Catalonia is a beautiful region to explore on foot and perfect for a walking holiday in Spain. This self-guided walking tour will take you on signposted trails North of Barcelona from Montseny to Montserrat. Enjoy the wonderful rolling landscapes on the Montserrat hiking trails which you will get to experience on this walking tour. Holidays in Catalonia are great for discovering many ancient homesteads which are often constructed with natural dry stones; some of which have been converted to hotels.
The hiking tour in Catalonia finishes in Montserrat which was a key town in Catalan spiritual life. The Montserrat Monastery has been home to hundreds of monks living an ascetic existence, but it was also an extremely important enclave for pilgrims from all over Europe, who came to pray to the Virgin and atone for their sins. Being in the true Catalan countryside you will sample the typical cuisine of the region.
Why not book a walking holiday and embrace the heart of Catalonia.
This is a hill walking route involving mountains of low altitude and little technical difficulty. However, the route poses differences in altitude, with walking times of between 5 – 6 hours each day. The total altitude gain for the week 3715m.
Hostel Montserrat www.hostal-montserrat.es
Hostal L’Esquella www.hostalesquella.com
Molí de la Torre www.molidelatorre.cat
Hostal Cal Pla (rural hotel) Modern style manor house, www.hostalcalpla.com
Cal Carter Apartments www.calcarter.net
Mas Casajoana (rural hotel ) www.masiacasajoana.cat
Hotel Abat Cisneros www.montserratvisita.com
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival to Barcelona airport and transfer to Montseny about 35 miles from Barcelona.
Today’s walking route starts in Montseny and enters into the Montseny Natural Park, which was declared Biosphere Reserve. You will be walking through holm oak woods and along a very clear path, then you have an ascent of 1195 metres, from where you will see some spectacular sights of the Park and the Pyrenees in the distance.
Today is an easier walk, but you have also had an ascent towards the Cingles de Bertí rocky cliffs which is spectacular. From here, the panoramic views to the east, both over the Congost River Valley and the El Montseny Massif, are truly unforgettable. The path will continue through rolling hills, passing by historical areas, medieval sites, natural landscapes and a few waterfalls.
During this day, the path goes amongst pinewoods and agriculture crops for most of the day. You will continue on conveniently signposted dirt tracks and footpaths towards Sant Llorenç Savall, always walking on the very rustic wooded terrain. In Sant Llorenç, Teresa and her family are waiting for us to offer a fantastic meal.
This route today provides an opportunity to experience some of the most emblematic landscapes of the Catalonian Serralada Litoral Mountain Range. These Mediterranean peripheral mountains have two of their most unforgettable enclaves in the La Mola and El Montcau peaks. At the end of the day, you will finally discover Mura, a medieval village that sits within the silence of these mountains. Climbing up to La Mola is optional, this is approx. 8km more (there and back)
Between Mura and the town of Rellinars, the route will enter predominantly deserted areas. The essence of the landscape will be the Mediterranean pine woods, a broken landscape irrigated by one watercourse after another. We will discover the spectacular hidden side of the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt.
Between Rellinars and Montserrat, the mountain will approach us. The Montserrat Mountain has pointy type peaks and as you ascend, you will enjoy the consecutive shapes of El Cavall Bernat, El Serrat de les Barretines, El Serrat del Vent, El Montgròs. We are sure you will not see any other Mediterranean summit more spectacular. Montserrat certainly is the sacred mountain per se.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane to Barcelona airport where a transfer to first accommodation is included.
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