Catalonia step by step: hiking routes

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Walking is possibly the oldest way to discover a region, but it is still the most effective. If you choose to walk through Catalonia, you will be rewarded with thousands of kilometres of routes.

Depending on the route you choose, the landscape will change as you travel, as well as the terrain and even the theme. Yes, the theme. Thematic routes are offered in addition to traditional itineraries, such as long and short paths or local trails, which will allow you to relive the Cathars' last steps through Catalan lands, or take you to the places that inspired geniuses like Picasso. There is much more to choose from based on what kind of hiker you are.

The hiking tradition of Catalonia is a bonus: more routes are added every year and special care is taken to keep them in good condition with correct signposting.

Unfold your map of Catalonia and decide where you want to explore first.
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The hiking tradition of Catalonia has led to the existence of lots of different routes, which are well signposted and maintained.

Outstanding hiking routes
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Here are some of the most popular hiking routes in Catalonia.
Els Encantats and the lake of Sant Maurici in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.    (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
GR 11: Sender dels Pirineus
El GR 11 o Sendero del Pirineo es el sendero de gran recorrido más montañoso de todos los que hay en territorio catalán. Recorre los Pirineos por su vertiente sur, desde el Cantábrico hasta el Mediterráneo, atravesando picos, valles, pueblos, bosques y cordilleras de una gran belleza y valor natural.
Path near Salarsa  (© Kim Castells)
GR 1: Sender Transversal
De Empúries a la Noguera Ribargorçana, la parte catalana del GR1 recorre el Prepirineo y cruza todo tipo de paisajes y municipios.
Cyclists near the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery in the Cap de Creus Natural Park  (© José Luis Rodríguez)
GR 92: Sender Mediterrani
Desde el Cap de Creus a la Sierra del Montsià, el GR 92 recorre todos los azules y la esencia del Mediterráneo en Cataluña. 
The Queralt sanctuary is often referred to as the "Balcó de Catalunya" (Catalonia's balcony) due to its view  (© Sergi Boixader)
Camí dels Bons Homes. In the footsteps of the Cathari
This route immerses the hiker in medieval history whilst admiring a landscape of stunning beauty. 
Cross in front of the church of Santa Maria de l’Alba  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Camí de Sant Jaume
El tramo catalán del Camino de Santiago empieza en el Cabo de Creus (Costa Brava) i finaliza en Alcarràs (Terres de Lleida), entrando después en tierras aragonesas. Algunos de los puntos de interés que se pueden ver durante el recorrido son el Monasterio de San Pedro de Rodes o Montserrat.
Church of Sant Miquel and Sierra of La Mussara  (© Miguel Raurich)
La Ruta de los Refugios
La Ruta dels Refugis es una travesía a pie por las sierras prelitorales de baja montaña de Prades y Montsant. Enlaza de manera circular cuatro refugios del Parc Natural del Montsant (Parque Natural del Montsant) y las montañas de Prades.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Acevi Val d'AranAcevi Val d'Aran
Acevi Val d'Aran
Vielha e Mijaran / Val d'Aran
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Located in a typical mountain building overlooking the Garona river, the hotel offers 58 rooms equipped with the amenities of a luxury hotel. Facilities includes a bar and restaurant and a spa.
Eth Refugi d'AranEth Refugi d'Aran
Eth Refugi d'Aran
Vielha e Mijaran / Val d'Aran
This establishment occupies a traditional mountain building typical of the Val d'Aran region and offers 48 comfortable and fully-equipped apartments. Its facilities include a lounge with fireplace, heated pool and hot tub spa.
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Camino Ignaciano. The footsteps of San Ignacio Camino Ignaciano. The footsteps of San Ignacio
Camino Ignaciano. The footsteps of San Ignacio
Igualada, Manresa, Monistrol de Montserrat, Alcarràs, Bellpuig, Cervera, Lleida, Palau d'Anglesola, el, Tàrrega, Verdú / Terres de Lleida
Ignacio de Loyola undertook a voyage in 1522 that would change his life. His travel through Catalan territory was decisive in his path to spirituality.  
Camí de Sant JaumeCamí de Sant Jaume
Camí de Sant Jaume
Artés, Bruc, el, Calders, Castellgalí, Castellolí, Estany, l', Igualada, Jorba, Manresa, Masies de Roda, les, Monistrol de Montserrat, Montmaneu, Roda de Ter, Sant Fruitós de Bages, Esquirol, l', Veciana, Vic, Amer, Bàscara, Borrassà, Cervià de Ter, Figueres, Girona, Jonquera, la, Olot, Peralada, Port de la Selva, el, Salt, Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Santa Llogaia d'Àlguema, Cellera de Ter, la, Vall d'en Bas, la, Vilabertran, Vilajuïga, Alcarràs, Anglesola, Bell-lloc d'Urgell, Castellnou de Seana, Cervera, Ivars d'Urgell, Lleida, Mollerussa, Palau d'Anglesola, el, Tàrrega, Vilagrassa, Vila-sana, Ribera d'Ondara / Terres de Lleida
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El tramo catalán del Camino de Santiago empieza en el Cabo de Creus (Costa Brava) i finaliza en Alcarràs (Terres de Lleida), entrando después en tierras aragonesas. Algunos de los puntos de interés que se pueden ver durante el recorrido son el Monasterio de San Pedro de Rodes o Montserrat.
The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot OlibaThe Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba
The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba
Artés, Calldetenes, Estany, l', Folgueroles, Manresa, Monistrol de Montserrat, Monistrol de Calders, Muntanyola, Montesquiu, Navarcles, Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Sant Pere de Torelló, Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer, Santa Maria de Besora, Esquirol, l', Sant Vicenç de Torelló, Tavèrnoles, Tavertet, Vic, Vilanova de Sau, Rupit i Pruit, Camprodon, Molló, Ripoll, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Vallfogona de Ripollès, Vidrà / Paisatges Barcelona
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The paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba is a route through the Romanesque art which links up the counties of Bages, Osona and Ripollès using the Bishop and abbot Oliba as the common linking connection.
 Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. An alpine landscape in the Pyrenees  Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. An alpine landscape in the Pyrenees
Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. An alpine landscape in the Pyrenees
Vall de Boí, la, Espot, Esterri d'Àneu, Torre de Capdella, la / Pyrenees
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A variety of routes running through beautiful landscapes.
100% natural. Adventure amongst mountains and volcanoes 100% natural. Adventure amongst mountains and volcanoes
100% natural. Adventure amongst mountains and volcanoes
Esquirol, l', Vilanova de Sau, Banyoles, Girona, Gombrèn, Olot / Costa Brava
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Do something out of the ordinary - go kayaking or swimming in the lake of Banyoles, go trekking in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, or pedal your way through the Carrilet 'Greenway'. In the Eastern Pyrenees, you simply can't get bored! 
Acevi Val d'AranAcevi Val d'Aran
Acevi Val d'Aran
Vielha e Mijaran / Val d'Aran
AvenueAlcalde Calbetó Barra20Vielha e Mijaran25530
Located in a typical mountain building overlooking the Garona river, the hotel offers 58 rooms equipped with the amenities of a luxury hotel. Facilities includes a bar and restaurant and a spa.
Adventure from the Cadí to Pedraforca. All-terrain activities Adventure from the Cadí to Pedraforca. All-terrain activities
Adventure from the Cadí to Pedraforca. All-terrain activities
Bagà, Cercs, Vallcebre, Alp, Organyà, Seu d'Urgell, la, Josa i Tuixén / Pyrenees
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Pedal, walk, climb, ski, canoe.... Be it on water, snow, mountains, whatever the terrain, whatever the time of year, there's always incredible activities and sport in the Pyrenees. Take a deep breath, it's time to go! 
Antiguo camino de Núria a QueralbsAntiguo camino de Núria a Queralbs
Antiguo camino de Núria a Queralbs
Queralbs / Pyrenees
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Esta ruta es una opción interesante para realizar una buena excursión, pero sin necesidad de tener una forma física excepcional. Se trata de un trazado descendente, de 890 metros de desnivel.
Camin Reiau. A journey filled with history Camin Reiau. A journey filled with history
Camin Reiau. A journey filled with history
Naut Aran, Bausen, Canejan, Vielha e Mijaran / Val d'Aran
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Recovering the old road that served as communication between different villages in Val d'Aran, this age-old route has been brought back to life.
Camino antiguo al Cap de CreusCamino antiguo al Cap de Creus
Camino antiguo al Cap de Creus
Cadaqués / Costa Brava
Camino que va de Cadaqués al faro del Cabo de Creus, pasando por Portlligat. Es un largo pero agradecido paseo, pues durante el recorrido se van viendo las bonitas calas del Cabo de Creus y la omnipresente silueta del faro.
Camino de Santiago para todosCamino de Santiago para todos
Camino de Santiago para todos
Monistrol de Montserrat, Port de la Selva, el, Alcarràs, Lleida / Terres de Lleida
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Propuesta de la Agència Catalana de Turisme para recorrer el Camino de Santiago desde el Cabo de Creus hasta Aragón. La ruta está concebida para que la pueda seguir todo el mundo, independientemente de su condición física.
Camí dels Bons Homes. In the footsteps of the Cathari Camí dels Bons Homes. In the footsteps of the Cathari
Camí dels Bons Homes. In the footsteps of the Cathari
Bagà, Berga, Saldes, Bellver de Cerdanya, Gósol, Montferrer i Castellbò, Odèn, Prullans, Seu d'Urgell, la / Pyrenees
This route immerses the hiker in medieval history whilst admiring a landscape of stunning beauty. 
Camí dels MonjosCamí dels Monjos
Camí dels Monjos
Sant Cugat del Vallès / Costa Barcelona
Sigue el camino que la leyenda dice que hicieron los monjes de Sant Llorenç del Munt para llegar a Sant Cugat en la búsqueda de unas tierras más productivas y menos aisladas.
Cistercian Route. Culture and hiking Cistercian Route. Culture and hiking
Cistercian Route. Culture and hiking
Agramunt, Tàrrega, Vallbona de les Monges, Aiguamúrcia, Montblanc, Prades, Valls, Vila-rodona, Vimbodí i Poblet / Terres de Lleida
This route combines the chance to see the rich cultural and historic heritage of this inland area and enjoying walks in natural surroundings.  
Càmping Bike&RunCàmping Bike&Run
Càmping Bike&Run
Lleida / Terres de Lleida
Bike&Run Lleida es un conjunto de caminos verdes de las Tierras de Lleida que pueden hacerse corriendo, practicando senderismo o en bicicleta de montaña (BTT).