Description of Osona Hiking Near Vic
Osona is a region of central Catalonia with the capital being the Medieval market town of Vic. The population of Osona in 2001 was 129,543 people and is predominantly rural and served by the R3 Rodalies railway line as well as local bus services. The area of Osona straddles the Regions of Barcelona and Girona with Vic being in Barcelona and the more northern and eastern towns being in Girona.
Vic is surrounded by plains and mountains with great hiking territory. This page covers the best hiking routes in Osona. These hikes can be done using the R3 Rodalies rail service. However, some are only accessible via car but well worth the price of hiring a car to visit.
I highly recommend this region for Autumn Hiking near Barcelona because of the diverse colours in the forests as the leaves change colour, The spectacular scenery and that these mountains do not usually get covered in snow over winter.
Parc Natural de les Guilleries-Savassona
The Guilleries-Savassona Natural Area is one of the 12 protected areas of the Barcelona Provincial Council's Natural Areas consisting of 837 square kilometres. It borders the Collsacabra to the north, the plains of Vic to the west, the foothills of Montseny to the south and the Selva region to the east.
The Guilleries-Savassona Natural Area contains the villages of Folgueroles, Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Tavèrnoles, Vilanova de Sau, tavertet, Rupit and Sant Sadurní d'Osormort. It belongs to the Network of Natural Parks of the Barcelona Provincial Council and has been managed since 1998.
Serres de Milany-Santa Magdalena & Puigsacalm-Bellmunt
The Milany-Santa Magdalena and Puigsacalm-Bellmunt mountain ranges constitute the most remarkable natural area of the Pre-Pyrenees, together with the Collsacabra. The forests of these mountains are great for mushroom picking as well as outstanding scenic beauty, especially when the colours change in autumn.
The Milany-Santa Magdalena and Puigsacalm-Bellmunt mountain ranges contain the villages of Vidrà, Sant Pere de Torelló, Santa Maria de Besora, Orís, Sant Quirze de Besora, Sant Vicenç de Torelló. Montesquiu, Vallfogona de Ripollès, Ripoll, Vall d'en Bas and la Riudaura.
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