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Circular route through the valley of Sant Iscle in Collserola

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Signs indicating the different paths through the Sant Iscle Valley

This weekend we went for a walk in an area that we did not know in the nearby Collserola in Barcelona and it turned out to be one of the most leafy areas of the entire mountain range. As in most cases, I grabbed the map of the Alpine and looked for an area where to make a tour of a few hours, to be able to be circular, and that did not involve too many difficulties. I was curious the valley of Sant Iscle on the eastern slope of Cordillera near the town of Montcada i Reixac and Cerdanyola del Vallès.

We travel with the car through the Ronda de Dalt, we leave it at the exit of Horta to follow the BV-1415 road with signs to the cemetery of Collserola. Just across the Ventosa pass With the car you will observe the change of vegetation between one hillside and the other. The part of Barcelona appears much drier while in the slope that looks towards the Vallés the vegetation is much more leafy.

The Romanesque church of Sant Iscle de les Feixes

We descended with the car from the hill for about 200 meters to find two dirt roads that went into the interior of the mountain on our left side. We were able to leave the car there and we started the tour.

We take the path that goes to the church of Sant Iscle de les Feixes. It is a kind forest trail, quite wide and in which we barely saw bicycles and a runner. Being a Sunday, I would say that the influx of people in this area of ‚Äč‚ÄčCollserola is infinitely inferior to the easternmost slope of it.

The road descends gradually and goes through the forest. The torrent of Sant Iscle barely makes an appearance but its consequences are clearly visible by the thick vegetation that we find next to the path.

The main track that runs through the valley of Sant Iscle

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