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Circular tour of the Serralada de Marina

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Views of Alella and the Montseny Mountains

The serralada de Marina (Sierra de Marina) becomes the continuation of the Collserola mountain in its eastern slope separating the regions of Maresme and Vallès. It is a less crowded and well-preserved area for the most part and means a great city break to enjoy nature.

In the area of ​​the Would count, between the towns of Tiana and Sant Fost, there are multiple mountain roads that will surprise us with their virgin nature and the few walkers or cyclists we will find.

When I lived near the area, I used to go up in the afternoon with the car to the top of the Conrería road and just at the turnoff I was heading towards the entrance to the park of the Serralada de Marina. I took off my pants, put on my tights and hit some good training discovering new roads in the area. Between Sant Fost, Tiana, Alella, Santa María de Martorelles and Vilanova del Vallés I found multiple possibilities for filming for an hour or more without getting bored for a single day. Of course, along these routes there are few flat areas and accumulated unevennesses are usually generous, ideal for mountain biking, or those hikers or runners wanting to work the quadriceps and twins.

Views of a cloudy Barcelona from the Turó de Galcerán

Next we will develop one of the itineraries that I appreciate most in this area thanks to its lush vegetation and unbeatable views of the city of Barcelona, ​​the Vallès region and the Montserrat mountain.

La Font de la Teula and Turó de Galcerán

In the Font de la Teula -Fuente de la Teja- I have never seen anyone. A corner of the forest in the Sierra de Marina covered with moss and Mediterranean plants where the sun's rays barely impact due to the abundant vegetation of the area. That is our destination and main point of this itinerary of about 7 kilometers with several slopes.

This is a circular route that we will start in the parking lot a few meters beyond the Cau restaurant in La Conrería. You will see that the asphalt passes to a dirt road and just before making a sharp curve a sign gives us the start of the natural park of the Sierra de Marina. Once we leave the car we start the wide path that leads us to the Turó de Galcerán, the highest point in the area with its 486 meters high.

Along this path on which we find ourselves passes the GR92, the famous great walking tour that covers the coastline from Cap de Creus to the Ebro Delta. In this area we will see a few cyclists and runners who usually follow the main track that goes to Font de Cera in Alella with beautiful views of the Maresme, its fields, vineyards and always overlooking the Mediterranean. The road is cut by the road but then it can be followed to reach the top of the Serralada del Litoral, Sant Mateu.

The vineyards of Tiana overlooking Masnou and the sea

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