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.

The Ritual Stone of Collserola

According to scholars, the stone pictured above is a megalithic monument that was used in rituals some 4,000 years ago. It is hidden in the forest of Collserola, not far from Tibidabo. The stone measures one and a half meters long by almost one meter wide and has 12 mysterious petroglyphs (man made cavities), some … Read more

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

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