The slopes of the Montnegre hillsides drop down to Canet de Mar, where they form the Pedracastell forests. The town's highest peak is 300 metres and gives one of the best panoramic views of the coastline. Barcelona can be seen on clear days. Since 2006, there have been marked routes in the forests of Canet and there is also the GR-5 grande route which connects Canet de Mar and Sitges.
Camí dels Fondals
Sanctuary of Mercy – Dry river - Santa Florentina Castle - L´Aubó stream – Pedracastell - Airfield - Coll de sa Figuera pass - Can Roig Espalade - Arenys de Munt crossroads - Serra d´en Sala – Cirerers - La Fontana spring - Can Pouet stream - Industrial estate
Duration: 3.5 hours
The path follows the valleys covered in pines and beach. At the highest point we can also see cherry trees and pretty views of the coastline.
Camí de les dues carenes
Sanctuary of Mercy - Can Manresa path - Pedracastell Esplanade - Venteveio - Pedracastell Cross - Carena dels dos pins - Plaça Onze de Setembre
Duration: 2.5 hours
The path offers us an impressive view of the coastline and also of the Montnegre hills and Montseny mountain.
Camí dels rials i els alocs
Industrial estate - En Misser dry river - Can Pouet stream - La Fontana spring - Camí de la carena - Torrent de les Teixoneres - Can Pouet stream
Duration: 2 hours
The Torrent de les Teixoneres still has some sections of the local vegetation typical of the streams of Canet, with good specimens of vitex, poplar...
GR-5 Grande Route
Canet de Mar – Sitges
Principal points passed on the GR-5: Canet de Mar - Sant Iscle de Vallalta - Sant Martí del Montnegre - Sant Celoni – El Montseny – Aiguafreda – Sant Miquel del Fai – Sant Feliu de Codines – Sant Llorenç Savall – La Mata – L´Obac – Rellinars – Monistrol de Montserrat – Montserrat – Collbató – Gelida – Olesa de Bonesvalls – Sitges. (214 km)
Canet de Mar is the starting point of the GR-5 grande route. This path goes 214 kilometres and passes through the Montserrat, l´Obac, Montseny and Montnegre nature parks. Its last stop is in Sitges, in the Garraf region.
Points of the GR-5 in the centre: Renfe Station - Sant Domènec Dry River - Buscarons Dry River - Passeig de la Misericòrdia - Sanctuary of Mercy.
Routes and hiking in the Maresme
Path network in the Maresme
Track 10 CANET - HORTSAVINYÀ
The Barcelona Maresme Coast Tourist Promotion Consortium, with the support of Barcelona Provincial Council, has marked a network of tracks and paths that connect all of the towns and villages of the Maresme region to promote this kind of tourism that is done on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
From the sea to the mountains and from north to south, the Maresme has 500 kilometres of tracks and paths that can be followed on foot, by bicycle and on horseback. A large network that allows you to go from town to town discovering attractive natural sites and places of interest. This resource will allow the sun, beach and family offer to be complemented with nature, rural and active tourism.