Barcelona has much more to offer than the typical tourist attractions and crowded beaches. If you are a nature lover and you enjoy hiking, the city has many options to offer. Hiking in Barcelona will discover you the city from a new and amazing point of view.
From Barcelona’s hills of Tibidabo and Montjuic you will have privileged views of the city and at Collserola Natural Park you can immerse yourself in amazing nature just by the city limits. Whatever your expectations for Barcelona are, do not forget your hiking shoes because hiking in Barcelona is a great way to discover the city!
“La Carretera de les Aigües” is a privileged balcony over Barcelona with easy access, by public transport, which presides the Collserola Natural Park. It receives his name from the old route of a water conduction, which provided Barcelona with water.
With its near 10 kilometers in length and a maximum high of 450 meters over Barcelona, is one of the most popular hiking trails among Barcelona hiking lovers. From Sant Pere Màrtir to Plà dels Maduixers, the viewpoints of Barcelona are simply perfect. Through a simple flat walk, the views over the city will take your breath.
How to arrive: Bus 196 to Pl del Doctor Andreu – Funicular del Tibidabo / FGC Funicular de Vallvidrera to Carretera de les Aigues.
Tibidabo hill is visible from almost anywhere in Barcelona. With its 512 metres is the highest mountain of the Collserola mountain range. Very famous for the old amusement park inaugurated in 1905 which is one of the oldest in the world still running. It is also the place of the Torre de Collserola telecommunications tower designed by Norman Foster and the Sagrat Cor church, both prominently visible from most of the city of Barcelona. This area is one of the best for hiking in Barcelona, with a great network of hiking trails.
How to arrive: You can take the Funicular del Tibidabo all the way to the top or hike from Plaça del Doctor Andreu (Bus 196 or Tranvia Blau).
Montjuïc mountain, located by the seafront, is the “green lung of Barcelona”. Montjuïc means “the mountain of the Jewish” because remains of a Jewish graveyard were found here. Montjuïc hosts beautiful botanical gardens, and offer breathtaking viewpoints of the city, making it a great place for hiking in Barcelona. On top of the hill there is the Montjuïc Castle. Many of the best hiking trails are located around this area. Montjuïc also hosts many of the sports facilities from the Barcelona 1992 Olympic games in an area known as “l’Anella Olimpica”.
How to arrive: Metro Espanya, Funicular de Montjuïc from Paralel metro station and Funicular del Port.