Hiking in Maresme

Maresme step by step

Senderisme a Catalunya” is a brand that brings together all the companies and entities that carry out activities related to hiking (routes, guides, excursions…). To specify, hiking is understood as all those tourist activities in which walking is one of the Motivations of the experience The Costa del Maresme Tourist Promotion Consortium has joined the brand “Senderisme a Catalunya.” Through this action, it puts the companies in the region that promote hiking under the umbrella of a national label.

Let’s not forget that the Maresme is a privileged region for hiking. From the sea to the mountains and everything in between, the Maresme has 500 kilometers of slopes, paths and trails that can be walked, cycled and horseback. An important communication network that allows you to move from municipality to municipality discovering attractive natural landscapes and places of interest for walkers (hiking, Nordic walking…), cyclists (mountain bike, mountain bike…) or horsemen (horseback rides) and that allows the region to complement the offer of sun and beach and family tourism, with nature, rural and active tourism.

Being part of the brand, as is the case with the Cicloturisme a Catalunya brand of which the Consorci is a part, facilitates international tourism promotion, favors training and appearance in hiking publications.

Now, lovers of this type of tourism will have it easier to plan and carry out their routes through the Maresme. The Consorci de Turisme, together with the Diputació de Barcelona, has marked out the basic network of paths and trails to facilitate active tourism for all the towns in the region. The network respects the previous signaling of the natural parks (Serralada Litoral, Cordillera de Marina and Montnegre-Corredor) and offers the possibility of developing local micro-networks in the municipalities that are interested.

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The hiking trails in the region are grouped in the Consorci’s Wikiloc profile, where you can check their characteristics, such as the typology, the estimated time to complete it, the difficulty and the slope level. In total we found 28 proposals.

The Consorci manages the Xarxa de Senders del Maresme that unites the different towns and has promoted the Vía Marina del Camí de Sant Jaume, a route that joins Girona with Barcelona along the old Vía Marina of the Vía Augusta.

In the Maresme there is no lack of accommodation that adapts to the needs of people who practice hiking. On the website of the Consorci you can find the list of campsites, hostels, hotels and rural establishments that have specific elements for hikers, as well as the offer of guide services and specialized travel agencies and advice and good practices to do on the routes .

Camino en medio de la naturaleza en Sant Iscle de Vallalta

Tips for hiking in Maresme

Use the network of tracks and paths indicated.
Always try to walk on clearly marked or signposted trails or paths.
It is the responsibility of the visitors to take the waste generated by their activity and recycle it.
The presence and human activity have left a set of architectural and artistic manifestations over time. This rich heritage must be respected.
Respect nature and the tranquility of the environment. Unnecessary noise must be avoided.
The owners of the pets are responsible for their behavior not disturbing the activity of both the inhabitants of the park and the rest of the visitors.
He has the dog on a leash. Be especially careful with the behavior of your dog or other pets, especially when you are near people, a farm or a herd.

Safety tips for hiking in Maresme

Plan the route and always carry a map to guide you.
Always try to walk on clearly marked or signposted trails or paths.
Bring suitable footwear, water, a supply of food, comfortable and warm clothing, as well as a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a charged mobile phone.
If you go in a group, do not lose eye contact with the rest of your classmates. Do not abandon or leave behind a fellow traveler.
Strong wind can cause branches and other items to fall. On ridges the risk of accidents can be increased. In high wind conditions avoid exposed places.
In case of fog it is easy to get disoriented, do not leave the main path.
In case of showers or thunderstorms with electrical apparatus, leave the ridges of the summits, the isolated trees and the entrances of the caves. A dense and tight forest can serve as shelter.

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