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From Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat & Horse Riding Tour

From Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat & Horse Riding Tour

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Enjoy a day trip to Montserrat Benedictine Monastery with this tour from Barcelona. Saddle up for a scenic horse riding experience though the Montserrat National Park.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Benedictine Monastery nestled on the hillside of Montserrat
  • Enjoy a horseback riding experience that is suitable for all experience levels
  • View unique mountain landscapes on a perfect getaway for nature lovers
  • Relax on a comfy luxury minibus on the transfer to and from Barcelona
  • See the famed La Moreneta statue which depicts the patron saint of Catalonia
Full description

Discover the stunning beauty of Montserrat mountain on this half-day trip from Barcelona. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned van to the mountain's Benedictine Monastery where the La Moreneta statue is located. Ride on horseback through the Montserrat Natural Park. 

Board a spacious van at centrally-located in meeting point in Barcelona. Relax on the drive, admiring the Massif of Montserrat on the way to the monastery. Take in this spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with uniquely-pointed rock formations.

Visit the monastery which was founded in the 10th century, but still functions to this day with over 70 monks. View the figure of La Moreneta (visit dependent on availability), who is the patron saint of Catalonia.

Listen as your guide brings the past alive by explaining the history and ventures of this monastery which dates back nearly a thousand years. Next, head to a nearby equestrian center, located at the foothills of the Massif.

Marvel at breathtaking views of Montserrat on a horseback ride through the national park. Learn how to communicate with your horse and the basics of grooming and saddling a horse. Practice your riding skills as you enjoy the freedom and tranquility of the countryside.

Take leisurely route that is suitable for every level of rider. Return by bus to your meeting point in Barcelona at the end of your trip. 

Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Half-day guided tour
  • A guided horseback ride with an experienced monitor
  • Visit to the Montserrat Abbey
  • Transport from and to Barcelona in a comfy luxury minibus
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to horse safety restrictions, anyone with a weight above 95 kilogram or below 12 years of age won't be allowed to join this activity
  • Occasionally the Montserrat mountain railway has to undergo maintenance. If this is the case, this tour's route will be adjusted.
  • The visit to the Moreneta is not guaranteed and is subject to availability depending on the season, as there may be a line up to 2 hours
  • In the event that the minimum number of participants is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund
  • A minimum number of people is required for this tour to operate in languages other than English or Spanish. If this minimum is not reached, the tour will be offered in English
  • Tour may be affected due to special circumstances
  • For your own safety, a helmet is provided and is compulsory during the ride
  • Food and drinks are not provided
  • Tips are not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 109 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great adventure with a fun guide. She had a wonderful sense of humor and made things even more fun. Monserrat shouldn’t be missed. It’s breathtaking and only one hour away. Our group had some people that had never been on a horse and they had a great time. It was a lovely day.

May 20, 2022

Meeting place and drive were easy and comfortable. Juan and team gave us a memorable ride, even in winter on a cloudy day. The almond trees blooming and gorgeous countryside were beautiful to see. The mountain was clouded over, but the experience was well worth it anyway. The clouds lifted for a bit at the monastery and we were able to take in the beauty of the mountain. It was a weekend and local farmers were selling amazing products. Highly recommend the ricotta with honey- simply amazing.

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February 27, 2022

Wonderful experience! I booked the trip because of the horses. It was just fantastic, you ride for about 1 hour through a completely remote landscape with a breathtaking view of the mountains of Montserrat, which Gaudi inspired to build the Sagrada Familia! If you look at the church after the excursion, you can see the similarity. The towers of the church look like the peaks. Incredible!!! and a very special experience which certainly not everyone gets. Be sure to book. Our guide / driver was Flavius and an absolute gift. He always impressed us with insider knowledge about Barcelona and funny legends during the trip. Unforgettable :)

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October 21, 2021

Product ID: 98409