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FollowTheBaldie.com: Town and country walking and study tours in Barcelona and the Western Med
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    • Language All our guides are native English speakers and speak the local language fluently.
    • Knowledge Our local and subject knowledge is profound and up-to-date.
    • Interactivity See someone interesting? We'll interpret. Tired/full of energy? We can adapt the programme.
    • Individuality We don't do herd tourism. No silly flags. No headsets.
    • Responsibility Unlike most "green" tour businesses, we only use public transport--cheaper and generally more interesting.

Barcelona tours - Village in hills across natural park to Sitges beaches

Fine village bar. C18th neo-classical church. Saturday market. C13thsemi-fortified hospital (marble losing its Roman) at junction of two riverson old pilgrims’ road from the eastern Mediterranean via Barcelona andVilafranca to Santiago de Compostela.

Garraf Natural Park. Geology dominated by limestone karst, dry hilltopsmingling with humid valleys and the occasional cave (we pass a 206m sink).Rich range of flora, morphing during walk from northern to southern Med-typescrub, inc Pistachia lentiscus, Olea europaea sylvestris, Ceratonia siliqua,Chamaerops humilis; fires in the mid-90s = young pine thickets. Similarlydiverse fauna: Monticola saxatilis, Galerida theklae, lots more birdsfeeding on the creepy crawlies about which I know less but which lurkin every crevice; big nasties include Bubo bubo and Lycosa tarentula (bothrare).

Poke around in deserted farmhouses - and wonder at what German hippiesleave behind - if you’re not in a hurry to get to sun, sand and Sitges.Optional wander around main diurnal sights.

Ornithologists will find that this combines wellwith a trip to the Llobregat delta, while the Aiguamolls de l’Empordàand the Ebro delta are not far. Ask me if you want to know more. Sourcesincluded the 1:50K ICC map.

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Grade moderate
Base Barcelona
Location tags Alt Penedès, Catalonia, Garraf,
Theme tags architecture, history, nature,
Your guide Mr Baldie
Walking distance 16 km / 9.94 miles
Walking time, excluding breaks 5 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 2 hr
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 7.75 hr