Montblanc to Prades circular hike via Ermita Sant Joan

Summary More or less circular route from Montblanc to Prades and back following the GR175 (The Cisterian Route) and 171.2 in one direction and taking the 171 back. This Montblanc to Prades circular hike could be done in two days carrying minimal gear and staying in accommodation in Prades, but it is better stretched out …

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Hike from La Garriga to Figarò via the Cingles de Bertí

Summary This is my favourite day hike from Barcelona. Just 30-45 minutes by train from the city centre, this route provides some truly spectacular views! Els Cingles de Bertí (Berti’s Crags) This is, without doubt, one of my favourite routes to visitors on, as it is just a short 30-45 minute train journey from the …

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Torellò – La Cabrera – Cantonigròs – La Foradada – Manlleu

Summary A weekend’s hiking accessible from Barcelona by train in a couple of hours. A great mix of rolling farmland and imposing rocky outcrops and plunging ravines. An easy path though lots of KM. Could be split over 3 days if necessary. The Sanctuary of Cabrera is a truly magical place to visit. Located at …

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Tagamanent easy day hike from Barcelona by train

Tagamanent – 1000m peak day hike from Barcelona by train

Summary Tagamanent is a great choice for a 1000m+ peak that you can easily do in a single day trip accessible by train from Barcelona. Tagamanent is a 1056m peak in the Montseny Massif mountain range. It’s a great option for a day’s hiking trip from Barcelona, as the peak can be easily reached from …

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The Monastery of Montserrat from Monistrol de Montserrat FGC Station

Montserrat is perhaps the most iconic mountain of Catalunya, replete with history and myth, and very easily accessible from Barcelona so perfect for a day trip. Montserrat is Catalan for “Serrated Mountain”, due to its myriad of distinctive “puntxes” (needles) that mark the skyline, easily visible from Barcelona on a clear day. The rock is …

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Pedraforca summit (2506m) from the Mirador Gresolet – Lluis Estasen Refuge

Summary Located in the Pre-Pyrenees, within the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park in the comarca of Berguedà, the mountain’s striking twin peaks, coupled with the fact that it stands alone on the horizon, have made Pedraforca one of the most famous and emblematic mountains in Catalonia. Pedraforca The name Pedraforca means “Forked Rock”, referring to its distinctive shape …

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