The Mola and The Montcau

La Mola y El Montcau
The Mola and The Montcau

The Mola is situated between the Barcelonan Regions of the Vallés Western and of the Bàges. It forms part of the Mountain range Prelitoral Catalan, between laughed it of them Arenes and the river Ripoll, in the interior of the municipal term of Matadepera. Divisional form of waters of the basins of the Llobregat and of the river Besòs. The Mola with his 1.104m of altitude, is the highest mountain of the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç of the Munt i l’Obac, cataloged like such from the year 1972 and that with his 13.694 has. It is one of the characteristic elements of the landscape in all the Region of the Vallès. In the highest of his flat peak finds the romance Monastery of Sant Llorenç of the Munt, at present reconverted in Museum-Restaurant.

The geological origin of this curious mountainous training is been due to the training of conglomerates that present a characteristic relief because of the succession of bluffs combined with bands of relief softer that correspond to an alternation of layers of sediments with different resistances to the erosion. The hard layers eroded more slowly and in his shrinking could leave witnesses in shape of monoliths like the Cavall Bernat or the Castellassa of Can Torres, visible from good part of the plain vallesana and the known like the Cova of the Drac (Cave of the Dragon), where the mediaeval legend situates the guarida of one of these mythological animals. As in all the macizo, the caves and simas are usual (Cave of Manel, Cave of the Frare , sima of Can Pobla).

Easy excursion that goes up the two more famous summits of the beautiful Natural Park of Sant Llorenç of Munt i the Serra l'Obac. We will go up to start with to the Montcau (1066m.), place where will be able to contemplate spectacular panoramic and at the end will top The Mola (1107m.), where finds the monastery of Sant Llorenç of Munt (Barcelona)

December 2012
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Barcelona 1 12 Km. 410 m. 410 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
December 2012
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Barcelona 1 12 Km.
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410 m. 410 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta