Camping vall d'hostoles

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Surroundings of Vall Hostoles

The village of Sant Feliu de Pallerols, with an urban centre of century-old streets and houses, reminds us of its noble history, the roots of which go right back to medieval times. Nowadays, together with the villages of Sant Iscle de Colltort and Sant Miquel de Pineda, it is a vigorous and dynamic municipality, open to modernity, with all the services that this demands, but at the same time respectful to its past and with the beauty of its surroundings. With its just-over-a-thousand inhabitants, Sant Feliu de Pallerols is an enchanting little village, noble and welcoming, with a long tradition as place of tourism for many people who come here to spend a few days of healthy rest or a quiet and pleasant holiday.

Imatge de la capella del Roser, St Feliu de Pallerols
Capella del Roser, By Puigalder (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Valley of Hostoles, which gives its name to the camping, is sweet and generous, green and luscious, watered by the clear and laughing waters of the Brugent River, which, after a series of beautiful waterfalls, finally flows into the River Ter. Full of cultivated fields, meadows and forests, with many old farmhouses, and presided by mystical sanctuaries, the landscape swings harmoniously between Mediterranean and alpine, two scenic and climatic factors that are constant in our beautiful valley.

vista de Sant Feliu de Pallerols i la vall d'hostoles des de el santuari de la salut
View of Sant Feliu de Pallerols and la vall de hostoles desde el santuario de la salut. (Cataluña)

The Valley of Hostoles extends itself between two geographical spaces of great natural and landscape interest. the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa on one hand, and the Natural Area of interest of the Collsacabra (also known as Cabrerès) on the other. The landscape of the valley participates as much in the pictorial volcanic fertility as in the impressing solemnity of the cliffy Cabrerès mountains.

Imatge del Far, St Feliu de Pallerols
El far, by Bestiasonica (own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Certainly, the volcanic surroundings of the Garrotxa have always appealed to painters of nature, who have found the way of capturing the innumerable nuances of this pre- Pyrenees area, the forms and colours of the mountains and cultivated fields, of the little villages and farm houses, the lights and shadows of the lit and un-lit parts, of the forests and streams. And as recurring background to their works, there stands the majestic stony presence of Puigsacalm, the main wall of the Baixa Garrotxa.

The hiker who enters into the plateau which gives onto Collsacabra will discover a walled-in paradise of cliffs and precipices, where the stone becomes sculpture, the landscape turns into an immense nativity scene and the horizons broaden to infinity.

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