The small town of Montseny sits at the foothills of the Massis del Montseny mountain inside the Montseny National Park. The park is home to some of the highest mountains south of the Pyrenees and provides a great day trip from Barcelona for lovers of the outdoors and nature enthusiasts.

Things to do

The town sits amongst some of Catalonia’s most beautiful landscapes and is surrounded by rolling mountains, rural villages and historical sites to boot. The main thing to do here, however, is hiking and trails range from 5km to 15km and wind past flora and fauna, woodland forest and over lush green hills. We recommend adding the Montsouris Castle to your route, a tranquil medieval castle in the middle of the park.

Getting Here

Montseny is located just over an hours drive north of Barcelona, but we’d suggest allowing two hours for traffic (depending on what time of day you depart the city). To get here, your best option is to hire a car for the day. Alternatively, trains will take you to the outskirts of the park (Sant Marti de Centelles station), and from here you can pick up a map and follow one of the numerous trails to the mountain.