Day trip

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

Activity provider: Catalan Trails

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

Activity provider: Catalan Trails

From US$ 73.61 per person

Hike around the trails of Montserrat, the multi-peaked holy mountain with a local mountain guide. Visit the Benedictine Monastery and learn about its history on this unique small-group half-day tour from Barcelona.

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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 Montserrat Natural Park off the beaten path with a local guide
  • Taste traditional Catalan snacks
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey and learn about its amazing history
  • Join a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Get an early start to beat the crowds
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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!

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September 14, 2022

Due to last minute minute wildfire closures we were not able to hike but as this was our last day in Barcelona we went ahead with the tour that the guide needed to put together at the last minute. I was so impressed with the professionalism of this tour guide (Roman??) and the company. We had the option to cancel as the hike would no longer take place. We had a great tour and I highly recommend this company for your hiking adventure. I’m already thinking about my next trip to Spain which will include way more hiking. Thank you for the incredible last day!!! I wish I had found your company sooner.

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July 15, 2022

We had a excelent tour with Christian as our guide. He is charismatic and has a deep knowledge of the attractions, can give an answer to any question. Also it is nice that water and snacks are provided by the guide. The hiking trail is easy at the beginning, but rocky and a bit chalenging at the end, so I would not recommend it to people with knee problems. But in other cases it is a memorable experience to have.

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April 22, 2022

Product ID: 156042