Passeig de les Aigues is one of the most popular walking and cycling routes in Barcelona, located in the only green zone in the city. Its gentle paths and slow increases, rated at just 1 of 5 for difficulty, make it ideal for families and people of all ages and with a walking height of 34metres, visitors experience fantastic views of the city below, even on a cloudy day. The easy to follow, signposted route also makes it almost impossible to get lost.
The walk starts at 'Pla de les Maduixeres´ at the foot of Tibidabo mountain, and by taking a quick diversion from the path visitors can also explore this beautiful area including the famous theme park at the top of the mountain. The path then continues to follow the contours of the mountain with ideal viewing points of Bonanova, Sarria and Pedralbes and the skyline of Barcelona. Half way through the walk, visitors can cross Carretera de Vallvidrera via a purpose built bridge. From here we continue on to the ´Mirador dels Xiprers´ with breathtaking views of Diagonal, the longest road in Barcelona and football´s Mecca, Camp Nou. During the next part of the walk, it is possible to continue on passeig de les Aigues, or take the more challenging route of Sant Pere Martir which runs parallel. On this path, visitors will arrive at the popular fountain of Mandra before reconnecting with Passeig de les Aigues to finish the route.
Passeig de les Aigues can be easily reached from the city centre by public transport. For the more adventurous type, why not walk the route at night time, when Barcelona comes alive and illuminated!
In total the path takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to complete and is a total of 18.5 kilometres long. Combined with a trip to Tibidabo mountain and theme park, a fun day can be had by all the family!
If you love to walk or cycle, why not sample Barcelona´s finest route? Akaza can provide accommodation for your stay as well as more information and organization of other walks and excursions further afield.