Free tour

Banyoles, the town across the lake // The town across the lake

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French
Guru: Laia
Registered on April 01, 2023

My name is Laia, I am a guide and I have lived in this small town since I was a child. The magic of this place attracts many people every year who, in addition to visiting its impressive historic center, stay at the lake, resting their eyes on its waters and contemplating the wonder of a place enveloped in nature and magic. Explaining the life and journey of this place while enjoying the reflections of light on the water is a very pleasant assemblage. I invite you to enjoy it. If the schedules do not match, contact me, we will surely be able to find the moment. Je m'appelle Laia, he suis guide et j'ai vécu dans cette petite ville depuis que j'aitais une gamine. La magie de cet endroit atrappe chaque année beaoucup de monde que, en plus de visitée son impressive historic center, ils resten près du lac, reposant la vue sous ces eaus entrand de contemplar la merveille dun endrout entournée de nature et magie. Esplier la vie et evolution de cet endroit au meme temps qu'on profit des reflets de la lumière sour l'eau, est un assemblage tres agreable. Je vous invites you to rejoice. Contact me if the visiting hours coincide with yours, with the help of your arranger.

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    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
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Tour description

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A natural route where you can discover history, legends and customs of the inhabitants of Banyoles.

On this route to the lake we will be able to learn about the traces of the ancient settlers who lived in the area in ancient times. We will listen to the legends anchored in tradition, we will delve into the landscapes and we will learn what life is like in Banyoles through its greatest source of wealth: the lake.

We will learn how the town was founded and how water was brought, how people lived around the lake and we will visit the forest where the legend of the Foundation of Banyoles was born.

We will follow the perimeter of the lake on a flat and well-defined path , among the singing of birds and the sounds of green-necked ducks in the crystal clear water.

A rewarding and relaxing experience that connects us with history and nature at the same time.


The city across the lake. A nature park to discover the legends, histories and habits of the inhabitants of Banyoles.

In these parks in the lake you can see the marks of the anciens who inhabit the area in the antiquity. On va écouter les légendes ancrées dans la tradition, on va ce retrouver dans de paysages et aprendrons comment est la vie à Banyoles à travers sa plus grosse source de richesse: le lac.

On va connaître comment a été fondée la ville et comment on apportait l'eau jusque là, comment on vivait author du lac et on va visiter la forét où est nées la légende de Banyoles.

On the perimeter of the lake, on the chemin plat et bien délimité , entre le chant des oiseaux et les bruits des canards au cou vert dans l'eau cristaline.

An enriching and relaxing experience that connects us with history and nature at the same time.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Passeig Darder, 55, 17820 Banyoles, G...
    Passeig Darder, 55, 17820 Banyoles, Girona, Spain
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    I'll be sitting on the promenade in front of the Set bar, wearing a straw hat.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Set Cafè
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Banys Vells
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Pesquera La Carpa d'Or
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Pesquera La Carpa d'Or
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mata Fishery

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Zoyla 06 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Very nice trip
Sergio 08 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Muy buena guía, explica muchos detalles y anécdotas ocurridas. Recuerda: (mi historia del negro de Banyoles)xd
Yolanda portabella Urmeneta 17 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Laia nos explico la historia q hay alrededor del lago, las pesqueras, el paisaje, la vegetacion, la economia de la ciudad, etc. Y fue, a pesar del calor q hacia, un paseo relajado y gratificante
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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