Saturday, February 8, 2014

BARCELONA: CARRETERA DE LES AIGÜES

The Carretera de les Aigües is the perfect place for a bike ride or a walk while you enjoy views of Barcelona. Within easy access of the city, the trail also provides a magnificent viewing point from the Collserola Ridge.


Beginning of Carretera de les Aigües
Beginning of Carretera de les Aigües in Sant Pere Màrtir


The Carretera de les Aigües is so named because of the water pipes that once ran along this path, and retains its horizontal layout. It is almost 10 kilometres long and, at its highest point, stands 450 metres above sea level. It is one of the locals’ most popular cycling and walking trails. From Sant Pere Màrtir to the Carretera de la Rabassada, the viewing point on the side of Collserola that overlooks Barcelona is perfect.


Sant Pere Martir from Carretera de les Aigues
Sant Pere Màrtir from Carretera de les Aigües



Collserola Tower from Carretera de les Aigues
Carretera de les Aigües is a fantastic place for cycling and jogging



Tibidabo from Carretera de les Aigues
Collserola Tower and Tibidabo from Carretera de les Aigües


Personally I really like to walk around La Carretera de les Aigües on a sunny day by the beautiful views you can enjoy of Barcelona. 

I usually begin the walk at the beginning of the path in Sant Pere Màrtir, where you can arrive by car or walking.

Views of Barcelona



Barcelona from Carretera de les Aigues
Barcelona from Carretera de les Aigües in the morning


Barcelona from Carretera de les Aigües
Barcelona from Carretera de les Aigües in the afternoon



Other interesting places you can visit in Collserola Ridge are:


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more beautiful places you can visit in Barcelona.

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