Fancy a getaway East autumn? Well, although the other day we already proposed some interesting destinations to travel during this time of year, all of them outside our borders, today we want to continue offering you good ideas. Of course, this time we stay in our country, which has a lot to offer travelers: art, history, nature, beaches ...
What we want to show you today is a magical place that can be found in one of the most complete autonomous communities in Spain. Yes, we are referring to Catalonia, which in addition to having a lot of charming towns, spectacular castles and heavenly beaches such as those on the Costa Brava, can boast of hosting dreamy mountain landscapes. One of them is the Fageda d’en Jordà. Do you want to know this magical corner? I assure you will not regret!
Autumn, the best season to visit the Fageda d'en Jordà
La Fageda d’en Jordà is one of the 26 nature reserves that are part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park And, as you can see for yourself in the images that we offer you in the gallery, it is a really beautiful place. Of course, everyone agrees that the best season to visit it is in the fall. For this reason, if you plan to make a getaway during these months, we recommend going to this Catalan corner, especially if what you want is to surround yourself with nature and autumn colors.
Favorable conditions despite their situation
La Fageda d’en Jordà is an exceptional beech forest of up to 25 meters that grows at 550 m altitude, specifically in a flat area located on the sides of the lava flow of the volcano Croscat. It would be unfavorable conditions for this type of tree were it not for the humidity of the area and the drainage of the volcanic rock in this area. The most surprising thing is that when you enter the forest it will seem as if you are immersing yourself in an authentic cave, since the light practically does not penetrate the precious framework of the branches. In fact, you will have a hard time seeing the sky between the trunks and the crowded canopies.
A walk in the fall
As we have said, autumn is the best area to visit the area, since the range chromatic that can be seen there is really beautiful. And is that the ground is filled with dry leaves from the trees and everything is tinged with ocher and earth colors. You can explore the itinerary both on foot and by bicycle or horse, although there is still one more option: go in a carriage pulled by a Percheron horse. In addition, if you opt for this alternative, you can also enjoy an explanation about the Natural Park.
A source of inspiration for artists
Strolling up to this place can become a really beautiful experience. In fact, the Fageda d’en Jordà has served as a source of inspiration for many artists, such as the Catalan-born poet Joan Maragall.
Can Serra Information Center
You will also be interested to know that on the road that goes from Olot to Sant Pau you will find the Can Serra Information Center. Here they will guide you about the activities that take place in the area. Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you can discover some beautiful images of the Fageda d'en Jordà. We recommend that you do not miss them!
La Garrotxa // Mavic Air (January 2024)
- Catalonia, Girona