La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park is the best example of volcanic terrain on the Iberian Peninsula. This protected area offers a precious natural heritage with dormant volcanoes, lava flows and extraordinary history.
A meeting point between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, the park is a mosaic of culture steeped in rich history and tradition that has been carefully preserved by the locals.
🥾 Walking the Landscape Tour
The Walking the Landscape ecotourism experience developed and managed by the natural park in collaboration with Trescàlia tourism agency, explores not only the natural landscapes of Garrotxa but the historic and gastronomic landscapes as well as, immersing visitors in the charming medieval villages and ancient trails so they can explore the human landscapes of the park.
From tasting local products with the Volcanic Cuisine Association, to trekking down ancient roman roads and visiting Santa Pau, a village surrounded by magnificent volcanoes.
Sustainable alternatives of walking are prioritised wherever possible, as are restaurants using locally sourced produce and suppliers to maintain a low impact on the environment.
♻️ MEET Network ecotourism model
Thoughtfully designed using the MEET Network’s Model for ecotourism product development during a sustainable tourism project called DestiMED PLUS project, the multi-day tour gives travellers a well-rounded experience of the destination.
Following the MEET Model, the park and Trescàlia worked closely with accommodation and other tourism establishments involved in the experience to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of the product.
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📹 Video credits: Green Traveller
📸 Photo credits: Laurence Norah, Green Traveller, Omar Abi Ali