Do you want to walk in the crater of a volcano? Do you want to touch volcanic rocks? You can if you join me on this walk through La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park, in the centre of the Catalan city of Olot. I’ll let you in on Volcà del Montsacopa’s secrets along the way. Did you know that the wider region has 40 volcanoes and more than 20 lava flows?
We’ll follow a historical trail around the cater to the two watchtowers at the top and the church inside the crater itself. You’ll be rewarded with amazing 360º views of the area as you wind your way around the crater.
I’ll point out the Pyrenees mountain range and the great green valleys of Olot as you go, and tell you:
• Why there are so many volcanoes at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park
• What happened during the last eruption here about 100 000 years ago
• Why there are so many vegetable gardens around the volcano
• Why there is a church in the volcano crater
This tour is the easiest way to understand the amazing landscape of La Garrotxa, known as “Catalonia’s Little Switzerland”. Make sure it’s on your itinerary!