Discovering Collserola: hike from Vallvidrera to Cerdanyola
DIFFICULTY: The trail is technically a bit challenging in some points, so long as there are some steep sections where you have to pay attention on where to step on, especially due to the humidity of the soil, which turns it to be a bit too slippery sometimes. The trail is a bit uphill at the beginning until Tibidabo, then downhill and with many ups & downs while we walk on the edge of the mountain. The last section is mainly flat. Timing 4 hours plus breaks.
DESCRIPTION: Collserola is the park of Barcelona, and despite most people do not know much about it, there are many hidden spots which well deserve a hike to be discovered. The shadow side of the mountain boasts many deep and humid forests that will let you forget about how close you are from the city.
We will start hiking from Vallvidrera up to Tibidabo to enjoy its privileged viewpoint over Barcelona. Then we will be hiking towards the “Turó de Magarola”, a rather unknown 360° viewpoint over both Barcelona and the Collserola mountain range. We will continue walking on the edge of the mountain through “el Cami de carena” a nice trail inside the forest from where we can see views of both sides of the mountain range between the trees. Shortly after the end of this trail we will arrive to Can Coll, a very popular picnic & barbecue area where to take a break before arriving to Cerdanyola, a short walk away from there. I expect to arrive to Cerdanyola around 13.30h, and so we can be in the center of Barcelona around 14.00h.
RECOMMENDED GEAR: comfortable sport clothes and sport or trekking shoes. Walking sticks are recommended.
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