6 SENSES. Path around Montseny

A hiking route that allows you to not only enjoy but engage with its landscapes, unique people and impressive region

During the route you will be able to smell the vegetation, discover local products, hear the fauna of the park and listen to the explanations of the people who will take you to unexpected places; you will be offered different gastronomic proposals and be able to experience the flora and handmade products personally while at the same time improving and protecting the region and its economy so that people can continue to live and work in a more sustainable manner.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROUTE

It is a circular route, therefore, although the departure point is marked at El Brull, it can start at any point on the overnight stay.
As it is a sustainable route, the proposal is to arrive by train and walk from the station to the Brull lodging on the first day.

3

Projects

0 €

Euros delivered

78 km

Total distance

1.255 m

Accumulated unevenness

  • Day 1. From la Plana de Vic to the Massis ski resorts

    Optional stage arriving at Brull by public transport. You will get off at the Balenyà-Tona-Seva (R3) train station where your route will begin.

    Technical data: Distance: 13km

    Today we will go from the fields of La Plana and its restored farmhouses to L’alzinar which is closed to the west side of Montseny. We will walk through the plains and the pine forest path and continue from Albareda torrent to the farmhouse of La Casanova de Figueroles.  We will then go along the Masset path to El Brull and follow the path of l’alzina bonica to Mas de la Castanyera and La Morera

     

  • Day 2. Spring, stream, gorges and farmhouses full of stories and legends

    El Brull – Coll font Pomereta – Torrent de Rentadors – La Sala – Viladrau

    Technical data: Distance: 11Km | Positive gap: 435m | Negative gap: 520m

    Today’s stage will take us to the Pomareta spring, an emblematic point between the two municipalities of Brull and Seva. From the mountain of Sala we will have a spectacular view of the Vall del Ter and the Pyrenees, passing over the wild Rentadors stream, an ancient path used by charcoal burners who used to walk in the most extreme solitude. Today it is full of stories and legends that will accompany us along the way, such as the legend of the Paitides in the gorges.  In addition, we will pass in front of the farmhouse of La Sala, birthplace of the bandit Joan Sala i Ferren “Serrallonga”.

     

  • Day 3. The pilgrimage territory. Hermitage, Sanctuary and Monastery

    Viladrau – L’Erola – Sant Segimon-Matagalls – Sant Marçal

    Technical data: Distance: 15km | Positive gap: 860m | Negative gap: 595m

    Today we will do the Matagalls from the West to the East. We will start the stage on the way to the hermitage of l’Erola, where the image of the Virgen Mary and patron saint of Viladrau and the Monastery of Sant Segimon were found, both  rich in history and fruit of the devotion and effort of the villagers. We will walk along the Matagalls face, the third highest peak of the Montseny, with spectacular views of Osona and Ripollès to the north and Vallès and Barcelona to the south.

     

  • Day 4. From the pass and the Taula dels Tres Bisbes to the valley of Santa Fe del Montseny

    Sant Marçal – Les Agudes – Santa Fe

    Technical data: Distance: 10km | Positive gap: 610m | Negative gap: 580m

    From the Taula dels tres bisbes, where La Tordera is born, we will go through beech trees and land covered with large stones to the crest of Les Agudes (second summit of the Montseny). At this point, the Arbúcies and Santa Fe valleys open imposingly, where up to 40 varieties of apples can be found.

     

  • Day 5. Neuralgic center of the Park, path through the avetosa and gerderes

    Santa Fe del Montseny – Turó de l’Home – Montseny

    Technical data:  Distance: 11km | Positive gap: 585m | Negative gap: 1.180m

    Today we have to gather strength because we will climb to the highest peak of Montseny, El Turó de l’Home, through the Vall de Santa fe, through a steep path. We will continue descending through paths of beech trees, old pastures, hundred-year-old chestnut trees and peri-urban orchards, until we reach the town of Montseny.

     

  • Day 6. From La Vall to the high and inhospitable high plateau in the winter stages

    Poble de Montseny – El Cafè – Pla de la Calma – Collformic – El Brull

    Technical data:  Distance: 18km. Route can be shortened | Positive gap: 740m | Negative gap: 270m

    From Montseny to Sant Martí and Sant Cristòfol de la Castanya up to the pla Del cafè, symbolic space of shepherds’ meeting and high plateau oriented towards the gorge. An imposing and solitary forest leads us to Brull and the end of our adventure.

     


PRICE

Suggested self-guided itinerary – From 769,20 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES?

  • Welcome by the local guide in English
  • 7 nights of accommodation and luch or half-board
  • Daily delivery of GPS with tracks and a map
  • All the tourist information about the route and tourist sites
  • A phone number in case of problems
  • Luggage transfer between lodgings
  • Basket with local products, at the end of the route

 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flights
  • Drop off
  • Pick up at Barcelona airport, bus terminal or train station on the first day and transfer from Barcelona to the airport or departure point.
  • Optional: Transfer from Barcelona to Montseny the first day.

LEAVE A POSITIVE IMPRINT ON THE TERRITORY

With the hiring of this package, 3% of the total cost will go to some entity in the territory that works for its conservation or preservation. This year, the three proposals will be:

Arremangades, association of Women of the Montseny as part of the days of recognition of the wisdom of older women of the Biosphere Reserve.

Programs for the preservation and conservation of wildlife species of the Natural Science Museum of Granollers

Voluntariat Ambiental Volunteer Program “Participate in the park”


MORE INFORMATION

     


    This action has the financing of actions in the Biosphere Reserves in Catalonia in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, funded by Next Generation Fund.

    6 SENTITS.Camí del Montseny

    Ruta senderista que us permet gaudir i participar
    de paisatges, de persones úniques i d’un
    territori impressionant

    Durant la ruta podreu olorar la vegetació, descobrir els productes locals, escoltar la fauna del parc i també les explicacions de les persones que us portaran a racons insospitats; tastareu propostes gastronòmiques molt diverses; i podreu tocar la flora i els productes artesans. I mentre feu tot això, estareu participant de la millora i protecció d’aquest territori, la seva economia, fent que les persones hi puguin continuar vivint i treballant de manera més sostenible.


    INFORMACIÓ PRÀCTICA DE LA RUTA

    Es tracta d’una ruta circular, per tant, tot i que la sortida està marcada al Brull, es pot iniciar en qualsevol punt de pernoctació.
    Atès que és una ruta sostenible, la proposta és arribar amb tren i caminar el primer dia de l’estació fins a l’allotjament del Brull.

    3

    Projectes

    0 €

    Euros entregats

    78 km

    Distància total

    1.255 m

    Desnivell acumulat (mitjana)

    • Dia 1. De la Plana de Vic als contraforts del Massís

      Etapa opcional amb arribada al Brull amb transport públic. Heu de baixar a la parada de tren de Balenyà-Tona-Seva (R3) i a partir d’aquí comença la vostra ruta.

      Dades tècniques: Distància: 13km

      Avui anirem dels camps de la Plana i les masies restaurades a l’alzinar tancat del ponent Montsenyec. Trepitgem les lloses i el camí de pins, el torrent de l’Albareda fins a la masia de La Casanova de Figueroles, per després endinsar-nos pel camí del Masset fins El Brull i camí de l’alzina bonica fins al Mas de la Castanyera i La Morera

       

    • Dia 2. Font, torrent, gorgs i masos plens d’històries i llegendes

      El Brull – Coll font Pomereta – Torrent de Rentadors – La Sala – Viladrau

      Dades tècniques: Distància: 11Km | Desnivell positiu: 435m | Desnivell negatiu: 520m

      L’etapa d’avui ens portarà al sot de la font Pomareta, punt emblemàtic entre els dos termes del Brull i Seva. Des de la muntanya d’en Sala tindrem una vista espectacular a la Vall del Ter i els Pirineus, passant pel sot feréstec del torrent de Rentadors, un antic camí de carboners que feinejaven en la solitud més extrema. El dia d’avui està plegat d’històries i llegendes que ens acompanyaran al llarg del camí, com la llegenda de les Paitides als gorgs.  A més, passarem per davant de la masia de La Sala casa nadiua del Bandoler Joan Sala i Ferrer, conegut popularment com a “Serrallonga”.

       

    • Dia 3. El territori de pelegrinatge. Ermita, Santuari i Monestir

      Viladrau – L’Erola – Sant Segimon-Matagalls – Sant Marçal

      Dades tècniques: Distància: 15km | Desnivell positiu: 860m | Desnivell negatiu: 595m

      Avui farem el Matagalls d’oest a est. Iniciarem l’etapa pel camí de l’ermita de l’Erola, imatge trobada i patrona de Viladrau i el Monestir de Sant Segimon, ambdues manifestacions amb molta història i fruit de la devoció i esforç de veïnes. Caminarem per la carena del Matagalls, el tercer cim més alt del Montseny, amb vistes espectaculars a Osona i Ripollès al nord  i Vallès i Barcelona al sud; per arribar, ja de baixada passarem pel monestir benedictí de Sant Marçal.

       

    • Dia 4. Del coll de Sant Marçal i la Taula dels Tres Bisbes a la Vall de Santa Fe del Montseny

      Sant Marçal – Les Agudes – Santa Fe

      Dades tècniques: Distància: 10km | Desnivell positiu: 610m | Desnivell negatiu: 580m

      Des del coll de Sant Marçal, on neix La Tordera, pujarem per fagedes i tarteres a la cresta de Les Agudes (segon cim del Montseny). En aquest punt s’obre imponent la Vall d’Arbúcies i la de Santa Fe indrets emblemàtics on s’hi collien fins a 40 varietats de pomes.

       

    • Dia 5. Centre neuràlgic del Parc, camí per l’avetosa i gerderes

      Santa Fe del Montseny – Turó de l’Home – Montseny

      Dades tècniques:  Distància: 11km | Desnivell positiu: 585m | Desnivell negatiu: 1.180m

      Avui hem d’agafar forces perquè pujarem al cim més alt del Montseny, el Turó de l’Home, a través de la Vall de Santa Fe del Montseny, per una avetosa. I continuarem baixant per camins de falgueres i antigues pastures, castanyers centenaris  i alzinars, fins arribar al municipi de Montseny.

       

    • Dia 6. De la vall a l’altiplà ramader en les etapes hivernals

      Poble de Montseny – El Cafè – Pla de la Calma – Collformic – El Brull

      Dades tècniques:  Distància: 18km. Possibilitat d’escurçar la ruta | Desnivell positiu: 740m | Desnivell negatiu: 270m

      De Montseny fins a Sant Martí i Sant Cristòfol de la Castanya per pujar en una forta marrada al Pla del Cafè, espai simbòlic de trobada de pastores i altiplà orientat al congost. Una fageda imponent i solitària ens porta fins al Brull, final de la nostra aventura.

       


    PREU

    Proposta itinerari autoguiat – A partir de 769,20 €

    QUÈ INCLOU EL PREU?

    • Benvinguda
    • 7 nits d’allotjament i esmorzar o mitja pensió
    • Entrega diària de GPS amb tracks i un mapa
    • Tota la informació turística sobre la ruta i els llocs turístics
    • Un número de telèfon en cas de problemes
    • Trasllat de maletes entre allotjaments
    • Cistella amb productes del territori, al final de la ruta

     

    NO ESTÀ INCLÒS

    • Vols
    • Begudes
    • Recollida a l’aeroport de Barcelona, ​​terminal d’autobusos o estació de tren el primer dia i trasllat des de Barcelona a l’aeroport o punt de partida.
    • Opcional: Trasllat des de Barcelona a Montseny el primer dia.

    DEIXA UNA EMPREMTA POSITIVA AL TERRITORI

    Amb la contractació d’aquest paquet, un 3% del cost total anirà destinat a alguna entitat del territori que treballa per la conservació o la preservació d’aquest. Enguany, les tres propostes seran:

    Arremangades, associació de dones del Montseny en el marc de les Jornades de reconeixement de la saviesa de les dones grans de la Reserva de la Biosfera.

    Programes de preservació i conservació d’espècies de fauna del Museu Ciències Natural de Granollers

    Programa de Voluntariat Ambiental “Participa al parc”


    MÉS INFORMACIÓ

       


      Aquesta acció compta amb el finançament d’actuacions a les reserves de la biosfera a Catalunya en el marc del Pla de Recuperació, Transformació i Resiliència, finançat amb fons Next Generation.

      Experiences at Montseny

      Do you want to spend a few days in Montseny discovering its history, tasting its cuisine or enjoying its landscapes?

      Consult our catalog of experiences. Up to 35 proposals of different duration and theme so that you can immerse yourself in the most unique and indigenous life that takes place in this wonderful Montseny Biosphere Reserve.

      Forest bath + BTT

      Forest bath + BTT

      Santa Maria de Palautordera

      Connect with yourself in nature. Enjoy a forest bath and a pleasant ride on a mountain bike or electric bike.

      + information

      Surprise wine and food blend tasting experience

      Surprise wine and food blend tasting experience

      Sant Esteve de Palautordera

      Enjoy the tastes and aromas of the Montseny mountains at Can Marc.

      + information

      The Path of Mountain Tastes

      The Path of Mountain Tastes

      Viladrau

      Enjoy a day in nature full of forest flavors.

      + information

      ``Calçotada`` in Mas Vilar

      ``Calçotada`` in Mas Vilar

      Arbúcies

      Gastronomy rooted in the land, in a unique rural environment

      + information

      Romantic weekend at Montseny

      Romantic weekend at Montseny

      Sant Esteve de Palautordera

      Enjoy a very relaxing getaway with your partner.

      + information

      Relax at Montseny

      Relax at Montseny

      Sant Esteve de Palautordera

      Break from the daily routine and let yourself be taken care of at the gates of the Montseny Natural Park

      + information

      Meetings at the heart of Montseny

      Meetings at the heart of Montseny

      Town of Montseny

      Organize your meetings in spaces in spaces in the middle of nature

      + information

      Swimming pool experience

      Swimming pool experience

      Town of Montseny

      Enjoy this summer experience at Can Barrina, a unique accommodation in the heart of Montseny.

      + information

      Tourdera Route

      Tourdera Route

      Several villages

      Enjoy a 5-day route through the Montseny Natural Park, following the Tordera River.

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      Live the most unprecedented montseny

      Live the most unprecedented montseny

      Tagamanent

      We will connect with nature, observe the landscape and work with wool.

      + information

      Mushroom mad

      Mushroom mad

      Figaró-Montmany

      This is a weekend dedicated to diving into ‘the deep end of Nature’ and finding out about the fascinating world of mushrooms.

      + information

      Herbs for health

      Herbs for health

      Figaró-Montmany

      Nature weekends to fully enjoy and learn about the herbs and plants and their traditional uses.

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      Chestnut trees and chesnut roasting experience

      Chestnut trees and chesnut roasting experience

      Viladrau - Arbúcies

      Mas Romeu and Castanya de Viladrau are two places that will give you a glimpse of the hidden corners of the Montseny!

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      Ratafia, the liquor of the territory

      Ratafia, the liquor of the territory

      Town of Montseny

      Colours, smells and tastes are part of this fun experience that takes place in the middle of the ParcNatural del Montseny

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      The hidden colours of nature

      The hidden colours of nature

      Town of Montseny

      Guided route through the heart of the Montseny Natural Park to discover its color

      + information

      Montseny mountains and the Circus!

      Montseny mountains and the Circus!

      Sant Esteve de Palautordera

      Enjoy a day at the circus with the family in the middle of nature.

      + information

      Popular modernism

      Popular modernism

      La Garriga

      Guided tour through the modernism of the Garriga.

      + information

      Once upon a time...an omen

      Once upon a time...an omen

      La Garriga

      Guided visit to the Roman Village

      + information

      Wake up Holmes! The case of Doma...

      Wake up Holmes! The case of Doma...

      La Garriga

      ⁠A detective game to discover the church of La Doma in a different way.

      + information

      Escapetur

      Escapetur

      Arbúcies

      Enjoy an DIgital Escape Room in the fresh air. Discover the enchanting aspects of this area transported by one of the most mysterious, long-lasting and most fantastic legends of the Montseny mountains, The Lady of the Water.

      + information

      Exploring the reddish history of the stones at El Brull

      Exploring the reddish history of the stones at El Brull

      El Brull

      Program Tastes of nature and culture in Montseny

      + information

      Discover the Viscounty of Cabrera

      Discover the Viscounty of Cabrera

      Arbúcies

      Discover the legacy of one of the most powerful lineages of medieval Catalonia while walking through Montseny

      + information

      The Iberians: culture and gastronomy in Montseny

      The Iberians: culture and gastronomy in Montseny

      Cànoves i Samalús

      Discover the Iberian past in the Montseny Natural Park, full of flavors

      + information

      Discover the legends Santa Fe del Montseny

      Discover the legends Santa Fe del Montseny

      Fogars de Montclús

      Fireside stories from Santa Fe del Montseny, told by its local people.

      + information

      Guided visits to the Iberian Fortification of Montgròs

      Guided visits to the Iberian Fortification of Montgròs

      El Brull

      A quiet walk around the Brull.

      + information

      Joan Sala i Ferrer “Serrallonga” from Bandit to Fame

      Joan Sala i Ferrer “Serrallonga” from Bandit to Fame

      Viladrau

      Stories of banditry in the Montseny Natural Park

      + information

      The forest fruit

      The forest fruit

      Viladrau

      Kilometre 0 treasure in the Valley of the Matagalls mountain.

      + information

      Montseny, the sweest flavour

      Montseny, the sweest flavour

      Sant Esteve de Palautordera

      Discover the world of chocolate by Lluís Costa, master pastry chef

      + information

      Make a paella a Mas Romeu

      Make a paella a Mas Romeu

      Arbúcies

      Enjoy a gastronomic experience at Mas Romeu! This is a collaborative proposal that means cooking with the owners of Mas Romeu

      + information

      Visit the farm + BTT

      Visit the farm + BTT

      Santa Maria de Palautordera

      Enjoy a different day with family or friends, pedaling among nature and discovering the secrets of life on the Farm.

      + information

      Visit with key to the medieval town of Hostalric

      Visit with key to the medieval town of Hostalric

      Hostalric

      Become the master or mistress of the medieval town of Hostalric with the visit with a key!

      + information

      Theatrical visit at hostalric’s castle

      Theatrical visit at hostalric’s castle

      Hostalric

      Participate in a pleasant and fun theatrical visit to solve the mess.

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      6 senses.Path of Montseny

      6 senses.Path of Montseny

      Viladrau-Montseny

      Trekking route.From the Col of Sant Marçal and the Table of Three Bishops to the Valley of Santa Fe del Montseny

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      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      Viladrau

      Ruta circular de senderism
      The territory of pilgrimage. Hermitage, sanctuary and monastery.

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      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      El Brull-Viladrau

      Circular trekking route
      Springs, torrents, gorges and farms full of stories and legends

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      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      Sant Miquel de Balenyà (Seva) - El Brull

      Circular trekking route.
      From the Plana de Vic to the foothills of the Massís

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      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      Montseny-El Brull

      Circular trekking route
      From the Tordera valley to the cattle plateau of Calma

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      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      6 senses. Path of Montseny

      Fogars de Montclús - Montseny

      Circular trekking route
      The Park’s neuralgic center, path through the spruce and raspberry trees

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      This action counts on the financing of actions in the biosphere reserves in Catalonia within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed with Next Generation funds.

      Responsable tourism, at Montseny, up to 27 people

      Ctra. BV-5301 km 30,5.
      08559 El Brull
      938 840 477 /616 10 37 57
      www.lamorera.net
      info@lamorera.net
      PCC-000073


      Capacity 27 people


      Restaurant Slow Food:

      To the end of the year, all reservations for COMPLETE HOUSE while having the right to use the kitchen will have a 5% discout.
      If the payment in account is before 15th September, guests will have a 10% discount.
      Upper discount in case of 3-4 nights stay.
      It’s not accumulative for other promotions. Not applicable to the deposit either auxiliar facilities: pets, supplementary wood…


      La Morera

      Ctra. BV-5301 km 30,5.
      08559 El Brull
      +34 938 840 477 /+34 616 10 37 57
      www.lamorera.net
      info@lamorera.net
      PCC-000073


      Capacity 27 people


      Restaurant Slow Food:

      At your disposal in this old, quiet, with a lot of personality, mountain Country House there is:
      • Interior spaces of stone and wood (rooms of 60 and 12 square meters, dining room with chimney, entrance hall, small rooms). Outside you will find a courtyard, threshing floor, parking lot, terraces, forests and paths. We can organize it according to your needs: meeting, screening, presentation, photo session, workshop, etc.
      • Equipment: WI-FI, computer, television, DVD and music equipment, paper board and office supplies.
      • Cooking service: breakfast, meals, picnic, bar service, coffee break. All produce is seasonal and locally grown. We have both vegetarian and vegan offerings.
      • Documentation, information and advice about the Park and the region.
      • Sports, cultural activities and the discovery of the environment, in the country house.
      • You can stay for a night here or only for day-time.

      Tell us about your needs, we like to adjust stays to various needs.


      Restaurant Collformic

      R

      Ctra. de Santa Maria de Palautordera a Seva, km 26
      08559 El Brull
      938 841 089
      www.collformic.net
      info@collformic.net


      Capacity 100 people
      Festive day Monday and Tuesday no festive
      Vacances Of the second week of July until the first of Augustla
      Horaris Of Wednesday to Friday of 10:30pm to 18pm. Saturdays and Sundays of 9pm to 19pm


      Restaurant Slow Food:

      Bar-restaurant. Spit roasts made with oak wood fires. Traditional home cooking.

      Cooking Style
      Home cooking

      Options and/or ideas of interest:
      A restaurant located on the col of Collformic with views of the areas of the Vallès, Osona and El Montseny. A starting point for walking routes to Matagalls, Sant Segimon, Pla de la Calma and La Castanya among others.


      La Morera

      Ctra. BV-5301 km 30,5.
      08559 El Brull
      938 840 477 /616 10 37 57
      www.lamorera.net

      info@lamorera.net
      PCC-000073


      Capacity 27 people


      Restaurant Slow Food:

      Close to Barcelona and Girona, in the Natural Park of Montseny … what you can find? We offer you our home to rest after travelling and visiting the territory, also to do your favourite activities. At your disposal:

      • A large farm with several buildings, an inner courtyard,some  fields surrounded by forests and streams, … a house and a valley  that can told us the history and some legends.

      • 8 duplex rooms with bathroom and heating, dining room with fireplace, two kitchen, two rooms , … all of stone and wood.

      • Seasonal and local cuisine.  Possibility of special menus.

      • Information Point from the Park , the county and other nearby attractions .

      • With professional people you can discover the country forests , traditions , customs  while walking , playing or dancing . We also offer sporting activities for groups.

      • walking routes : the SL- C 85 goes past the house and connects you with GR2, the GR5.2, Meridian Green, Verdaguer Route, the Matagalls-Montserrat or “3 Monts”.

      • Theme journeys. We are also looking forward to hearing from your proposals.

      La Morera : Rural tourism and nature FULL HOUSE • • • ROOM • • AREAS• •  ACTIVITIES • •


      Car routes

      Routes for a whole day.



      Restaurant Slow Food:

      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:



      Restaurant Slow Food:

      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.

      Factsheet:
      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.

      Factsheet
      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.

      Factsheet
      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.

      Factsheet
      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.

      Factsheet
      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.

      Factsheet
      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.

      Factsheet
      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


      The iberian wall of el MontgròsLa

      El Brull

      + info: T.938 480 622


      Guided visits by archealogics:
      Saturdays,sundays and holidays:
      January and february: 12h
      March,april,mai, june: 11h i 13h
      July,august,septembre,october: 11h, 13h i 16h.
      November and décember: 11h i 13h
      Closed for Christmats.

      With reservation: 93 884 0692.


      Restaurant Slow Food:

      In 1974 a foreman from Seva was collecting stones for the construction on the hill of El Montgròs, and discovered that the loose stones formed part of ancient walls. He immediately contacted the experts, who on excavating the area, found a fortification constructed some 2,400 years ago by the Iberian Ausetani people. The wall closes off the sole entrance to a hill surrounded by cliffs, so creating a splendid fortification. The wall is still undergoing archaeological and restorative investigation today. The Iberians of the Montseny were essentially farmers, and they usually built their fortified towns on hills for defensive purposes. These types of constructions are known as oppidums.

      TO VISIT NEAR THERE:

      -Iglesia románica de Sant Martí del Brull.http://www.elbrull.cat
      -Iglesia románica de Santa Maria de Seva.http://www.seva.cat