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Hiking in Catalonia

Experience the varied and beautiful Catalonian landscape and experience the region’s fascinating culture on your next hiking trip.

Situated in northeastern Spain, the Catalonia region is full of beautiful scenery. Barcelona may be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Catalonia but there is much more beyond the city. From the Mediterranean coastline to the Pyrenees mountains, it’s home to a wide range of excellent hiking spots.
 
 
 
 
 

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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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Kevin Bickard

5.00

July, 2022

4-Day Hike in the Cadi Moixero Natural Park in Catalonia

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Hans Gubbels

5.00

May, 2022

Circular traverse to Peguera peak (2,983 m)

I made the trip with a friend. Ramon is a knowledgable guide, he supported us in every way possible before and during the hike. We were not only dazzled by the breathtaking views but also what we learned about biodiversity was a bonus. We loved this 3-day trip! Thanks Ramon!

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.

Job de Laat

5.00

November, 2021

Circular traverse to Peguera peak (2,983 m)

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Edward

5.00

August, 2020

1+ day Trekking in Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Pyrenees

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Clara Gris

5.00

July, 2020

Muga river aquatic trekking from Albanya, Spanish Pyrenees

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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.

brandy stewart

5.00

September, 2019

Hut to hut hiking in Aiguestortes National Park, Spain

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Michael King

5.00

September, 2019

1+ day Trekking in Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Pyrenees

I wanted to send you an email regarding the amazing experience we had in the Pyrenees with our guide Ricard. He was an amazing guide and was able to answer any questions we had and also made the hike an incredible experience for me as a geoscientist. He also stopped for breakfast along the way and provided us with a very nice picnic to enjoy during our hike which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend this experience and Ricard was an excellent guide who takes pride in providing people the most optimal experience and being a very friendly person in general.

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.

Alexus Bond

5.00

May, 2019

2-day hike in the Aigüestortes National Park in La Vall Fosca

I had such a fantastic adventure. The scenery was gorgeous and we were the only ones in the park. Ramon was a pleasure and this excursion was everything that I hoped it would be.

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.

Matthew Jones

5.00

October, 2018

1-day Pedraforca hike near Barcelona

Xavi was wonderful. My daughter and I had a great climb. Early in our hike, while I was enjoying Xavi, I wondered if we really needed him. Then it became clear that it is easy to lose your way on Pedraforca and many do. It was much more enjoyable to have him with us and not have to worry about directions! We had some great conversations and learned a lot about Catalonia as well. Pedraforca itself is legendary, not because it is difficult but because it is so beautiful and unique.

Björn Lundström

5.00

July, 2018

1-day Pedraforca hike near Barcelona

Great Guide and trekking!

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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Good to know:

Country code

+34

Currency

Euro

Language

Spanish and Catalan

Best time to visit

All year round, although especially from May to September

How to get there

There are four main airports in Catalonia. Barcelona International Airport, Girona-Costa Brava Airport, Reus Airport and Lleida–Alguaire Airport. From those airports, you can drive or take a bus to your final destination

Weather

Spring is mild and pleasant across Catalonia, summer is warm with temperatures averaging in the mid to late 20s. The autumn tends to be wet and cool and the winter is cool on the coast and cool inland, with snowfall common in the Pyrenees

More info about Hiking in Catalonia:

Some great hiking spots include Montserrat mountain. This mountain has a a distinctive shape with its jagged peaks. The hike to the summit is around 5 km with a modest incline. The Alt Pirineu Natural Park is another great place to visit. There you’ll be able to hike through the highest peaks in the Catalonian Pyrenees. Why not hike along the coast too? Take advantage of the beautiful Costa Brava and hike the Camí de Ronda which snakes along the coastline. The Aigüestortes National Park is the only national park in Catalonia and is filled with excellent hiking trails.  

 

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