Walking in Catalunya - Barcelona
Montserrat, Montseny and Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Nature Parks
32 varied walks among the rocky mountains, forested slopes and idyllic wine country that surrounds Barcelona. Routes range from 6.5 to 28km and cover Montseny, Vic and Guilleries-Savassona, Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac, Montserrat and Penedès and Garraf.
SeasonsMost routes can be walked all year around, but you might want to avoid the hottest months of the summer. Spring, early summer and autumn are the best seasons for walking.
CentresBarcelona, Vic, Sant Celoni, Montseny, Santa Fe, Viladrau, Matadepera, Terrassa, Manresa, Olesa de Montserrat, Monistrol de Montserrat, Colbató, Vilafranca del Penedès, Sitges.
DifficultyThe graded walks range from short easy strolls to longer and more challenging routes. Reasonable level of fitness is required to climb the highest peaks in the region.
Must SeeMontseny Natural Park, Turó de l`Home, Les Agudes, Matagalls, Sau reservoir, Sant Llorençe del Munt i l`Obac Natural Park, Montcau, La Mola, Montserrat Natural Park, Montserrat Monastery, Sant Jeroni, Oliba Trail, Els 3 Monts, Penedès, Garraf Natural Park.
The delights of Spain's Catalunya region are revealed in this new walking guide, which covers 32 graded walks of 6.5 to 28km across Montseny, Sant Llorenç del Munt I l-Obac, Montserrat and Penedès and Garraf - all within easy access of Barcelona. Walks are included for all abilities, from easy strolls to more demanding walks, and some of the walks are accessible by public transport.
The guide provides detailed route descriptions, 1:50,000 mapping and a route summary table to help with choosing appropriate walks. All the walks are illustrated with stunning photos. A list of local campsites and other useful contacts is included at the back, plus notes on refreshment opportunities along the routes. There's also background information on local geology, wildlife and history, and planning details on when to go, where to stay and what to take.
While the bustling city of Barcelona has always been a popular tourist destination, only an hour away the landscape is altogether different. From lush mountains to jagged peaks, famous vineyards to magnificent views, each natural park has a different landscape and walking is the best way to explore the region.
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Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn't long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. They would love to share their passion for walking with others.Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. They moved from London to Surrey where they can enjoy the countryside and hills.View author profile
Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn't long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. They would love to share their passion for walking with others. Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. Nike and Jacint live in Guildford and when they are not walking in one of their favourite mountain ranges somewhere in Europe, they enjoy exploring the diverse trails in the Surrey Hills close to their home. And when they are not out walking they offer a personalised travel planning service, details of which can be seen on Nike and Jacint's website: www.trailnotes.co.uk.View author profile
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