Viewpoints Trail (GR 5)

We discover five natural parks that frame the Barcelona metropolitan area on a captivating route that takes us inland from Sitges to Canet de Mar.

The GR 5 Viewpoints Trail runs entirely within the counties of Barcelona and is also known as the Natural Parks Trail, as it crosses several protected natural areas of great interest: the Garraf Natural Park, the Montserrat Mountain Natural Park, the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park, the Montseny Natural Park, and the Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park.

The route begins in the scenic coastal town of Sitges, in Garraf, and heads inland over the Garraf massif through the Penedès. It then links the pre-coastal mountain ranges of Montserrat, Sant Llorenç del Munt, and Montseny and, finally, returns to the sea through Montnegre-Corredor, hence reaching the beautiful sea town of Canet de Mar, in Maresme. The GR 5 is a highly varied suggestion that shows us many of Barcelona's sights: the sea with its fishing villages, the coastal and pre-coastal mountains, which are so differemt from each other, as well as the hilly agricultural lands of the Penedès and Vallès.


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Stage 1
Sitges - Olesa de Bonesvalls
16.9 km | +640 m / -404 m

Stage 2
Olesa de Bonesvalls - Gelida
15.2 km | +642 m / -718 m

Stage 3
Gelida - Can Parellada
13.1 km | +445 m / -365 m

Stage 4
Can Parellada - Montserrat Monastery
20.8 km | +1260 m / -814 m

Stage 5
Montserrat Monastery - Rellinars
15.2 km | +716 m / -1104 m

Stage 6
Rellinars - Sant Llorenç Savall
21.7 km | +1158 m / -1022 m

Stage 7
Sant Llorenç Savall - Sant Feliu de Codines
13.5 km | +508 m / -499 m

Stage 8
Sant Feliu de Codines - Aiguafreda
20.1 km | +990 m / -1066 m

Stage 9
Aiguafreda - Montseny
22.7 km | +1278 m / -1155 m

Stage 10
Montseny - Sant Celoni
22.3 km | +870 m / -1253 m

Stage 11
Sant Celoni - Sant Martí de Montnegre
9.7 km | +528 m / -183 m

Stage 12
Sant Martí de Montnegre - Canet de Mar
16.6 km | +587 m / -1064 m

The magnificent twelve

Do you like clean fresh air, unspoiled landscapes and exploring mountains and valleys along quiet trails? If you do, you will love the natural parks of the regions of Barcelona! Over a hundred thousand protected hectares have a lot to offer… So pick your destination and prepare your luggage. Peaceful rural tourism in contact with nature is awaiting you very close by.


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