5 Hikes in Collserola and Beyond

Collserola is the largest metropolitan park in the world, 8 times larger than the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, and 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Living in Barcelona, this expanse of unspoiled nature is just a short metro ride away.

Hike from Palamos to Calella de Palafrugell

The Camino de Ronda (GR-92) from La Fosca beach in Palamos to Calella de Palafrugell is one of the most spectacular walks along the Costa Brava.     See also: Hike from Sitges to Vilanova Along GR-92

Hike from Cadaqués to Far de Calanans

The hike from Cadaqués to the nearest lighthouse, Far de Calanans takes you past several beaches and coves and in parts leads along a narrow cliff path, offering stunning views. The hike begins with walking past Plaja de Portdoguer, pictured above. Looking back at Cadaqués, in the foreground is Cala Sa Conca. The path as it crosses above Sa … Read more

The Three Hills Walk

This is a beautiful walk of about 6km within the city that takes about 2 hours, winding through the districts of Gràcia, Carmel and Horta-Guinardó. Along the way we pass three hills: Coll (249 meters), Carmel (267 meters) and Rovira (261 meters).

Collserola Hike: Canyelles, Roquetes and Torre Baró

This hike begins just off Plaça de Karl Marx, in the Barcelona district of Canyelles. The Canyelles (L3) metro stop is a short within a short walk. The trail into Collserola is the old path of Saint Lazarus. After a short distance it leads to Can Masdeu, a squatted social center, residence and community garden. It was … Read more

Sant Jeroni de la Murtra and Puig Castellar

Monasterio de San Jerónimo de la Murtra

The monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra was built in the Gothic style at the beginning of the fifteenth century. It is situated in the Sierra de Marina park to the north of Barcelona. The monestary belonged to the Catholic order of the Hieronymites and was founded in 1416 by the merchant Bertran Nicolau, on the old house … Read more

Hike from Barcelona to Sant Cugat

This hike from Barcelona to Sant Cugat begins on the GR 6 trail beside the Parc del Laberint d’Horta. The nearest metro is Mundet (L3) just about 5-10 minutes from the Labyrinth and the entrance of the trail. The hike begins with a steep uphill walk to the crests of Collserola and la Carretera de las Aguas. Walking … Read more

Hike from Vallvidrera to Tibidabo

Baixador de Vallvidrera station drops you off right at an entrance to Collserola park. The path leads past Museu-Casa Verdaguer, dedicated to the Catalan writer Jacint Verdaguer. Follow the signs to Turó del Puig. Along the way are some beautiful views of Sagrat Cor church from the back. The hike is fairly short, less than 8km. Getting closer … Read more