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ASB Hike: GR-92 Gavà to Sant Vicenç dels Horts; 15.5 km

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ASB Hike: GR-92 Gavà to Sant Vicenç dels Horts; 15.5 km


ASB Hike: GR-92 Gavà to Sant Vicenç dels Horts; 15.5 km

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m., Meet in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 284

ASB Mediterranean Trail Hiking Series

January's hike is the eleventh in our series following the GR-92 Mediterranean Trail. Stretching from France to Valencia, the GR-92 hugs the coastline covering a distance of 583 km in total. We've started our series in the south heading north and we'll hike as many segments of this marvelous long distance trail as are accessible by train. So far we've hiked 190 km! This hike picks up where we left off in Gavà and brings us 15.5 km north to Sant Vicenç dels Horts.

Join us Sunday!

Rain or shine we’ll be meeting at 8:30 am in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 284 where we’ll catch the train from Passeig de Gràcia to Gavà (R2). For the next few hikes on the Mediterranean Trail we'll be hiking in and out of residential areas as we make our way around the Barcelona metropolitan area through the beautiful parks that surround it.From Gavà our trail follows the eastern edge of Garraf Park passing through Sant Climent de Llobregat where we'll take advantage of the opportunity to stop for an early break in a cafe. Leaving Sant Climent de Llobregat we'll follow the Can Carreres River for a while before climbing to the Coll de la Creu de Querol, pass through another residential area and then we'll have a bit of a steep climb to the top of Montpedrós  with beautiful views of the surrounding area. We'll have another short break at the top to explore the area. Of special interest are the prehistoric rock engravings that are believed to be from the Chalcolithic or Bronze periods, located just to the north of the summit along the Serrat de la Torrassa. After that, it's all downhill to Sant Vicenç dels Horts.Most of the hikes along the GR-92 have been very flat, but, like December's hike, this one has a bit of climbing with an overall increase in elevation of 600 meters. Though this hike is short, be sure you are ready to go the distance! Please read the full hike description and download the trail on Wikiloc so you can follow the trail on your phone/GPS device. And, as usual, you will need to bring a packed lunch as we will be eating along the trail.

Trail Technical Data:• Trail Type: Linear• Difficulty level: Moderate• Condition required: Very Fit• Distance: 15.5 km• Estimated Duration: about 5 hours hiking• Highest Point: 340 meters• Lowest Point: 20 meters• Elevation Gain: 600 meters• Elevation Loss: 590 meters• Download the trail at Wikiloc

Hike Schedule:8:30-> Meet in front of El Fornet, Carrer d'Aragó, 2848:40–8:50-> Purchase train tickets8:58–9:21-> Train from Barcelona to Gavà (R2)9:30–11:30-> Hike first 6 km11:30–12:00-> 30 minute breakfast break!12:00–13:45-> Hike 4 km to top of Montpedrós13:45–14:15-> Lunch break at top of Montpedrós14:15–15:45-> Hike last 5.5 km to Sant Vicenç dels Horts15:45-16:25-> Beers while waiting for the train16:37–17:04-> Train from Sant Vicenç dels Horts to Plaça d'Espanya (FGC-S4)

Tickets:This is a pay-as-you-go event so don't forget to bring cash. This event is free for members and the ASB is collecting only 3.00 euros per person for non-members to help defray the cost of scouting the trails and organizing the hike. You can use your single zone T-10 for both the train ride out and back, so remember to bring it as well.

ASB Members 0.00 EURASB Friends 3.00 EUR (pay at event)What to Bring:• water – 2 liters is recommended• lunch & snacks – we’ll be eating a picnic lunch on the trail• cash – for train ticket (& attendance fees for ASB Friends: 3 euros)• clothing appropriate for cool-weather hiking• hat, sunglasses & sunscreen• waterproof jacket - as the weather can change in a moment• hiking boots• hiking poles• first aid kit• camera• T10 TMB (metro/train/bus) pass



Personal Safety

You are wholly responsible for your health and safety at all times. You must be physically capable of participating in and completing this activity in order to attend. If you are for any reason doubtful of your ability to participate in this event you should NOT attend. The American Society of Barcelona (ASB) does not provide liability or personal injury insurance for the protection of individuals, groups, organizations, business or others that participate in this, or any other ASB activity. You should be aware that this event requires a high level of physical fitness and is physically testing. Be aware also that there is a risk of injury while participating in outdoor activities, such as hiking. In the unlikely event of an accident the ASB is not responsible for injury, loss or damage.Attending this event signifies that you understand fully that you may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in outdoor activities, such as hiking. You must exercise extra care for your own personal safety and for the safety of others around you in the face of such hazards.By attending this event you are acknowledging that you understand the various risks involved in participating in this event and accept full responsibility for your safety, and the safety of any minors accompanying you, at all times and you agree to hold the ASB harmless for any accident, injury, loss or damage.

The American Society of Barcelonawww.amersoc.com



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