The great natural treasure of Sant Cugat is Collserola, a vast park with endless possibilities to enjoy nature and a healthy life. A paradise for walkers, cyclists, runners and horse riders. With over 8,000 hectares, it is considered the biggest metropolitan park in the country.
Sant Cugat is the city with the largest area included in the Serra de Collserola Natural Park, with 44%. It covers two partial natural reserves: the Font Groga and the Rierada-Can Balasc. The Park is a protected area and forms part of the Plan for Spaces of Natural Interest (PEIN) and the European network of natural areas Natura 2000.

Remember that it is a fragile ecosystem, with regulations that must be respected.

Collserola natural park


Pi d’en Xandri

The Pi d’en Xandri is considered another of the symbols of the city. It is a pine tree over 230 years old and 23 metres high.


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The Pi d’en Xandri

The Torre Negra country house has its origins in a very well preserved 12th century defence tower, used to resist the incursions of the Arabs and populate the area. The square-shaped tower and the medieval elements such as the windows and the semicircular front gate stand out.
According to legend, in the Torre Negra there were mines connected to the Monastery through which the monks could escape in case of attack. It is private property.



Sant Medir

The beautiful 10th century Romanesque shrine is surrounded by a lush holm-oak wood. Sant Medir is the co-patron saint of Sant Cugat and is celebrated on 3 March. The festivity includes a special mass, sardanes (traditional Catalan dances), castells (human towers) and a celebratory meal in the shrine.


Can BorrellA pleasant and easy walk takes you to the small Can Borrell reservoir. It was built in the early 20th century to supply water to the property of the same name.


Natura Local mobile app

It provides four self-guided routes lasting between one and two hours.
App available from the App Store and Google Play.
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

Natura Local mobile app


Collserola natural park

Routes on foot

You can enjoy a total of eight routes on foot to discover springs, valleys, trails and beautiful farmhouses. We recommend these three routes:

  • Sant Cugat to Can Borrell
    Length: 40 min / Distance: 2.55 km
    Difficulty: easy
  • Can Borrell Reservoir and Sant Medir
    Length: 2 h / Distance: 6.20 km
    Difficulty: easy, circular path
  • Font Groga
    Length: 1.30 h / Difficulty: easy

Information and booking
Tourism Office:
Plaça d’Octavià, 10
Tel.: +(34) 936 759 952

Trekking in Collserora Natutal Park

Guided walks

Every Sunday there are guided tours to enjoy nature and find out more about the Park’s landscape, heritage, flora and fauna.

  • Length: 3 hour walk plus half an hour for breakfast.
  • Start: Plaça de la Vila, in front of the monument to the Club Muntanyenc at 9 am. Returning around 1.30 pm.
  • Guides: Club Muntanyenc
  • PriceFree

Information and booking
Club Muntanyenc Secretary’s Office: Monday to Friday 6 pm to 9 pm
Tel.: +(34) 93 674 53 96

Collserola natural park

Cycling routes

If you enjoy cycling you have four routes that end at a train station, either Rodalies-Renfe or FGC. The directions that mark the routes are the park trail vertical signposts found at each of the crossroads.

Information and booking
Tourism Office
Plaça d’Octavià, 10
Tel.: +(34) 936 759 952


Park Information Centre
Ctra. de l’Església, 92


Ctra. de l’Església, 92
Tel.: +(34)932 803 552

Plaça d’Octavià, 10
Tel.: +(34) 936 759 952