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Mirador de la Torre Manresana, a Els Prats de Rei
© J. Bastart

Five circular routes

A selection of routes on foot through different regions where you start and finish in the same place without retracing your steps


We invite you to take a walk as we describe five circular routes in five different Barcelona regions. As you know, one of the advantages of this kind of signposted path is that the landscape you discover is always new, you never retrace your steps – unless it’s to branch off occasionally to see something of interest a few metres away –, and you’ll end up where you started. So put on a pair of comfy shoes and appropriate clothing, take some water and something to eat, and let’s get going!


Tona i castell de Tona

Tona footpath

If you do it on foot you’ll cover it in six hours. We say if because the Sender de Tona, in the Osona region, is also ideal for cycling. You’ll discover Muntanyola HIll and pass by the Shrine of Sant Pere. We recommend that you complete the getaway by visiting Tona and go up to the top of the hill that dominates the town, where you’ll enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the Vic Plain.

Cim d'Àligues, Sant Feliu de Codines
© Manuel Moreno

Ronda Codinenca

An ideal route to do with kids, it’s easy and takes around three hours. From Sant Feliu de Codines (Vallès Oriental region), you’ll delve into the surrounding forests with the outstanding natural elements of Vallbona stream and El Perer cliff. It’s a walk you can combine, for example, with a visit to the Cim d’Àligues, a centre specialised in birds of prey that you can see very close up, discover their great variety and watch them fly in the open air.

Les Dous
© Enoturisme Penedès / Consorci de Promoció Turística del Penedès

El Samsó path

Now you’re off to Alt Penedès. The so-called Camí del Samsó can be done in around five hours, and follows the upper basin of the Foix River and Pontons stream. As you can imagine for this region, there’s no lack of vineyard landscapes along the path, but you’ll also see country houses, woods and small populated villages. The starting point is Plaça de la Vila in Torrelles de Foix, and the places you’ll discover include the Romanesque Shrine of Sant Joan de la Muntanya or Les Dous, a recreation area with fountains with 35 jets.  

Torrelles de Llobregat

El Sol Blau route

If the last path began in Torrelles de Foix, we now suggest a route starting from Torrelles de Llobregat, in Baix Llobregat, on which you’ll be able to enjoy views across this region. It passes through the hills surrounding the village and can be done in around five hours. One of the culminating moments is when you reach the summit of Puig de Vicenç, from where you can see the Delta del Llobregat, Collserola and part of Barcelona and the Garraf region.

Torre Manresana, a Els Prats de Rei
© J. Bastart

Battle of Prats de Rei

The last itinerary we’ve chosen is marked by history. It’s a circular route in the Anoia region that traces the main settings of the Battle of Prats de Rei, one of the most important events in the Spanish War of Succession that took place between September and December 1711. You’ll tread on paths where over 50,000 men fought and that ended with the flight of Bourbon troops to Lleida. The complete route takes around four hours and passes by Els Prats de Rei, a village located amid the Segarra plateaus.

For more information on these routes, click on the link.


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