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2 hiking routes in Barcelona by the sea

By | 30 April, 2021 | 0 comments

There are plenty of great hiking routes in and around Barcelona. This summer, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, it’s more important than ever that we look to alternative things to do in the open air, and hiking in Barcelona can be a fantastic option.

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What’s more, one of the best things about the city, and the wider region more generally, is the fact you can enjoy the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. As a result, there are lots of great hiking trails through the mountains with stunning views of the Mediterranean. Want to discover some of the best hiking routes in Barcelona? Read on to discover two of our favourite trails for soaking up nature and all the incredible views of the entire Catalan coast.

Hiking routes in Barcelona: El Garraf trails 

El Garraf is a coastal region found around 50km south of Barcelona city centre. Here, in the most picturesque and relaxed surroundings, you’ll find Parque Natural de Garraf, more than 12,000 hectares of protected space where there are plenty of great hiking trails to explore.

The privileged location of Parque Natural de Garraf, which borders the Mediterranean, makes the views from these trails particularly appealing. Furthermore, given the park is surrounded by forests, it’s perfect for exploring in the summer months with the better temperatures.

One of the most popular trails through the area is one that begins in the town of Garraf itself, running for 10km in a linear fashion along the entire coastline. Perfect for a day of nature and switching off from the world. 

Parque Natural de Collserola

Found in the metropolitan heart of Barcelona, the 8,000 hectare Parque Natural de Collserola separates the plain of the capital from the Vallés depression. Furthermore, it’s precisely in Parque Natural de Collserola where you’ll find one of Barcelona’s most famous mountains: Tibidabo, which stands at 512 metres high.

There are various hiking routes in Barcelona in this area, all of different difficulties and lengths. For example, the ascent up Tibidabo, one of the classic days out, can be done from the city centre at just 13km long and offers impressive views of both the city and the glorious Barcelona beaches.

These are just some ideas for hiking in Barcelona, however, there are plenty of others, both in the city itself and the surrounding areas. Explore everything Barcelona has to offer!

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