Today we go you to present a route of apt hiking for all the levels, with a lot of appeals so much for the senderista more experienced as for which initiates in this sportive practice: a route that combines beautiful places, culture and nature… and near of Barcelona!
The mountain of Montserrat has a maximum height of 1.236 metres and so only is to some scarce 20 Km. Of Barcelona. It situates between the regions of the Anoia, of the Bages and of the Baix Llobregat. This mountain is symbol of religious cult, place of peregrinación for believers…
Our route begins in the population of Collbató: The access to this population realises from Barcelona by the To-2 and once in the village, have to direct us until the parking of the Caves of the Salnitre.
We go up by the stairs that drive to the caves and east is the first interesting point of the route of today. If we have of time can do a visit to these caves that still find in state of training. Walk between stalactites and stalagmites, descend until the depth of the cave by narrow runways and stairs is definitely an unforgettable experience.
Once finished the visit, take the way that goes out to the right, with a poster that indicates the direction of the monastery of Montserrat. From this point, follow the marks of GR red and white, by a footpath with continuous rises and descents.
The seen from this footpath signposted like GR is spectacular and will be able to contemplate the region of the Baix Llobregat from a very special perspective.
To the 50 minutes of trek, the footpath begins to go up strongly between vertical walls, typical trainings of this magic mountain.
To the 1:15 h. We arrive to a crossing of ways. We take the way of Sant Miquel leftwards, since we will return by the way of the right.
After some 2 hours of trek will arrive to the Monastery of Montserrat, where the bullicio of visitors will do us go back to the reality of the mountain, after having visited places in the most absolute solitude.
The return can realise by the same footpath or take the alternative that now explain: surround the Saint Cova. We go down by the way that heads to the station of the zip that goes down to Monistrol of Montserrat and will take the footpath to the Saint Cova. Once in the Saint Cova goes out to the left a way that to the 10 metres turns to the right. From this point it is necessary to follow the way until the detour mentioned previously to return to Collbató going through the Coves of the Salnitre again, that can visit in the case of not to have it fact to the start of the route.
Definitely you will happen a stupendous day, in full contact with the nature and without need of a long way to arrive.