I am planning a two day trip from Barcelona in early April. After a good amount of reading, I've settled on a day in Girona and then a day in Besalu (and surroundings). Here's what I have worked up:
Train to Girona from Barcelona on Sunday morning. Spend the day and night in the city.
Bus to Besalu on Monday morning, checking in to a hotel or other accommodation (at this point I may only be able to drop my bag). In early to mid-afternoon, I could take another bus to Olot and return to Besalu by 7:00pm. Another option is to first take the bus to Castellfollit, visit for an hour and then catch a later bus to Olot, and finally return to Besalu. On Tuesday morning, I would take a bus back to Barcelona. I have reviewed the bus schedules the TEISA website and all this is “possible”. Whether it is practical is another question.
Obviously if I want to visit any of the small villages and towns beyond Girona, a rental car would provide considerable flexibility. After pricing various options online, it actually costs less for a two day rental from Barcelona than a 24 hour rental from Girona. I really do not need a car to get to Girona much less to visit the city. If I want to be sure I do not get stuck paying for a third day, I would have to leave Besalu early on Tuesday morning, allowing for two and half hours to drive back to Barcelona (online maps indicate it is only a 90 minute drive).
The car would cost quite a bit more than the train and bus options, and since I am traveling alone and on a budget, I cannot ignore the additional expense.
Is one day of:
Gironda to Besalu
visit Besalu (morning to early afternoon)
Besalu to Castellfollit
visit Castellfollit (mid afternoon)
Castellfollit to Olot
visit Olot (late afternoon)
Olot to Besalu
dinner in Besalu (early evening)
...too much? Is it possible with a car, but not with fixed bus schedules?
I get the sense from reading travel books and online posts that Besalu and Castellfollit are not packed with a full day of activities. Olot could be a good amount of time if I were to go hiking, but I cannot see how I would have time for that.
Any thoughts on how to make the best use of my time?
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regards Margit Nielsen
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Hi there ,
We are arriving at Girona airport via ryanair, this Saturday at 3.pm.
We need to get to Barcelona.
Firstly , we are staying at Feelathome Cabanyes Apartments, Poeta Cabanyes....
Does anybody know where about this is , or any other information about them??
For the return flight , we need to get to Girona airport ay 4.am....
is there any transport at that time of the morning ???
Also , approx how much would it cost to take a taxi...
Thanx for your help ...much appreciared..
Arrive 26/09(Friday) Girona airport-18h15min; go out and take bus>Girona city (there is a bus every 30 min. and be for 20-25 min at the city-thats ok).Then bus AMPSA to L Estrtit,the last bus is 19h15min but think I will be at the city bus station later and cannot take it.Is it other possibility to L Estrtit with a bus in the evening?How much cost ticket?
If it isnt-how much is to rent a car(what company you recomend me)
Thank very much in advance!