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Lake Banyoles

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Address: Paseo de la Draga | Banyoles, 17820 Girona, Spain

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Peace & quiet

Did a drive around the lake and stopped for coffee break. Great location to relax to enjoy the surroundings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Inn O
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a drive around the lake and stopped for coffee break. Great location to relax to enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Inn O
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Despite the cool weather there was a nice walk along the lakeside (an even longer trek right round the lake is possible but I think that would be better attempted in the summer), and the bird life around suggests the water is clean enough for swimming.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Despite going to the Costa Brava for years as a child, teen and adult it is only the last few years i've hired a car and driven around to see some of the things i'd never been to. This year the highlight was absolutely Lake Banyoles. What a beautiful place. There are little public areas to swim in, as well... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

A friend and I took a Sunday trip by car from Girona to Banyoles and beyond. It was perfect weather, which brought out people everywhere to enjoy the lake, the craft stalls nearby and the restaurants and bars across the road. The location is family-friendly, with plenty of lawn area available for youngsters to run around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I cycled by Lake Banyoles several times during a 10-day visit to the area. There are several restaurants along the lake with beautiful views and outdoor dining. Also a very nice walking/running pathway around the lake. Water is very clear.

Thank Ed H
Meze, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A very pleasant and easy promenade of 8klms around the lake will offer you varied spaces. The forest path on the north side is probably the most enjoyable part , but you will encounter surprises around , such as the so pretty boat houses, or the reproduction of a neolithique village, may be the huge ducks sleeping amongst the reeds,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It is a lake of about 2 cm, it is advisable to visit with good weather and to take a walk. It is located about 35 km from the city of Girona.

Thank Cristian A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

It is a must see when you travel to Barcelona, 140 km driving it was worth to see it and enjoy a launch and evening ice cream in beside restaurants. The nearby town is small but beautiful. Rent a bicycle and round a round. It would be a unique experience

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

As a foreigner and fischerman you have to have Catalan fishing permision first. Can do it online or at tackle shop. I did it in Olot, at Liniapesca Esportiva. Paying only in cash. Great guy, very friendly, limited in speaking english. You pay a little more for his service. But it is like 12e for 2 wks. I tried ultra... More 

Thank Marosja
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Very beautiful environment, an area with a big lake and beautiful mountains. The free swimming area was ok, but no locker room and a little bit muddy water. The swimming area at the club was very nice, and there was also a swimming pool on land. Worth the money! We also rented kayaks which was a very good experience.

Thank Gunnbjørg G

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