17 miles
Distance
3,170 ft
Climb
-3,154 ft
Descent
864 ft
High Point

Non-circular itinerary that we will start at Renfe de Sant Feliu station and we will end it at the Renfe del Papiol station passing through the municipality of Molins de Rei. In this itinerary, the human footprint in the territory becomes very present, the landscape teaches us and reminds each step of the historical and agricultural past in the area. This agricultural past will be discovered by observing the vegetation. Old beans cultivated with carob and olive trees, are combined with emerging vegetation of holm oaks, pines and shrubs. The ruins such as those of Castellciuró (s.XIV), the archaeological site of the square of the Sorceresses or the impressive Papiol Castle (s.XII) show signs of settlements in Collserola and an intense activity at different times of the history.

From Mas Lluí, we will head to the hermitage of La Salut, also a leisure area. Crossing the road and bordering the cement out, we will take the path to the Abadal Tower (FO1). We will initially alternate a section of ascents and descents, a pine forest will accompany us along the way. Soon the change of slope will give way to the shadow and the descent. This will be a little loud at some point. We will go down between farms and horticultural fields that we will gradually abandon until we will see one of them before us, at the top of the olive groves, Castellciuró. In the area, we will find a potable water source. We begin an ascent that will soon take us to alternate ascent and descent through the forest. We will spend some time around private farms, Can Vilagut, Can Barça with a small square and a tree in the middle. Finally, we will connect with the semi-paved track of Can Tintorer, which will take us to find the Molins road. In the middle of the itinerary we will find the Iberian peninsulas recovered from the Place de les Bruixes. At the top of the site and on the ridge path there is the point from which both castles are observed at the same time, on the right, Castellciuró and on the left, the Papiol castle.

We will return to enter the forest, we will head to Can Planes to find the lowest point on this route, near the Riera. We will then begin the ascent section for Coll de l'Amigonet towards Serra d'en Rabassa up to Puig Madrona; the equestrian and Can Domènec bungalow will take you to the final stretch until you find the houses and the municipality of Papiol.

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More Stats for Els dos castells. De Sant Feliu al Papiol per Molins de Rei mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    111 ft
  • Altitude start
    111 ft
  • Altitude end
    128 ft
  • Grade
    0.019%
  • Grade max
    -45.84%
  • Grade min
    36.122%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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