What to visit
Torroella de Montgrí – L’Estartit
Baix Empordà Route
1. NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES IN L’ESTARTIT
The marina is located right beside the town centre, ideal for all types of maritime activities (sailing, kayaking, kite-surfing) as well as international sailing and underwater contests and competitions. In L’Estartit you will find a wide range of nautical options to choose from. Individual activities plus activities for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skills.
The Tourism Board in association with the Water Sports Station facilitates all year-round enjoyment in the area with reasonably priced accommodation, activities and guided trips. The activities offered are paddle yoga, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, paddle surfing, jet skis, boat rentals, kitesurfing, inflatables, fly board, fly fish, maritime excursions, fishing trips, water skiing and wakeboarding, kayaking, apnea and scuba diving.
2. VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN OF TORROELLA
Only 6km from the sea and the Montgrí shelter (302m), watered by the River Ter that gives life to the plain. A villa that travels in time and respects history. Torroella de Montgrí is a town in the Baix Empordà county, situated at the foot of the Montgrí Massif (302 m), 6km from the coast and very near the River Ter that irrigates the surrounding plain. The climate is mild, with a mean annual temperature of 14.8ºC, averaging 8.8ºC in January and 22.5ºC in July. The main sources of wealth are agriculture, on the fertile plain lands, and commerce, as evidenced by the lively Monday morning market.
Workshops and small businesses account for industrial activity of the area. Although not a tourist town as such, Torroella has a lot to offer visitors who wish to discover a traditional Empordà market town. An excellent programme of cultural events throughout the year attracts visitors and residents alike.
3. ROUTES AT THE MONTGRÍ NATURAL PARK, MEDES ISLANDS AND BAIX TER
Our municipality’s quality brand is Nature, whose ageless generosity can be seen in mountain, valley, river, orchards, wetlands, beaches, coves, dunes and islands. With the passing of time, the equilibrium between man and the land has become fragile, and we have had to provide the means to restore this precious balance. The newly created Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Nature Park is now making this possible. Torroella de Montgrí includes 68% of the total Nature Park area of 8192 hectares (23% marine area and 77% land area). The new Nature Park highlights interesting features of the Montgrí area, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter wetlands, and has ensured the future of the landscape, the natural habitats, the land and marine flora and fauna, and the cultural heritage of the area. The park offers 18 itineraries within your reach and a variety of natural and cultural landscapes. You will find interesting suggestions for exploring the local nature spaces at the Museum of the Mediterranean information desk and at the Tourist Offices in L’Estartit and Torroella de Montgrí. Itineraries are available to help you find your way around the Montgrí, Medes Island and Baix Ter Nature Park and enjoy the natural landscapes with their thousand-year-old cultural legacy.