Hiking La Garrotxa

A few years ago Alison was an attendee at the World Energy Conference in Madrid. I decided to tag along so we could spend some time in Spain after the conference, however, while the conference was in session I was going to do some solo hiking. After reading just about everything I could find about hiking in Spain I settled on the La Garrotxa area of northeast Spain. Here is a map of the area which is known for its ancient volcanic cones, old growth oak and beech forests and great hiking. I stayed in the little city of Olot and used it as a base for three days of some of the most interesting hiking I have done anywhere. The combination of natural beauty, ancient and medieval history and the Catalan culture is unbeatable. This is definitely off the beaten track territory as I didn’t encounter a single other tourist on any of my rambles.

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