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In Somrurals, we work daily to help you with the rental of rural houses in Catalonia.

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We try to maximize the management of rural tourism reserves in Catalonia, a sector traditionally characterized by the slow and poorly organized management of reserves.

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Origins and identity of rural tourism

Catalonia is a land with a great farming tradition, in fact, a large part of the territory is made up mainly of dry land, but there is also irrigated land. In the 14th century it was when the peasantry became more important with the creation of more rural houses that served as accommodation for the extensive family, minors, and pastors, all of whom were in charge of working the land to obtain products such as wine, flour, oil, cold meat, or esparto.
 
The crisis of the traditional world, and of the peasantry in particular, is a reality that has affected many Catalan regions for decades. In order to face the aforementioned crisis and reduce its effects, one of the challenges of the rural world is the diversification of its activities and attract new emerging sectors.

Catalonia, one of the main tourist regions of Europe, has relatively late incorporated rural tourism. It was not until the nineties that rural tourism began to grow remarkably. Gradually, it has been positioning itself as a strategic sector for the interior and mountain regions; and at this point, the strong growth of rural houses in Catalonia shows that this tourist activity begins to become an alternative to leisure in sun and beach tourism and other more massive offers.
 
Catalonia is one of the leading regions in rural tourism, and this is due to several factors. The combination between a territory full of contrasts and the great offer and professionalization that is had. In Catalonia you will always find what you are looking for, from the high mountain in the Pyrenees, through the intriguing inland villages, to the long coastline that goes from Cap de Creus to the Delta de l'Ebre.

Characteristics of rural houses and rural farmhouses

A key aspect in the relationship between Catalonia and Rural Tourism are its rural houses. Famous constructions and details that are so characteristic of this wonderful area. Country houses, and farmhouses, where formerly the farmers and workers coexist with the day to day activities of livestock and agricultural activities, are some of the buildings that we can find throughout the territory.
 
The farmhouses in Catalonia have a similar structure throughout the territory, with days of plants and loft. However, there are notable differences according to the area in which they are found, it is not the same as a country house in the Pyrenees than a country house in the Penedès. The ancestral homes, they are larger and previously totally self-sufficient, that is why they lived there up to three generations at the same time.

Materials such as stone, wood, and slate roofs to avoid accumulating snow, are characteristic elements of the rural houses of Catalonia, who are responsible for transmitting the warmth and tradition so special of rural tourism. And not to mention the Catalan vault, another typical characteristic of the rural buildings in Catalonia that we can observe in many of the rural houses
 
The Catalan rural houses can be found both in the middle of small villages and isolated areas of the natural environment. Also in many rural houses of the rural area you can practice the farm and live yourself as is the day to day in a rural environment, whether it is taking care of the orchard, or breakfast an omelette with the recent eggs harvested in the morning.

Inland rural tourism

Osona, El Berguedà, and El Solsonès, among others, are the three counties inland of Catalonia with a greater offer of rural houses. Ideal to go both in winter and summer, the traditional farmhouses in the area have all kinds of equipment and a great offer of activities and places of interest.
 
The interior of Catalonia has a great charm, full of small villages such as Sant Jaume de Frontanyà, (the smallest in Catalonia), and cities far from the massif and with a great tradition such as Berga with the famous Patum festival, the which has recently been declared a World Heritage Site, or Vic, with the Plaza Mayor and its famous sausages.

For the natural environment, many emblematic excursions can be made, such as the Fageda d'en Jordà in La Garrotxa, the famous Pedraforca mountain in Berguedà, Montseny and Sant Miquel del Fai in Osona, emblematic Sau reservoir with its steep belfry.
 
Every year is a good time to visit the interior of Catalonia, in winter you can see the snowy peaks of the mountains and the temperatures are not excessively cold, in summer you can do most of the activities and Temperatures are gentle, and finally in autumn the color change of the leaves creates a spectacle in the forests with the different warm tones. Without forgetting that much of the interior of Catalonia is one of the best areas to go for mushrooms!

Rural mountain tourism

When we talk about the mountain in Catalonia we refer directly to the Pyrenees, an ideal place to spend a few days away from the massification and stress of everyday life, where we can find peace between peaks and valleys that range from La Garrotxa to the Vall d'Aran. Of the most rustic and with a great charm, with the traditional slate roofs typical of the high mountain so as not to accumulate the snow. It is an ideal winter environment for lovers of skiing and summer for lovers of hiking and hiking.

In the Catalan Pyrenees there are many places of interest for a trip and these are some examples: The Natural Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, where we find more than 200 lakes in the high mountains, the Alt Pirineu Natural Park presided by the Pica d'Estats, the Ceuta de Catalunya with 3,143 meters altitude, the Natural Park of Cadí and Moixeró with its rich fauna, or the Vall de Núria with its sanctuary.

Coastal rural tourism

In Catalonia there is a lot of everything and we can find a country house in any corner, there are also cottages close to the coast, perfect for a trip to the summer months and enjoy the wonderful beaches that we find throughout the Catalan coast. Also close to the coast there are many round roads where excursions can be made every month of the year.
 
Perhaps the Costa Brava is the most well-known part of the entire Catalan coast, made up of small villages that formerly were fishing villages, with white houses and a great tradition for its streets. It also stands out for its fantastic beaches and turquoise water coves full of stone and rock, hence the name of Costa Brava.

The coast that is most in the south of the country is the Costa Daurada, ideal for families and children, since it has long and wide sandy beaches where all kinds of activities can be carried out in the sand like aquatic activities. It extends to the Delta del Ebro, a very special natural environment with great environmental and perfect wealth for excursions on foot or by bicycle.