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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. To visit Lake Banyoles on your trip to Girona, use our Girona vacation builder.
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  • Beautiful Lake, pleasant stroll by the and I recommend take a walk to the Lake and enjoy the good views from different perspectives, are only 7 km very comfortable to.
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  • It is beautiful, I am a runner for many years and on my visit has given me envy the people who went running down there... We have paseado, was a day spectacular and had many people walking. I have beautiful, very nice site.
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  • This is a peaceful spot not too far from Girona. We cycled to the lake from Girona. There was a nice lakeside place to stop for a coffee/snack. Good atmosphere with lots of people out walking/jogging/...  more »