Activities

What is to be found near Mas El Solanot :
* Activities near the House:

- Hikes, walks and excursions, on foot or on a mountain bike.
- Picking fruits from the trees, in the woods and picking mushrooms (there is a season for everything)

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* To see magnificent views and find a restaurant nearby:

- A 5-minute walk: the Coll de Condreu restaurant (closed on Mondays, except in July and August).
- 10 minutes by car: the Santuario del Far and its restaurant (closed on Tuesdays) .

- 15 minutes by car: the Santuario de la Salut and its restaurant (closed on Tuesdays, except in July and August).
- Rupit-Pruit, with a variety of recommended restaurants.
- 20 km away: the Cooperativa de la Vall d’en Bas (S.A.T.), one of the best agro-shops in the country, where you can also enjoy an excellent meal.

* In addition to the main activity in Mas El Solanot , which is a total rest, the area also offers a very wide range of options. You can enjoy activities such as:

- Renting a bicycle or a horse to explore the beautiful nearby paths.
- Olot, the city of ancient volcanoes.
- Visiting the Lakes of Susqueda and Sau.
- Trekking.
- Rafting.
- Hiking.
- Archery (the Xenacs Natural Park).
- Balloon flights, delta-wing and ultra-light planes.
- Visiting the volcanic zone of Olot, declared a Natural Park because of its beauty.
- For those of you keen on country markets:
Olot holds one every Monday morning.
Vic holds its market every Saturday and Monday mornings.
- Vall d’en Bas with its very old towns, very well looked after and full of flowers.
- Visiting the volcanic zone, declared a Natural Park because of its beauty.
The better known and more popular volcanoes are Santa Margarita and el Croscat. The latter is famous because of its “broken” terrain, making the different strata easy to see .
- Also very popular is the Fageda d’en Jordà, a huge wood of beeches, a wonderful place to get lost in, whether on foot, on a bicycle, riding a horse or in a horse and carriage.

• Nor should we forget other cultural sites, such as the towns of Besalú, Castellfollit de la Roca, etc, or the county of Ripollés, with its capital, Ripoll, and its magnificent and fascinating towns like Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Camprodón, Rocabruna, Setcases, Beget and many others.
• And then there is the ski resort of Vallter 2000.
• As well as the nearby French border, an equally the attractive area, only 18 km from Camprodón .

* Architectural sites:

- Olot, the Church of Sant Esteve (1763), with important pieces.
- The Church of Tura.
- The Old Neoclassical Hospice, headquarters of the remarkable County Museum of La Garrotxa.
- Olot’s Museum of the Saints, a museum specialising in religious art, open all week, where you can watch the artists and craftsmen working (only possible from Monday to Friday).
- Las Planes de Hostoles: the old Hostoles Castle
.

* Archaeological sites:

- The Menhir of Pla de Reixach (Santa Pau).
- The Dolmen of Puig del Moro (Sierra de Finestres).
- The Roman road at Capsacosta (Vall de Bianya
).

Links:

* Garrotxa:
http://www.turismegarrotxa.com/index.asp?docId=1&seccio=1&MenuID=1

* Guilleries and Collsacabra:
http://www.spainmountains.com/buscadores/cordillera_catalana/barcelona/osona.htm
http://www.mispaseos.com/tavertet/index.html
http://www.saucollsacabra.cat/web/

* General information on the Pyrenees:
http://www.pirineos.com/article/archive/39/
http://www.pirineos.com/article/archive/10/
http://www.costabrava.org/
http://www.visitpirineus.com/
http://www10.gencat.net/ptop/AppJava/cat/pirineus/index.jsp
http://www.gencat.net/turistex_nou/home.htm

* Recommended horse riding centre:
http://www.turismegarrotxa.com/serveis-dequitacio/servei-dequitacio-garrotxa_182_5297_asociados_datosgrales.html

* Weather, by provinces and towns:
http://www.inm.es/web/infmet/predi/locali.html

* Medieval dinners in Besalú:
http://www.cenamedieval.com/

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