Banyoles Lake and Besalú 2018
Live the magic experience of the largest lake in Catalonia, with a length of 2, 1 km, nestled in the middle of a unique space for its geological importance, landscape and culture. Main attraction of Banyoles to enjoy a good walk on foot or by boat. We will see the old Fishing Houses, fountains like "La font Pudenta", the Weeping Willows and close to l'Estanyol del Vilar, representing one of the lake’s most romantic and unique places.Also discover the legends about the lake walking around it or If you prefer, with an ecological boat that allows you to sail over the dark waters without noise or smoke (ticket not included).
We will continue our visit to the spectacular medieval town of Besalú, declared National historical and artistic in the year 1966, the old bridge over the Fluvià river which allows the entrance to the village takes us back in time far away. Romanesque style with seven arches of angular shape makes 105m long and a 30 m tall, with the Tower included and speaks of the importance of the town in medieval times.
The town also has a Jewish heritage unique in Catalonia among the Jews. The medieval public bath, Mikva, is one of the most important in Europe and the remains of an Ancient Synagogue dating from the 13th century.
But Besalú not only offers us a journey into the past, also we can enjoy its shops with craft products like the Ratafía (liqueur made from many local herbs) and agricultural products of first quality.
-Departure from Girona city at 9:00 a.m
-About 9:20 a.m. we will arrive at Banyoles where we will have time enough to take a walk or sail with the ship .
- 11:00 a.m. we will go towards Besalú where we will visit the old bridge, the town and the Arab baths.
- 12:30 p.m. we leave towards Girona city, where we arrive at 01:00 p.m.
-English Guide, Insurance, water and tickets to visit the Jewish ritual bath (Miqve)
No included: boat tickets, food or drinks