La Fageda d'en Jordà

PEIN (Plan for areas of natural interest)
The Fageda d’en Jordà is a stunning forest of beech trees, which forms part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, and its landscapes that have been the source of inspiration for many artists will also enchant and captivate all visitors who come here.

The Fageda d'en Jordà is one of the 26 nature reserves that form part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, extending across the municipalities of Santa Pau, Olot and Les Preses.

It is a stunning forest of beech trees growing on lava flow from the Croscat Volcano and which are to be found at a much lower elevation than usual for this type of tree.

There are several well-signposted routes that take you deeper into the forest, which presents a vibrant display of colours, especially in autumn.

These trees have been the inspiration for many artists, such as the poet Joan Maragall, to whom a monolith has been erected on the entry into one of the routes.

  • Year of declaration: 1995
  • Regulations: Decree 82/1994, 22 February, establishing the Special Protection Plan for La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone.
  • Area: 981
  • Ownership: Public
  • District: Santa Pau; Olot; Preses, les.
  • Visitor centres: N
  • Annual closing: Open all year round.
  • How to get there: 

    On the AP-7 motorway from Girona to France, take exit 6 in the Girona North direction and continue on towards Banyoles - Olot. On the outskirts of Girona turn right onto the C-66, pass Banyoles and Besalú until reaching the A-26/N-260. Turn left into the Plaza de la Unió Europa and enter the town of Olot. The Fageda d’en Jordà is situated on lava flow from the Croscat Volcano.

  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Facilities

Parking

Picnic area

Toilets

Signposted itineraries

Flora

Se trata de un bosque de hayas (Fagus sylvatica) excepcional por el hecho de crecer sobre la colada de lava del volcán Croscat.

Fauna

Routes

Bird-watching tourism

WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
La Fageda d'en Jordà
  • La Fageda d'en Jordà

  • Address:Road d'Olot a Santa Pau, quilòmetre 4

  • 17811 Santa Pau

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • La Fageda d'en Jordà
  • La Fageda d'en Jordà

  • Address: Road d'Olot a Santa Pau, quilòmetre 4

  • 17811 Santa Pau

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Telephone:972 195 074

  • E-mail:cdpnzvg.dma@gencat.net

  • Web:http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/ca/xarxa-de-parcs/garrotxa

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