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Hiking in Barcelona

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Nyali Peiris Waser

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Hiking tour in Montserrat: the Monastery, Sant Jeroni (1,236m) & Agulles

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Colleen McArtor

4.00

May, 2022

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

The destination was spectacular! The hike was a bit more challenging than what we expected. Pere is a very experienced hiking guide. We think more of a conversation about how physically taxing the hike we were presented with should have taken place prior to beginning the day..

Stefano Sancassani

5.00

April, 2022

Montserrat day hike from Barcelona

We spent a beautiful day with Pere. He is a very professional guide, very knowledgeable both on the mountains, geography, and on history, art and culture. He helped us to enjoy hiking on the mountains and also visiting the abbey. He is a kind and nice person too.

Mad Madhura

5.00

December, 2019

Day hike among the magic stones of the Montserrat Natural Park near Barcelona

Ramon is very experienced and a wonderful trek leader. I enjoyed my hike in the Montserrat Natural Park!

Catrina Wang

5.00

October, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

Pere was great! He was very pleasant and patient with us, as we struggled going up the mountain. Highly recommend!

Shannon Hwinw

5.00

October, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

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.

Morten

4.00

September, 2019

Hike in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and Medieval Villages, day trip from Barcelona

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.

Toni Newton

5.00

September, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

We had a fabulous and unforgettable hike in the Pyrenees with Pere. He is a very knowledgable, safety conscious and experienced guide. He had water, snacks, and gear for us and took some really great pictures during the day which he shared with us. We also made a short stop before our hike for coffee and a snack as he went over the hike we would be taking and showed us a map of the trail and area, which was really nice for orienting us. This is a hike not to be missed, and I would highly recommend going with Explore-Share and not on your own unless you are very familiar with the trails and area.

Cara Vasta

4.00

August, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

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

Karen Williams

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day Trekking in Ports de Beseit, Catalonia

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.

Taylor Meadows

5.00

March, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

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.

Aya

5.00

December, 2018

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

Great guide! Pere adjusted the hike to our level, and made everything amazing for us. He is caring and responsible and has a lot of knowledge. We loved it. Highly recommended!!

Kayleigh

5.00

December, 2018

Half-day historical hiking tour of Montserrat, Barcelona

Ricard was amazing. It was everything I hoped for in my first hike. He picked a route that was perfect for my fitness level. I felt challenged but accomplished by the end of the 6.5 hour hike. I felt like Ricard and I were friends by the end of it. He was knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat and made sure to educate me about the trees, plants and the different mountain peaks during our adventure. I felt safe around Ricard and knew I was in great hands.  He’s a wonderful human and truly made this experience rememberable.

Sanne Løfberg

5.00

July, 2017

Montserrat guided trekking half day

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Sanne Løfberg

4.00

May, 2017

Montserrat guided trekking half day

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Barcelona

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+34

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

All year round, although especially from May to September

Language

The majority of Barcelona's population speaks Spanish and Catalan

How to get there

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)

 

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