Environment and activities
During your stay in Can Piferrer you can enjoy the surrounding nature and a peaceful relax. You can also do some activities and visit some interesting places near the house.
Close by Can Piferrer you will find various signposted routes or greenways for bicycles: the route of the old railway from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (joining it at Cassà de la Selva); the route of the Riera Seca de Campllong stream (5 km) or the route from the River Onyar to Riudellots de la Selva (5 km), in addition to peaceful tracks to nearby localities. For those who like more challenging routes there are all types of itineraries of very varied difficulty through the Gavarres hills (from Cassà de la Selva) to spots like Els Metges,Puig d’Arques, La Verneda or El Montnegre.
( www.viasverdes.com / www.cicloturisme.com )
The farmhouse is just 15 km from the city of Girona, which is one of Catalonia’s richest treasures of cultural and architectural heritage. This includes theCathedral, with the world’s broadest Gothic nave; the Jewish Quarter, one of the best conserved; the Arab Baths; the Archaeological Walk, the wooded park of the Devesa; the old city defences, including the most extensive stretches of Carolingian walls in existence; and interesting Romanesque, Gothic and Modernist buildings. All of these, plus the city’s wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and museums, make Girona an essential visit.
If you fancy a swim in a marvellous Mediterranean setting, Can Piferrer’s location close to the central Costa Brava offers you short and easy journeys to a variety of beaches and coastal towns like S’Agarò (15 km), Tossa de Mar (25 km), Platja d’Aro (16 km), Sant Feliu de Guíxols (16 km), Palamós (25 km) orLloret de Mar (35 km). And the northern part of the Costa Brava, with Roses,Cadaqués, Llançà, Port de la Selva, Pals, Begur, etc., is also within easy reach.
Art and Culture
From Can Piferrer you can visit places of cultural interest like the Parc de les Arts Contemporànies (Parc Art) in Cassà de la Selva (4 km), with sculptures displayed in a natural environment; the Salvador Claret Automobile Museumin Sils (12 km), with over 200 vehicles, displaying the evolution of the automobile since the beginning of the 20th century; or the Roman baths of Caldes de Malavella (4 km), where you can see how the ancient Romans were great lovers of water and its relaxing powers.
( www.parcart.net )
Lovers of this sport have a number of courses close to Can Piferrer: PGA Golf Catalunya in Caldes de Malavella (5 km); Pitch & Putt of Fornells de la Selva(6 km); Pitch & Putt of Solius (11 km); Golf Girona (18 holes) (12 km); Pitch & Putt of Platja d’Aro (15 km); and Golf d’Aro Masnou (18 holes + 9 par 3 holes) (16 km).
( www.pgacatalunya.com / www.golfgirona.com / www.golffornells.com )
Just a short distance from Can Piferrer you will find a large number of restaurants where you can savour both traditional Catalan cuisine and local market cuisine, like Can Xiquet (6 km), Les Panolles (15 km) or Cala Maria (12 km); or the experimental cuisine of El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, 15 km) or specialities like the snails of Can Barris (4 km) and the wide variety of restaurants in the city of Girona.
Popular fairs and festivities
During the year, the nearby towns hold a number of interesting popular festivities: the Annual Festival of Cassà de la Selva (Sunday before Corpus Christi); the Annual Festival of Llagostera (Whitsun); the Annual Festival of Caldes de Malavella (first Sunday of August); the Girona Flower Exhibition(first part of May); the Spring Fair in Campllong (April); the Renewable Energies Fair in Cassà (Santa Tecla, mid-September); the Pottery Fair in Quart; and many more.