Switch off from work. Get out of your chair. Put your smartphone away … Look! Just a stone’s throw away from Barcelona, there are a host of natural areas where you can enjoy nature. Among iconic mountains, pine and holm oak forests, peaks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and quiet valleys, you’re sure to find an inviting setting that will have you reaching for your walking boots and backpack. Welcome to hiker’s paradise!
The pilgrim is perhaps the most ancient kind of tourist. Motivated by a desire for spiritual growth, pilgrims walk long distances, exploring new landscapes and different cultures with the goal of achieving a more sublime reality. Nevertheless, nowadays the profile of pilgrims has diversified considerably and religious routes have become more than paths to self-knowledge. Here you have 4 routes for modern pilgrims.
If you enjoy combining your walk with a swim, you’re in luck: you’ll find plenty of paths in the regions of Barcelona that are ideal for exploring the coastline on foot. Signposted and waymarked, they often boast information panels listing the characteristics of the route. A great deal of effort has been made with these paths to ensure that no one gets lost and that everyone can discover the beautiful landscape and nature of this part of the Mediterranean region.