There is lots of routes to consider when hiking to the top of Tibidabo but our route will be a total of 9km with 707m elevation gain and form a loop ascending from the right and finishing with one of our favourite trails the Camino de las Aguas. This trail runs parallel to Barcelona and follows the path along with stunning views of the city.
We start the hike at the Penitents Station Underground and walking North, we pass the Funicular del Tibidabo and along the Carrettera de les Aguas, until you reach the Parking Aigues. The hike to the top of Tibidabo will take approximately 1 hr, where the vast majority of the trail will be through the canopy of the forest, perfect for Barcelonas hot summer days. Once at the top you’ll find one of Europes oldest amusement park and a famous Roman Catholic Church called Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor, sitting at the summit of Tibidabo. The church sits prominently above Barcelona and can be seen from the distance, both from the city and further into the countryside. On route back down you’ll follow the trail back down the other side of Tibidabo, into the canopy of the trees. Follow down the Stairs of the Font del Mont, until it opens up to the Carretera de les Aigües, my favourite part of the hike.
Tibidabo sits on the hills of the Collserola National Park to the north of Barcelona. A great area on the doorstep of Barcelona, for road cycling, mountain biking, trail running and hiking. Tibidabo has a height of 512 meters and is the largest peak in the national park. Other places we'll visit include: Camino de las Aguas, Catholic Church, Torre de Collserola, which is a communication tower that was built in 1991 for the 1992 Summer Olympics.
PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE IS BASED ON AT LEAST 3 PERSONS. PRIVATE TOURS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
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