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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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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