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The 3 Monts is a hiking route that links the natural parks of Montseny, Sant Llorenç del Munt and Obac and the mountain of Montserrat, taking in the protected rock faces of Bertí and Gallifa in the Montcau Valleys. Divided into six stages of varying distance, the trail can be covered in six days: the longest stage is 24 kilometres long and the shortest slightly more than three. They are not excessively long stages nor are they technically difficult, but they do have some quite steep climbs, so it is advisable to do some training beforehand.
You will start in the village of Montseny, go up to the Calma plain and continue walking through the amazing mosaic of landscapes of a natural park that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. After Tagamanent, you will arrive at the historic site of Sant Miquel del Fai – a medieval enclave located between the waterfalls of the rivers Rossinyol and Tenes – before continuing to Sant Feliu de Codines. From this village, the trail will take you to the Ecological Sanctuary of Gallifa – a site perched on top of a large solitary crag, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the rocky landscape. The following stages take in the Sant Llorenç Savall and Mura trails in a setting full of myths and legends, before finishing at the Monastery of Montserrat – one of the cultural, spiritual and religious symbols of Catalonia.
The 3 Monts trail is not interesting just for the possibility of discovering the natural and historical heritage of the interior of the province of Barcelona. Its gastronomy is another highlight of a journey in which you can sample local products, such as mushrooms from the Montseny massif, chickpeas from Mura, wines from the Pla de Bages Denomination of Origin and delicious handmade ricotta-type cheese from Marganell. Bon appetit!
Check out the details of the stages on the website of the 3 Monts trail.