In Catalonia there are more than 5,000 kilometers of roads and trails long distance (GR), and another 4,000 small travel and local trails. You have all options, whether you're a beginner and you need a low difficulty, as routes of high difficulty, only suitable for large walkers looking to get tested.
As we know that those who come to study in Barcelona, do not have own vehicle, we inform you that the nearest excursions to Barcelona are mainly in Montserrat Mountain and the Montseny Natural Park and Sant Llorenc de Munt i l'Obac where you can access via public transport.
Montserrat Mountain has an altitude of 1,236 meters above sea level, is just 20 km from Barcelona and is the most important and best known mountain of Catalonia.; It is also a symbol of religious worship, place of pilgrimage for believers at the monastery of the same name found there.
Montseny Natural Park and Sant Llorenc de Munt i l'Obac are also very close to Barcelona options; these natural parks are within the metropolitan area, are located about 50 km. north of Barcelona. Montseny was declared a natural park 1978 and later by the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 1987.
On this page you find multiple routes to choose, depending on your level: http://www.catalunya.com/que-quieres-hacer/activo-naturaleza/catalunya-pone-los-senderos-tu-las-botas
Now you have no excuse to make the most natural part of Barcelona.
Get out of town and give a truce to your mind after a hard week of study.