October 2007 Archives
A day trip to visit some of the most interesting Bodegas/ wineries of the Empordà. From pickup at your hotel/ accommodation we take you through some of the best scenery in Girona Province on our way to a small family run Bodega in a privileged position just inland from the coast where we walk around the vineyards before having a tour and tasting with the owners. Lunch is at the charming fishing village of Port de la Selva before heading to a larger Bodega for a tour and tasting where there is a well stocked shop for anyone wanting to take back some memories of the trip.
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1- Visit the Dalí triangle-Museum in Figueras, house in Portlligat (nr. Cadaques) and Galas castle at Púbol. 2- See the ceramics/pottery made in La Bisbal and displayed in shops along the main road. There is also a museum on the history of area. 3- Visit the best part of the wild Costa Brava at Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu and visit the spectacular Cap Roig Botanical Gardens. 4- Visit the Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries with the Museum and then stop at the Iberian ruins at Ullastret to complete ancient history. 5- Take in some of the Medieval villages of Besalu, Peretallada, Sant Llorenç de la Muga which are fun to explore on foot. 6- Take a wine tour of the Empordà-there are plenty of wineries (Bodegas) to see and some are geared up for visitors (see separate entry). 7- Visit the interior and walk into the craters in the Volcanoes Natural Park near Olot and the medieval town of Santa Pau. 8- Walk or cycle around the lake in Banyoles then rest at one of the cafe terraces next to the lake afterwards. 9- Visit Palamos and the fish market after a seafood lunch around the harbour. Gambas de Palamos are famous and expensive!
10- Try some sports like cycling, golf, scuba, horseback riding or ballooning and then relax in one of the several Spa Hotels. See map for details:
1-Take the tourist train around town. Its a comfortable way to get an overall feel for Girona and the kids love it! 2-Walk around the Old Town and explore the Cathedral, Arab Baths, Jewish Quarter and Museum. 3- Walk along the roman walls and explore the gardens behind the Cathedral-relaxing and fun. 4- Find a cafe/restaurant along the Rambla or Plaza de Independencia to sit outside on the terrace and watch the world go by. 5- Visit the covered market and buy some fish or meat and vegetables from the little old ladies that sit around the outside of the building. 6- Window-shop along the Rambla, Carrer Nou and Santa Clara where all the trendy boutiques are located. 7- Take in an exhibition at the Fontana D'Or (Caixa de Girona) or La Caixa where exhibitions change on a regular basis. 8- Rent a bike and cycle around the Devesa Park and along the bike paths next to the Rivers Ter and Onyar. 9- Take in a concert at the Auditori, La Mercé or Sunset Jazz Club. 10- Enjoy some good food at one of the wide choice of restaurants here in Girona (see Top 10 Restaurant list). See map for details: