Nature activities in the authentic heart of the Empordà region, in Costa Brava

The crops on the plain, the Daró and Rissec Rivers, the cork oak forests in Les Gavarres Area of Natural Interest and others. Take a close look at the landscape undergoing constant change, modelled by farmers and the seasons or enjoy it actively, on foot, by bicycle, motorcycle or car, on horseback or from a hot air balloon. However you decide to do it, you can enjoy the genuine Empordà nature all year round!

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Els Clots de Sant Julià, a thousand-year-old stone quarry Els Clots de Sant Julià is a stone quarry in the middle of a forest, on the former Empúries Road, between Canapost and Vulpellac, and has a very ancient origin. Strolling through it in silence, among the holes made by the hand of men thousands of years ago and being able to touch the walls where there are still the markers of the last stone makers who...
Take a nature route through Ullastret From the Iberian city of Ullastret, you can start the nature route on the eastern slope of Sant Andreu Hill to get to know the different plant communities and species typical of a Mediterranean climate and the associated wildlife. Based on palaeobotanical and archaeological studies, the landscape that existed in the Iberian period and the uses its inhabitants made of it, as...
Pedal through the Empordanet plain As the song by Lluís Llach says “My land is so small that from the top of the bell tower you can always see the neighbouring bell tower” and the authentic Empordà region is just like this. There is little distance between the various villages and one way of discovering them which is entertaining and healthy is doing so by bike. If you don't wish...
Go horse riding in Les Gavarres Area of Natural Interest There are many ways of enjoying Les Gavarres Area of Natural Interest, and one of them is on horseback. If you like the idea, Anna Wintle at the small, relaxed riding centre Les Feixes offers the chance to accompany you and guide you on a horse-riding excursion and/or give you horse-riding classes during your getaway to the authentic Empordà region. 
Observe the landscape with a bird’s-eye view Being able to observe the beauty of the landscape of the genuine Empordà from a bird’s-eye view is a unique experience. The three brothers, Joan, Jaume and Jordi, offer the possibility to do so in a hot air balloon. The flight team at Globus Empordà are highly familiar with the area, the villages, the crops, climate, wind, geography and so on. Try...
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