Field Trips

Immediately after the conference, a field trip to some of the geological features of the eastern Pyrenees is planned, offering the attendees the chance to discover new experiences and sensations while exploring the wonders of the landscapes, mediaeval villages, and geology in Spain, France and Andorra.

Field Trip 1: Eastern Pyrenees Geology and Geomorphology

We plan a 3-day (2 nights) field trip to the Eastern Pyrenees from 30 November to December 2, 2024. We will see fascinating landscapes, historic villages and geology in Spain, France and Andorra. We will first visit Lake Banyoles, Catalonia's largest natural lake and continue to the Garrotxa Volcanic field. After an overnight stay at Puigcerdà, we will visit the glacial landforms and learn about the Last Glacial Maximum (21.000 years ago) paleoclimate. After an overnight stay at Andorra la Vella, we will see the Pyrenees' hard-core geology and sedimentary systems all the way down to Barcelona. On the way, we will stop at Montserrat, an iconic monastery built on top of the coarse deltaic sediments. Three experts in their field will accompany us each day. To confirm registration, a participation fee of 500 Euro for a shared room or 600 EUR for a single room is required in advance. The online registration for the field trip will open after August 15, 2024 (see Important Dates).