The first stretch of the walk proposed as part of the Oliba Route, GR-151, goes from the Monastery of Montserrat to the town of Vic. It follows the existing path of Sant Jaume strictly. Although the Sant Jaume walk is only signposted with posts and indicators, our route is marked more clearly with paint marks and horizontal signs. The incorporation of this stretch as part of the Oliba Route is fundamental to consolidate the project, at a cultural, spiritual, sporting and tourism level. In this way we set out to bring attention through this walk to the spaces of interest, and emblematic places in the life of a distinguished man in the history of our country.
The fact of setting up a route from the Monastery of Montserrat, a cradle of Catalan culture, to the town of Vic is a very important step to recover the old communication routes between the towns of Catalonia, so widely used in times gone by and now forgotten in our day and age.
The GR 151 (route 151) is not only a way for the visitor to discover the terrain, it is also a way of bringing together the inhabitants of the areas though which it runs, recovering old paths used to transport beasts and for traditional excursions.
The walk was conceived so that everybody can enjoy themselves, either for sport, excursions or for cultural reasons, but in their own way. Accurate information is provided about the route, the changes in level and the distances so that the hiker, or walker, can decide as they go along about their strategy for each stage of the route.