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Hiking In And Around Barcelona

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Author: Kristin Lütke Wöstmann

Are you looking for a different way to spend your city trip to Barcelona? We have found a perfect alternative: hiking in and around Barcelona. Take a break from the busy city center with all its tapas, culture and many people! Go out and explore the countryside in and around Barcelona and go out for a great hiking trip. Do not worry, you do not even have to travel far, there are also options to hike inside of Barcelona. Keep on reading and check out the lists we made for you with the absolute the best hiking places so go ahead and check them all out!

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Montserrat National Park

The Benedictine monk mountain retreat is located northwestern to Barcelona, one hour away by train. From the top you have breath-taking views of some of the most unusual rock formations of Catalonia.

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Congost de Mont Rebei

The gorge of Congost de Mont Rebei marks the border between Aragón and Catalonia. It is an insider tip which offers a beautiful 8-km hiking trail in the Sierra del Montsec. But it is not for beginners!

hiking in and around barcelona tibidabo


With 512 m Tibidabo, also known as “Magic Mountain” is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola. The view over Barcelona and the Sea from up there is spectacular.

The Collserola Park

The Park is about 10 minutes away from the city center of Barcelona. It is the largest metropolitan park of the world and very popular with locals and families.

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Vall de Núria

Vall de Núria is located in the Eastern Pyrenees and surrounded by 3.000 metres high peaks from which flow a multitude of water sources and torrents.

Now that you have see all the different hiking options in and around Barcelona there are no more excuses! You can find hiking trails for beginners and professionals. Take a time-out from the busy city center full of tapas and full of culture and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside!



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