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Hiking near Barcelona

Views of Pyrenees mountain hut

There are many possibilities to go hiking near Barcelona.

Hiking around Barcelona, is a very popular activity among locals, that know the best areas to go hiking near Barcelona. On this blog post we will recomend you some of the best hiking spots near Barcelona that can be easyly reached if you want to discover the natural side of Catalunya.

Hiking in Barcelona

Without leaving the city, you have some possibilities for hiking in Barcelona Spain. The most poupular area for hiking in Barcelona is La Serra de Collserola Natural Park, which is part of the Catalan litoral mountain range. Collserola is located between Llobregat and Besòs rivers and has an area of 11.000 ha.

You can access Collserola from Barcelona by foot, or taking bus or FGC to the top area of Barcelona such as Vallvidrera, les Planes or Baixador de Vallvidrera stations.

Barcelona's mountain

Hiking in Montserrat

Montserrat Mountain Natural Park, which was declared a Natural Park in 1987 has some of the most impressive rock formations on the entire country, and hiking in Montserrat is definitely an experience you can’t miss when visiting Barcelona.

Hiking Montserrat can be done on a day trip from Barcelona. The options for hiking in Montserrat Barcelona, are endless. From a short walk from Montserrat Monastery to Sant Joan Hermitage to a longer Montserrat hike from the Monastery to Sant Jeroni, which with its 1236 m is the top of the mountain.

Hiking in Montserrat can be done independently, but if you want to explore the best trails of Montserrat and want to learn about the vegetation and geology of the mountain, we highly recomend going with a Mountain Guide.

At Catalan Trails we offer you Barcelona hiking trips to Montserrat, so you can explore the mountain with the expertize and comfort of the best mountain guides of Montserrat. Montserrat is the perfect spot for a hiking holiday in Spain from Barcelona. A Hike around Barcelona you can’t miss!

People walking through Montserrat square

Hiking in Montseny

When hiking near Barcelona, we can’t forget about el Montseny, a mountain range which is part of the Catalan Pre-litoral mountain range. This mountaini is one of the most popular place for hiking around Barcelona because of its beautiful landscapes and its natural and historical heritage.

Matagalls (1697 m) Turó de l’Home (1705 m) and les Agudes (1705 m) are the most important mountains within the range.

Don’t miss el Montseny on your hiking holidays in Spain from Barcelona!

Hiking in Costa Brava

La Costa Brava has some of the most beautiful coves, beaches and towns of the country. El Camí de Ronda of la Costa Brava is a Hiking trail near Barcelona that will catch your breath. Ranging from el Cap de Creus to Blanes, hiking el Camí de Ronda can be done on short hikes or hiking from town to town for several days.

Cala Pola at Tossa de Mar

Hiking in Pyrenees

Pyrenees is the highest and longest mountain range in Spain ranging from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic sea. In the Pyrenees we find some of the most iconic peaks to summit in Spain. There are many different options with different levels of difficulty. Some of the Pyrenees destinations for hiking from Barcelona are La Val d’Aran, la Vall d’Àneu, la Vall de Boi and la Vall de Núria.

Transportation to the Pyrenees from Barcelona is  bit difficult, thats why we offer day Hiking trips to the Pyrenees from Barcelona with the best hiking guides in Barcelona.

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