Feel the magic of the volcanic beech forests of la Garrotxa.
Do you want to know why this is one of the most unique forests of la Garrotxa? La Fageda d’en Jordà is one of the 26 natural reserves of the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcánica de la Garrotxa.
This beech forest is exceptional because it grows only 550 meters above sea level in a flat area on the sides of the lava flows of the Crostal volcano, which extends through the municipaliti es of Santa Pau, Olot and Les Preses. These conditions would be unthinkable, if it weren’t for the great humidity of the area and the effective drainage of the volcanic rock.
La Fageda d’en Jordà has been a source of inspirati on for artists, such as Joan Maragall, who wrote the poem that made it famous.
BEAR IN MIND
Difficulty: 1. Low 2. Low 3. Low
Duration: 1. 1 to 2 hours, 2. Half-day, 3. 1 hour
Languages: Catalan, spanish, english
Material: Comfortable clothes
Starting Point: 1. Fageda d’en Jordà car park, 2, Santa Pau, 3. Can Serra de Santa Pau car park
WHAT CAN I DO
La Fageda d’en Jordà is a place you cannot miss if you come to the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa.
Come and discover this magical place, through some of the activities that we propose:
1. Joan Maragall Itinerary: Let yourself be carried along by the paths that the poet Joan Maragall traveled for inspiration. Take advantage of reading some verses of this renowned poet and stand to enjoy the wonderful views that you will have along the route of the Puig de la Costa Volcano, the Corb Mountain and the Lladre Rock.
2. Visit the Fageda Foundation: Visit the cooperative that was born from a social project of occupational therapy that will surprise you by its character and by the illusion with which they elaborate their products based on dairy and jams. A guide will introduce you to the main characters of the farm, the dairy cows and their calves. At the end of the visit you can delight yourself with a tasting of the products that are made here. (Pre-booking required)
3. Horse-drawn carriage ride: The guided carriage ride through the Fageda will give a perfect fantasy end-point to your visit. This is one of the most important points of interest of the Park due to its magical atmosphere created by the beeches, which will open the doors of the imagination of both young and old (Pre-booking required).
Casal dels Volcans information center
Av. de Santa Coloma, 47 • 17800 Olot
Tel. 972 26 60 12 • Fax. 972 27 04 55
Can Passavent information center
Ctra. Olot- Santa Pau, km 7 • interior del volcà del Croscat
Tel. 972 19 50 94