Easy ride with Big Views

We are lucky to have some great hill and trail routes from the front door. It’s one of the things that I like about living by the sea in this part of northern Spain. You’ve got so much choice of what to do without having to actually “go” anywhere. Casa Cal Domino is located on…

Lovely Lakes – Banyoles

Just to the north of Casa Cal Domino and close to the old Roman walled city of Girona, lies the biggest natural fresh water lake in the Catalan region of Spain. Banyoles has been declared a Space of National Interest and is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. The lake is near…

Summer Solstice / San Juan

If you’re celebrating the official start of summer with the midsummer solstice, getting all religious at the Fiesta de San Juan (Sant Joan in Catalan) or just out to enjoy a good party, the Costa Brava is an excellent location for the festivities leading up to some great  fireworks on 23 June. For those that…

St Pere de Rodes, Santa Helena and Cadaques

  About 90 minutes to the north of Casa Cal Domino and one of my favourite places to come and soak up the scenery is the church of Santa Helena in the Serra de Rodes hills overlooking the seaside town of Port de la Selva. This part of northern Spain close to the French border…

Autumn​ – Les Roques Encantades

Each season in Catalunya brings us something quite different, but it has to be said that I look forward to this season the most. From mid-October until the end of November, the leaves on the trees are in full display and after a long and hot summer, there’s an absolute riot of colour in the…

The Cami de Ronda

This section of the Cami de Ronda goes from Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell.

Hiking the high Pyrenees at Vallter

It’s Spring, the temperatures are rising on the Costa Brava and at altitude, the snows are melting. May to mid-June and mid-September to the end of October are perfect for hiking the high Pyrenees. One of our favourite hikes is to Vallter, a ski resort during the winter months and whose name originates from “Ter…

Let’s Ski…..

One of the great things about living here is that we are not that far from the snow. The gateway to the high Pyrenees starts at the town of Ripoll just over an hour away and from there you have a choice of four Spanish resorts to the east of Andorra or crossing over into…

Rocacorba – Fantastic views and where to find them….

It’s Easter, the clocks have changed, the equinox has passed and the first blush of heat tempts us with the promise of summer. I love this time of year. The high Pyrenees is still full of snow which keeps the skiers very happy and provides lovely views of the mountains, but at lower levels, it’s…