Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia

Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia

Prices

From $875USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses, Apartments

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Highlights

Hike the mountainous, beautiful heart of Spain’s Catalonia region

Conquer the Montserrat Mountain to discover the monastery perched just under the summit.

Hike through the fascinating rock formations of the lesser-known Sant Llorenç Natural Park.

Explore endless kilometres of serene holm oak forests, far away from the hustle of everyday life.

Enjoy the charm of mountain villages and local hospitality as you unwind each evening.

Want to escape to a hiking destination far from your everyday life? Come to Catalonia, hiking through the mountains, meadows of wildflowers, serene biosphere reserves, and mountain villages where time seems to pass more slowly. The Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia is an adventurous getaway into a part of Spain that’s guaranteed to capture your heart.

You’ll awake every morning in hotels and guesthouses tucked underneath the sprawling hills and mountains, your kind hosts showing you the hospitality of Catalonia. Trek through woods, across terraced hills, and through meadows completely carpeted in wildflowers. Challenge yourself to climb Montserrat, discovering a mysterious monastery and expansive views of the Pyrenees. Trek through Sant Llorenç Natural Park, an underrated gem full of spectacular cliffs, quiet trees, and wildlife. With the freedom to go at your own pace, the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia is a deep dive into Spain’s fantastic landscapes you’ll look back on for a lifetime.

Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome Meeting in Montseny

Get ready for the week ahead with a welcome meeting in Montseny. This is your chance to prepare, ask questions, collect your information, and go over the route with a tour representative.

Ready to go, you’ll spend the evening enjoying Montseny at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montseny
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Natural Park of Montseny

Set out from Montseny after breakfast, hiking into the nearby natural park and biosphere reserve. You’ll pass through holm oak forests with birds overhead and animals around you. You’ll finish strong with a bit of a hill, but you’ll be well rewarded with a great view over the Pyrenees.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aiguafreda
Distance
23km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cliff Views and Wild Trails

You’ll enjoy a bit of an easier walk today, but the scenery is guaranteed to impress. Walk up to the Cingles de Berti cliffs, dramatic rocky formations that are definitely worth a photo. Continue along a trail with spectacular views across the Congost River and the Montseny massif- unforgettable!

You’ll hike past historical sites, through terraced fields, and past waterfalls. You’ll be picked up and driven to your hotel at the end of your trail.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bigues i Riells
Distance
16km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Forest Hikes

After savouring your breakfast and coffee, you’ll begin hiking through pine forests and pretty fields. Most of today will be spent on lovely forested trails. Your accommodations tonight are a small welcoming guesthouse, where the owner, Teresa, and her family await your arrival.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Sant Llorenç Savali
Distance
15km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Classic Catalonian Landscapes

Got your camera all ready to go? You’re going to want it today! You’ll be admiring the Catalonian Serralada Litoral Mountains all day, and the rolling mountains, carpets of wildflowers, and ancient ruins interspersed with quaint villages will delight you.

You can climb up to La Mola peak (optional) if you want a real birds-eye view, and then it’s down to Mura, a medieval village nestled into the rolling hills.

Overnight Location
Apartment in Mura
Distance
18km or 24km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Sant Llorenç Natural Park

Saying goodbye to Mura, you’ll walk through a sparsely-populated region mostly dominated by Mediterranean pine forests. The hidden gem of Sant Llorenç Natural Park is waiting to be discovered by you, so spend some time strolling its dramatic rock formations.

You won’t want to leave the park, but dinner and time to rest in Rellinars will be welcome tonight.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Rellinars
Distance
20km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Mountains of Montserrat

Begin the morning by setting out towards the monastery with Montserrat mountain silhouetted behind. The mountain will be your ever-present companion today as you ascend to the El Cavell Bernat, El Serrat de les Barretines, and El Serrat del Vent rock formations.

If climbing all the way up to Montserrat Monastery is too much today, you can take the train from Monistrol de Montserrat (not included) to shorten your trip.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Monestir de Montserrat
Distance
12km or 17km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes

You’ve conquered Catalonia! Either head to the airport to depart or book an extension to spend a few more days in the area.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in Spain is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on whether you book B&B style or half-board.

Prices below are per person:

  • Per self-guided traveller with B&B option: $875USD
  • Per self-guided traveller with half-board option: $1,125USD
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Accommodation on the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia

This tour is based in hotels, apartments, and guesthouses. The hotels offer daily breakfast and comfortable rooms and are 2-4-star. Guesthouses and apartments are rural and charming.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room where possible, you can pay a supplement of $250USD. Solo travellers will be required to pay a $195USD supplement in addition to the applicable single room supplement.

Hostal Montserrat in Montseny

With clean, simple rooms, a nice restaurant, and mountain views, this hotel will be a great place to prepare for your big adventure.

Hostal L’Esquella in Aiguafreda

A common refuge for hikers in the area, this welcoming hotel provides a restaurant, bar, and rooms with great views.

Moli de la Torre in Bigues i Riells

This hotel mixes old and new, with contemporary touches in the rooms contrasting against exposed stone features. Enjoy well-appointed rooms and a great restaurant.

Hostal Cal Pla in Sant Llorenç Savall

While the rooms here are straightforward, you’ll be able to take advantage of WiFi, flatscreen televisions, air conditioning, and bike rentals during your stay.

Cal Carter Apartments in Mura

Outfitted with a kitchenette in case you want to try your hand at cooking, these apartments offer free WiFi, plenty of space, and a restaurant (in case you’re not as keen to cook).

Masia Casa Joana in Rellinars

With striking traditional architecture and a perfect mountain setting, you won’t want to leave this cozy, authentically Spanish retreat.

Hotel Abat Cisneros in Monestir de Montserrat

With tons of curb appeal, this impressive hotel and its fireplaces, festive bar, and big beds will make you feel right at home.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included. If you book the half-board option, 7 dinners are included. Wine is normally included with dinner.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour. Airport transfers are not included. Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary are included, except for the optional train transfer on Day 5.

Also Included

  • Detailed trip notes, GPS, maps, and guidebooks
  • Luggage transfers each day
  • Welcome meeting

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Half-board upgrade: $250USD

Frequenty Asked Questions about Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia

How hard is the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You’ll be walking long distances over many hours each day, sometimes taking on steeper routes and climbs. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia?

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included. If you book the half-board option, 7 dinners are included. Wine is normally included with dinner.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Montseny to start this tour?

You can fly into Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) or Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO). From either airport, you can take a train or bus to your hotel.

Is the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility in your day-to-day, but you should be comfortable with more independence than you’d have on a guided tour.

Where does the Hiking Tour in the Heart of Catalonia end?

The tour ends in Monestir de Montserrat. You can take a bus or train back to your departure airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to visit Spain for this tour is between May and late September when the weather tends to be warm. Those who prefer cooler temperatures for hiking may prefer to visit outside of July and August.

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We rate this tour as a 4/5. You’ll be walking long distances over many hours each day, sometimes taking on steeper routes and climbs. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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