Science for all, enogastronomy and outdoor sports
In Beget, a group of seniors walk along a cobbled path. They pass by a Romanesque church. Picture by Maria Geli and Pilar Planagumà.
The good weather in June encourages you to be active and do outdoor activities. Today, we present three activities to make the most of spring and welcome the summer. Science and culture, wine and gastronomy and sport in nature. Are you up for it?
A journey to the centre of life
A centre specialized in volcanoes, science and society has opened in the capital of La Garrotxa. It is the Espai Cràter, a new facility located at the foot of the Montsacopa volcano, in Olot. The space, designed for all ages, has an interactive exhibition with several exhibition languages: audiovisuals, immersive experiences, photographs, virtual reality and video mapping. It also organises some activities, such as exhibitions, workshops, debates, music and theatre.
The Espai Cràter offers guided tours of the exhibition, activities for educational centres and activities and guided tours adapted for groups with special needs. The centre has accesses and routes suitable for people with reduced mobility, rest areas and adapted toilets. It is possible to move around the area with a pushchair. The architecture of the building, underground and inside a volcano (the Puig del Roser volcano), is another element of the experience. Do you need more reasons to take this trip to the centre of life?
Enogastronomy to delight your senses
During the month of June, you can discover and taste the gastronomic legacy of Figueres and Empordà with sommelier Laura Masramon in a series of food and wine tours. These urban wine and tapas itineraries around Figueres will help you get to know the essence of Empordà gastronomy, characterised by quality, the combination of sea and mountain and products with a lot of personality.
On 6th June, the Torre Galatea itinerary was offered. On Saturday 18th June it will be the turn of the Mercado itinerary. And on Wednesday 29th June the DO Empordà itinerary will take place. The routes are accessible for people with reduced mobility (please, inform at the time of booking). The tours are offered with sign language interpreting for hard of hearing people (the service must be booked three days in advance at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
And for the sportier ones…
If you feel like doing sport in nature, we present We Bike Together, a project that promotes sport for everyone. It is a European initiative in which several partners have collaborated, including the Play & Train association. We Bike Together presents different itineraries that you can do by bicycle, handbike, electric handbike or mountain tandem. We present three of them to discover La Cerdanya. First, a route around the Alabaus area. It is an easy route, without obstacles and from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the Vall de Ribes and Puigmal.
Another itinerary, also circular and suitable for all levels and ages, will take you to enjoy the Cerdanya plain. In this case, the route starts in Alp and runs along the plain through the villages of Sanavastre, Prats i Sampsor and Fontanals. And if you prefer a more demanding route, another itinerary with a variety of landscapes (high mountains, forests, meadows and flat areas) will take you to the Pla de les Forques, an area that offers spectacular views of La Cerdanya.