Where to enjoy nature near Barcelona

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Where to enjoy nature near Barcelona

Did you know that enjoying both the city and nature is possible in Barcelona? Its favorable geographical position is one of the most outstanding features of the Catalan capital, as it is situated directly on the Mediterranean coast and is surrounded by charming mountains. Therefore, if you come to Barcelona, you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a vacation in a vibrant and dynamic city together with the magnificent nature of its surroundings. But what are the best places to go hiking? Here are our recommendations to enjoy the outdoors near Barcelona.


The Serra de Collserola natural park is the closest place to go hiking. Here you will find Mount Tibidabo, which is probably the most famous part of Collserola, where you can visit a beautiful church, a picturesque amusement park and enjoy incredible views of the city. However, Collserola is much more than that, and this mountainous area offers large spaces covered with Mediterranean forest. At the same time, it is very well-prepared for outdoor activities, and there are several hiking trails. That means you can enjoy a wonderful walk in the midst of breathtaking nature just 15 minutes from the city.


Montseny is one of the oldest and best preserved natural parks in Catalonia. It is located one hour from Barcelona, and is easily accessible by train or car. Here, you can take a walk and enjoy the beauty of its forests. Also, the trails are prepared for walkers, so there are hiking options for all ages. Of course, don’t forget that this is a mountainous area, so it’s important to be ready for the road to go up and down continuously during your hike. However, the views you will see are well worth it. In addition, there is no doubt that a day in its splendid cliffs, streams, meadows, and forests will help you to disconnect and recharge your energy.


The mountain of Montserrat is probably the best known part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Mountain Range. The site is located only 30 kilometers from Barcelona, and is easily accessible by the Catalan railroads and the funicular railway. Montserrat is known for its Benedictine abbey, which is considered one of the spiritual centers of Catalonia. In addition, for some years now, the site has also been home to a Buddhist community. In fact, it seems that the nature of Montserrat attracts a particularly calm and serene energy, and if you go, you will understand why. The majestic beauty of the rocky mountain range will make you feel awed and relaxed at the same time, and the magnificent views of the Catalan landscapes will make you want to come back here as soon as possible.

Ebro Delta

The Ebro Delta is one of the most important natural parks in Catalonia. It’s the point where the largest river in Spain flows into the Mediterranean Sea, and it offers a unique landscape, ideal to spend a weekend. It is located 180 kilometers south of Barcelona, and the easiest way to get there is by car (the trip will take approximately two hours). In the Ebro Delta you will have the opportunity to observe the incredible nature of the estuary, with wetlands, beaches, and marshes. In addition, in the surroundings you will find several small towns where you can stay. It is also one of the best places to witness the astounding sunrise over the Mediterranean, explore the outdoors, practice sports such as cycling, kayaking, sailing or just relax in the middle of nature. Don’t miss it!

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