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Nature, culture & history

Estany de Sils

Natural protected area with ecosystem inhabited by birds and native flora

La Selva, near Girona, Catalonia 118 km, 1 hour 15 mins from Sitges via AP-7

Next to the village of Sils , this protected area has regenerated a rich ecosystem, characterized by the presence of water birds and native flora of wetlands and floodplains. Follow the marked trail and discover this natural wealth.

Next to town of Sils (17410 Selva)

Near the station towards the car park

  • Natural wetland with marshes & meadows
  • Marked path with media on common wildlife
  • Small bridge across the canal
  • 1998 restoration process that continues
  • Spring is good time to visit (but anytime, as wildlife varies)
  • Rain can cause some areas to be closed due to some flooding
  • Suggested Walking route
    • Difficulty: Easy via foot or bicycle
      (some need mountain bike 16 km route)
    • Distance: 3.5 km.
    • Approximate length: 1.30 h.
    • Slope: no.
    • Tour Type: circular.
    • Signage: the entire route is signposted.
    • Time of year: you can do all year round, although the station is best spring. In times of heavy rainfall route section may become impracticable.
    • Starting point: Sils railway station.
    • Children: Yes, the route is completely flat and very easy. It can be an educational and didactic output at any age due to the natural attractions of the area.

Bring: binoculars, dull colored clothes, camera and a bird guide.

Also see : Town including 11th century Church of Santa Maria de Sils (XIII-XIX)

Telephone: (+34) 972 168 285
Site: : (site currently closed)

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