap Roig: Botanical gardens by the sea.
  • At 50 km — Natural Park of Aiguamolls de L’Empordà: Marshes and bird sanctuary with walking itineraries and hides for birdwatching.

Culture

  • At 3 km — Banyoles: Old quarter, monastery of Sant Esteve and Lonja del Tinte.
  • At 6 km — Romanesque churches of Sant Miquel de Campmajor and Porqueres.
  • At 10 km — Serinyà Caves. A centre for the interpretation and habitat of the prehistoric man.
  • At 15 km — Girona city: Old quarter, cathedral, church of Sant Feliu and Jewish quarter.
  • At 25 km — Medieval collection of historic buildings in Santa Pau, Besalú and Castellfollit de la Roca.
  • At 35 km — Olot: Modernism sight-seeing route. Casal dels Volcans (House of the Volcanoes). Les Deus Natural Reserve.
  • At 35 km — Figueres: Dalí Museum and Museo del Juguete (Toys Museum).
  • At 40 km — Empúries: Greek and Roman ruins. Medieval villages in L’Empordà: Pals, Peratallada, Monells, Cruïlles, Púbol, Ullastret and La Bisbal.
  • At 50 km, Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. Cadaquès. Port-Lligat, where the house-museum of Salvador Dalí is found.

Sports

  • BTT Centre: 250 km of signposted routes to do on a mountain bike.
  • Hot-air balloon rides. A bird-eye perception of La Garrotxa and Pla de L’Estany.
  • Horse back trips: Riding centres in Porqueres and Serinyà (Banyoles).
  • Rowing and kayac : Lake of Banyoles.
  • Trekking routes to the view-points of Can Ramió and Sant Miquel de la Roca.
  • Historic routes: “Soldados de Salamina”
  • Multi-adventure: Fang Aventura Centre in Sant Miquel de Campmajor.
  • Nature school of Banyoles and Pla de L’Estany, discover the lake’s ecosystem.
  • Sport stays for groups: Organized by Agenda de Gestió Esportiva in Banyoles.

Golf18-hole golf courses

  • 12 km, Club de Golf Girona. Pitch and Putt Mas Pagès.
  • 20 km, Torre Mirona Club de Golf.
  • 35 km, Club de Golf Pals, Empordà Golf Club, Golf Serres de Pals.
  • 40 km, Club de Golf Perelada

Beaches 30 minutes away

  • Beaches of Empúries, Pals and L’Estartit.
  • Palamós beaches of La Fosca and Castell.
  • Begur’s “calas” (coves) of Sa Tuna, Sa Riera, Aiguafreda and Aigua Xèlida.
  • Beaches and “calas” of Calella de Palafurgell, Llafranc and Tamariu.

Beaches45 minutes away

  • Platja d’Aro.
  • S’Agaró beaches.
  • Beaches on the Rosas Gul.
  • Sant Pere Pescador.

Fairs and Festivals

  • February: Last weekend- Honey Fair in Crespià
  • Easter Week: Manaies (Roman troops march around Girona’s Old Quarter).?Dança de la Mort (Death dance around the streets of Verges),?Easter Monday’s Ball del Cornut (Dance of the Horned in Cornellà de Terri)
  • May: Girona en temps de flors (‘Girona in Bloom’ covers the monuments and streets of Girona with flower mosaics).
  • June: Equinova, Horse Fair in Banyoles.
  • July: First Saturday: Havaneres singing in Calella de Palafurgell.?Boat processions for the Verge del Carme festivity.?Music festivals in Cap Roig, Torruella de Montgrí, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Perelada.
  • August: Major festivities in Banyoles.?Shubertiada (Classical music concerts) in Vilabertran (Figueres).
  • October: First weekend: Garlic Fair in Cornellà de Terri and Horse Fair in Girona.?Third weekend: Cabagge Fair in Esponellà
  • November: Fair and festivities of Sant Martirià in Banyoles.