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.
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.
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:
- 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:
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.