Lake Banyoles, Girona

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The largest lake in the province of Catalonia, Lake Banyoles offers both relaxation and a multitude of aquatic activities. With a shoreline of 9.3 km (5.8 mi), this 2.1 km (1.3 mi) long lake is ringed by tree-covered hills, small towns, and green spaces. Hike around the lake and the surrounding forests on a network of trails that connect the town of Banyoles with neighboring villages. Take a dip in one of the many swimming areas, or rent a canoe or kayak to explore. The lake hosted the rowing events for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of the many cafes along the shore, many of which serve local freshwater fish, such as carp, pike, and eel. Bicycles and scooters are available for rent at facilities along the waterfront, along with English-language boat tours traversing the lake. Take a look at our Girona trip planning app to schedule your visit to Lake Banyoles and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great place any other month than March. Still quite cold at nights and barely warm in the afternoon. But if you are coming for piece and tranquility it is exactly the time to be. No tourists, plenty o...  more »
  • The visit was on a sunny day, we surround the Lake stepped in its entirety, we enjoyed a pleasant and quiet walk. Then we take a beer in one of the cafes that surround it. A marvel.
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  • Beautiful Lake. Turn to Lake cycling family has been a success, little difficulty and you'll making stops during the tour. Very quiet area.
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  • Peaceful place to relax. Mostly there spend time local. I recommend to visit.
  • Superb:-) A must for everyone. The most beautiful area is forested and direction Tower of Rowing.
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  • It is a beautiful place... Every day or every hour is different, and you always find something new to do and has gone through high. You can walk, run, go biking, etc, etc, etc...
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  • The site is great, quiet. Ways to give all around the Lake, you can go with family, partner, as with the pets. And I will come back!
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  • Walk around the Lake about 1:30. With bathing monitored. Several points for fishing. Swimming for dogs possible and Lake deep can.
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