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Aeropuerto de Sabadell – Glider & Plane Flights

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Aeropuerto de Sabadell – Glider & Plane Flights

WANT TO FLY !!!
(59.5 km, 47 mins from Sitges on C-32 & B-20 -Directions)

(all info Jan 2013 and Subject to Change)

Aeropuerto de Sabadell

SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANE: 1 Pers 30 mins flight 106,00€

FLIGHT INTRODUCTORY COURSE: 3 flight hours : 509,97€

Glider Flights in Alp (near La Molina) & 08205 Sabadell (Barcelona)
102€ : 25 minutes flight 
or 155€ : 45 minutes flight

Aeropuerto de Sabadell

Aeropuerto de Sabadell
Tel. 937101952
E.mail:
admon@aeroclub.es
Web: www.aeroclub.es

  • PILOT SCHOOL SINCE 1953
  • AIR COMPETITIONS
  • AIR FESTIVALS
  • PRIVATE PILOT AIRPLANE
  • PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER
  • GLIDER PILOT
  • AEROBATICS COURSES
  • MULTI ENGINE RATING
  • INSTRUMENTAL RATING

The flying school Aero Club Barcelona-Sabadell, whose main purpose is the promotion and practice of sportive aviation, offers initiation flights to promote aviation in all it’s forms.

Aircrafts used are single engine airplanes CESSNA 172 R, CESSNA 172 S and CESSNA 182 T, multi-engine airplanes PIPER PA27 and CESSNA 310, helicopters R22 and R44 and gliders Twin Astir.

Departures and arrivals are at Sabadell airport or at La Cerdanya airfield.

FLIGHT INITIATION IN AEROBATICS AIRPLANE

  • Initiation flight ½ hour for 1 person from 171,00€
  • Initiation flight 1 h. for 1 person from 310,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANE

Initation flight ½ hour

  • 1 person 106,00€
  • 2 people 160,00€
  • 3 people 210,00€

Initiation flight 1 hour

  • 1 person 181,00€
  • 2 people 286,00€
  • 3 people 376,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN MULTI ENGINE AIRPLANE

  • Initiation flight ½ hour 299,00€
  • Initation flight 1 hour 525,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN HELICOPTER

Initiation flight ½ hour

  • 1 person 246,00€
  • 2 or 3 people 446,00€

Initiation flight 1 hour

  • 1 person 477,00€
  • 2 or 3 people 865,00€

FLIGHTS IN CERDANYA AIRFIELD

GLIDER INITATION

  • 25 minutes flight in glider for 1 person from 102,00€
  • 45 minutes flight in glider for 1 person from 155,00€

SINGLE ENGINE INITIATION

  • ½ hour flight in airplane for 2 or people from 123,00€
  • 1 hour flight in airplane for 2 or 3 people from 248,00€

ULTRALIGHT ULM INITATION

  • ½ hour flight in ultralight ULM for 1 person from 100,00€

ADDRESS
Aeropuerto de Sabadell
08205 Sabadell (Barcelona)
Tel. 937101952
Fax. 937101290

Office above the restaurant

E.mail: admon@aeroclub.es
Web: www.aeroclub.es

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Tossa de Mar – Cape Tossa – Day Out

By at April 22, 2013 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Tossa de Mar : Cape Tossa :

Only Medieval fortified town on the Catalan coast

(Map) Directions from Sitges :
Avoid Tolls C32, 130km, 2 hours 10 minsWith Tolls AP-7 139km 1 hour 37 mins

  • Roman villa and the walled old town, Vila Vella, of medieval origin
  • Cape Tossa & old town walls were declared a national historic and artistic monument
  • Only surviving example of a medieval fortified town on the Catalan coast
  • Vila Vella, the ‘walled-in’ old town, built between the 12th and 14th centuries when Tossa de Mar facing the attacks from pirates
  • 1186, Ramon of Berga the abbot of the Monastery of Ripoll, granted inhabitants charter as a promontory (defensible dominant outcrop)
  • Promontory, originally known as Mont Guardí
  • In 1931, the site was declared a national historic monument
  • Two of the five original towers were destroyed (are gone)
  • In 1387, reconstruction work was carried out, resulting in constructions seen now
  • Walled town began to deteriorate badly in the mid-19th century, but repair work Carried out in 1923, 1966, 1989 and 1990
  • In the early-1930s, a large community of local and foreign artists Became Established in Tossa, Including Marc Chagall, Georges Kars, Olga Sacharoff, André Masson, Rafel Benedict, Peter Créixams Enric Casanovas Francisco Domingo, etc..
  • Can Magi Tower (Torre dels Moros – Moorish Tower) 15th-16th century watchtower, to guard against the raids of Turkish & Barbary Coast pirates.
    Who regularly attacked this part of the coast
  • Much of the sentry path is conserved, with loopholes for firing and defence
  • Also wooden floor planks and staircase inside the Torre de les Hores tower
  • Walled city entered via a semi-circular arched gateway once emblazoned with three coats of arms
  • At height it had Gothic-style church, now in ruins, and some 80 houses.
    M
    any are still inhabited PDF
Roman villa
Built between the 1st and the 5th centuries AD, the villa consists of two separate buildings: an urban villa, above, and a rural villa, below. The mosaics in the urban villa are particularly interesting, though the most important, from the atrium, has been restored and is now housed in the Municipal Museum (Museu Municipal).

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Associació de Turisme de la Selva
Pg. de Sant Salvador, 25-27
17430 Santa Coloma de Farners
972 84 21 61
972 84 08 04
info@laselvaturisme.com
www.laselvaturisme.com
Oficina de Turisme de Tossa de Mar
Av. Pelegrí, 25
17320 Tossa de Mar
972 34 01 08
972 34 07 12
oftossa@ddgi.es
www.infotossa.com
Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar
Pl. del Pintor Roig i Soler, 1 (Vila Vella)
17320 Tossa de Mar
972 34 07 09
972 34 18 34
info@museudetossa.com
www.tossademar.com/museu/index.htm

Diving

DIVING : May 12, 2012 25 mins at 15meters DIVING


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Clubs & Adventures for 4×4 owners

By at February 22, 2013 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment


AUTT, Asociación de Usuarios del Todo Terreno

AUTT – All Terrain Users Association
(La Asociación de Usuarios del Todo Terreno)

autt.org / facebook autt
Apdo. de correos: 90036 08080 Barcelona (Barcelona)

  • Located in Barcelona
  • For owners & fans of 4×4 vehicles, quads, motorcycles etc
  • Promote education and guidance
  • Friendly
  • Enjoy this hobby in a safe enviroment
  • Newsletters and routing services like libraries, counseling, information

autt


GRUP 4X4 D'OSONA

Grup d’Osona 4×4

trialosona4x4.com / facebook Grup 4X4 dOsona
Tel: 659.443.843
email: cunillaire@terra.es
08550 Els Hostalets de Balenyà (BCN)

  • 36 members
  • Going since 1986
  • Catalan Federation of Motorsports
  • Barbecues
  • 4×4 trials & practice

Tot Muntanya 4x4

Tot Muntanya

totmuntanya4x4.com
Tel: 936501150
email: info@totmuntanya4x4.com
Bonavista street, 8 08 757 Corbera De Llobregat (Barcelona)

  • Began operations in 1995 (offers tours but claim to be also a club)
  • Oldest active clubs in Catalonia
  • Professionals with experience in 4×4 trips & national championships
  • Experience in the racing world
  • Destinations such as:
    • Morocco
    • Tunisia
    • Libya
    • Catalonia
    • And many more adventure destinations …

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Cheap Accommodation near La Molina : Summary

By at January 29, 2013 | 10:16 pm | 0 Comment

LOWEST PRICES

U:E:C:, Xalet Refug i (here),
15€ Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 5.0 km drive, 8 mins
Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina
Pere Carné (here)
,
19€ Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 2.7 km by car, 5 mins
Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina

MEDIUM PRICES

Mare de les Neus (here),
28€
approx Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km, 8 minsCheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina

 

 

 


Esportiva els Isards & Supermolina (here)
,
38€ approx H/B Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km, 8 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina

 

 

 


Hostal Cal Batista
(here)
,
42€
approx Bed Per Pers (doub)
DIRECTIONS: 29.2 km, 35 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina


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Cheap Accommodation near La Molina

By at January 29, 2013 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment

Cheapest La Molina Hostels & Aparthotels
(all data subject to change)

La Molina is a good location in one of the sunniest valleys of the Pyrenees at an altitude of around 1490 m. With good beginners skiing, via a seated ski lift
(better, especially for snowboard beginners, as a perch can be hard to master)

Around 8 km from Masella (Ski Map), 10 km town of Alp & 17 Km of Puigcerdà, Cerdanya’s regional capital.

Ski Skiing for Beginners with Locations near Sitges Barcelona

LOWEST PRICES

U:E:C:, Xalet Refug i (here),

15€ Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 5.0 km drive, 8 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina
Pere Carné (here),

19€ Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 2.7 km by car, 5 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina

MEDIUM PRICES

Mare de Deu de les Neus Hi Hostel (here),

28€ approx Bed Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km, 8 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina
Esportiva els Isards & Supermolina (here),

38€ approx H/B Per Pers
DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km, 8 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina
Hostal Cal Batista(here),

42€ approx Bed Per Pers (doub)
DIRECTIONS: 29.2 km, 35 mins

Cheap Hostel Accommodation near La Molina


Distances to La Molina Piste / Ski lift


LOWEST PRICES

U:E:C:, Xalet Refugi 15€ Bed Per Pers

DIRECTIONS: 5.0 km drive, 8 mins from La Molina Piste / Ski lift
VIA GIV-4082 (42.3469, 1.9530)

www.xaletuec.com (transaltion): info@xaletuec.com
TEL: 0034+ 972 14 51 07 / 646 74 46 69
ADDRESS: Carrer Casa Vella, 14, 17537 – La Molina – Alp

The Chalet

XALET UEC La Molina XALET UEC La Molina
  • 10 rooms of 4.6 and 7 beds
  • Equipped with bunk beds & blankets
  • 62 beds in total
  • Communal toilets & showers on each floor
  • Bar with lounge, TV
  • Dining room
  • Multipurpose classroom
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • “The Children’s Corner”
    equipped with games for children aged 0 to 10 years
  • Library
    books, reviews of mountain area , updates and games.
  • 2,5 km (as crow flies) to pistes
  • Linen rental (was 3€)

Fully homemade menus suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians if given notice.

The Refuge

XALET UEC La Molina XALET UEC La Molina
  • Mountain lodge-style building
  • Living room
  • Kitchen & wood stove
  • 3 rooms
  • 40 beds with blankets
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • 2,5 km (as crow flies) to pistes
  • Linen rental (was 3€)

Base fee
STAYING € 12.20 € 14.0

Hotel information
1 Single room Half board: 31,80€

Latest Prices : Translated

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Pere Carné, Refugi 19€ Bed Per Pers

XALET REFUGI PERE CARNE 2 XALET REFUGI PERE CARNE 1

DIRECTIONS: 2.7 km by car, 5 mins from La Molina Piste / Ski lift
VIA GIV-4082 (42.340959, 1.953490)
Bus stop to La Molina ski lift near the Refuge

www.refugiperecarne.com (translation): info@refugiperecarne.com
TEL: 0034+ 972 892 080
ADDRESS: Font del Gatell, 15, 17537 – La Molina – Alp

SHELTER

  • 10-minute walk from the train station of La Molina, (Line 3) l’Hospitalet – La Tour de Carol
  • 10 rooms, distributed in spaces 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 12 beds
  • 50 beds in Total
  • Community services
  • Central heating
  • Wood stove
  • Panoramic dining
  • Bar (Bar and catering services)
  • TV, projector
  • Free “wifi”
  • Parking
  • Bus stop at La Molina ski near the Refuge.
  • Ski guides, mountain hiking, climbing and nature.
  • Discounts on ski pass and ski equipment on the slopes of La Molina and Masella.

Half board (dinner, bed & breakfast) 38.50/29.50 (low 33/25)
Bed & Breakfast 26.00/20.00 (low 22/17)
Bed/Overnight 19.00/14.00 (low 15/10)
Lunch or dinner 12.50/9.50 (low 12.50/9.50)
(more prices here : translated)

*OFERTA ESPECIAL FIN DE SEMANA * SPECIAL WEEKEND 80,00/63.50

* TEMPORADA ALTA ( del 1 de diciembre al 30 de abril i del 1 de julio al 31 de *

HIGH SEASON (from December 1 to April 30 i from 1 July to 31 agosto ) August)

TEMPORADA BAJA SEASON ( Resto del año ) (Rest of the year)

* Price per person VAT included. * PRECIO POR PERSONA IVA INCLUIDO.

CHILDREN: (-11 years) * INFANTIL: (-11 años) *

* Double room: Supplement 2.5 € per person.
* HABITACION DOBLE: Suplemento de 2.5€ por persona.

* SATURDAY: Minimum Booking half board, from 1 December to Easter.
* SABADOS: Reservas minima media pensión, desde 1 de diciembre a semana santa.

* SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER: From Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, with picnic noon Saturday. (Except Christmas, Easter and long weekends)
* OFERTA ESPECIAL FIN DE SEMANA: Desde la cena del viernes hasta el desayuno del domingo, con picnic del mediodía del sábado.
(Excepto Navidad, Semana Santa y puentes)

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MEDIUM PRICES

Mare de Deu de les Neus Hi Hostel 26€ approx Bed Per Pers

Mare de Deu de les Neus Mare de Deu de les Neus

DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km by car, 8 mins from La Molina Piste / Ski lift
VIA GIV-4082 (42.341703,1.956847)

www.hihostels.com (translation): alberg.lamolina@gencat.cat : alberg_lamolina@tujuca.com
TEL: 0034+ 972 892 012 Fax. 972 892 050 Resevations info:93 483 83 63
ADDRESS: Plaça Sitjar 1, 17537 La Molina – Alp

ROOMS: 7 x 2 beds / 3 x 3 beds/ 36 x 4 beds / 4 x 5 beds / 9 x 6 beds : Total 243

  • Two wings
  • Sports & garden areas with playground
  • 11 km from Collada and 7.5 km from Alp
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Family rooms available
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Breakfast/Sheets in price
  • Lift
  • TV room
  • Groups welcome/ Common room(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Internet access
  • Credit card accepted
  • Meals available
  • Games room
  • Luggage Store

Bed(s) in Dorm, Sheets included, Breakfast included 25.70€
(per night, per bed)
Bed(s) in Dorm, with shower and toilet, Sheets included, Breakfast included 25.70€
(per night, per bed)
Private Room 4 beds, Sheets included, Breakfast included 70.40€
(per night, per room)

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LOW (Baixa) HIGH (Alta)

Alberg Verge de les Neus Hostel Prices

A Rate adult, 30 years or more
B Rate young
, 29 years or less
G Rate groups of
10 or more people

* The price includes bed linen and 10% VAT. Tourist tax not included: 0.45 € + VAT

Specifications:
Prices for HI membership card at hostel.
Charge for tghose without HI membership card (possibly 2.05€ per pers)
Check prices for school groups

Especificacions:
Preus amb carnet d’alberguista, el qual es pot obtenir directament a l’alberg. S’aplica un suplement de 2,05 euros per persona i nit a aquelles persones que volen utilitzar ocasionalment els albergs i no disposen del carnet d’alberguista
Consultar preus per grups escolars

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Esportiva els Isards & Supermolina 38€ approx H/B Per Pers

DIRECTIONS: 4.3 km, 8 mins from La Molina Piste / Ski lift
VIA GIV-4082 (42.34112,1.956808)

www.alberglamolina.com (translation): reserves@alberglamolina.com
TEL: 0034+ 972 892 101 : Res:637 866 714 Fax. 972 145 074
ADDRESS: Av. Supermolina, s/n 17537 – La Molina – Alp

Next to chairlift and gondola Comella Alp 2500

Esportiva els Isards

  • Living room with private bar.
  • Multipurpose room with TV (digital satellite), video and DVD.
  • Wireless internet connection
  • 50 beds distributed in rooms of 4-6 people, each with a full bathroom
  • Service sheets and blankets, heating and hot water.
Residència Esportiva els Isards

Supermolina

supermolina supermolina
  • Well-equipped facilities for families & groups of young people
  • Comfort & charming atmosphere
  • Games rooms & storage
  • 50 beds in 4 to 6 people, each with a full bathroom
  • Service sheets blankets, heating and hot water.

Full board Half board
Adult 44.00€ 38.00€
Over 5 37.50€ 34.00€
Over 1 15.50€ 15.50€

10% VAT not included

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Hostal Cal Batista 42€ approx Bed Per Pers (doub)

Hostal Cal Batista Hostal Cal Batista

DIRECTIONS: 29.2 km, 35 mins from La Molina Piste / Ski lift
VIA C-16 (42.34112,1.956808)

www.calbatista.com : reserves@alberglamolina.com
TEL: 0034+ 938 244 126 Fax. 938 244 548
ADDRESS: C / Raval s / n , 08695 – Bagà

2013 RATES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Double Room
Doble En habitació

Single Room
Individual En habitació

Only sleep : Només dormir

31,50€ (x 2)

42€

Bed and breakfast : Allotjament + esmorzar

38,85€

49,35€

Half board : Mitja pensió

49,35€

59,85€

Full Board : Pensió Completa

59,85€

70,35€

Bed : Llit supletori

20€

Cot : Bressol

5€

Breakfast : Esmorzar

7,35€

1/2 food : 1/2 alimentaria

17,85€

Food Full board : Pensió complerta alimentaria

28,35€

Prices per night per person. (VAT included) Preus per nit i per persona. (IVA inclòs)

  • Room for 6 persons: € 131.25 (per night)
    Habitació de 6 persones: 131,25 € (preu per nit)
  • Apartment for 4 people: € 89.25 (per night)
    Apartament de 4 persones: 89,25 € (preu per nit)

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Apartment

Solineu Apartments : aimed at 4 people +

Solineu Apartments Solineu Apartments

DIRECTIONS: says 150m/others say 1.0 km, 2 mins by car
from La Molina Ski Station Piste/Ski lift
VIA GI-400 (42.337882,1.934897)

www.lamolina.es : info@lamolina.es
TEL: 0034+ 972-892 033
ADDRESS: Avda Supermolina 7 – La Molina, Spain

  • Public car park at 10 metres (FREE?)
  • One to four bedroom apartments with 1, 2 and 3 bathrooms
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace, TV, DVD
  • Full-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven and kitchen tools
  • Free entrance to the spa zone, fitness centre
  • Fifi connection
  • Computers room, wii games, 200+ films for renting
  • Kids club
  • Hotel buffet Restaurant (Breakfast/dinner for a supplement
  • Italian restaurant La Donatella (pizza, pasta, salads, drinks
  • Mountain bar called Bar de fusta.

Starting from: 44€ (indicative price per person, per night)

SEASON
LODGING
*7 DAYS
*5 DAYS
*2 DAYS
NIGHT +

HIGH

4 pers (1 room)
1341
1076
556
229
5 pers (2 room)
1510
1199
719
271
5 pers (2 room)**
1734
1387
816
309
6 pers (2 room)
1663
1403
821
298
6 pers (2 room)**
1821
1520
893
341
6 pers (3 room)
1770
1479
857
315

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Hostel 30 mins from La Molina, en route to France

www.masella.com : www.lamolinaonline.cat

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Aeropuerto de Sabadell – Glider & Plane Flights

By at January 16, 2013 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

WANT TO FLY !!!
(Directions – 59.5 km, 47 mins from Sitges on C-32 & B-20)

(all info Jan 2013 and Subject to Change)

Aeropuerto de Sabadell

Glider Flights in Alp (near La Molina) & 08205 Sabadell (Barcelona)
102€ : 25 minutes flight
or 155€ : 45 minutes flight

FLIGHT INTRODUCTORY COURSE 3 flight hours : 509,97€

Aeropuerto de Sabadell

Aeropuerto de Sabadell
Tel. 937101952
E.mail:
admon@aeroclub.es
Web: www.aeroclub.es

  • PILOT SCHOOL SINCE 1953
  • AIR COMPETITIONS
  • AIR FESTIVALS
  • PRIVATE PILOT AIRPLANE
  • PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER
  • GLIDER PILOT
  • AEROBATICS COURSES
  • MULTI ENGINE RATING
  • INSTRUMENTAL RATING

The flying school Aero Club Barcelona-Sabadell offers initiation flights to promote aviation

Aircrafts used are single engine airplanes CESSNA 172 R, CESSNA 172 S and CESSNA 182 T, multi-engine airplanes PIPER PA27 and CESSNA 310, helicopters R22 and R44 and gliders Twin Astir.

Departures and arrivals are at Sabadell airport or at La Cerdanya airfield.

FLIGHT INITIATION IN AEROBATICS AIRPLANE

  • Initiation flight ½ hour for 1 person from 171,00€
  • Initiation flight 1 h. for 1 person from 310,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANE

Initation flight ½ hour

  • 1 person 106,00€
  • 2 people 160,00€
  • 3 people 210,00€

Initiation flight 1 hour

  • 1 person 181,00€
  • 2 people 286,00€
  • 3 people 376,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN MULTI ENGINE AIRPLANE

  • Initiation flight ½ hour 299,00€
  • Initation flight 1 hour 525,00€

FLIGHT INITIATION IN HELICOPTER

Initiation flight ½ hour

  • 1 person 246,00€
  • 2 or 3 people 446,00€

Initiation flight 1 hour

  • 1 person 477,00€
  • 2 or 3 people 865,00€

FLIGHTS IN CERDANYA AIRFIELD

GLIDER INITATION

  • 25 minutes flight in glider for 1 person from 102,00€
  • 45 minutes flight in glider for 1 person from 155,00€

SINGLE ENGINE INITIATION

  • ½ hour flight in airplane for 2 or people from 123,00€
  • 1 hour flight in airplane for 2 or 3 people from 248,00€

ULTRALIGHT ULM INITATION

  • ½ hour flight in ultralight ULM for 1 person from 100,00€

ADDRESS
Aeropuerto de Sabadell
08205 Sabadell (Barcelona)
Tel. 937101952
Fax. 937101290

Office above the restaurant

E.mail: admon@aeroclub.es
Web: www.aeroclub.es

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Estany de Sils – Sils Lake 1hr approx from Sitges

By at January 14, 2013 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

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
e-mail: info@sils.es
Site:  costabrava.org : www.sils.es (site currently closed)


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Ski Skiing for Debutantes near Sitges Barcelona

By at December 27, 2012 | 8:49 pm | 0 Comment

SPAIN SKI RESORT:

Skiing Close to Sitges Barcelona

 


Piste Slopes Ski Maps
Cerler Amprui
Baqueira Beret near Bonaigua
Boi Taul
Espot Esquí
La Molina
Masella
Portaine
Port del Comte
Vall de Nuria : Queralbs
Vallter 2000


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Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelters

By at December 17, 2012 | 12:47 am | 0 Comment

(all on one page : summary version is here)

Bombing of Barcelona

Refugi 307 Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

  • First city in world where Air bombing targeted the public
  • During Spanish Civil War 1937 and 1939
  • 192 – 194 raids by Mussolini’s Italy and Nazi Germany, Fascist Franco’s allies
  • Black-out’s and the evacuation of children to the countryside, began

Started: ‘March 16th 1937’ at 10.08pm, for 3 days involving 44 tons of bombs
45 buildings destroyed and 75 damaged

Board of Defense and Local Defense Councils built 1,300-1,400 Refugis aeris (public air raid shelters)

  • Designed by Nationalist Engineer Ramón Perera (he advised the UK on shelters, later)
  • Built by civilians, often the old & young, that remained
  • Of around 1 million Barcelonians, many were injured and around 2,500 died

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Poble Sec 307

Refugi 307 Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

Number 307 : Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 169

TRANSPORT
4 mins walk (400 m) Carrer Vila i Vila (Paral·lel Station) to Carrer Nou de la Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Around 90 built, just in Gracia (Google Map)

Built by a local, so it says, whose family reportably remain anonymous in fear of reprisals. Hidden by a glass factory & only recently re-descovered. As the populas reportably prefered to subdue memories of the war & the founding family.

  • Spanish or Catalan half-hour tours (book ahead for English or French)
  • Poble Sec shelter for 1,500 people, with three entrances
  • 400 (some say 200) metres of vaulted tunnels into Montjuïc Mountain
  • Height 2’10 meters, width between 1.5 and 2 meters. (ave 1.6 metres wide and 2 metres high)
  • Air for approx 2 hours, as no ventilation to avoid chemical warfare
  • With running water from the bedrock
  • Lots of subjects for dicussion, were banned, as were furniture & animals
  • Toilets, a fountain, nursery, children’s room and fireplace
  • Local teenage girls acted as‘nurses’in the infirmary, as Doctors were on the front line

Involves, as many do:

  • Air raid soundtrack (planes flying low overhead, whistle of bombs approaching and mayhem)
  • Information on it’s use, it’s hardships (limitations)

Address: Nou de la Rambla, 169
Phone: 932 562 122
How to get there: Metro L2 and L3, stop Paral.lel. | Bus 20, 21, 36, 57, 64 and 157.
Web site: www.museuhistoria.bcn.cat
E-mail: museuhistoria@bcn.cat
Opening times: Saturday & Sunday, from 10am to 1pm. From Tuesday to Friday, only groups with reservation.
CLOSED: January 1st, May 1st, June 24th & December 25th
Metro: L3 at Paral·lel

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Plaça del Diamant

Placa de Diamant Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

Number 232 : Refugi de la Plaça del Diamant (Plaça del Diamant Bomb Shelter) (Google Map)

TRANSPORT
1 minute walk Fontana Station to La Plaça del Diamant 08012 Barcelona

  • Beneath Plaça del Diamant in Gracia
  • Well preserved and restored since, re-opened in 1992
  • Though original, with smoke marks from Oil Lamps & candles
  • 250 meters of tunnels with infirmary
  • 12 feet underground, 2 levels for 200 people
  • Spans the length of Calle de les Guilleries
  • 3 galleries from east-west and 3 north-south
  • Electric lighting via three parallel cables spanning porcelain insulators on the ceiling
  • Basic Male and female toilets

Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla 169
(Area of Montjuic & Poble Sec)
Transport: Metro Paral·lel
Web site: www.gracianet.org/refugis/welcome2.html
email: refugis@gracianet.org
Possible number Teléfono:  932179527 / 932385027
(guided tour by appointment only)
Opening times: 11am, noon, 2pm (Catalan), 1pm (Spanish) Sat, Sun
Admission: €3

Grace History Workshop with highly qualified historian explains most of what you
932 196 134 or via e-mail.: taller@gracianet.org
(Telephone: 93 256 21 22: Museum in Montjuic, not the shelter, should, but did not know much about it!)

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Sant Adrià

Sant Adra Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

Plaça Francesc Macià, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Spain (pl. of Villa, 12) (Google Map)

TRANSPORT
14 mins (1.1km) walk from Sant Roc Station Badalona to Plaça Francesc Macià
However… Sant Joan Baptista Tram on T5 is next to Shelter

  • Opened, after renovation, 11 September 2006
  • On a single level, for 80 to 100 people
  • Museum with interactive & audio visual information.
  • “Children Besòs Plan” contains testimonies of five children
  • Historical images

Visiting hours: Last Sunday of each month 11 am to 2 pm (All tours are, reportably, free)
Group visits: be arranged by calling Sant Adria de Besos council
(tel. 609 03 38 67. Jorge Vilalta)

After the tour, you can see the documentary “Children of the Besòs Plan” at the House of Culture.

Website: www.barcelonabombardejada.cat/?q=ca/placeta

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El Clot (no public Access)

El Clot Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

Carrer de Mallorca, 662 08027 Barcelona, Spain (Gooogle Map)

  • Shelter built by the residents of the building and neighboring houses
  • A sparsely populated area at the time of Civil War
  • Different entrances allowed access, amongst the buildings, with one in Carrer Mallorca, 662
  • There is a Ventilation shaft from the shelter
  • But no public access (so we read: http://refugisantiaerisdebarcelona.blogspot.com.es)

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La Garriga

La Garriga Barcelona Refugis Aeris : Air Raid Shelter

La Garriga, Avinguda Pau Casals, La Garriga, 08530, Catalonia, Spain
76.5 km, 57 mins via C-32 (directions from Sitges, via Barcelona)

  • Air-raid shelter, opposite the la Garriga train station), dug directly into the granite rocks
  • Built in 1938 with 110 metres of galleries
  • Air raids such as the one on January 29, 1939 (15 died)
  • Guided visits: the second Saturday of each month, at 11am and 12 noon.
  • Visits can be arranged for groups
  • First Catalonian bomb shelter museum in 2006 with audiovisual resources and simulated bombing
  • Exceptionally well preserved
  • Talk about the war between a grandmother and her grandson, and from the comments of two international soldiers

Phone: 938 605 663 or 938 605 050
E-mail: turisme@ajlagarriga.cat Web: http://www.visitalagarriga.cat

Free admission for children up to 8 years.

La Garriga has several other major sites associated with memories of the war and heritage of local people

Website: www.aviacioiguerra.cat/espais.php?id=17

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Roman Baths La vila de Caldes 1 hr from Sitges

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AP-7 : 87.5 km, 1 hour 8 mins (1 hour 11 mins)

Caldes de Montbui

The town of Caldas : La vila de Caldes in Vallès region

Roman era Baths (1st century BC)
Plaça Font del Lleó, 19, 08140 Caldes de Montbui‎

Caldes-de-Montbui Roman Baths

Thermalia Museum
(multimedia on the baths, romans & the gods)

  • Thermal hot springs
  • First thermal village in Catalonia
  • Thermal & medicinal baths
  • Lion Fountain (water rises at 74ºC  / 165ºF)
  • The washhouses
  • Sculpture collection by Manolo Hugué
  • Drawings, paintings and ceramics by Picasso.
    The surroundings provide a beautiful counterpoint to the . The

Cultural & Artistic Tours

Offered in the village

Local Gastronomy

  • “Mató” (Ancient tradition cottage cheese)
  • “Carquinyolis” (toasted and dry biscuits made of flour, egg, sugar and almonds)
  • “Orange anisette” (a distillation of orange peel with aniseeds)
  • “Flors del Remei liquor”, made with aromatic herbs.

Access

  • By car: (from Barcelona): C-33 motorway, A-7 motorway (Exit: Mollet del Vallès- Caldes de Montbui CIM) and then C-59 motorway
  • By coach: from Barcelona (Passeig de Sant Joan- Diputació St, la Sagrera or Fabra i Puig)

DIRECTIONS (via Google maps)


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Information

Thermalia: T. 938 654 140
thermalia@caldesdemontbui.cat
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caldesdemontbui.cat
thermalia.cat

Events (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • January: St Anthony Abbot Celebrations
  • March: Artisan Market and Traditional Crafts Workshop (third weekend)
  • June: Corpus Christi Celebrations (first two weeks); Romà Martí Puppet Fair
  • July: Escaldarium Fire and Water Festival (first two weeks)
  • October: Annual Festival (second weekend) “Capvuitada” Remei Meeting (third weekend)
  • December: Christmas Fair and Artisan Market (the weekend before Chistmas)

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