Barcelona is a city which has a lot of charm. But also we can enjoy excursions near Barcelona with great attractions that are worth a visit and will bring you closer to the spirit and the Catalan way of life. Take the backpack and we start!
10 EXCURSIONS FOR THE WEEKEND NEAR BARCELONA TO ENJOY NATURE
FUENTES DEL LLOBREGAT
To appreciate the beauty and clarity of the virgin waters of the Llobregat River, you should go to Castellar de Nuch in Upper Berguedá. From there you will be able to take the comfortable and easy route, which takes about two hours, towards the Fuentes del Llobregat, with its peculiar waterfall among rocks.
Climb Tibidabo on bike is a challenge with an amazing views. Closer to Barcelona is the highest peak of the Sierra de Collserola, the Tibidabo mountain with its characteristic telecommunication tower and its amusement park at the top. Climbing to the top is a great venture for the panoramic landscapes and the sensations that you may experience whenever you stop to enjoy the nature. One very interesting path is a cycling route, with the starting point and arrival in l’Hospitalet, passing the picturesque neighborhood of Vallvidrera. You will make 32 kilometers with altitude difference of eight hundred meters, of an approximate duration of two and a half hours.
Discover one of Gaudí’s secrets. Everyone knows that Barcelona is the city of Gaudí. But the brilliant architect, author of creations such as the Sagrada Familia or Park Güell, also designed other wonders in places so close to Santa Coloma de Cervelló. It will not take you a long time to get there , and in the church you will experience an authentic architectural wonder of Colonia Güell.
SAU VALLEY – COLLSACABRA
For the Nature Lovers, fantastic Sau Collsacabra Valley is a priority. Located between the Montseny and the Pyrenees is a place where you can enjoy impressive landscapes, leafy forests, small traditional villages, …
The Bosc Animat is Fantastic for children. If you are traveling with children you cannot miss the Bosc Animat adventure. This multi-adventure park can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter how old you are, moreover it offers activities and options for adults.
The Benedictine monks have given to the Montserrat mountain a special charm. Apart from striking granite peaks and the landscapes, you can find the image of the Virgin of Montserrat, La Moreneta, who draws thousands of believers and pilgrims. Beyond religious reasons, tasting the traditional honey after an exhausting hike through the mountain is quite a treat.
MONASTERY OF SANT BENET
Another cultural interesting place is the monastery of Sant Benet. Its history goes back more than a thousand years ago and once you’re inside it feels the march of time and deep roots of culture.
SANT MIQUEL DE FAI
This route is good for everyone, both adults and children. During the trip, less than an hour from Barcelona, you will find a monastery from the XV century, caves, a great waterfall, picnic areas … In Sant Miquel de Fai there is fun for everyone.
NATURAL PARK OF THE CADÍ-MOIXERÓ
True adventurers and mountaineers cannot miss this natural park of the Cadí-Moixeró with famous mountains such as the Pedraforca and hundreds of routes through their forests.
Obviously the beaches and the sea, near Barcelona, are highly recommended. Among them are: the Anglesos of Caldes d’Estrach beach, the Dunes of Santa Susanna or the Roca Grossa of Calella.
As you can see, many tours to beautiful places with an fascinating culture, start in Barcelona. The Youth Hostel Pere Tarrés, is an accommodation in Barcelona ideal to discover its surroundings thanks to its location.