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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

1. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

Discover the mountain village of Montserrat on a guided tour from Barcelona. Visit the Monastery of Montserrat and explore the tranquil surroundings of Montserrat National Park. Start in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia before journeying by bus to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Admire the Massif of Montserrat on the way to the monastery. Take in this spectacular rocky, multi-peaked range packed with unique needle-shaped formations. Visit the still-functioning monastery that houses over 70 monks and was founded in the 11th century.  Learn about the monastery’s history and ventures dating back nearly a thousand years. Next, board the Sant Joan Railway and observe the area’s natural beauty. Follow an easy hiking trail with a specialized guide along the Montserrat Natural Park. Relax after the hike and taste the traditional Catalan dessert, Mel i Mato, which is made up of cheese drizzled with honey from local farmers. Enjoy a sweet end to your Montserrat tour.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

2. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

Escape from busy Barcelona on this 6-hour small-group excursion to Montserrat. When you arrive you’ll be in the capable hands of a certified mountain guide as you explore this popular site. Discover the charm of Montserrat mountain, visit the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat with its well preserved 15th-century cloister. Discover hidden details, architecture, and art from the 12th century to the contemporary. Ride the cable car to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain and the national park. Take an easy hike to enjoy the fresh air and mountainous terrain and learn about nature and wildlife. Admire the magical and fun shapes of the rock formations and some of the chapels scattered throughout the mountain. Enjoy your free time back at the monastery with the many things you can do.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

3. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

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.

From Barcelona: Montserrat National Park Guided Hike

4. From Barcelona: Montserrat National Park Guided Hike

After 50-minute drive from Barcelona we first visit the Benedictine Abbey, first built on the 11th century and home to Catalonia’s Patroness Saint, The Black Madonna, a strong symbol of spirituality and unity for the local people. After, we hike up to the top, from where we enjoy the stunning views from the Natural Park of Montserrat and the rest of Catalonia from a bird´s eye view. Mediterranean Sea, main valley of the country and the Pyrenees further away, drawing the border with France. During the hike we will walk on the same paths used by pilgrims hundreds of years ago, we will get inspired by Montserrat’s fascinating flora and fauna and we will experience unique ways where rocky pillars and ravines show us how inner mysterious water emerge from the hidden and undiscovered very center of the massif. Back down in the Monastery area, we have some free time where you can browse amongst regional products in the local farmer’s market before we head back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat & UNESCO Monastery Guided Tour

5. From Barcelona: Montserrat & UNESCO Monastery Guided Tour

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and into the magnificent mountains of Monserrat on a bus tour. Walk through this enchanting landscape, learn about its history from your local guide, and visit the local monastery. Arrive at a bar in the city center of Barcelona where you will meet your guide for the day and the group who will travel up to the mountains with you. After an informative short bus ride out of the city, arrive at the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Montserrat. Enjoy a tour of the local monastery and hear about its incredible history. Then, enjoy free time to either go hiking in the magical hills, feast on an all-you-can-eat lunch looking out over mystical views, or explore the museum and further discover the history of this famous landmark.  After a couple of hours, rejoin the bus where you will then head back down into the city all in time for an evening in Barcelona.

Montserrat: 6-Hour Hike with a Choice of 3 Levels

6. Montserrat: 6-Hour Hike with a Choice of 3 Levels

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Barcelona and travel by private van on a 45-minute drive to the Montserrat Monastery, where your walking/hiking experience begins. You can choose from 3 different options, with different routes and durations. The walking tour will introduce you and your group of up to 7 persons to the Montserrat range. Along the way you’ll not only take in spectacular natural beauty, but also the Montserrat Monastery, its Black Madonna, and the world-famous Montserrat Boys’ Choir. Your guide will tell you how the mountain has become a religious and cultural symbol known throughout the world. This is a tour for lovers of hiking and travelers who want to experience the nature, history, and culture of this popular Mediterranean attraction. More than a tourist activity, the hike is a way to learn about the history of Catalonia. The private hike is guided by a local expert with years of experience in leading groups. You’ll be led, informed, and entertained, and you’ll be provided a snack along the way. At the end of your hike, you’ll be dropped off at your Barcelona accommodation.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Guided Tour and Cable Car

7. From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Guided Tour and Cable Car

Dive into Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat on a private guided tour starting with a pickup from your hotel in Barcelona. Ride the funicular and get unparalleled views of the mountain landscapes. Upon arrival at Montserrat, begin your day by visiting the Benedictine Monastery and discover its amazing history. Once you have visited the Benedictine monastery, get to Sant Joan Funicular and ride it up the mountain to experience breathtaking 360-degree views over the multi-peaked rocky range and the monastery. From here, see if you can spot Barcelona and the Pyrenees. After admiring the magnificent landscapes and tasting a selection of traditional Catalan snacks, begin your descent back to the monastery. Choose to ride the Funicular back down or hike down following a beautiful path around the needle rock formations of the mountain. While back at the monastery, take some time to explore the farmers market. You can also listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat choir sing on weekdays, except for public holidays (subject to the basilica's capacity).

From Barcelona: Half-Day Trip to Montserrat Mountain

8. From Barcelona: Half-Day Trip to Montserrat Mountain

Start your Catalonian adventure when you’re picked up from your hotel in Barcelona and begin driving towards Montserrat Mountain in a comfortable Mercedes Benz van.  During a 1-hour drive, sit back and relax as you pass by Penedès, a celebrated Catalonian vineyards region. Learn about the different types of wine they produce here from your expert local guide along the way. Once you reach your destination, enjoy private tours of both the church and the monastery of Montserrat Mountain. Be enthralled by fascinating details of the history of these unique locations and feast your eyes on the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat. Afterwards, make use of free time to explore a nearby lookout point and admire breathtaking views of Catalonia before beginning the journey back to your hotel.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Mountain Hike and Abbey Tour

9. From Barcelona: Montserrat Mountain Hike and Abbey Tour

Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip. Travel to this ancient religious site, explore the Benedictine monastery and hike amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ of the Montserrat range. A guide, admission fees and a one-way funicular ride are also included. We will visit the most impressive mountain in Catalonia. After a one hour drive to the north in a air-conditioned and comfortable van we are in the sacred Monastery of Montserrat surrounded by the majestic rocky pinnacles of the Nature Park. The peaceful area gives rise to a large doses of adventure and mystery. We spend the first part of the tour visiting the abbey of Montserrat, home of the famous Virgin of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta. Afterwards, we reach the top of the Nature Park of Montserrat through the Sant Joan’s Rack railway. Those views will leave you speechless. To get back to the Monastery we descend discovering the paths less walked of the magnificent Montserrat and uncovering the secrets of the most impressive parts of this rock formation. We see the sanctuary from the distance, which has been in use for almost 1.000 years for pilgrims, who have been inspired by this spectacular mountain. Back at the Abbey we have some free time to browse amongst regional products in the local farmer’s market before we head back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

10. From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

Depart from Barcelona and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the sacred mountain and monastery of Montserrat. Upon arrival, visit the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat and see the Black Madonna wooden carving from the 12th-century known as La Moreneta (The Dark One). Ascend to the middle of the mountain range, and enjoy panoramic views as you ride aboard the St. Joan funicular railway. Then, strap on your walking boots and brave the hike to the summit. Stop to rest when you reach the shrine and enjoy a picnic lunch at a picturesque spot in the countryside. Escape the crowds and discover a little-known area to look for Spanish wild goats and other wildlife in their natural environment. Return back down the mountain and pass more shrines before heading back to the monastery for the return trip to Barcelona.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat

Christian was a wonderful guide and provided detailed info thru out the tour. Was a pleasant trip up in an air conditioned minivan to Montserrat with 8 passengers. Beat the crowds and went inside to see the Monastery. Enjoyed a great hike with a few challenging spots - nothing too difficult. Had a break at the top of our hike, views where spectacular. Snacks and water provided. Great escape from hot, humid, crowded Barcelona. Such a beautiful place and peaceful. So happy we found this Montserrat tour!

Excellent tour, better than expected. The monastery, basilica and trails to the hermitages at Montserrat were viewed and described in plenty of detail with anecdotal stories and accurate historical accounts, paced just right, and never felt like a "canned" tour.

Excellent! So far the best guide and experience here in Barcelona. Comfortable van, small group. Knowledgeable guide and unique experience with hiking and visiting Mountersratt. Highly recommend

The views on our hike were incredible! And our guide Fermi was fun and informative. We can totally recommend this trip!

Don't second guess and go! This hike was breathtaking and worth every minute!