Activities in the Valley of CAMPRODON
Ideal for a holiday and to enjoy the activities and surroundings that this unique Valley of Camprodon offers you.
Camprodon is a small village of medieval origin, located in the center of the Ter river Valley, in the Ripollès area (Pyrenees of Girona).
In the center of Camprodón there are two rivers, the Ter and the Ritort, which get together in the Pont Nou or Puente Romano (Roman bridge) (13th century).
Camprodon has a long tourist tradition. During the mid-twentieth century it literally became the summer resort for all the Catalan mid class families. They where all settled along the “Paseo Maristany” or the “Paseo de la Font Nova”, which borders the Ritort River.
The Monastery of Sant Pere, founded in the 10th century by the Count of Besalú and the Church of Santa María, is one of the most important buildings in Camprodón.
Music is very important when talking about the city.
Camprodón is the birthplace of the great music composer Isaac Albéniz, Born in 1860 this talented musician has nowadays a Museuem dedicated to him.
We reccomend to take into account too the Music Festival that is held every year here.
Nowadays, Camprodon is undoubtedly a lively town, with shops and activities all year round.
The Valley of Camprodon
Camprodon’s Valley: where nature, culture, history, gastronomy and tradition come together to give as a result this wonderful valley, full of magical places where you can find spectacular villages of medieval origin and enjoy the first foothills of the Pyrenees .
The famous Roman Way limits the valley to the south, and continues way down to the Garrotxa.
At the north the Ter river starts and we can find severals beautiful medieval villages scattered:
Discover Nature as a family
Camprodon’s Valley is ideal for a family getaway, you can enjoy nature and do a lot of activities designed exclusively for children and family:
Walks around the Romanesque villages
Small bike routes for all levels.
horseback or pony rides
Adventure Park: “Estiula Aventura“, with the largest zip line in Catalonia.
Mollo Parc. A park where animals are in their natural environment.
Guided tours so children can learn how shepards lived in the past or listen to legends in a fun way.
Romanesque monuments of the area
The radiance of the Romanesque in this region has left an important artistic heritage that embraces a large part of the Catalan Romanesque architectural typology.
It is one of the largest concentrations of Romanesque art in Europe, with more than 98 monuments scattered throughout the region.
The monasteries, castles and more than sixty churches complete the natural beauty of the whole region. A tour through some of its most brilliant and representative monuments will allow you to follow the routes of the past.
So take good note:
Monasterio de Santa Maria de Ripoll
Monasterio de Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Conjunto arquitectónico del pueblo de Beget
Monasterio de Sant Pere de Camprodon
Iglesia de Santa Maria de Ribes de Freser
Castillo de Mataplana (Castillo del comte Arnau) en Gombrèn
Outdoor Sports Activities
If you are a sports lover, take advantage of your stay and practice the outdoor activities in the magnificent surroundings of the Valley of Camprodon, throughout the year:
BTT routes: to explore natural sites of historical and cultural interest.
Hiking and trekking, through the mountains of the Valley and visit the source of Ter river .
Alpine or mountain skiing: ski during winter at the Vallter 2000 ski resort.
Camprodon Golf Club: the course has an area of 3 km, with 9 holes and is located in the middle of a forest.
Excursions on 4×4 or motorcycle
Ruta del Ter (route of the Ter river): hiking or biking: www.rutadelter.cat