The hills of Montserrat are protected acres pine integers about an hour away from Barcelona. A paradise for hiking and climbing, near the sea and the beach. To go to Montserrat, you just need to take a regional train from Barcelona, with FCG, which brings you to the foot of the hills. After we came up with a zipper, which comes in front of the monastery of Montserrat, excavated in the rocks of the mountain. It is a place of pilgrimage, where the Virgin appeared. From there, the tourist office gives you a map with routes, most are twists and turns that can take up to 4 hours, and other times you can go to another station to return home, on the other side of the mountain. If you like to walk, you can go down the mountain on foot, which is nice but the last part is on a busy road. The best thing to do is to go up to the monastery because the view is lovely, and if there is good weather you can see Barcelona and the ocean. You must bring sunblock, though!
From Tona or Sant Celoni you can get to this magnificent mountain range that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You'll be surprised that it's relatively close to Barcelona, and that this large, forested area has been preserved intact in the Atlantic and Mediterranean area, and that it provides shelter for animals like badgers and the gray dormouse. For more information go to Tona cottages: Http://www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/barcelona/casas-rurales-tona_rm-es-8283.htm
The Garraf Natural Park is so close, yet so unknown. It's perfect for hiking, caving or climbing and, of course, for a stroll while enjoying the scenery, wildlife or flowers. The landscape is different, hard and rough, and offers an explanation of hardness in which the area's inhabitants lived.
Collsacabra Natural Park is situated in the province of Barcelona. In this small and beautiful Natural Park you can find many Romanesque chapels and medieval villages such as Rupit latter, Tavertet Pruit and walk the cliffs that fall on the swamp. Collsacabra is watered by rivers and beautiful waterfalls. There is a vertical drop waterfall in the stream of Foradada. Les Gorgues is also well known for its varied vegetation with beech and oak that give it an almost Mediterranean feel.
The source of Sant Marcal is a fountain located in the natural reserve, "Montseny", in Catalonia. This fountain is at the beginning of the trails and guided tours.
It is m magical place during the day and night.The sound of falling water, of wildlife and the cold wind of the mountains- along with its isolation from civilization- make it spectacular.