ROUTES AROUND TARADELL, THE LAND OF BANDITS
Did you know that Taradell has the remains of a castle? Or that it was a land inhabited by bandits? Do you want to know who Toca-Sons, Serrallonga and Rocaguinarda were? There are several walking routes near our cottages to enjoy at your leisure. At Mas Pratsevall we have a GPS showing all the routes. You can follow the same routes with a professional guide, who will use storytelling to explain the legends. This is a great option if you want to spend the day outdoors with your family, enjoying a healthy activity, and discovering our surroundings without having to travel too far.
WALKING IN MONTSENY NATIONAL PARK
A universal heritage. Montseny was declared a National Park in 1978 and is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is a mosaic of Mediterranean and Central European landscapes, known for the beauty of its natural treasures. Its extraordinary biodiversity and the cultural traces left by humans over the passage of time have universal value, which has inspired artists, intellectuals and scientists, and which evokes emotional responses from visitors. The National Park offers a wide variety of itineraries to follow, revealing the magic of a landscape which changes with the seasons. We have a professional guide if you would like a guided walk.
THE VILATORTA AERODROME ROUTE
A 9 km circular route around the former aviation field, including a total of 13 shelters, a hangar and an arsenal. The Vilatorta Aerodrome was built in 1938 and is now historical testament to the efforts of the Republican government to create a network of defence structures to respond to enemy attacks. With the aim of assembling small fighter-bombers, the Aerodrome began operating to halt the last offensive of the troops on Catalonia. A route which blends history with nature, just a few kilometres from our cottages. When you have completed the route, visit the village of Sant Julià de Vilatorta, known for its manor houses and Modernist past.
BIRDWATCHING AND NOCTURNAL BIRDS OF PREY
We suggest you follow our itinerary to discover and identify many of the birds which share our habitat. Stroll through the forest to observe and listen for their calls. If you are regular birdwatchers, the activity can be adapted to your technical level and the specific species you wish to spot. At nightfall, the action begins for our friends the owls. Did you know there are 8 different owl species in Catalonia? Do you know what sounds they make? Join us as we explore the forest at night to find these birds of prey. Activity guided by professionals.
FLOWERS IN THE SPRING, MUSHROOMS IN THE AUTUMN
Our region has a wide diversity of plants and flowers. This activity will help you recognise the most typical flora in our surroundings and to discover how to spot the traits which differentiate them from one another. Our forest is full of different mushroom species. There are many which are edible, but many are poisonous. We will explain which are which and how to identify them. We will also teach you how to conserve them. Activity guided by professionals.
PERSONAL TRAINING IN NATURE
Do you want to do sport to have a healthy stay? Or trying personal training in the great outdoors? Are you preparing for a competition or specific physical tests? We have a personal trainer at your disposal so that, during your stay, you can tailor an effective and safe sporting activity according to your needs. You can combine running, mountain biking or road cycling with specific exercises. Suitable for all levels. All the sessions are outdoors, enabling you to discover the hidden treasures of our region in the healthiest way. Activity guided by a qualified sports professional.
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