Càmping Les Medes is located in the heart of the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park, an idyllic mosaic of the typical habitats and landscapes of the Costa Brava.

 

The Medes Islands

The Medes are a unique archipelago on the Catalan coastline: they lie just one mile off the coast of L’Estartit and are made up of seven islands covering an area of 23 hectares. They are considered one of the Costa Brava’s main attractions thanks to their natural wealth and beauty.

 

A diver’s paradise.

The different depths around the islands suit all types of divers, from beginners to experts, who can see gorgonians, corals, starfish, octopus, lobsters, etc. only 10 metres below the surface. The archipelago is also home to one of the most valuable and protected habitats in the Mediterranean: the posidonia (or Neptune grass) meadow.

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Montgrí: the castle and the coves

The Montgrí area has been settled for 300,000 years, when, thanks to the wealth of natural resources in the area, a colony of Homo erectus made their home here.

Built between 1294 and 1301 by order of King Jaume II, who was in conflict with the County of Empúries at the time, the castle, of which only the exterior walls and towers were ever built, offers a spectacular 360º panoramic view: from north to south you can see the bay of Roses and Empúries, the Canigó, Pyrenees, Montseny and Gavarres mountains, the Baix Ter area and the L’Estartit and Medes islands gulf.

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The rocky coastline of the Montgrí mountains hides some extremely beautiful little coves, most of which can only be reached on foot or by boat. The poor accessibility of the Montgrí coves means that they have been preserved in exceptional condition over the years.

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The Ter River and plain

The Ter is the most important river in the Girona counties. It rises up in Ulldeter, in the Pyrenees, and after flowing for more than 200 km it discharges into the sea just 2 km from Càmping Les Medes. The river is a fantastic ecological corridor connecting the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava, cutting a verdant swath across the landscape it passes over.

In recent years it has become possible to follow the entire course of the river by bicycle in one or several stages. You can leave your caravan or motorhome at Càmping Les Medes and let us transport you and your bicycle to the start of the route and take your luggage on to the hotels you plan to stay in along the route.

In the past, the alluvial plain of the River Ter was made up of lagoons and marshlands; today the river has been channelled, and the marshlands and lagoons have been dried out to provide new farmland. Nowadays, the plain presents a unique mosaic of cultivated fields, fruit trees, pastures, rice paddies, poplar groves... which are a real pleasure for walkers and cyclists to pass through.

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