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

The Brugent Natural Protected Area is well known for its natural bathing pools that have been used in numerous films and adverts. This is one of four suggestions in Les Planes d'Hostoles

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Garrotxa
  • Towns
    • Planes d'Hostoles, Les
  • Time
    • Less than 3 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • Estimated duration
    • 30min
  • Distance
    • 1,8 Km
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 356m
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 290m
  • Ascent
    • 30m
  • Descent
    • 88m
  • Thematic
    • Brugent Protected Natural Area

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.


The regulations for uses and access to the gorges of Les Planes have changed, during periods of high influx, you will have to buy a day ticket online to be able to go to the gorges, as the capacity has been limited to 300 people per day in the protected natural space.
You can buy the ticket on the booking page Pre-booking

We recommend that you buy it in advance because they run out very quickly

When you arrive at the pool you will find an informant who will tell you the capacity available in that pool or in the other pools of the Brugent protected space (only in periods of restrictions)