5 getaways for hiking without leaving Barcelona province:

25th January 2024


5 getaways for hiking without leaving Barcelona province:

It sometimes seems that you have to drive a long way if you want to go hiking. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There’s a wide range of great options close to the city if you’re looking for a little outing to immerse yourself in nature. Here are some ideas so you can lace up your boots and start hiking.

At the foot of Pedraforca Mountain (Berguedà):

11-km hike from Saldes to Gósol offering views of the majestic Pedraforca. Fill your lungs with fresh, pure mountain air.

Further information: Pedratour


Interactive wine tourism (Alt Penedès):

Only 4 km to whet your appetite for a good glass of wine. Start at Foix Park, a unique site with Roman ruins and a reservoir, and follow the short route among vineyards to end up at the Vinseum, the museum of wine culture, in Vilafranca del Penedès.

Further information: Quatre passes


Between cliffs (Vallès Occidental):

Close to the Barcelona metropolitan area lies a hidden treasure: the Sant Llorenç del Munt Park. Start from the Visitors’ Centre in Mura and venture into its mysterious caves. A 4-km route suitable for all ages.

Further information: Emocions


Mysterious caves by the sea (Garraf):

A route for exploring the chasms and caves of the Garraf Parks. The activity provides adapted wheelchairs so that everyone can discover the secrets of these Mediterranean forests. Further information: Garraf and Olèrdola Parks


Industrial Heritage (Bages):

Immerse yourself in Manresa’s industrial past with the irrigation canal route, an 8-km round trip to La Bòbila, which will take you back in time to the county’s textile past.

Further information: Séquia Park


As you can see, Barcelona province offers many opportunities for active tourism, from the Berguedà mountains to the Penedès vineyards. So what are you waiting for?

No more excuses. Grab your backpack and set off on a route wherever you fancy. It’s time to enjoy nature.

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