We visited the Monastery of Montserrat by following the path leading from Monistro to Monistrol de Montserrat. The massif of Montserrat is in the littoral chain north west of Barcelona. Monistrol is about 175 meters above sea level. There's a change in altitude of about 550 meters. We took a train to Monistral from the Barcelona Generalitat station in Plaça Espanya. Once in Monistrol, we went to the large Plaza de la Font where the red and white road signs begin. We climbed up Montserrat, which is a very busy route, and reached the monastery in about 2 hours. A portion of the road is composed of a flight of stairs with a considerable slope. The Monastery of Montserrat dates from the 12th century.
This is a long tour beginning in Vilanova. Climb along the promenade and find Pastera torrent (GR-92) that leads to Mas de l'Artís and then the Pla de les Palmeres. It's in the final cross under an aqueduct, follow the road for a few meters to get to the top of the dam. You can cross and take a tour along the entire reservoir.
These two locations are on the Catalan coast of Garraf. For this tour take the GR-92 from beach to beach. The section linking Sitges to Vilanova is about 14 km. The route begins in Sitges (you can go by train from Barcelona). It goes down to the promenade then heads to the hotel Terramar. Continue down to the Còdols beach to cross Ribes gully. Then, we followed a stretch of road leading to the Atlantis nightclub parking lot. At one end we found the path marked with red and white markings. From this point the road runs near the sea and parallel to the train tracks. During this route we passed by several beaches and coves. It took less than 2 hours to get to Vilanova. The path stopped in front of Far or Farola beach. This beach owes its name to a lighthouse next to the port. At Far beach you can also visit the remains of an old sea mill. We made our way along the Paseo de Vilanova to reach the beach of Ribes Roges. Here there is a breakwater with a large sculpture of Pasiphae, by the sculptor Oscar Estruga. After visiting this monument, we continued along the seafront. At its end, near the Place de Adarró you can visit the remains of the Iberian settlement of Darro in Sant Gervasi Turó. We continued to llarga beach and returned via the same path to Sitges.
The starting point of this route is the Coll Formic (1,144 meters), which is located at kilometer 26.4 of the B-5301 Santa Maria Seva Palautordera route. The Coll Formic (Collformic Cross) is at the beginning of the road up to Metagalls. After the first steps you'll come to a monument, more specifically a memorial sculpture to the fallen from the 10th and 11th of January, 1874 during the Third Carlist War. More than 60 men were captured near here and immediately shot. They were buried in the Coll Formic ice well. The monument opened on June 22, 193.
The first part of this route goes to Montserrat Monistrol, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Montserrat. We took the train, FCG Monistrol and then we headed to Plaça de la Font Gran, where the route itself starts. We walked up the Carrer de la Font to reach the Montserrat road. We crossed the road and continued along a wide path to the right. We continued until we reached the stairs to the road covering a steep slope, the road that runs parallel to the Via Del Zipper. We passed the upper station of l'Aeri and with stairs located along Zipper we accessed the Plaça de la Creu de Montserrat. We finished the first stage of the route and after resting a while, we started the second stage, namely the ascent to l'Albarda Castellana, situated in the district of Baix Llobregat. The route follows the road to Sant Jernoi. In less than half-an-hour we reached the Pas del Francesos, a narrow passage between two large rocks where the stairs are very vertical. French troops passed through here when they invaded the mountain in the early nineteenth century. About ten minutes before reaching the chapel of St. Jerome, there is a path to the left marked with bright yellow/blue markings, which lead to l'Albarda Castellana. The Senderao is not marked with the name of this peak but with the name of Cami del Francesos/El Bruc Collbató. Before reaching the top we had to overcome two difficult sections, namely a large stone and near the summit, the road is traversed by a wall that we had to be climb over.