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GR 5: Path of the natural parks -Sender dels Miradors


Contact details

Barcelona  (Catalonia)
Federació d’Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya. Barcelona
feec@feec.cat
www.feec.cat
Tel.:+34 93 412 07 77
Fax.:+34 93 412 63 53

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Barcelona

Barcelona

Description

This passes through extensive, open areas of countryside, beginning and ending on the Mediterranean coast.It traces a belt around Barcelona at a radius of around 50 km., crossing five natural parks.

The GR 5 starts in Sitges and enters the Natural Park of El Garraf, a land of karstic nature and very peculiar vegetation, alternating hills with abysses.It then drops down towards the vineyards of El Penedès, with its sparkling wine industries.It later climbs to Montserrat through Collbató, joining the GR 172 to reach the sanctuary of the Patron Saint of Catalonia, in the Natural Park of Montserrat. From here, the route heads for La Serra del l'Obac, the Natural park of Sant Llorenç de Munt and passes through Sant Llorenç Savall and Sant Miquel del Fai, with its spectacular waterfalls.It drops down to Aiguafreda and climbs to El Tagamanent, before entering the Natural Park of El Montseny. After passing this massif, the path drops down to Sant Celoni before climbing back up, crossing the Coastal mountain range through the Natural Park of Montnegre before finally reaching Canet de Mar, an obviously coastal town.

Route details

Departure point: Sitges
Arrival point: Canet de Mar
Difficulty: Difficult
Distance (km): 214
No. of stages: 8


Itinerary

Principal:

Sitges (Barcelona) - Olesa de Bonesvalls - Gelida - Beguda Alta - Collbató –Montserrat (GR 172) - Aiguafreda - Pla de la Calma - Montseny - Sant Celoni - Sant Iscle de Vallalta - Canet de Mar (Barcelona).

Variante GR 5-1:

Coll de la Serra Llarga - Monastery of Montserrat, GR 5-2: Pla de la Calma - Fontmartina.

Services

Accommodation in Sitges, La Beguda Alta, Monasterio de Montserrat, Monistrol, Sant Llorenç Savall, Aiguafreda, Montseny, Sant Celoni and Canet de Mar. Supplies in all places with an inn or hostal and in Ordal, Gèlida, Collbató, Sant Feliu de Codines, Sant Miquel del Fai and Sant Iscle. Rail transport in Sitges, Aiguafreda, Sant Celoni and Canet de Mar. Buses in Sitges, Ordal, Collbató, Sant Llorenç, St. Feliu de Codines, Aiguafreda, Sant Celoni and Canet de Mar.

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