Nature

The Vallès Oriental offers a wide variety of natural landscapes situated close to Barcelona.

From lowland places, filled with little hills, small valleys and rushing streams to the roughest places situated at the highest peaks of Montseny. Both of these options are very convenient to cover either by bicycle or by srolling along the rural footpaths and tracks - a very healthy way of getting to know the county with the ground beneath your feet.

In the following links you find different picnic areas and routes

Montseny Natural Park

The Montseny mountain mass sketches one of the most iconic silhouettes in the Vallès Oriental. Declared a Biosphere reserve, its vegetation is a mosaic of Mediterranean and Central European landscapes located just a stone’s throw from large cities. Mountain and hiking lovers surely know that the massif is made of three clusters of mountains: the ridge of Turó de ...

Serralada Litoral Park

The Serralada Litoral Park is virtually pegged onto the metropolitan areas. Its main features are its cluster of hills which rise up between the plain and the sea, a Mediterranean climate and a strategic location which has greatly fostered the settlement of humans on this ancient treasure. This proximity to the major cities throughout all the ages has left prehistoric ...

The Montnegre and the Corredor Park

On its inland slopes, this park stands out for its holm oak forests and its oak and cork oak groves, which magically transform into splendid pine groves on its coastal slope. Besides offering lush nature, this park harbours the remains of the most ancient cultures in our history: Neolithic dolmens, Iberian remains and mediaeval churches all fit in this diverse ...

Serralada de Marina Park

This park is the continuation of the Serralada Litoral Park, and within the Vallès Oriental it only extends to the township of St. Fost de Campsentelles. This is a natural area surrounded by large cities that plays a key role as an ecological, educational and free-time space within the metropolitan area. Vineyards are just one of the agricultural activities found ...

Cingles de Bertí (Bertí's Cliffs)

Bertí’s Cliffs form part of the Catalan pre-coastal range and are a natural link between the counties of Vallès Oriental and Osona. Although it does not have the status of Natural Park, its nature and landscape do make it fall within the government of Catalonia’s Plan on Spaces of Natural Interest. The locale stands out for its fairly closed valleys, some of ...

Gallecs

Gallecs, only separated from the town of Mollet by a bridge, is a rural area measuring around 700 hectares which still preserves crop fields, forests and working country estates. The core of Gallecs is located around Santa Maria, a Romanesque church dating from the 12th century. Near the church is an agro-shop purveying premium quality homemade food products ...