HIKING/WALKING/RAMBLING/MOUNTAINEERING

Catalonia is one of the most mountainous regions in Europe. The diversity of its mountain landscapes (Mediterranean, central European and alpine), of the forms of its relief (spires, volcanic craters, round-topped hills, sheer cliffs, jagged peaks and more) and its rocks (volcanic, limestone, conglomerate, slate and so on) create a visual attractiveness and a contrast of colours and shapes which is unmatched in Europe. 

On walks within a short distance of Barcelona you can admire the unparalleled spires of Montserrat, go into one of the 40 volcanic craters of La Garrotxa, climb up to the dizzying cliffs of Collsacabra, scale peaks 1,700 metres (5,500 feet) up in the Montseny hills, just 15km (9 miles) from the sea, stroll through the Mediterranean woodlands of the rounded Montnegre or Collserola hills, enjoy treading the carpet of grass covering the Montgrony mountains, which rise to nearly 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) or even, if you are fit, climb to the rocky roof of Catalonia, 2,500-3,340 metres (8-10,000 feet) up.

Walking along as you breathe in the intense smell of the Mediterranean herbs, the damp of the mosses in the stream beds and humid beech and oak woods, or being dazzled by the explosion of colour of the alpine flowers – a treat for your senses! Views which will remain imprinted on your memory for ever.

The outing is tailored to suit you, in terms of length (half a day, a whole day or several days), difficulty (hours walking and accumulated climbing), going (rocky ground or level, grassy ground) and type of relief (spires, cliffs, round hills, jagged peaks, etc.) and, of course, the chosen location (Montserrat, Montseny, Montnegre, Cadí-Moixeró, Collserola, etc. Natural Parks). Everything is carefully planned to make sure the trip fits what you want like a glove.  

Your guide is an expert in mountaineering (a member of the national federation) who is also highly knowledgeable about the geography, flora, fauna, habitats and traditional and modern uses made by people of the mountains of your choice.