Flying over the Costa Brava (Baix Empordà) in a balloon
With this activity, organised by Kon-Tiki, you can see the Medes Islands and the Montgrí massif with its castle on top from the air. Also the ruins of the Iberian village of Ullastret and the towns of Peratallada, Palau Sator and Verges. On days when the visibility is good, you can glimpse the tip of Cap de Creus and the Pyrenees as a backdrop.
You can hire a mountain bike or an electric bike, and cycle peacefully while you discover the charming villages of the Empordanet, or opt for a longer route through the Gavarres massif. Bikes must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. At the hotel’s reception we have several maps with possible routes to take.
Hiking and nature excursions
We are located in the municipality of Monells, right at the foot of the Gavarres. Various routes begin very close to or next to the Arcs de Monells Hotel, along which you’ll discover the incredible architectural and natural heritage that surrounds us. At the hotel reception we’ll provide you with all the necessary information for setting off.
Guided tour of the mediaeval villages of the Empordanet
With a local guide, you can discover the mediaeval villages of the Empordanet, places of great beauty where it seems time stopped in another age. Relive the history and let yourself be seduced by the charms of this wonderful land.
The Dalí Triangle
Púbol, Portlligat and Figueres make up the so-called Dalí Triangle, an area of 40 sq. kms containing the elements that make up the universe of the great artist Salvador Dalí: the residences, his Theatre-Museum, the landscape, the light, the customs, the cuisine … essential elements for understanding his work.
A peaceful trip through Cruïlles, Monells and Sant Sadurní de l’Heura
This tour will take you on a journey to the past, where you’ll discover spots with real charm such as the arches of Plaça de Jaume I de Monells, the Tower of Homage of the old Castle of Cruïlles or the churches of Santa Eulalia and Sant Sadurní, documented since the eleventh century.
Wine tourism in the Gavarres
Located in the municipality of Sant Martí Vell, in the Eccocivi winery you can enjoy a variety of wine tourism activities, such as a guided tour of the winery and its facilities, where they’ll explain the wine-making process, together with an opportunity to taste 3 wines. Or you can pair some wines with local cheeses or cold cuts.
Visit with olive oil tasting in El Trull Alenyà
A guided visit to the El Trull Alenyà facilities, where you can learn about the whole oil production process. And also enjoy a chance to taste the oil and olives with pan de coca (dough bread), and taste the new craft chocolate product containing 70% cocoa, oil and salt.