You can find an oasis of peace in the middle of nature and not that far from Barcelona. And having a few hiking trails in the mountains near Barcelona, means you can practice your favourite sport again.
If you are staying in tourist accommodation and love nature and outdoor activities, you will surely be interested in learning where to go hiking. So today, this article by ShBarcelona focuses on the best hiking areas near Barcelona.
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A few kilometres from Barcelona, you can discover the uniquely shaped mountains of Montserrat. You can visit the monastery of Montserrat, where monks have lived for many years, and the church with the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta.
Admire this mystical mountain formation from the trails in the area or book an excursion by bus with a guided tour.
Parque de Collserola
Collserola Park begins in the upper part of Barcelona. It is one of the largest parks close to the city. There are signposted walking trails, and many of the routes have magnificent viewpoints.
You will encounter fountains and important architectural elements, like churches and monasteries, on your trail through the mountains. Read this article by ShBarcelona if you want to have lunch or dinner in the Collserola mountain range.
Parque natural del Garraf
Garraf Natural Park is one of the 12 natural areas belonging to the Province of Barcelona. Following a trail is easy, and paths that will lead you to the park’s natural beauty have been marked clearly. You can cross the Camino de les Costas, Masías del Garraf, the medieval tracks and the Miradores and Mediterranean trail.
Parque del Turó de la Peira
Without ever having to leave the city of Barcelona, you will also find several itineraries through various gardens and parks. Take for example Turó de la Peira park, from where the route will take you through the neighbourhood of Font d’en Fargas, Parque del Guinardó and Turó de la Rovira.
Experience the remarkable Mirador del Virolai, Cim del Carmel and Parque de la Creueta del Coll.
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Parque natural del Montseny
Montseny Natural Park occupies a large area, and although the park is located a little further from the city (at about 50 km), it is still in the same province. You can easily get there by car and take a day trip to the park. The area has been a natural park since 1978 and was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in the same year.
Parque de la Oreneta
Oreneta Park can be found in the Sarrià district in Barcelona. It must be said that once you are in the park, you absolutely forget that you are in a big city. This park is nothing but pure nature, and you can hike to different levels in the park. If you will visit the park with children, they will appreciate its unique feature: a miniature steam train. This train is permanent, and it can be found inside the park.
Parque de la Serralada Litoral
Hiking a mountain trail can be a big part of spending your day off in Barcelona. A great advantage of hiking in the Serralada Litoral Park, is that it is only 15 km from the city.
The park is located in the regions of Vallés Oriental and El Maresme. The Turó de Galzeran, which is 485 metres high, really stands out. This is the top of La Conrreria, and it has signposted trails and spectacular views from its viewpoints.
If you like hiking, ShBarcelona has even more information on hiking trails near Barcelona.
Besides hiking, what other activities near Barcelona would you recommend?