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.
Sitges - Olesa de Bonesvalls
16.9 km | +640 m / -404 m
Olesa de Bonesvalls - Gelida
15.2 km | +642 m / -718 m
Gelida - Can Parellada
13.1 km | +445 m / -365 m
Can Parellada - Montserrat Monastery
20.8 km | +1260 m / -814 m
Montserrat Monastery - Rellinars
15.2 km | +716 m / -1104 m
Rellinars - Sant Llorenç Savall
21.7 km | +1158 m / -1022 m
Sant Llorenç Savall - Sant Feliu de Codines
13.5 km | +508 m / -499 m
Sant Feliu de Codines - Aiguafreda
20.1 km | +990 m / -1066 m
Aiguafreda - Montseny
22.7 km | +1278 m / -1155 m
Montseny - Sant Celoni
22.3 km | +870 m / -1253 m
Sant Celoni - Sant Martí de Montnegre
9.7 km | +528 m / -183 m
Sant Martí de Montnegre - Canet de Mar
16.6 km | +587 m / -1064 m
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.