Santa Margarida bathing pool. Route 5 Les Planes d'Hostoles

Les Planes d’Hostoles is well known for its natural bathing pools that have been used in numerous films and adverts. This is one of four suggestions

Region
  • Garrotxa
Towns
  • Planes d'Hostoles, Les
Difficulty
  • Easy
Time
  • 30min
Distance
  • 1,8 Km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 356m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 290m
Ascent
  • 30m
Descent
  • 88m

You can park in the car park at the Espai Polivalent (Av. Narcís Arnau, 1), where you will see the signpost G156 Les Planes d’Hostoles and head for Amer along the old railway line ‘El Carrilet’ that once connected Olot to Girona.
Pass underneath the bridges that once crossed the railway line until on your left you come to the ruins of the church of Santa Margarida. Here, turn left and pick up a path that zigzags downhill – marked with the yellow Itinerànnia waymarking – to the river Brugent. Walk a few metres upstream to the Santa Margarida bathing pool.
Return along the same path.