Barcelona is known for its natural beauty and mild climate, making it an ideal destination for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. From nearby mountains to urban parks, Barcelona offers a variety of routes to explore on foot or by bicycle.

In this post, I will guide you through some of the best hiking and biking routes in and around the city, so you can enjoy nature and adventure while discovering Barcelona’s most breathtaking landscapes.

Hiking Routes

Collserola Natural Park

A few kilometers from the city center, the Collserola Natural Park is the green lung of Barcelona and offers a wide network of trails to explore. From easy routes for beginners to more challenging trails for experienced hikers, Collserola has options for all levels. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, forests and


For a unique hiking experience, head to Montserrat, an impressive mountain located less than an hour by train from Barcelona. Climb to the top for spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and visit the famous Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia.

Cycling Routes

Girona Greenway

If you are a cycling enthusiast, don’t miss the Girona Greenway, a cycling route that follows the old railway line between Girona and Olot. Enjoy a smooth, traffic-free ride through picturesque landscapes, charming villages and historic tunnels as you explore the Garrotxa region.

Carrilet Route

Another option for cycling lovers is the Carrilet Route, which follows the old narrow-gauge train route that connected Olot and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. This cycling route will take you through farmland, lush forests and charming medieval villages while enjoying the rural scenery of the Selva region.

Whether you prefer to explore Barcelona on foot or by bicycle, there are a wide variety of routes to discover the most impressive landscapes of the city and its surroundings. From nearby mountains to urban parks and coastal routes, Barcelona offers endless opportunities to enjoy nature and adventure while immersing yourself in the beauty of this incredible city.

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