After 100 editions and 111 years of history, the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya will make its first appearance  in the town of L'Escala in this 2022 edition, hosting fort the first time a stage start of the Catalan race. It will be a doubly special day, being the starting point of a second stage that will take the cyclists to Perpignan, which returns to the route of the Volta for the first time since 1955.

  • 10.497 residents (2021)
  • Alt Empordà

L'Escala is a town facing the Tramontana, proud of its history, with a clear idea that its cultural heritage is not only a question of the past, but also the present and the future.

L'Escala, open to the Empúries Sea, has more than seven kilometres of coastline, most of which can be easily covered on foot or by bicycle, and a variety of beaches and spots capable of meeting the expectations of any visitor.

L'Escala is a contrast of landscapes, a biological corridor between two natural Parks: Montgrí, les Illes Meses Medes and el Baix Ter and els Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, where its natural, cultural and scenic heritage stands out.

L'Escala has a genuine essence. A town linked to a unique gastronomic product, the anchovy. A product that comes from the sea, caught by our fishermen, which is processed in our municipality through its manufacturing companies and which reaches the tables of our restaurants to satisfy the needs of the most demanding palates.

L'Escala is a seafaring town with a gastronomic tradition, open to the sea and to the range of nautical, cultural, natural and gastronomic activities it has to offer. It has a wide range of quality tourist attractions, which has managed to maintain a balance between its touristic and commercial activity and the quality of life of its local population over the years.

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