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Our Top 3 Private Nature Tours In Barcelona

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by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Chloe M.

Last updated : May 28, 20247 min read

Nature

Barcelona Tour Guide

 

Barcelona is a city that radiates romantic possibilities, thrilling even to the most weary of travelers. As one of the most popular destinations in Europe, Barcelona’s busy streets can prove to be quite overwhelming. Thus, it is only fitting that a quick natural intermission from the city’s highlights is due. Barcelona and its surroundings are well-equipped with sweeping mountains and gorgeous countryside, perfect for when you are in need of some quiet. 

 

As you take off for your adventure under the sun, you may start to feel finicky about leaving the city center in a foreign country. A quick message to one of our trusted local guides may help reassure you of your qualms. If you decide to book a customizable tour, so much the better to ease your mind. Either way, we believe that a nice, serene saunter through nature is never a bad idea. 

 

Sant Jeroni

 

 

The Montserrat mountain is only an hour away from the city, but boasts refreshing nature, interesting architecture, and rewarding views. Its massif, Sant Jeroni, sits at a height of 1,237 m (4,058 ft), and enjoys a panoramic view of the most amazing landscapes and cityscapes.

 

You will begin your hike at the Montserrat Monastery, where pilgrims of the Black Madonna flock to see the patron saint of Catalonia. If you come at the right time, you might just hear the angelic voices of the Escolania de Montserrat choir boys, already wonderful sights and sounds to behold even before you commence with your trek. If you would like to spend more time on Montserrat, you can ask our guides for the best trip lengths to suit your schedule

 

Make your way up the mountain, and you will soon find yourself at Pla dels Ocells where you will be asked to choose your own adventure. There are various trails leading to many amazing destinations such as Sant Benet, the Funicular de Sant Joan, and Sant Jeroni. As one of the most iconic areas on the mountain and the highest peak of Montserrat, we suggest that your first hike lead you to Sant Jeroni. Once you’ve passed the hermitage, keep a lookout for the Catalan Pyrenees, the Agulla de L'Elefante, and of course the expanse of crystalline blue that is the Mediterranean Sea.  

 

 

Vilafranca 

 

 

Locals call it a town with character, and with sprawling vineyards a mainstay in this Catalonian capital, Vilafranca del Penedès (now Vilafranca), remains a paradise of rolling green unbeknownst to most tourists. Visitors come for the cava, but little do they know that in this quaint countryside lie dozens of amazing nature trails for every level. 

 

For an easy walk, why not try the Hiking Loop around Vilafranca? It takes about an hour to walk the 4.8 km (3 mile) course. The trail is easily accessible and possesses a wonderful view of the vineyards of the Alt Penedès. For a more mature hike, why not go on a wine walk through the countryside? Here you will not only cover 2.4 km (1.5 miles), but also visit various vineyards where you can taste and enjoy Spanish wine fresh from the source. 

 

Vilafranca is blessed with wide expanses of land, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The great thing about the trails is that they aren’t only fit for hiking, but also for other outdoor activities such as running and biking. Another bonus - you probably won’t encounter many people on your nature escapade. Feel free to breathe the fresh air in peace. 

 

 

Costa Brava

 

 

On the northern border near France, you will find a world in itself in Costa Brava. The coastal region is colorful, both in land and sea, and is covered with over 220 km (138 miles) of hiking trails. There is nothing quite as refreshing as the sea breeze, and a coastal hike exploring sea coves and secret beaches will definitely tempt you to take this road less traveled. 

 

The trails of Costa Brava have changed throughout the years, first being made and used by fishermen to travel and police to catch smugglers, and later being restored for nature lovers to enjoy. Cami de Ronda is arguably one of the most scenic routes on the coastline. You will begin your coastal hike at Blanes and find yourself admiring the little fishing villages and historic watchtowers dotted throughout the rugged coastline. If time permits, we suggest you take a break and explore one of the fishing villages, such as Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc. These areas overflow with longstanding history, amazing people, and delicious cuisine. 

 

For a shorter but just as eventful route, go on and try the 7km trek from Cadaqués to Cap de Creus. Many famous people have come, gone, and lived in this beautiful area, including Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. Salvador Dalí, who spent his childhood here, calls it “a grandiose geological delirium”. He surely wasn’t lying. The bays beguile you for a swim, and the views of the Iberian Peninsula shine with inexplicable beauty.

 

The rocky trail holds scents of olive, thyme, and sage, and as you walk through the area, leagues of orchards will greet you with a smile. Wherever you end up finishing your trek, you are bound to leave the coastal region feeling satisfied. Besides, Costa Brava translates to “rugged coast”. With a name like that, it is highly unlikely you will not have an adventurous holiday. 

 

 

Conclusion

Whether it is paths tender with lush leaves, or rocky trails leading to panoramic sea views, Barcelona and its countryside pack a huge punch. Visit Barcelona and its green spots with our professional guides and experience a holiday that will be impossible to forget. 

Barcelona Tour Guide - Christian H.

Christian H.

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Spain

I left Germany 23 years ago and have been living in Barcelona for 12. I am an experienced world traveller having visited more than 40 countries on all continents. When coming to Barcelona I developed a passion for its architecture, the rich history & the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning passion into a profession I became a tour guide and founded my own company specialising in off the beaten path tours and historic walking routes. We offer private tours. This way we can guarantee a high level of intimacy. For us it is important that there is also time for personal conversations. We love to learn about the lives of our guests. Our mission is fulfilled when you got the feeling that you discovered Barcelona with a friend who happened to know a lot about the city. Catch The Barcelona Feeling with me!                                                                                                                                 

Barcelona Tour Guide - Juliana G.

Juliana G.

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Spain

I am a dedicated professional tour guide with 16 years of experience in the tourism industry. I am an avid traveler who has dedicated my life to seeing the world, seeking out new experiences, and learning from different cultures. I hold two degrees – a Masters in French Literature from La Sorbonne University in Paris and also a degree in Languages and Socio-Cultural Studies. I began my work as a tour guide in Paris with a multi-national tourism company where I was quickly promoted to focusing on training other guides, in addition to providing my own tours. After six years in Paris, I fell in love with Barcelona during a summer trip to the city. I soon thereafter moved to Barcelona where I now call home – and where I started guiding with the goal of providing my guests the most exquisite, personalized and unforgettable tours possible. It is truly my passion to reach deeply into my knowledge of the art, culture, history and cuisine of Barcelona to give my guests a full understanding of Spanish culture from the unique perspective of a local.                                                                                                                                 

Barcelona Tour Guide - Ferran P.

Ferran P.

Spain

My name is Ferran, a passionate local from Barcelona. I'm the kind of person who's always in a good mood, always looking on the bright side and passing that energy around to anyone with me. I love my city and have dedicated the last 6 years of my life to get to know better it's establishments and their centenary family stories. I'm also a wine enthusiast, son of a sommeliere and a complete and utter history nerd. If you're interested in authentic establishments, food, wine and history you have found your guide.                                                                                                                                  

Barcelona Tour Guide - Sandra B.

Sandra B.

Spain

My name is Sandra. I have US nationality. Early childhood in California and grew up in Barcelona but... born in Bolivia. I feel very lucky having a diverse family background. I have worked in sales, marketing and event organizing. I also have dedicated almost 30 years of my life to study and follow the path of Western Esoterics and Spirituality. I've always heard and read: "Do and share what you love". I really enjoyed meeting new people and showing them around Barcelona, so I decided to also add my deep passion for spirituality and offer a different experience of this great city.                                                                                                                                 

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