From Tona or Sant Celoni you can get to this magnificent mountain range that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You'll be surprised that it's relatively close to Barcelona, and that this large, forested area has been preserved intact in the Atlantic and Mediterranean area, and that it provides shelter for animals like badgers and the gray dormouse. For more information go to Tona cottages: Http://www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/barcelona/casas-rurales-tona_rm-es-8283.htm
In the middle of massif Montseny, there's a small town called Santa Fe del Montseny, a quintessential place for hikers to stroll along countless roads and trails. There's one trail down to the dam that has the same name as the town. Although the place is beautiful at any time of year, it's particularly interesting in the fall when the forest colours provide an unparalleled view.
The Metagalls is one of the most famous mountains of Montseny (Barcelona). It is not the highest (1,696 m) but the most visited by hikers. The starting point of this route is Coll Formic (1,144 m), at km 26.4 of the B-5301 Santa Maria Seva Palautordera. In Collformic there is a parking lot and a hostel . This ascent can be done by anybody. We got to the top of Metagalls in 1.5 hours. We left the car in the parking lot of Collformic, followed the signs and went through the Cross to honor the martyrs of Collformic. We left behind the farmhouse Santandreu of Castanya. Before you start to climb the Gros turó Sant Andreu on the ground you will see an interesting hollow used to gather snow during the winter. Continue along the path and a few meters before starting the final stretch, we detour down a small path that takes us to the Font de la Rosa. The Metagalls is crowned with the Creu de Catalunya erected in memory of the Catalan poet Verdaguer, representative Reinaxença movement and a beautiful poem dedicated to the top of Metagalls. As you will see in the video, it is usual that the wind whip at the top of this mountain. If the weather north we can see the eastern Pyrenees and the coast of Barcelona.
The picture was taken in HDR format and treated with the Photomatix Pro program, which is done in three shots with a reflex camera mode so that one is overexposed, one is normal and one is underexposed, so that a range of colors appears to merge together like a dream, giving it a sense of drawing, unreality and fantasy.
The source of Sant Marcal is a fountain located in the natural reserve, "Montseny", in Catalonia. This fountain is at the beginning of the trails and guided tours.
It is m magical place during the day and night.The sound of falling water, of wildlife and the cold wind of the mountains- along with its isolation from civilization- make it spectacular.
The starting point of this route is the Coll Formic (1,144 meters), which is located at kilometer 26.4 of the B-5301 Santa Maria Seva Palautordera route. The Coll Formic (Collformic Cross) is at the beginning of the road up to Metagalls. After the first steps you'll come to a monument, more specifically a memorial sculpture to the fallen from the 10th and 11th of January, 1874 during the Third Carlist War. More than 60 men were captured near here and immediately shot. They were buried in the Coll Formic ice well. The monument opened on June 22, 193.
Shortly after passing Santa Fe while heading north, there's a path. Just a few steps down this road and you'll start to hear the water rushing in the river. There are little waterfalls. The site is beautiful, since it's surrounded by a large forest, and although the waterfalls aren't really big, they're quite interesting.
From the village of Montseny Riells it is worth your while to hike to the dam of Santa Fe. If you're a seasoned hiker, you can even walk along a beautiful walking path to the plain that skirts the Mulladius and Morou peaks, which rise more than 1,300 meters. After hiking the slope you will reach the "empedrat" and one of the best views of the park. Montseny Cottages: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/barcelona/casas-rurales-montseny_rm-es-8137.htm