Medieval beautiful villages of vulcanic area "la Garrotxa"


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
'You must be able to get in and out of a car'.
Some streets are cobblestoned , which makes the wheelchair
ride kind of bumpy

Maximum travelers: 6



Italian (conversational), Greek (fluent), German (fluent), Catalan (fluent), English (fluent)

A round trip to spectacular villages and cities where time stopped !

Barcelona is wonderful, but there is so much more to discover in Catalonia.
Catalonia has a rich history, beautiful and varied landscapes and amazing local food and wine. Getting out of its capital to explore the area is an absolute must ! There are a number of gorgeous, medieval villages that are worth the drive out of the city, like Castellfollit de la Roca, Banyoles , Besalu . . .
Most of these can be only reached by car, as they are planted in the middle of the beautiful volcanic Catalan countryside. Journey back in time as you discover these charming medieval villages and stunning countryside outside Barcelona on this 8 hours tour so don't doubt taking a day out to visit these beautiful medieval villages in Catalonia! I can create a customized tour for you if you have any special requests or if you are more than 6 people and need a larger vehicle !


After Barcelona pick up we will drive to Medieval Villages. As the journey takes about 1 and a half we will have a short stop at the most picturesque medieval part of of the city of Girona just for photos . Then, we will continue to Banyoles , this lovely lakeside town with all its legends [the lake is a former volcano crater } and after this we will reach Besalu.
In Besalu we will have the opportunity to scroll around this lovely medieval village and have also {optional} a lunch.
After Besalu we will be driving next to Castellfollit de la Roca , to see this incredible solid rock of Basalt that host a lovely village on its top. And finally on our way back to Barcelona we will stop for a short walk and coffee at the beautiful city of Vic . The central square of Vic offers the last gems of medieval architecture of Catalonia a deep dive into the region's medieval history.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at your hotel's lobby , or wherever you want me to

End location: at your hotel or wherever you want me to

Duration: 8 hours


A full air conditioned Van Opel Vivaro or a 6 seater KIA CArnival

What’s Included

My guiding throughout the tour
The transportation with my private 8 seat Van
Complimentary water and cava {champagne}

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - For a good lunch and drink

What’s Extra

Food and beverages
Souvenir shoppinng

A Recent Review of this tour

Lydia was excellent. We enjoyed her tour. Very passionate about her country. Highly recommend!
Oliver Crocker

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Lydia N.

Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Lydia N.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Barcelona best of with a Van - First,...

The Best of Barcelona to see in 4 hours with a private guide

362 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

learn more

Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada,...

All sites of Barcelona in 6 hours with Sagrada Familia entrance!

488 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 hours

learn more

Girona and Besalu and its Jewish treasures

An incredible medieval heritage in Spain private tour guide

591 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

learn more

The unrivalled Barcelona tour : A Complete,...

Make your day unforgettable by adding Gaudi's decorative art experience,...

697 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Awesome Montserrat private tour

Montserrat Black Virgin's monastery and its awesome peaks with a private,...

543 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

learn more

Medieval villages of Costa Brava next,...

A unique experience of the most beautiful part of the Mediterranean,...

627 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

learn more

Ultimate Salvador Dali private tour

Salvador Dali's Surrealistic world finally explained by a private guide

693 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Medieval beautiful villages of vulcanic,...

A round trip to spectacular villages and cities where time stopped !

681 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

3 days Exploring Barcelona and Catalonia,...


Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Montserrat and Medieval Villages- 3 days,...

1737 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 days

learn more