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Lake Banyoles

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Address: Girona, Spain
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If you are in Girona, it is worth driving the 30 minutes to Banyoles to see the old town and visit the large lake. It really is quite idyllic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are in Girona, it is worth driving the 30 minutes to Banyoles to see the old town and visit the large lake. It really is quite idyllic.

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Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the lake that was used in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The walk round it is 6km although many people go on bikes. There are cafes/restaurants situated next to it which make for a nice place to soak up the relaxing atmosphere . If you're anywhere near it it's well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We did a round of the lake and it was quite nice and so easy because it's very flat. And if you want to take a bath you have two nice areas to do it with life guard.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Banyoles is easy to reach by bus from Girona--take the bus toward Serinya'. The town doesn't have a lot to see, but the lake is simply beautiful. It is a volcanic lake with nice paths for strolling or running.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This incredible place is something else. You can be close to nature, in peace and solitude even in the height of summer. Morning , noon, or evenings this area is fabulous. Walk, cycle or just sit by this peaceful and pretty lake. Inland heaven !

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Province of Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lake Banyoles is great for any type of outdoor activity, I strongly recommend walking/hiking around the perimeter of the lake to enjoy its natural beauty and fauna!

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I would definitely recommend going to Banyoles if you are taking a trip to Catalonia, especially in the Girona province. It is lovely for a Sunday walk around the lake, you can hire rowing boats or enjoy the amazing views or feed the ducks! Lovely place for families. Very easy to get the bus from Girona

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

i was very impressed with the lake and all if the watersports on offer. It really is a great day out for all ages. They have even prepared a sandy track around the perimeter for walkers or runners. The surroundings are also very green , a perfect place to spend the day. Very near to the Town centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we overnighted in Girona and decided to stop by here on our route home. Well worth the detour, the lake is very large and hidden away at the back of the town.It was a Saturday so there were all sorts of water sports going on there. It was great to see everyone out and about doing activities, whether in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Big lake, good for renting a bicycle and cycle around. Good to be at the sun and see the views. Good area for parking, to eat and close to other small cities around.

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Address: Address: Girona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona

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