Mas Vilar

Mas Vilar
17401 Arbúcies
+34 620 111 147

Capacity 15 people

Meal services only for clients (breakfast, dinner and lunch)

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The first texts found about Mas Vilar are from around 1255, and from then and on, we can read about the house in several writings about our region.

Mas Vilar is a 13th century farmhouse. It had been restored with the purpose to turn it into a guest country house, conserving the historical elements while providing it with all the modern comforts. This amazing house is located at an elevation of 590 meters, in the heart of Montseny Natural Park.

It has been equipped with an ecological system for both heating (with wood chip boiler), and heating water (with thermal solar panels). Ecological sustainability is very important to us.

The saline dechlorination pool is one of the most respectful options with the environment, and, of course, with people. The swimming pool is the best option for the hottest days.

In Mas Vilar we love nature and animals. We have four donkeys: Fort and Valent, Catalan breed; Cleo is from Cantabria and the smaller one is Tonet. We also have some chickens and gooses in the coop, and our dogs Troya and Bruc. All of them are part of our little family.

In Mas Vilar we offer dining service for our customers, so you can choose the daily menu for lunch and for dinner. We offer a homemade, natural and balanced cuisine, and we use local suppliers and ingredients.

All bookings include a complete buffet with typical Catalan bread, tomato, cold meat, butter and jam, sweet cakes, fruit, cereals, eggs, organic fruit juice, coffee and tea.

We love cooking using all kinds of vegetables, meat and fish. In case you needed a vegetarian option or you have any intolerance, please request beforehand so we can adapt the menu.

Noemí and Jaume are those who will make your stay in Mas Vilar as much as gratifying as possible.

Mas Romeu

Carretera d’Arbúcies a Viladrau, km. 8’5
17401 Arbúcies
696 490 288

Capacity From 2  up to 21 people. Mas Romeu owns three accommodation. It is possible to rent it independently or together.

Mas Romeu is formed y three rural accommodationestà which can be rent together or independently.

It owns a pool, a huge leisure area in the open aire, an ecological garden and a small farm with some animals: hens, birds, poneys, a donkey or some fish in the ancient washing place, which is considered architectonic heritage to preserve.

For bigger groups it is possible to combine the three houses.

La Masia

The biggest house. It has got two floors. Outside there is a porch with a barbecue, that can be used in an exclusive way.

It has good views to Montseny and to the peak of Les Agudes.



Small apartment with a whole area. Totally  restored and really welcoming. Ideal for couples or families with one or two children.

El Mirador

Apartment restored in 2006, while preserving the original architecture of the ancient house, with good views to the peak of Les Agudes, in the Natural Park of Montseny. Ideal for two families with children or groups up to 5-6 people.

Mas Romeu Ensemble

The three houses can be rent by a unique group up to 20-21 people. Ideal for a familiar group, a group of friends or for working and formation aims.

El Molí de Can Aulet

El Molí de Can Aulet
17401 Arbúcies
0034 972 860 765

Capacity Two independant spaces totally equiped for 2 up to 4 people in each one.

Restaurant Slow Food:

You will find us in a small valley close to Montseny Natural Park, in the village of Arbúcies (Girona Province). The rural house is an ancient mill from the 16th Century which is surrounded by fields and forests and close to a small river. It’s perfect to practice the rural tourism, to discover the Natural Park of Montseny and Guilleries, the city of Girona or to break out in Costa Brava.

Our small flock of sheep move free through the field close to the house…it is a very calm place…
when you spent some days here you will think that you are so far from everything!

There are two small independent houses annexed to the farm, El Cirerer i L’Estada

Restaurant Les Magnòlies


Pg. de Mossèn Anton Serras, 7
17401 Arbúcies
972 860 879

Festive day Monday and tuesday
Opening hours off  Lunch: from 13.00 to 16.00 Evening meals: Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 23.00

Restaurant Slow Food:

This mansion house or “Torre” was built in 1871 and is surrounded by three large magnolias which have given name to the restaurant which was opened in 1996 and totally renovated in 2006

The restaurant is a family business with space for 40 diners shared between two dining rooms and a marquee in the garden with capacity for 50 guests –an ideal location for groups and celebrations. At the head of the business are the husband and wife team of Isidre Fradera in the dining saloon and Roser Gumà in the kitchen. The restaurant menu is seasonal and seeks to bring the best out of each product, with personalised, creative cuisine with its roots in local culinary traditions.

Car routes

Routes for a whole day.

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Through Tordera Valley
Sta. Mª de Palautordera – St. Esteve de Palautordera – Montseny – Coll Formic – El Brull – Seva
A route of some 30 kilometres; discover the heart of the Montseny.

Places of Interest:
Arboretum to Santa Maria de Palautordera, Castell de Montclús to St. Esteve de Palautordera, the town of Montseny with a monumental box tree, the Iberian town of Montgròs to El Brull, the Church of Santa Maria at Seva.

Walking routes:

The route of the spring of La Font Ferrussa to the town of Montseny: an easy route of one hour following the GR-5. The route of the Iberian town of Montgròs;. A route which begins at El Brull combines a visit to the Iberian town. Possibility of a guided visit.


Through the west of MontsenySant Celoni – Campins – Santa Fe del Montseny – Sant Marçal – Viladrau
Sant Celoni – Campins – Santa Fe del Montseny – Sant Marçal – Viladrau
A 38 kilometre route with different views of a variety of landscapes in the Montseny area.

Places of Interest:
Can Casades (audiovisual display and information point) and the reservoir of the Pantà to Santa Fe, the hermitage and Font Bona to Sant Marçal, Espai Montseny in Viladrau.

Walking routes:
The Empedrat de Morou route, a two hour sign-posted route along the valley of La Vall de Santa Fe through the beech forest.


Through the humit areas of Montseny
Seva – Viladrau – Arbúcies – Breda – Gualba
A 57 kilometre route along municipalities which surround the Natural Park of Montseny.

Places of Interest: The Church of Santa Maria de Seva, The European Nature Centre at Vila-drau, The Ethnological Museum of the Montseny-La Gabella at Arbúcies, the monastery at Breda, The Church of Sant Vicenç.

Walking routes:
A route along the River of Arbúcies: a pleasant, easy walk along the banks of the River of Arbúcies to the town’s centre.

VTT routes

Lineal routes through Montseny:

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From Aiguafreda to El Brull 
A trail through the Serra de l’Arca, an isolated offshoot surrounded by escarpments. The route heads through pine and holm oak trees along well-travelled tracks, except between Aiguafreda de Dalt (3.41 km) and 5.92 km. The descent from El Brull to the valley of the El Pujol creek is slippery. Water can be found along the way, as well as fine views from La Calma of the escarpments of the Serra de l’Arca. Make sure you visit the cave-crypt of Aiguafreda de Dalt and the parish church of El Brull.

Distance: 23.52 km
Approximate time: 1h 45m
Overall climb: 530 m
Difficulty: moderate

From Aiguafreda to La Calma 
A route of incredible beauty crossing La Calma from end to end, along wide and well-travelled tracks. Despite the climb the ascent to the high plain of La Calma is fairly straightforward, thanks to the absence of sudden, steep inclines. The woods are mainly holm oaks. The path cuts through a small beach glade as it reaches Collformic. The region of La Calma, which stands out for its open, undulating contours, is surprising in its lack of a layer of tree cover, and the presence of large areas of heathland. You should take on water at the En Vinyes spring. The descent back to Aiguafreda includes a number of difficult sections, and others which can easily be missed. Take care.

Distance: 38.14
Approximate time: 3h 30m
Overall climb: 1030 m
Difficulty: high

Between La Garriga and Corró d’Amunt
A level and simple route, with only short and gentle climbs through what is the the driest region of Montseny. Typical plateau landscapes which are best avoided during the hottest months. The limited shade and few trees do at least offer an open outlook over the farmlands of olive trees and cereal crops which typify this more low-lying area of Montseny.
Take water with you: none is to be found except at La Garriga and Samalús. A perfect route for novice mountain bikers.

Distance: 16.66 km
Approximate time: 1h 30m
Overall climb: 255 m
Difficulty: easy

From Cànoves to Vallforners
The Vallforners Ravine is one of the longest, deepest and wildest in Montseny. The presence of just a few farmhouses, except for El Vilar, all of them clinging to the south-facing slopes, gives it a particularly solitary air, accentuated these days by the dark, peaceful waters of the reservoir. Meanwhile, in the furthest depths of the valley is the magnificent manor house of Vallforners, isolated amid an almost oppressive ring of mountains.

The first section of the route runs high along the southern side of the valley, with views of the houses of Muntanya, Can Cuc, and above all a national record breaker: the Great Chestnut Tree of Cuc. Beyond the stonewalled house of Vallforners, the route heads back towards Cànoves, on the shaded, inhospitable and monotonous side of the valley, which nonetheless offers attractive glimpses of the reservoir and the neighbouring mountains. This route does not, therefore, describe the valley track, alongside the Vallforners reservoir, despite its undeniable attractions. This alternative (indicated elsewhere) is however open to those wishing to shorten the route (the track is quite easy to find), and wishing to take in the sight of Montseny’s largest body of water.

Distance: 21.95 km
Approximate time: 2 h
Overall climb: 685 m
Difficulty: extreme

From Sant Pere de Vilamajor to Sant Elies
The Sant Elies hermitage, with its hilltop setting, is one of the most attractive sights in this region of Montseny. The ascent is tough, but the panoramic views are worth the effort. The return to Sant Pere runs along the shaded foothills of the Serra de Palestrins, providing a complete view of the long and deep valley of the El Cortès Creek.

Distance: 24.73 km
Approximate time: 2h 30m
Overall climb: 900 m
Difficulty: high

From Sant Esteve to El Samon
It does not lead to any particular destination, but instead links a number of charming landscapes, such as Santa Susana, El Samon, la Cova and Sant Elies. A varied route offering fine views of the Tordera valley and the Turó de l’Home massif.

Distance: 29.72 km
Approximate time: 2h 45m
Overall climb: 935 m
Difficulty: extreme


From Montseny to La Calma
A route which runs along well-travelled main tracks for the most part. The 12 km-long climb up the wide, sunny track of El Molar make this a distinctive and unforgettable route. Bring plenty of water.

La Calma marks two changes in the route. To begin with, the more gentle contours allow for easier, effort-free progress. Meanwhile, the dense woodlands of holm oaks end at this point, giving way to open landscapes of wide meadows and heathland of heather, broom and ferns.

La Calma is a narrow, winding high plain, some 7 km long and 3 km wide on average. Meadows and heathland carpet the gently undulating terrain, making for a breathtaking landscape. Broad horizons from all heights. The old Cafè dels Carlins is to be found here, built on the edge of a grassy meadow of unrivalled beauty. It offers a natural outlook dominated by El Matagalls, Les Agudes and El Turó de l’Home One of the outhouses is still used by the shepherd.

Distance: 35.11 km
Approximate time: 3h 15m
Overall climb: 1045 m
Difficulty: high

Sortides amb BTT al voltant d’Arbúcies
BTT 22 – Castell de Montsoriu
BTT 10 – Sant Marçal
BTT 5 – Sant Pere Desplà

Circular routes

Six itineraries, with different difficulty, to discover Montseny and its surroundings.

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Montseny Walking through the heart of the Massíf
This walk begins in the square of the town of Montseny and continues towards the Tordera River before arriving at the Romanesque church of Sant Martí.
The route passes along country paths and trails and a small stretch of road. The walk runs through oak and river woods on the banks of the Tordera and follows a path to the Romanesque church of Sant Martí; the first church built in the Montseny area.

Further information
Facilities close to the route

Sant Esteve de Palautordera  Views over the Turó de l’Home
This walk begins on the town’s main street and leads to an area of the municipal area which is still used for farming. The route passes close by the Castell de Fluvià, crossing the road and continues to the banks of the Tordera River. You need to cross the river, and you may have to go barefoot to get to the other side – which is always fun.
The path leads towards the Castell de Montclús which is currently being excavated. We continue towards the path which leads on to the church of Santa Magdalena before following the path which takes you back to the Tordera River and the town of Sant Esteve de Palautordera.ordera.

Further information
Facilities close to the route

Cànoves i Samalús A walk around Vallforners reservoir
From the church in the town of Cànoves, drive to the car park near the Vallforners reservoir. The path follows the banks of the dam along a path (cars are prohibited), until the “tail” of the dam, before continuing along the course of the stream until the Casa de Vallforners, an impressive fortified structure whisch is currently under restoration. On the outward bound path, follow the Vallforners signs. while on the way back, follow the Meridià Vers sign.

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Facilities close to the route

Arbúcies Walking along the bed of Riera d’Arbúcies
Leave the town square (the Plaça de la Vila) and follow the sign for “El Camí” which leads you down several steps and on to the tunnel of Can Cornet, which also meets up with the Route of the Painter Santiago Rusiñol.
You can end the walk at the sign for the apple orchard ( the pomarium) which is at a junction and where you can either walk up to the Parc de la Glorieta or follow the signs for one of the longer routes. This is a flat walk which follows the course of the river bed which is flanked by trees. The apple orchard is open for visits (to see with the different varieties of apples in the Montseny area). It is a route for relaxing and is filled with the sound of water and birdsong.

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Facilites close to the route

Viladrau  The chesnut trees of Viladrau
This route starts at the town square and continue to the children’s play area in the Plaça Dr. Carulla, follow the Passeig Ramon Bofill, and continue until you see the symbols for the local C-81 path, where you take the old path from Viladrau to Sant Marçal to enjoy magnificent views of Sant Segimon and Matagalls. The route continues into a wood of ancient chestnut trees, one of which is known as the Chestnut of Nine Branches – which is one of the largest in the Montseny area, with a height of 23 metres.

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Facilitites close to the route

Sant Antoni i Sant Pere de Vilamajor  A route for enthusiastic hikers
Start at the church square in the town of Sant Antoni de Vilamajor and continue, following the signs for the PR-C 139 route, passing by different farm houses in the municipalites of Sant Antoni and Sant Pere.Continue walking upwards until reaching the hermitage of Sant Elies, which gives you a good view over the landscape. You can choose to continue up the hillside patch which leads on to the Pla de la Calma anb which links up with the GR-5 walking route.

Further information

Museu Etnològic del Montseny

Museu Etnològic del Montseny – La Gabella
Carrer Major, 6 – 17401 – Arbúcies
Telèfon: 972 86 09 08

From Tuesday to Saturdya: from 11:00 am to 14:00 pam and from 17:00 pmm to 20:00 pm. Sunday from 11:00 am to 14:00 pm. July and August is also opened in the afternoon.
Adult price: 1,50€. Children under 6: Free

Restaurant Slow Food:

Museu Etnològic del Montseny is located in a building from the 17th century,in the town centre. It is totally restored and adapted. The museum explains the evolution of lifestyle from the people who has lived in Montseny along the history. There is also a projection  about Monstoriu castle and the legends of Montseny.

Montsoriu Castle

Carretera de Fogueres, s/n
Arbúcies | Sant Feliu de Buixalleu
+34 972 011 960

How to reach there?
Through the road of Breda to Arbúcies (GI-552) to the height of the kilometre 7,4 take the road than goes to the neighbourhood Bonfires of Montsoriu. After some 3 kilometres it is necessary to leave the vehicle and take on foot a forest track that in some 40 minutes will bring you until of the castle (3 kilometres of track).

Restaurant Slow Food:

Its greatest era was between the 13th and 14th centuries. Its location on the peak of a 649 metre high mountain of the same name allowed the castle to dominate a wide sector of the coastal hinterland, an area of transit of the highest importance. The origin of the castle dates back to the end of the 10th century. The castle had three areas; the lower level, the armoury and the upper level. Josep Aragay (1889-1968), in his poem “The Castle” contrasts, with romantic longing the description of Bernat Desclot:”Fine curtains and windows, bed and wardrobe which one day brought beauty inside, carpets and silks which made the hostel comfortable in dark winter, they are far gone, and will not return, inhospitable a home without fire and without warmth “.