Campelles is a village in the Province of Girona, where you’ll be able to enjoy impressive natural scenery, plenty of adventurous activities and a gastronomic offering that delights travellers such as yourself as you get to know this jewel of the region of Ripollés.
At the southern end of the Valle de Ribes, this labyrinth of mediaeval streets is sheltered by the mountains of the Sierra del Montgrony. To stroll through its streets is to see how time stands still at every step. Here, there is no rush; here, you can enjoy the tranquillity.
Getting to Campelles
The town of Campelles is easily accessible by public transport such as train or bus, as well as by car. In addition, before starting your journey you can rent a holiday cottage that will allow you to rest peacefully as you discover all that the area has to offer.
What to do in Campelles?
As we’ve mentioned, this village is a real haven of peace with a strong connection to history and nature. If you want to live the adventure like a local, there are some quiet activities such as mushroom or strawberry picking by the river that will immerse you directly in the personality of the area.
In addition to these activities, there are many local landmarks and heritage hotspots that you should get to know.
Firstly, we highlight the Castle or Tower of Campelles, of which some remains are preserved and which is located high on a hill. The views from this point are impressive and you can enjoy a spectacular 360º panorama.
Another attraction is the church of Sant Martí, which is one of the oldest in the area. It dates back more than 1,000 years, although it has undergone several refurbishments and restorations over the years for conservation purposes. Also, strolling through the village streets, you will be able to reach the stone-built Town Hall Square, set right in the centre of the village.
Just 5 kilometres from this beautiful village, we find its neighbour El Baell. This hamlet, which belongs to Campelles, also has religious heritage such as the chapel of Sant Bartolomeu, located at an altitude of over 1,200 metres above sea level.
As you can see, despite its small size, the options for tourism in this town are extensive. What’s more, given its location in a region rich in interest for tourists, you can take a lot of trips into the surrounding area right from the village.
One of the best excursions takes you from Campelles and Ribes de Freser and back, a circular route of about 15 kilometres where you can enjoy the views of the Valle de Ribes. On the way, you climb up to the hermitage of Sant Antoni and pass through the village of El Baell.
You can also visit the Montagut spa, a place with more than a hundred years of history where you’ll be able to relax completely. The trip lasts approximately 4 hours and is ideal to do from May to September when the weather is at its best.
Finally, we recommend that you go to a restaurant and try the typical mountain gastronomy.