Environment and Activities

Hostal la Rovira is located in Oix, the capital of Alta Garrotxa which irradiates the purest Romanesque style due to the high concentration of churches and hermitages. The region borders Alt Empordà, Ripollès, a few kilometres away the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava.


Oix is a perfect place for hikers because of the great scenic interest places nearby such as Puig de Bassegoda, Puig de Comanegra, Puig de Montmajor, the Bisbe’s Cave, les Baumes d’Aguja, the Thieve’s Cave, les Baumes de Caxurma, Sant Aniol d’Aguja and Salto del Brull.

Peak of the Witches - Comanegra

Sant Aniol d’Aguja

Castellfollit de la Roca

The Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa


The surroundings allow you practising a vast variety of activities, so that you will enjoy your trip with different leisure alternatives to share with your family, friends or in couple.

To learn more about activities and tours in the region of Alta Garrotxa, you will find interesting proposals by visiting www.turismegarrotxa.com

Do not miss the “Molló Parc” animal park. Find out further information at www.molloparc.com

Peak of the Witches - Comanegra

Comanegra (1557 m) and Peak of the Witches or Caburlé (1393 m) are border peaks. Comanegra borders France and Peak of the Witches, known as such because of the legend that witches danced over there at Saint John’s Eve, divides Alta Garrotxa and Alt Empordà. Despite of not being the highest peaks in the area, they stand out their magnificent views. The route is circular starting on the Monars Raft, and goes up to Peak of the Witches through oak forests. Then, following a ridge, it passes through mountain meadows and beech forests until it reaches the top of Comanegra. In the photograph we can see the Comanegra cross, with the Canigó in the background.

sant aniol d'aguja
Sant Aniol d’Aguja is one of the most emblematic places in Alta Garrotxa, an impressive landscape of calcareous rock shaped by water, full of small pools of clear water. “Aguja” named from the Latin “aquagium”, which means channel or narrow passage of water between cliffs. The tour begins in Sadernes and allows us to visit the hermitage of Sant Aniol, originally dated on the 11th century – although it was founded in the 9th century by monks fleeing the persecution of the Normans – with subsequents amendments. We pass through the impressive “Salto de la Novia” and arrive at Sant Aniol.

Town located at 541m of altitude. The houses are stepped over the river, which is crossed by two old, but well preserved, bridges. The municipality of Beget is presided by the Romanesque church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget, from the 12th century, very well restored stands out as one of the most beautiful Romanesque examples in the region. Inside is the famous majesty of Beget, an image of the Holy Christ (Divine Majesty), a 12th century carving, with a tunic down to the feet and a crown, which presides over the main altar, the protagonist of a curious legend. The excursion begins in Oix to the direction of the Hortmoier valley, where we will connect with the GR11. At this point, we will visit “Los robles del Rey”, ancient oak trees of impressive size. We will follow the GR11 until we reach Beget.

The most emblematic peak of Alta Garrotxa, with 1373m is not the highest one, although has excellent views and allows to reach it through different valleys. In addition, the accumulated unevenness and the final climb, give it an added attraction. In autumn, the leaves of the chestnut, beech and oak trees have colours typical of the date, and the peaks seen from above are usually snowed with the first snow of the season.
Castellfollit de la Roca is a village bounded by the confluence of the rivers Fluvià and Toronell, under which a spectacular basalt wall rises up. It is a basalt wall 50m high and almost a kilometer long, and is the direct result of the erosive action of the two rivers over the remains of lava flows from volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of years ago.
The Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa
The volcanic zone of the Garrotxa is the best example of volcanic landscape of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the most important in Europe. In 1982 it was declared a Natural Area of National Interest with areas of Integral Reserves of Geobotanic Interest. The park covers 12,000 hectares, within which thirty-eight volcanic cones have been counted; the territory is mid-mountain and extends from the 200m height of Castellfollit de la Roca up to 1,100m of Puigsallança point the highlight of the mountain chain Finestres.

Besalú is a medieval town located at 150 meters above sea level and covers an area of 4.92 km2. The city is located in the centre of the municipality. The town crosses two rivers, the Capellada Fluviá north and south, at the foot of the Cornador hill. The origin of the city was the castle of Besalú which is already documented in the tenth century, built on top of a hill where there are the remains of the monastery of Santa Maria in the early Middle Ages.

Green Way
In the town of Olot begins a Greenway, an disused railway line rehabilitated and specially designed for bicycle traffic. It is known as “Carrilet” and reaches the coast. Experience the charm of this road while visiting small villages between the old stations, crossing the historic train tunnels and across spectacular bridges over lush ravines.
Camprodon is a town in the region of Ripollés. Located 120 km from Barcelona and 75 km from Girona, in the valley of the same name, at the confluence of the rivers Ter and Ritort. It offers a variety of shops, plazas, avenues, leafy walks and suburbs. It is one of the largest municipalities in the region, thanks to the annexation of the municipalities of Freixenet and the picturesque villages of Rocabruna and Beget.