From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

From $77.55 per person

Hike around the trails of Montserrat, the world famous multi-peaked sawed mountain with a local guide. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and hear the boys choir - Escolania de Montserrat. Enjoy a unique half-day excursion from Barcelona.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Catalan, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike in the multi-peaked famous Montserrat, also known as sawed mountain
  • Taste traditional Catalan snacks
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey and learn about its amazing history
  • Hear the choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat
  • Enjoy an intimate small group experience
Full description
After a half-hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will arrive at Montserrat. Start your day by visiting the Benedictine Abbey and discover its amazing history. Montserrat literally means “sawed mountain” in Catalan, and it is called this due to its multi-peaked rocky range. It is well-known as the site of the Benedictine Abbey. Once you have visited the abbey, get ready to start hiking from the monastery. Follow a beautiful path around the needle formations of the mountain and pass by many natural viewpoints that offer awesome views over the abbey and the forests. Continue until the highest point of the mountain, from where you will have breathtaking 360-degree views over the multi-peaked rocky range. On a clear day, you will be able to see the Pyrenees and Mallorca island. After admiring great landscapes, taking some pictures and taste a selection of traditional Catalan snacks. Next, start descending through a shady path between the needle formations and forests. Head back to the Abbey to enjoy some free time and wander around the farmers market. You can also listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat choir sing on weekdays, except for public holidays, and is subject to the basilica's capacity.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Typical Catalan snacks
  • Personal insurance
  • Guide gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Passeig de Gràcia 26 (in front of El Nacional restaurant).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, the choir performance is only available from Monday to Friday
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Please wear hiking shoes
  • Please dress appropriately according to the weather
  •  The choir performs from Monday to Friday, except public and school holidays (subject to basislica capacity)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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Nico was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat. The tour was a perfect blend of historical context and connection to nature. Nico made sure that everyone on the tour was well adjusted to the pace of the hike. Picking rosemary and adding it to our prosciutto and pan con tomate sandwiches was the cherry on top of a beautiful day. If you are looking for a day trip out of Barcelona then this is the one you should take.

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September 17, 2019

Ramon was a walking encyclopedia about everything from the geology of the area to the history of Montserrat. He also makes a damn good bocadillo. This outing was a real treat. One word of caution to hikers with sore knees: The downhill part of the hike is non-stop steep stone steps. Do your quad-strengthening exercises!

March 16, 2019

Great guide, great hike, beautiful nature, and the monastery!

Ramone is a knowledgeable guide. You will learn about geology, flora and fauna, the history of the monastery, and the mythology of the mountain. The hike is just rigorous enough and offers spectacular views. This tour will be a highlight of your trip if you love the outdoors and hiking. As a bonus, you can hear the boys choir sing and enjoy a beautiful monastery.

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November 18, 2018

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