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Ecotourism - Nature - Sustainability

Firsthand Experiences In Nature


Passion for Nature


DISCOVER CULTURE THROUGH NATURE

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Naturalwalks was created with the aim of bringing people into the natural Evarist March (Director) Nature guide, specialized consultant in gastro-botany, health and ecotourism


WHAT WE DO

Naturalwalks is an ecotourism company dedicated to showing culture (food, wine and traditional spirits, history,‌) through nature and landscape. We specialize in the traditional and avant-garde use of wild plants. Our activities are aimed at amateurs and professionals of natural, raw, healthy or creative cuisine as well as users or professionals of natural remedies and techniques or medicinal plant therapies: phytotherapy, aromatherapy, dietetics, nutrition‌ Are you interested in cooking or catering, health, nature or popular culture? No previous knowledge necessary.

Everybody is welcome!


An experience that will awaken your senses!

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Workshops in the Classroom


Team Building & Incentives

Training and consulting

Corporate Social Responsibility


WINE PAIRING - TASTING - MEDITERRANEAN FLOWERS

Wine Pairing Among Flowers

A walk through wine country

A wine pairing with mediterranean wild flowers and wines. A unique and original approach to bring natural landscape and its history to the palate by using wine. El Celler de Can Roca’s botanist and a sommelier take us to the terroir through the bouquets and sensations in our mouth.

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The activity is divided in two different, but complementary parts that can be carried out together or independently. A walk in natural surroundings of some of Catalonia’s most emblematic landscapes to discover aromatic herbs and flowers of our territory. An easy, agreeable walk to discover why we are the land per excellence of the world’s aromatic plants. A taste of four wines paired with flowers common in the area. An experience guided by a duet from different perspectives: a sommelier shows us how to enjoy a wine tasting and Evarist March shares his gastrobotanical experience of the land and its cuisine. Flowers are the purest representation of any land: they represent the essential relationship between climate, land and human interaction. In the same way, wine entails the history of this century-long relationship through the use of its fruits.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3h - Wine pairing 2h

Easy

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COSTA BRAVA - NATURAL TREASURES - COASTAL TRAIL

Walking the coastal trail of S’Agaró

The Hidden Natural Treasures of the Costa Brava in S’Agaró

We invite you to discover a new kind of tourism unlike anything you ever experienced in the Costa Brava. Discover the Mediterranean Diet through wild plants.

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A short walk begins, gently blending into its surroundings is a famous path that carves along the entire Costa Brava, known as the Camino de Ronda. While each season thousands of people walk along this trail, many might not know that some of the best kept secrets of the Mediterranean diet are waiting to be discovered here – ancient plants used by our ancestors as well as plants used today in the World’s Best Restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca. On a brief stroll, we’ll introduce you to the culinary subtleties that might otherwise go unnoticed: Spicy flowers, salty leaves, crisp stalks, sweet roots; a walk to surprise the senses with wild tapas. The route is easy and fun for the whole family. The activity can be complemented with a showcooking, in which we create dishes using plants that were picked during our walk, or with a wine pairing with flowers.

All year round

From 2,5 to 3 hours

Easy to Medium

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COSTA BRAVA - SEAWEED - KAYAC

Marine Tapas by Kayak

Discovering the savoury side of the Costa Brava

A fun kayaking trip along the undoubtedly most beautiful spot of the Mediterranean coast: Cap de Creus!

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Accompanied by a specialized kayak instructor and a Naturalwalks guide, we discover the most untamed Costa Brava and its untouched corners: small coves, cliffs and caves surrounded by the calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. We stop at beaches to walk and discover the most delicious and surprising edible plants that grow on the Costa Brava and that tell us surprising stories about their ancestral and modern uses. We finish swimming in the crystal clear waters of a cove and those who dare can dive to discover the seaweed and algae that live at the bottom and their surprising use in healthy and natural cooking. This activity can also be concluded with a natural Eco-Picnic with seaweed or a Wine Pairing Among Flowers with local wines.

All year round

3,5 - 4h

Medium

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PICNIC - NATURE - ECO-CHEF

Natural Eco-Picnic

Tasting the landscape’s essence

Discover the taste of the Mediterranean landscape. A meal based on wild plants in the middle of nature.

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A meal made with ingredients from local organic farmers, wild plants picked at the moment and inspired by traditional recipes of each place, to taste and enjoy in a rustic setting in the middle of nature. During the previous walk, we collect the ingredients needed for the dishes.

A meal based on wild plants in the middle of nature, inspired by a selection of plants chosen by Evarist March, botanist at El Celler de Can Roca, and by the sensibility of eco-chef Lola Puig.

A menu filled with beauty and health.

All year round

2,5 - 3 h

Easy

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AUTUMN - PYRENEES - COOKING

Mushrooms

From the forest to the plate

Autumn arrives and all over the forest appear strange and mysterious beings of all shapes and colours. Mushrooms and fungi are certainly some of the most fascinating species found in autumn.

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A walk with an expert guide leaves us amazed by the diversity and unknown details of these dwellers in nature. Along the way you can learn to identify the most common local species, some toxic and others highly priced and delicious for cooking. This country has a real passion for collecting and, above all, cooking mushrooms. And that’s what we’ll do! A fun and yet instructive and practical activity. We carefully collect the specimens we find and then learn the best way to cook or preserve them. This activity can also be concluded with a natural Eco-Picnic or a Wine Pairing Among Flowers where possible.

Autumn

Walk 2,5-3h - Cooking 2h

Easy

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TAPAS - NATURE - SENSES

Aromas of the Mediterranean diet

Walking among wild tapas

Imagine taking a walk and at the same time discovering some of the best kept secret of the famous Mediterranean Cuisine! From ancient plants used by our ancestors to flowers used by El Celler de Can Roca today.

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An easy and fun walk to enjoy the most unusual and natural green tapas that nature can provide: its wild plants and flowers! Spicy flowers. salty leafs, crisp stalks, sweet roots. A walk to surprise your senses and to wake your untamed instincts with the most natural ingredients! A tour through nature with 6 to 8 stops where we can find different species of plants and mushrooms -according to the season and region- which are interesting from a culinary perspective and related to the Mediterranean and local cuisine. At each stop we do a little tasting of these to learn, for example, how to taste a flower in order to perceive its subtle nuances. At the same time, we explain its traditional and modern uses in different types of cooking: from haute cuisine to novelty vegan shakes, always in a fun and interactive way.

This activity can be complemented with a collective showcooking. where different tapas or creative recipes are prepared using some of those edible wild plants or mushrooms that are collected during the previous walk. This activity is adapted to the location and season and its conditions are specified upon request. It can also be combined with an Eco-Picnic or a Wine Pairing Among Flowers.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3h - Showcooking 2h

Easy

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COASTAL TRAILS – WILD TAPAS - CORREDOR MATÓ

The wildest Costa Brava

Natural tapas by the sea

Walking the trails of the Costa Brava and discover where its name -Wild Coast- comes from: a natural landscape between sandy beaches and cliffs overlooking clear waters. Here the salty fragrance of the sea blends with aromas of Mediterranean plants and herbs.

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Strolling calmly along the seashore, our expert guide will show you which of the wild plants and flowers we can taste right there and how we use them in the well-known Mediterranean cuisine: aromatic flowers, salty leaves, crisp stems and sweet roots like natural tapas. A walk to surprise your senses and to awaken your wild instincts with some of the most natural ingredients!

An easy and fun itinerary for adults or the whole family, with a choice of different trails: uncomplicated and shaded or challenging for the most adventurous. The walk can be complemented with a cooking class or demonstration at your holiday home or another suitable facility, where we create original dishes or tapas using the plants, or mushrooms, that we harvested along the trail. The activity can also be complemented with an organic and locally grown picnic or a wine pairing with wild flowers.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3h

Easy to medium

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COSTA BRAVA - SAILING - GASTRONOMY

Natural Gastrosail

The Most Appetizing Costa Brava

Can you imagine taking an excursion by sea and land, between secluded coves and at the same time discovering some of the best kept secrets of the famous Mediterranean diet? From the millenary plants used by our ancestors to the flowers used in the avant-garde cuisine.

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A quiet and fun boat ride to enjoy the most unusual and natural green tapas that nature can provide: plants and flowers, algae or Mediterranean mushrooms! A pleasant and entertaining excursion by boat and on foot to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast from another point of view: on board one of Top Sailing Charter boats at the hand of the Celler de Can Roca’s gastro-botanist. Along the way we will stop to taste first hand, the most delicious hidden wild ingredients of our coast. Spicy flowers, salty leaves, crispy stems or curious algae. A walk along our bluest coast to awaken the senses and flavors on our palate! A tour for sea lovers and foodies alike as well as for the youngest members of the family. This activity can be complemented with a wild eco-picnic or a wine pairing between flowers. The conditions will be specified upon request according to the area and the season.

All year round

4h approximately

Easy

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TRADITION - RATAFIA - HERBS

The world of Ratafia liqueur

A walk to savour the tradition of herbs

A walk through natural landscapes steeped in history, to discover through aromatic herbs some of the secrets of the world of the Ratafia liqueur.

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A walk to savour the tradition of herbs. All over the world people have been making herbal liqueurs since ancient times. Undoubtedly, RataďŹ a is still the most traditional liqueur from the interior, more humid regions of Catalonia. Century-old family recipes, dozens of different aromatic herbs, stories and legends that tell us about its use and the olden ways of life. A walk through natural landscapes steeped in history, to discover through aromatic herbs some of the secrets of the world of the Ratafia liqueur.

We enjoy collecting plants, in the same way as our grandparents once did, and using both ancient and modern recipes to prepare our own Ratafia, and being able to savour it back home in autumn. This activity can also be complemented with a natural Eco-Picnic or a Showcooking and a tasting of several local RataďŹ a liqueurs.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3h - Liqueur preparation 2h

Easy

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BARCELONA - NATURE - ORIGINS

Green Barcelona

Walking around the most natural city

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city known especially for its culture, art and architecture. However, few know the most natural and surprising side of the city that we find nearby and that you can discover easily at the hand of a nature guide.

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Strolling along paths and trails through Montjuïc or Collserola, you will be surprised how much nature can show you about its history: the origins of its construction with ancient sediments of Montjuïc, age-old trees tell us how people in Barcelona survived hard times, or who the city’s new flying inhabitants are and what impact they have on nature. While taking the most original picture of the city, you can learn Mediterranean diet, as well as the scents, flavors, touches and sounds that explain how we Mediterraneans are and how we have transformed our Barcelona nature into the culture that millions of visitors enjoy every day. A walk without great difficulties in the unknown surroundings of the Collserola hills from where you can contemplate the most natural and genuine city or the greenest and most gentle face of the Montjuïc mountain. An itinerary for those who love nature even close to the city and those who want to experience a land through its culture.

All year round

Walk 3 - 3,5h

Medium

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BARCELONA - NIGHT - NATURE

Barcelona nature by night

A walk through the most unknown nature

The sun goes down and a new Barcelona awakes. Nature surprises us with magical sensations that allow us discover unsuspected perspectives. Walking away from the noise and the more traveled spaces, accompanied by an experienced guide, we can discover another side of the night in the big city

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Strolling along the crest of the Sierra de Collserola or the more natural side of the mountain of MontjuĂŻc, we will surprise you with unfamiliar views of the city, where the light shapes the landscape and the city becomes a new living space of lights and sounds.

The night is an ideal moment to approach the nearby nature through our senses. Sounds that reveal new dwellers of the night, scents that show us flowers that we do not see or that might bloom in the dark, while we find our way guided by touch. We propose that you discover a different side of Barcelona’s nightlife, away from the busiest areas and at the same time having the possibility of seeing a city landscape that few people enjoy. This is an experience for those who love adventure without risk as well as curious people who want to live another side of reality.

All year round

Walk 3 - 3,5h

Medium

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GARDENS OF BARCELONA - CURIOSITIES - ORNAMENTAL FLORA

The Historic Botanical Garden

A walk through treasures of plants with views over the city

The MontjuĂŻc mountain of Barcelona houses small natural treasures in the form of botanical and public gardens that offer amazing landscapes in the heart of the city. A tour for those who love botanical curiosities and to discover the unknown diversity of the gardens of Barcelona.

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All year round

Walk (1,5 - 2h) Other gardens (+ 1,5h)

Easy

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CITY - NATURE - SENSES

Girona nature by night

A stroll through undiscovered nature

The sun goes down and a new city awakens. Nature surprises us with magical new sensations and makes us discover unsuspected perspectives.

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A walk through the natural surroundings of Girona to experience its most mysterious side, unknown landscapes and night-time dwellers. A real revelation for the senses. Just outside the ancient city walls, we can easily discover some of the most familiar and yet unknown natural wonders. A very different way of enjoying nature in nearby fields and forests and, along the way, and to admire a sunset from a privileged place with a view of the Pyrenees and the city at our feet. At a leisurely pace, you can learn about the noisiest inhabitants of the night and also about the most secretive ones who move through land, water and sky. And in a playful manner, you can identify our most common aromatic plants without actually seeing them. A trip for the intrepid who want to explore the most natural night of Girona and for families who are looking for fun while traveling with their little ones.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3,5h

Easy to medium

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WALK - NATURE - CITY

Green Girona

Walking through the most natural city

A walk in and around the old quarters of Girona, where you will be surprised how nature gives meaning to the city’s history.

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With an easy pace, we will go from the old quarter to the hills outside the city walls and along the way you will discover what it means to be Mediterranean and how our healthy diet relates to the landscape and the most worldfamous aromatic herbs.

A walk through fields, olive groves and forests that will culminate with beautiful views of the city and all the way to the Pyrenees, a different way to understand our culture: through nature. An activity for nature enthusiasts and culture lovers who want to discover little known elements of our heritage

All year round

Walk 2,5-3,5h

Easy to medium

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JEWISH CULTURE – NATURE – GIRONA

Walking among plants in Jewish Girona Flavors, aromas and customs from ancient times until today

Flowers and plants that are cosmetics, perfumes, medicines, aromas and flavors in the kitchen from yesterday until today.

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Jewish culture, like Mediterranean culture, is full of references to the use of plants of all kinds. And the bible, its sacred book, is also a compendium of many uses that have been fundamental for more many centuries. The common landscapes of Girona are full of herbs and owers that tell us the story of how we have lived through time. From kitchen herbs, plants to make homemade remedies, the origins of beauty treatments, forgotten energy sources to multiple applications in spiritual traditions, We continue to use these plants today and we can still ďŹ nd them along the trail.

An activity for lovers of popular culture, discover the Jewish and Mediterranean world through curiosities and knowledge which still can help us to live a better and healthier life today.

All year round

Walk 2,5-3,5h

Easy to medium

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COSTA BRAVA – AROMATIC PLANTS – MEDITERRANEAN ESSENCE

The natural diet of Cap de Creus

A walk along the wild coastline

Discover herbs and edible plants of our coastline which were used by local fishermen and farmers in the past and which we use again today in modern cooking.

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In the south of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, among the most beautiful coves of the Costa Brava, a narrow rock that reaches towards the sea is known by the mythical name of Cape Norfeu. Crowned by the ruins of an early-modern watchtower, its slopes are covered with vegetation leaning over the cliffs that are carved out by the waves and the tramuntana northern wind. From the luscious Valley of Montjoi to the tip of the Cape, discover herbs and edible plants of our coastline which were used by local fishermen and farmers in the past and which we use again today in modern cooking and for home remedies. On a pleasant walk, far from the busy Costa Brava, enjoy the calm of this magical place full of Mediterranean essences.At the end of the tour we can swim in the Pelosa Cove –depending on the time of year-, have a picnic with local and natural ingredients or, on our way back, stop at the organic vineyards of Mas Marès to pair the wines of a Cap de Creus cellar with some of the wildflowers we came across on our walk.

All year round

Walk (2,5-3 h), Picnic (1-1,5 h), Wine pairing (1-1,5 h)

Easy

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COSTA BRAVA − BOTANY − WORLD OF WINES

Discover culture through nature at the Costa Brava

Wild green tapas walking between coves and following in Dom Perignon’s footsteps

A lively walk along the Southern coast of the Costa Brava. A different kind of walk where we will be surrounded by typical Mediterranean forests.

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A lively walk along the Southern coast of the Costa Brava. A different kind of walk where we will be surrounded by typical Mediterranean forests. The paths meander between forests and small sandy beaches, and lead us to discover, among others, both old and new cork forests that tell the story of wine and cava, Dalí’s surrealist shack and some examples of traditional fishermen houses.

During the walk we will enjoy discovering and tasting some of the most representative wild aromatic plants of the Costa Brava, traveling from ancient recipes to the most sophisticated dishes of Catalonian haute cuisine.

All year round

Walk 2,5 - 3h

Easy

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COSTA BRAVA − VINEYARDS − WORLD OF WINES

Vines and flowers at Cap de Creus

Step into the vineyard and its landscape to understand the wine in your glass

Discover wines through the landscape where vines are planted and grow!

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The organic vineyards by the Marès farmhouse, located in the Cap de Creus Natural Park, offer the ideal setting to understand the relationship between viticulture and environment and to taste different wines of the region. We propose a walk among the vines planted by the sea, arranged in terraces and surrounded by pastures and some oak trees, which remind us where we come from and of the importance of preserving this legacy that we have inherited. The Espelt winery and Naturalwalks offer experiences that combine tradition and innovation in the world of wine and relate it to landscape and nature, accompanied by a representative of the winery and an expert guide in gastro-botany.

All year round

Walk 1,5 - Wine pairing 1,5h

Easy

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BEES – ECOLOGY - HEALTH

Beyond Honey

The hive: pharmacy, pantry, and natural cosmetics

A pleasant walk through a rural area where we will discover the important role of bees in nature, examine a hive to see how they live and how can we use them to improve our daily life.

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Bees are one of the most feared animals, but nonetheless they are probably some of the sweetest, and most under-estimated creatures on this planet. We hear constant news reports about how bees are dying, and that they are disappearing from our ecosystem because of human activity. In this excursion we will delve into the world of bees: we will see how they live, the threats they are facing and why they are an indispensable element of life on earth. We will visit an apiary where will be able to see them work closely, we will learn which products they give us (wax, honey, propolis, royal jelly...), their properties and how can we use them in our daily life.

And we will do an organic honey tasting.

Spring to Autumn

Walk 2,5 - 3,5h

Easy

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DELTA – NATURE – LANDSCAPE

Delta de l’Ebre

Discovering the nature of rice through the culture of herbs

A walk through the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park, entering into the land of wind and plains.

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A walk through the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park, entering into the land of wind and plains. Between dunes and rice crops you will discover the culture linked to the extreme conditions of the sea inland, where through the plants and their relationship with nature we will explain how people have transformed the territory from the past to the current Delta. A walk for the whole family where herbs have a salty taste and birds of all kinds mix with the changing color of the landscape. Vast white sandy beaches, Biosphere, rice fields and birds make this the perfect experience to discover the flora and fauna of the Delta habitat. Want to make a weekend getaway out of this excursion? Naturalwalks has partnered with Deltaic, a space auto-defined as a green ecosystem, generated on values of sustainability and creativity, located in the Ebre Delta. This activity con be complemented with other activities of distinct lengths, which include showcookings, courses, and workshops within the Deltaic facilities.

All year round

Morning, half day or full day

Easy

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COSTA BRAVA - GREEK CULTURE – NATURE

Green nature of Empúries

Between mythology and ovens

Discover ancient history through plants, from vegetable symbols in Greek mythology to recipes of famous Mediterranean cooking.

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How does the nymph Daphne relate to the laurel leaves from god Apollo’s crown? Discover ancient history through plants, from vegetable symbols in Greek mythology to recipes of famous Mediterranean cooking. The privileged situation of the archeological site Empúries invites us to take a walk along the seashore, where the ancient world is present wherever you look. The wild plants of the dunes and species already cultivated since the time of the Greek colony tell us stories of enamored gods, frightened nymphs or sacred diviners. At the same time, the plants we find along the way are also some of the best known ingredients of the Mediterranean diet. We propose an easy, level walk, guided by an expert who presents you the most natural side of the ancient culture of Empúries. An experience for those who love history and culture in general, curious people who want to learn to interpret the territory through the world of plants and landscapes in a relaxed way.

All year round

Walk 1,5-2h

Easy

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BALLOON − GASTRONOMY − SCENERY

Walking through the clouds

...between wild tapas

Discover nature in a new and unique way: by air and land, between volcanoes and aromas.

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Accompanied by an expert guide in landscape and local plants, we will fly over a volcanic region and on a leisurely hike we will look for the most delicious greens to prepare all-natural tapas.In the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounding medieval villages and hidden under a lush green, we find the volcanoes of La Garrotxa. Where lovers of nature and of new sensations will enjoy the silent landscape from a bird’s eye view. A view that extends from the snowy peaks to the beaches of the Mediterranean.During the hot-air balloon flight, we can enjoy the magnificent landscapes and interpret where aromatic herbs and well-known mushrooms of the local cuisine are hiding. Back on the ground, we will harvest these herbs and finish by cooking and tasting them if we like. A journey from the history of the healthy plants of our grandparents to the wildflowers used in the most modern restaurants. At the Vol de Coloms facilities, we can prepare a delicious lunch for you, a natural picnic, a wine pairing, or show you how to make your own Ratafia, Catalonia’s most famous herbal liqueur!

All year round

1,5h balloon flight | 1,5-2h walk

Easy

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HISTORY - VIEWS – AROMATIC HERBS

Amongst clouds and the most aromatic nature

A walk high up among Mediterranean flowers and plants

Where the Pyrenees reach the sea...

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Excursions in Nature Where the Pyrenees reach the sea, on top of the Sierra de Rodes, we find a monumental complex that offers spectacular 360º views if we reach the top of the Costa Brava. The Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, the ruins of the Verdera Castle and of the medieval village Santa Creu tell us about centuries of ecclesiastical rule and rivalries between feudal lords. The nature surrounding this medieval complex still testifies to how monks and villagers lived here, and also introduces us to Catalonia’s avant-garde cuisines. During a pleasant walk on the south-west side of the Sierra we discover the world of flowers and herbs that flavor the Mediterranean diet, for centuries and even today. We also find forgotten edible plants which modern chefs now use in their award-winning menus. Surrounded by the scents and natural colors and before an endless horizon, we perceive how nature, the origin of all food, is also a source of inspiration in the best-known Catalan restaurants. The itinerary offers many possibilities: Start with a guided tour of one of the most important Romanesque monasteries of its time, climb to the top where the ruins of the Verdera Castle still watch over the monastery lands, or have a picnic with the Bay of Roses at your feet. We recommend to time this walk with the sunset, when the sky lightens up the clouds over the plains and the dimming light draws the silhouettes of all the mountains we have in sight.

All year round

Walk (2,5-3 h), Picnic (1-1,5 h)

Easy to medium

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HERBS - COAST – HISTORY

Walking along the sea among aromatic herbs in Tarragona

Herbs during the age of the Roman Empire!

An excursion where you can focus on the local Mediterranean culture and at the same time identify wild plants and learn their uses.

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A relaxed walk among aromatic and salty herbs along the most unknown coast of Southern Catalonia where, while walking between cliffs, beaches, dunes and coastal forests you can learn the history and uses of medicinal and edible plants especially relating to the culture of Imperial Rome. An excursion where you can focus on the local Mediterranean culture and at the same time learn how to identify wild plants and learn their uses, while also enjoying this exceptional coast’s landscape that will allow us to learn while at the same time enjoying its coves with a swim, time permitting. Walking, you will learn the basic knowledge about the world of edible and medicinal plants on the southern coast of Catalonia, so you can safely forage on your own, learn how to identify them, as well as the main ways to use them in the kitchen, their applications to health or their conservation, and their relationship with the origin of our culture: the Greek and Roman world. The activity can have two formats, a half-day walk or a full-day activity where the contents will be given in more detail.

All year round

Half day or full day option

Easy

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PYRENEES − FOSSILS − GEOLOGY

A glimpse at the earth in the time of dinosaurs

Walking through the tropics from more than 100 million years ago!

As if it were a myth, we have all heard talk about those dreaded and terrifying reptiles, but what exactly were the dinosaurs?

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4 days excursion in Nature

Catalonia is a very rich territory geologically speaking, where you can find a wide range of rocks and fossils most of the times represented on the geological scale. Within this extensive testimony of the ancient times, we found some fossils from the most important period in Europe, the Cretaceous period. On this journey through time, we will transport ourselves to about 145 million years ago, and we will learn about a Catalonia where the territory was practically tropical, bathed by warm waters with exuberant vegetation and where the giant dinosaurs lived. During the activity, we will visit different fossil deposits from the Pyrenees and Pre Pyrenees, we will understand how life was during this remote time and we will learn about the geological record and the secrets that it hides. We will see sites of ichnites: fossil footprints, fossilized bones, fossil nests and other fossils that will transport us to pre-historic times.

Spring to Autumn

4 days

Easy

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COAST AND PYRENEES − VOLCANOES − GEOLOGY

Land of fire and water

Traveling from Catalonia -land and fireto Catalonia -coast and sea-

A journey into our region’s most explosive landscapes. From the mountains to the coastline.

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4 days excursion in Nature

Igneous, derived from the Latin Ignis: fire, is the name given to one of the three groups of rocks that exist. When we think of these types of rocks, volcanoes and large magma flows present today, such emblematic places such as Hawaii come to mind, but if we tell you that Catalonia not so many years ago, was a territory where the volcanoes were active? And that much of the coastline was formed by large magma chambers? The trip that we propose will take us to the great magmatic zones of Catalonia, where we will learn about the volcanic activity that existed in the territory as well as the formation of the impressive landscapes that today can be observed in the coast of Girona, formed mainly by igneous rocks made up of different compositions and ages. Alternating days of travel through the interior of the territory and taking walks very close to the coastline, we will enjoy the emblematic and characteristic landscapes that these types of rocks form and we will learn about their evolution.

Spring to Autumn

4 days

Medium

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CATALAN PYRENEES - HOLIDAYS - HERBS

Catalan Pyrenees

Holidays among herbs and wild flowers

A vacation in the Pyrenees to learn about the landscape, the customs of the place and also about herbs and their uses while staying in a charming rural house!

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5 days excursion in Nature

We invite you to enjoy a vacation where while you walk through different natural environments of the Pyrenees, accompanied by a guide, you can learn about the landscape, the customs of the place and at the same time learn about herbs and their uses while staying in a charming rural house!

In this vacation you will enjoy morning walks through different places of the Vall Fosca and its surroundings, as well as beautiful, quiet places at the foot of the National Park of AigĂźestortes and Sant Maurici. Throughout the walks, as well as enjoying the surroundings, you can learn to recognize the herbs, flowers, fruits and seeds and their medicinal, edible uses and uses in the kitchen. We will also learn to recognize plants to make drinks and to make dyes or soap. We will have lunch in the countryside with a traditional meal and in the afternoon you can enjoy your free time to rest and finishing each day elaborating a traditional medicine, a recipe, a liquor or a soap with the herbs harvested in the wild.

Summer

5 days

Medium

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TEAM BUILDING - NATURE – INCENTIVES

Nature as source of inspiration

Relaxed efficiency!

An easy walk in which we learn from nature how to improve our work and where we engage in different demonstrations and activities.

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Team Building & Incentives

A pleasant walk in natural surroundings where, strolling through forests, meadows and along Mediterranean cliffs at the Costa Brava, you will discover the infinite lessons that nature can give us to be efficient in life and also at work, with animated and interactive demonstrations from our expert guide. Discover, for example, how plants manage to survive in hostile environments like dunes or cliffs by using minimal energy. Or how the apparently most delicious plants, traditionally used in our Mediterranean diet, are at the same time the most repellent species that defend themselves succesfully from predators. Or find out how nature creates relationships between species and how these examples can improve your performance.

Nature is a source of life ... and also of inspiration!

All year round

Walk 1,5 - 3,5h

Easy

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Phytotherapy Do you want to know the therapeutic uses of the most common medicinal plants? Whether to prevent, alleviate or cure diseases, these practical workshops are aimed at anyone who is interested in natural health issues and perform treatments

based

on

naturopathic

criteria.

Mushrooms

If you are interested in the world of mushrooms, in these workshops you will learn the basics of the world of mycology. From the identification and correct classification of the main edible or toxic species, nutritional value, conservation, and culinary use so appreciated.

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Workshops in the classroom

Traditional liquors

Can you tell how many Mediterranean edible herbs are needed to make the traditional

RatafĂ­a

liqueur?

Learn

to

recognize the species in the field, as well as to use them later to prepare your own homemade liquor.

Customize your workshop according to your specific interests with Naturalwalks! You choose the date, place and type of activity and we’ll design it, just for you.

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Nature Guiding and Interpretation

Identification of natural resources and creation of ecotourism products

We train future nature guides in order

We offer a theoretical framework on the

to develop professionals in the field of

different types of tourism activities offered

ecotourism and the public sector under

or potentially offered in various parts of the

the framework of the HeriQ European

world related to nature. Likewise, emphasis

certification.

will be placed on the possible benefits

This course will provide the theoretical and

and impacts that may be generated in the

practical foundations necessary to carry out

territory.

guided activities in natural environments,

During the course, you will identify the

both from the point of view of the naturalist

different elements that are part of nature

and ecotourism guide, as well as for diverse

and that can be useful for the creation

activities that take place in nature, focusing

of new ecotourism products in different

on the interpretation techniques of the

natural environments (mountain, coast...)

natural heritage.

and means (aquatic, terrestrial...). We will also give you the tools necessary to design a quality ecotourism activity.

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Training and consulting

Consulting: Gastro-botanical Projects

Consulting: Ecotourism Projects

• Creation of new proposals (projects

• Creation of new proposals (projects and

and products) applied to restaurant and

products) applied to ecotourism projects, in

catering.

the scientific or environmental environment.

• Specialized advice.

• Specialized advice.

• Analysis of natural resources applied to gastro-botany.

• Analysis of natural resources applied to Ecotourism.

• Design and execution of outreach activities: lectures, field trips, exhibitions, workshops or courses.

• Design and execution of outreach activities: lectures, field trips, exhibitions, workshops or courses.

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Invasive species? Renaturalize yourself Return to the most authentic nature! Did you know that many of the species you see when you look at a landscape are invasive species?

Many of them end up displacing local species and destroying the richness of the territory and the native habitats. These are exotic species that we often introduce because they are beautiful, they are different and we plant them in our garden! Over time they are dispersed by natural spaces invading them. The activity consists of a small explanation of the area and the species with which we are going to work. We will know why these plants are exotic and invasive and how to extract them and their main uses. We will organize ourselves in small groups to be more effective. During the activity, we will explain properties of other plants that we will also find as well as notions of the ecology and importance of the place.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Goals

• Recover the balance of an ecosystem disturbed, in this case, by invasive species. Through the activity, a CSR task is carried out by restoring the natural balance of the ecosystem, making it more sustainable in this way.

• Allocate 3% of the cost of the project to the Selvans project in collaboration with the conservation NGO Acciónatura. With this contribution a mature forest of Catalonia with special ecological value is conserved.

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Wine Pairing Among Flowers Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3h - Wine pairing 2h Difficulty: Easy Location: To be determined according to client’s request. Group: 15 people maximum

The price includes: -Wine tasting with four local wines. -Fresh flowers from the area. -Information on plant species ans subsequent consultation by email. -A private custom-designed experience.

Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Walking the coastal trail of S’Agaró Season: All year round Duration: From 2,5 to 3h Difficulty: Easy to medium. Two routes Location: S’Agaró. Coastal trail Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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The price includes: - Information and consultancy after activity


Marine Tapas by kayac Season: All year round Duration: Trip 3,5-4h Difficulty: Medium

-Information on plant species ans subsequent consultation by email.

Location: Costa Brava.

-A Naturalwalks guide and a kayak instructor

Group: 18 people maximum

-Double-seated kayak and material.

Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Season: All year round

Natural Eco-Picnic

The price includes:

Duration: Walk 2,5 to 3h - Ecopicnic (1-1,5 h)

for each 6 participants. -Support boat. -A private custom-designed experience.

-A dossier of the activity -A private custom-designed experience.

Difficulty: Easy

Menu description:

Location: Public or private spaces.

The carefully elaborated meal includes: 3

Group: 20 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied The price includes: -A walk through the surroinding landscape. -Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

appetizers, a starter, a main course (meat or fish according to the region, mountain or

coast),

a

pre-dessert,

two

desserts.

Local wine and liqueurs, flower water and herbal teas. All organic ingredients of the meal will be carefully selected according to the season and sustainability criteria.

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Mushrooms and fungi Season: Autumn Duration: Walk 2,5-3h - Cooking 2h Difficulty: Easy Location: To be determined according to client’s request. Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The price includes: -Information on plant species ans subsequent consultation by email. -Material for the collection of mushroom and fungi. -A private custom-designed experience.

Aromas of the Mediterranean diet Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3h - Showcooking 2h Difficulty: Easy Location: To be determined according to client’s request. Group: 18 people maximum

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Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The price includes: -Information on plant species and subsequent consultation by email. -A private custom-designed experience.


The wildest Costa Brava Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5 to 3h Difficulty: Easy to Medium (according to chosen trail) Location: On request

The price includes: -Information on plant species ans subsequent consultation by email. -A private custom-designed experience.

Group: 15 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Natural Gastrosail Season: All year round Duration: 4 h approximately Difficulty: Easy

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent advice on the activity via mail.

Location: Costa Brava and Catalonia

-Custom-designed private activity

Group: 18 people maximum

- Pack of fruit and drinks with water, soft

Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

- Skipper and fuel drinks and cava - Private nature professional guide, throughout the whole activity

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The world of Ratafia liqueur Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3h - Liqueur preparation 2h Difficulty: Easy Location: To be determined according to client’s request. Group: 18 people maximum

The price includes: -Information on plant species ans subsequent consultation by email. -Material for the preparation of the liqueur -A private custom-designed experience.

Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Green Barcelona Season: All year round Duration: Walk 3 -3,5h Difficulty: Medium Location: Collserola / MontjuĂŻc mountains Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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The price includes: -Information and post-activity consultation


Barcelona nature by night Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5 to 3h Difficulty: Medium

The price includes: -Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Collserola / MontjuĂŻc mountains Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The Historic Botanical Garden Season: All year round Duration: Walk (1,5 - 2h) Other gardens (+ 1,5h) Difficulty: Easy Location: MontjuĂŻc (Barcelona)

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent consultatiom by email. -A private custom-designed experience.

Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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Girona nature by night Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3,5h Difficulty: Easy to medium

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Jewish quarters of Girona and its immediate surroundings Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Green Girona Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3,5h Difficulty: Easy to medium Location: Jewish quarters of Girona and its immediate surroundings Group: 18 people maximum

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Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation


Walking among plants in jewish Girona Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3,5h Difficulty: Easy to medium

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Jewish quarters of Girona and its immediate surroundings Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The natural diet of Cap de Creus

Season: All year round Duration: Walk (2,5-3 h), Picnic (1-1,5 h), Wine pairing (1-1,5 h) Difficulty: Easy to medium according to chosen activity

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent consultatiom by email. -A private custom-designed experience.

Location: Around Cape Norfeu (Roses/ Costa Brava) Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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Discover culture through nature at the Costa Brava Season: All year round Duration: Walk 2,5-3h Difficulty: Easy to medium

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Palamรณs coast Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Vines and flowers at Cap de Creus Season: All year round Duration: Walk 1,5 - Wine pairing 1,5h Difficulty: Easy Location: Cap de Creus (Costa Brava) Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation


Beyond Honey Season: Spring to Autumn Duration: Walk 2,5-3,5h Difficulty: Easy

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Gallecs Rural Area Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Delta de l’Ebre

Season: All year round Duration: Morning, half day or full day option Difficulty: Medium Location: Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent consultatiom by email. - A private custom-designed experience.

Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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Green nature of Empúries Season: All year round Duration: Walk 1,5-2h Difficulty: Easy Location: Immediate surroundings of the Ruins of Empúries (Empordà-Costa Brava)

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation - A private custom-designed experience.

Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Walking through the clouds Season: All year round Duration: 1,5h balloon flight - 1,5-2h walk Difficulty: Easy Location: Nature Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Region Group: 9 people maximum

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Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation


Amongst clouds and the most aromatic nature Season: All year round Duration: Walk (2,5-3 h), Picnic (1-1,5 h) Difficulty: Easy to medium (according to the chosen itinerary)

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Around the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery (Port de la Selva/ Costa Brava) Group: 15 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Walking along the sea among aromatic herbs in Tarragona

Season: All year round Duration: Half day or full day option Difficulty: Easy

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent consultatiom by email.

Location: Altafulla (Tarragona) Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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A glimpse at the earth in the time of dinosaurs Season: Spring to Autumn Duration: 4 days Difficulty: Easy

The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation

Location: Pyrenees Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Land of fire and water Season: Spring to Autumn Duration: 4 days Difficulty: Medium Location: Girona Group: 12 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

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The price includes: - Information and post-activity consultation


Catalan Pyrenees Season: Summer Duration: 5 days Difficulty: Medium

- Professional botanical and nature guide - Dossier with general information of the area,

Location: Vall Fosca

main list of species, visited areas ..

Group: 12 people maximum

identification of images of the excursions.

Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

Nature as source of inspiration

The price includes:

Season: All year round Duration: Walk (2,5-3,5 h) Difficulty: Easy to medium Location: On request Group: 18 people maximum Public: Adults and children from 8 years old accompanied

- Post-botanical assessment and help with the - Full board accommodation - Travel insurance

The price includes: - Information on plant species and subsequent consultatiom by email. - Professional guide and trainer of nature guides: Evarist March, botanist and consultant at Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca. - A private custom-designed experience.

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Booking

Cancellations

How can I sign up for an organized tour?

In case of rain, will the tours be canceled?

To participate in one of the outings simply send your details to

Some tours could be canceled in case of bad weather. In this

info@naturalwalks.com or through the contact form. We’ll case, you will receive a notification 12 hours in advance. In that contact you as soon as possible for registration, confirming

case, Naturalwalks will refund your payment. In addition, we

the availability, and we will indicate the necessary information

will try to arrange the same tour for another day.

to make the payment (via paypal or bank deposit). The reservation will be made ​​once the payment has been received.

Can I cancel an already booked and pre-payed activity?

Our activities include accident insurance for all customers.

The booking will refunded in full provided that the cancellation is made in a period of one week prior to the tour.

Discounts

For cancellations within 3 to 7 days in advance 50% of the amount paid will be refunded. For cancellations less than 72 hours notice, the amount will not be refunded.

Is there any discount for groups? We have special prices for groups of 4 people. Please contact us for more information. And for families? – Free entry for children under 8 years old. – Children between 8 and 15 years have a 50% discount. – People over 65 have a 30% discount.

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Target audience How big are the groups?

Logistics What should I wear on the tours?

Each tour has a maximum 15-18 people. The tours are You must have good running shoes, with a non-slip sole. We organized for groups of 6 to 18 people (depending on also recommend bringing water or juice to stay hydrated. destination).

For courses and workshops, we will indicate the necessary materias.

I’m not very athletic. Can I participate in the tours?

Are the tours accessible by public transportation?

Our activities are aimed for all audiences and being in physical

The tours in Barcelona and surrounding areas are easily shape is not a requirement beyond what would be required accessible by public transportation. In other cases, of any other moderate activity. If an activity were to require transportation will be organized together in private vehicles. special physical preparation, it will be indicated in the activity We also collaborate with a car-sharing service to facilitate description. In what languages does ​​Naturalwalks offer tours?

the access to the established meeting point.

Data protection

We mainly offer our activities in English, French, Spanish For what purpose will my personal information be used? or Catalan. For groups who speak a different language​​, a professional interpreter can be arranged.

The information provided by the user through the contact form will be used soley to respond the questions indicated by the user and to send information regarding Naturalwalks offers. This data will in no case be provided to other people / companies and will not be used for any other purpose.

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