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The 5 Best Hiking Routes in Barcelona

By | 30 May, 2017 | 0 comments

Autumn is the ideal time of year for hiking enthusiasts who can make the most of the best temperatures for the outdoor pursuit at this time of year. Even the very colours of autumn are an added incentive to enjoy some nature tourism in Barcelona. As all the greenery gives way to the browns and yellow colours of autumn, nature’s landscape creates a beautiful colour pattern for you to enjoy. Furthermore, autumn is also the perfect time for hiking if you want to combine your adventures with searching for mushrooms. Taking a stroll through nature on the lookout for mushrooms and lepiotas is a real pleasure forall the mycology enthusiasts out there.Tortosa Beceite

In Barcelona, you’ll find many different routes to enjoy hiking. Before setting off on a trail, it’s essential to take into account the physical condition of walkers and the weather conditions. The province has many different routes, but here we’d like to present the 5 best hiking routes in Barcelona:

Parque Natural de Collserola

This is the most advisable option for those who want to enjoy a natural environment just 9 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona. It is the green lung of the city that separates Barcelona from the Vallès depression. The most famous hill is Tibidabo, which, in addition to its outstanding natural surroundings, offers numerous tourist attractions.


Located 50 km from Barcelona, it has been known as a mountain full of spirituality ever since it housed the shrine and monastery dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. Besides the religious component, Montserrat is a place that’s more than recommendable for hiking. At 1,236 metres above sea level, hikers will find numerous low and medium-difficulty routes where they’ll be able to take in the rocky massif and a huge variety of vegetation, and where they’ll also run into some beautiful small chapels.

Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park

Just a little overan hour by car from Barcelona is the second largest park in Cataluña. It’s a 30 km long mountainous barrier located in the regions of Alto Urgel, Cerdaña and Berguedá, in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees. Water and limestone rocks have formed a beautiful landscape that includes the highest mountain ridges – Pedraforca (2,497 metres), Tossa (2,531 metres) and Puigllançada (2,406 metres) – and 8 signposted routes of low, medium and high difficulty that will delight all lovers of hiking, climbing and adventure tourism.

Montseny Nature Park

An hour and a half by car from Barcelona is the oldest park in Cataluña that was declared a biosphere reservein 1978. With around 30 signposted routes, the park allows you to discover three European bioclimatic landscapes: the Mediterranean, the Eurosiberian and the Boreoalpino.

El Garraf Nature Park

Located less than an hour by car from Barcelona between the regions of Bajo Llobregat, Alto Penedés and el Garraf, you’ll find a typically Mediterranean nature park. Along various routes and trails, mostly circular, you’ll discover the natural and cultural richness of the area. More specialised hikers will find long-distance trails, notably GR92 (Mediterranean trail) and the GR5 (lookout trail).

To hike this or other routes, always set off with appropriate clothing and the necessary equipment to practice hiking and nature activities.

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