Montseny is the mountain range north of Barcelona and makes a great day trip or weekend away. It contains the highest mountains in the area south of the Pyrenees and dominates the valley south of Girona. The area is renowned for chestnut picking and mushroom hunting, which kids will love.
Recommended by Yasmina Old
Contact Details: Tourist board: www.turisme-montseny.com/en
The national park was made a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1978. (Yasmina Old)