Route: GR 5 Sitges to Canet de Mar (Spain)

Submitted by MikeCoppock on Sun, 03/06/2022 - 02:45am
Barcelona, ES
196 km
Vertical Gain
7,000 m

The route goes from the coastal town of Sitges and finishes in Canet de Mar, forming a semi circle around the Barcelona metropolitan area, and is known as the Sender dels Miradors o dels Parcs Naturals. It passes through the natural parks of Garraf, Montserrat, Sant Llorenç del Munt i Serra de l'Obac, Montseny and Montnegre-Corredor and despite its proximity to Barcelona, it has exceptional natural beauty and feels like a world away from the city.

GPS Track


This weekend I'll be attempting the GR 5 supported, with a support van and runners at several points. One small point regarding the route: I'll be taking the GR 5.2 over the summits of Montseny which adds elevation to the route detailed above and doesn't go through Montseny village. The GPX track for the 5.2 variation is widely available online. I'll have live tracking throughout the weekend and hope to finish in under 50 hours.