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In La Vanguardia’s Readers’ Photos we can see this snapshot of the Sant Medir hermitage with quite a few cyclists, a common image if we take into account that it is a popular route for bicycle lovers.

One of the most popular itineraries on two wheels leaves from Sant Cugat del Vallès passing through El Pi d’en Xandri, the Can Borrell farmhouse and the Vall de Gausac.

Of course, if you prefer a good walk, no problem, it is also a pleasant walk. There is, for example, a circular route through Collserola that leaves from the Can Borrell farmhouse, in the municipality of Sant Cugat del Vallès, passing through the Can Borrell reservoir, the Can Jané farmhouse, the beautiful hermitage of Sant Medir and an Iberian oven.

The Romanesque hermitage of Sant Medir is a church in the Sierra de Collserola, which is close to the ancient Roman road from Égara (Terrassa) to Barcino (Barcelona) which—passing through Castrum Octavianum (Sant Cugat)—entered the mountains through the valley de Gausac (or valley of Sant Medir).

The building, which is part of the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, already existed in 1046, but documentary evidence dates back to 1120.