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Hiking in Barcelona: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Land of history, culture and natural landscapes facing the Mediterranean Sea

Barcelona is a beautiful city in Catalonia, Spain, located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, about 120 km from the Pyrenees. It is not only one of the most populated and famous cities in Europe, with countless cultural, culinary and historical walks. Barcelona is also a strategic meeting point for hikers who seek to get away from the crowds and explore nearby wild and natural places. Montserrat is one of the most popular destinations near Barcelona: it is a massif with interesting places to visit as sanctuaries and monasteries. For those looking for a Mediterranean experience, Costa Brava is a must, right on the border with France. As you can see, Barcelona has a great variety of hiking options. Take a pick from our selection of guided trips below.

Top hiking trips | Barcelona

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FAQs: Hiking in Barcelona

Why should I choose Barcelona for my Hiking adventure?

Cosmopolitan air mixed with nature

One in five inhabitants of Barcelona is foreign. In addition, Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, which makes it a meeting point for many of the world's cultures. This feature is perfectly combined with the simplicity and natural solitude of its surroundings: mountains, national parks, ocean and rock formations.

Weather conditions

Barcelona has a privileged location that gives it a very mild climate throughout the year. The coldest time of the year is usually from December to February, when the average temperature is between 10 and 12ºC. Spring and autumn are very pleasant, with average temperatures ranging between 15 and 21ºC. As of May, the temperature rises and remains hot until the end of September. The hottest month is August, with an average of 29ºC.

Beaches

In addition to its historical monuments and its important cultural tradition, Barcelona has beaches where you can take a dip after an intense hiking day. Visit the area of Port Vell and Barceloneta, an old fishing town. If you move away from the center you can enjoy more unpopulated and quiet beaches, such as Nova Icaría Beach.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Barcelona region?

The majority of Barcelona's population speaks Spanish and Catalan.

What currency is accepted around Barcelona?

Euro

How can I get to Barcelona?

Being such a tourist city, you can get there by plane from any country, by train from other European cities, and even by boat if you come from the Balearic Islands (you can take your car on board).

What's the country code for the Barcelona region?

+34

When is the best time to travel to Barcelona for Hiking?

All year round, although especially from May to September.

What people are saying about Hiking | Barcelona

Taylor

5.00

Pere was amazing!! He was so kind and so much fun! We had the best hike with him through the Pyrenees. It was absolutely beautiful, and we loved being able to hike through the snow and getting to see the snow-capped mountains. It was INCREDIBLE.

Karen

5.00

My sister and I went on a trek with Ricard who was extremely experienced knowledgable and interesting he knew everything about the Montserrat mountains fauna history local knowledge the lot. We will be coming back for a longer trip. It was the high light of our Barcelona trip I cannot recommend Ricard highly enough.

Cara

4.00

Pere was awesome! Made us feel very comfortable and provide knowledge of the mountain/Spain while having a positive/fun attitude.

4.00

Ramon is a fantastic guide that gives you All including a little bit off his hard. We where 5 guys exploring the north off Spain trekking, that learnt a lot about hus great knoledge. Thanks, Morten.

Shannon

5.00

I was a bit hesitate to book with explore-share as I have never heard of it and am a women traveling alone looking for a hike to do in another country. I am elated I booked with Pere on a full day hike in the Pyreneess. Pere was very nice, funny and professional- he had lots of info on history, culture and of course everything mountainside. He brought snacks and bought coffee which was unexpected but very appreciated- he provided transportation & had lots of extra gear too! He was very good at judging my skill level and pushed me just enough as far as pacing and trail difficulty. I am so lucky to have chosen Pere as a guide! Internally it was a physically and mentally challenging hike; I would not of made it to the top if I was alone. If anyone is hesitating on which guide to pick I would say to look no further and go with Pere. It was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona and will remember it for years to come when looking for extra motivation & momentum on my next hikes.

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