El Nus de Pedra rural apartments
CAT ESP ENG FRA tourism registration number ATG-000015

Discover all you can do in the vicinity of El Nus de Pedra

Discover all the activities and services available in the district.

WHAT TO DO

  • ROUTES AND OUTINGS
  • CULTURAL OUTINGS
  • LOCAL CUISINE
  • BEACHES
  • SPORTS TOURISM
  • WINE TOURISM

ROUTES AND OUTINGS

Discover the surroundings

Our position offers extensive and outstanding opportunities: the city of Girona is just 20 minutes away by car. A stroll around the Jewish quarter, exploring its ancient streets, the houses overlooking the River Onyar, the cathedral, a walk along the city walls, museums, shopping district. The city of Barcelona is an hour away by car, or 30 minutes by train.

If you would like to explore smaller villages, then close at hand we have:Besalú, Sant Esteve d’en Bas, Sant Privat d’en Bas, Olot (Art Museum, Saints Museum), Santa Pau where you can go for a ride on horseback or in a carriage to explore the woodlands of the Fageda d'en Jordà.  We can help you organise a full-day outing to discover the delightful neighbouring villages. Close by are the Catalan Pyrenees, Camprodon, SetCases and the Vall de Núria.

We are 35 minutes from the La Garrotxa Volcanic Nature Park, where you can explore the woodlands, and also close by the Aiguamolls de  l'Empordà Wetlands Park, the Illes Medes islands and the headland of Cap de Creus.

L'Empordà is also home to the traditional pottery town of La Bisbal, where you can admire the craft pottery and antiques.

We are 20 minutes from the town of Banyoles, with its lake, a place of outstanding environmental significance, and the perfect setting for watersports or for walking or cycling around the shoreline. A visit to Banyoles lake is a perfect choice any time of the year. Meanwhile, the little village of Hostalets d'en Bas in the La Garrotxa district boasts balconies lined with flowers, and the finest bread and sponge cakes in the world.

CULTURAL OUTINGS

A nearby cultural setting

There are numerous cultural outings of interest: just 35 minutes away is the Dalí Trail, with the Dalí Museum in Figueres, the museum housing Dalí's gems, the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat, and his castle in Púbol.

In 45 minutes you could be visiting the mediaeval villages of Pals, Peretallada and Ullastret, with their local architecture, as well as guided tours or just a stroll around the little villages of the Empordà to enjoy their architectural appeals.The city of Girona, just 20 minutes away, boasts a varied and comprehensive cultural offering: a stroll around the old town, the Jewish quarter with its museum, a walk along the encircling city walls. Guided cultural tours of the city are available. And, of course, the city of Barcelona, just an hour away by car or 30 minutes by train, with all its cultural attractions all year around.

The Romanesque Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes in the Alt Empordà district, an hour away, is an ideal visit for lovers of art, culture and architecture. The music festivals of Vilabertran and Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the concerts staged at Cap Roig, the Havaneres performed in Calella and the Perelada music festival. A visit to the Graeco-Roman ruins in the settlement of Empúries, with guided tours available.

And a wide range of music festivals in the summer, such as the Cap Roig, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Vilabertran festivals.

LOCAL CUISINE

Local quality produce

Within 10 minutes by car there is an extensive and varied culinary offering, above all traditional or farmhouse cooking. The numerous specialities include stews, dishes using the finest produce of kitchen gardens, as well as both farmed meat and game.

Mention should also be made of the local cured meats, and seasonal dishes featuring the wild mushrooms to be found here (chanterelles, milkcaps, royal agaric...). Nearby restaurants offer quality home cooking with seasonal produce.

The extensive offering available in the valley provides a number of different options very close to our farmhouse. 300 metres away is an affordable, family-run traditional restaurant.

There are also various weekly markets where fine local produce can be purchased.

BEACHES

Sea and nature

We are 40 minutes from the Costa Brava, boasting the finest beaches on the Mediterranean, with crystal-clear water and a wide range of different beaches, all of outstanding natural beauty.

The beaches of the Northern Costa Brava, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva, tiny coves with flora stretching down to the shoreline, pine trees and all manner of coastal nooks and crannies to enjoy. The Cap de Creus Nature Park and the beach at Port-Lligat are 1 hour away.

In the centre of the Costa Brava, just 40 minutes away, there are larger beaches at Platja d'Aro and Sant Feliu, the sandy beaches of L'Estartit and the fishing villages of L'Escala and Sant Martí d'Empúries. And then there are the beaches of Aiguablava and Sa Tuna, with their crystal-clear waters and landscapes of pine trees stretching down to the waterline.To the southernmost end of the Costa Brava is the delightful town of Tossa de Mar

SPORTS TOURISM

A region of sporting pursuits

The province of Girona has been designated a Sports Tourism Destination in the multi-sports category. The greatest sporting opportunities, with high-quality indoor and outdoor facilities available, cover running, cycling, swimming, tennis and athletics.

The province of Girona is today acknowledged as one of the best places in the world for elite athletes to train, and a number of renowned cyclists and triathletes have even set up home here.

The whole of Girona province is a byword for sports tourism, in particular our area, the Vall del Llémena, offering opportunities for running and cycling both in the mountains and on the roads.

We can provide accommodation and advice for sportspeople, delivering a service for those who wish to spend their holiday engaging in sporting pursuits.

WINE TOURISM

Designation of Origin

45 minutes away by car is the Empordà region, a land of vineyards where you can enjoy the experience of sampling wines from the Empordà DO.

Winemaking in this region is a tradition dating back to days gone by. Some outstanding small wineries have recently been founded, and a number of them offer wine tastings, tours of the vineyards to see how the wine is made and to discover the whole process and its history.

Certain local wineries organise tours with walks through the vineyards and a range of tastings.

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