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Ecovila Amat

4.4

(13 reviews)

Ca l Amat 1, Vall d en Bas, Province Girona, Spain

Pets are welcome

Bring your pet and relax all together!

Space to work

This facility offers space suitable for remote working.

Description

It is a 70Ha farmhouse dating from 1190, located in the area of La Garrotxa, full of history and beautiful landscapes such as the volcanic area or the ancient villages. It occupies an entire mountain, with 6km of river of clear and drinkable water, as well as wonderful landscapes. You can camp in hundreds of places that travelers can choose freely (Ecovila Amat, 15€). And we have 25 places in our tents of the latest design, of the brands Canvascamp and Tensile for 25€, with the option of complete bedding for 5€ more, all on wooden platforms or suspended in trees. The aim of the farm is to become an eco-village, with a vegetarian project. You can cook some meat or fish in the outside kitchen, but we ask that you try to keep a vegetarian menu. Churrascos and carnivorous barbecues are not allowed; as well as lighting fires between May and October. In the house area there are dry toilets, solar showers or showers heated with a biomeiler, and a large 50m2 self-catering kitchen/dining room, fully equipped for the use of the guests, and another covered space of 30m2. Vegetarian menus can be ordered one day in advance for 15€ (minimum 4), and full breakfasts for 10. Arriving at Sant Privat d'en Bas, you have to continue 1km more to the picnic area dels Pins (or Pla d'en Xurri), where you can park for free (in summer you have to say that you are going to Ca l'Amat to avoid the 5€ of an access barrier). And from there you HAVE TO WALK 1.5 km. If someone comes with accessibility difficulties, or for more than 2 nights, the first day we can pick you up with the jeep. If less than 3 nights, paying the TaxiJeep service, 15€. The idea is to get there on foot, as it is a mid-mountain wildlife refuge. We have received complaints from people who do not like walking. If this is the case, it is better not to come! Just like any other mountain refuge, this is not a normal campsite at the roadside, nor do we want to be! The prices are 15€ per night and person in our own tent (Ecovila Amat), 25€ in our glamping/tipi/safari or suspended tents from 2 to 4 people (Glamping Bas), 20€ in the big shared tipi tent for groups or families (up to 14 people). They come with mattresses and bed covers or mats for the suspended ones, to be used with sleeping bag. There is the option of extra sheet, duvet and pillow for 5€ per person and stay. In own tents everyone brings their own sleeping bag and mat, as usual. You can see more photos and information about the site on instagram, facebook and the web: www.instagram.com/ecovilamat www.instagram.com/acampamat www.facebook.com/groups/1076884172325635 www.ecovilamat.org www.youtube.com/@EcovilaAmat ATTENTION! we are not a conventional tourist resort. This is a social and self-managed project, where the lodging helps to finance the whole project, it is not our main activity. The place is wonderful, but we are under construction, sometimes with works in the area of the houses (not in 2024-25). The project is starting only 4 years ago, sometimes we use saws or other machinery to do all kinds of works, like wooden chairs or firewood, and we are building more comfortable structures over the years. Those who want complete solitude and silence can find it by camping on terraces that are not too close to the central area. It is not a good place for those who do not like walking or the mountains. And it is a unique and unrepeatable place for those who do. It is necessary to arrive with at least 2 hours of sunlight. If not, it is very difficult to get there and find your way around. Also, being in the middle of the forest, crossing two rivers without a bridge, you have to watch the weather. With heavy rains access can be difficult and there is no jeep service, except in emergencies. And if you have already made a reservation, there is no problem in postponing it to another date. In summer the village barrier to access the whole valley closes at 8 pm (and opens at 8.30 am). We can leave a key. The check out to leave the tent free, if it is one of ours, is at 12. But apart from that, you can stay until the time you want.

Facilities

  • Pets accepted

  • Shower

  • Toilet

  • Electric hookup

  • Fireplace

  • Grill

  • Bike rental

  • Restaurant

  • Picnic tables

  • Store with local products

  • Restroom service

  • WiFi

  • Garbage cans

  • Water hookup

  • Bed linen

  • Toilet paper

  • Place to work

  • Permaculture

  • Coffee machine / coffeemaker

  • Dishes, glasses and cutlery

  • Pots and pans

  • Kettle

  • Dishwasher

  • Refrigerator

  • Cooktop / cooker

  • Oven

  • Running water

  • Meals available

Available activities

  • Sightseeing

  • Climbing

  • Biking trails

  • Non-demanding hiking trails

  • Mountain trekking

  • Water sports

  • Horse riding

  • Massages / Spa Treatments

  • Animal farm

  • Yoga classes

Vicinity

  • Town / Village

  • Lake a 30 km, Banyoles

  • Forest dentro de bosques

  • Mountains es una montaña. Pirineo a 30 km

  • Sea 40 km

  • River a 100m

  • Nature reserve Estamos dentro de Espacio Protegido de Interés Natural

Commute

  • By car HASTA 1,5 KM. PARQUING 3 ELS PINS

  • By public transport solo bus de la compañia Teisa hasta Les Preses (a 6 km)

  • By Taxi hacemos servicio de taxi. al spins 15€; a Les preses 25€; a Olot 30€.

Additional fees

  • Pet fee (3)

  • Optional meals (menus vgetarianos a 15€ cvon reserva. y desayunos)

Booking Policy

Check-in time: From 10:00

Check-out Time: Until 14:00

Non-refundable reservation

Location

Ca l Amat 1, Vall d en Bas, Province Girona, Spain

Reviews

4.4

Average of 13 reviews

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Dani
about 3 hours ago

Great stay, didac has helped us at all times and the valley d'en bas is an incredible place to disconnect and hiking. The routes are very interesting and the atmosphere is exceptional. The tents are new and the night we have been all perfect, good view, comfortable everything and also the kitchen and living room help to cook. We will come back for sure

Sheila
11 months ago

We rented 3 nights in a tent and it was great. The location is stunning, 1 minute from the river with great pools for swimming surrounded by the most beautiful nature. Didac was very attentive with us, very interesting talks with him, lots of laughs and we even played Risk (until he let me win I did not leave). Nothing, everything was great and highly recommended. A hug Didac !

Host

Didac host Ecovila Amat

Didac

Languages I speak: Spanish, English, frances

Sociologist, writer and activist, creator of alternative economy systems and communities in South America and Europe. Now owner of the farm Ca l Amat, dating from 1190, in the forests of the Garrotxa, where I try to make an Ecovillage project

Ecovila Amat - frequent questions

In the vicinity of the Ecovila Amat site you will find: town / village, lake, forest, mountains, sea, river, nature reserve.

No, object Ecovila Amat does not have a fireplace.

No, the Ecovila Amat facility does not have air conditioning.

The site is located in Vall d en Bas (province Girona).

No, the Ecovila Amat facility does not offer the possibility to cancel a booking.

Yes, bike hire is available here.