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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

1. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

Discover the beautiful mountain village of Montserrat on a guided tour from Barcelona. Visit the Monastery of Montserrat and explore the tranquil surroundings of Montserrat National Park. The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying by bus to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. On the way to the monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, visit the monastery with over 70 monks that was founded in the 11th century and still functions to this day. It is well known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta, who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this monastery dating back nearly a thousand years. Next, board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail with soft trekking with a specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

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 & UNESCO Monastery Guided Tour

4. 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. After the first of many photo opportunities, 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

5. 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 National Park Guided Hike

6. 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: Half-Day Trip to Montserrat Mountain

7. 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.

Barcelona: Hiking and Horse Riding Day-Trip in Montserrat

8. Barcelona: Hiking and Horse Riding Day-Trip in Montserrat

Ever dreamed of riding on horseback through the mountains of Catalonia? Depart on a wilderness adventure from Barcelona and hike in Montserrat national park. Stop at a local ranch to go horse riding along the old hermitage routes at the feet of picturesque peaks. Take a drive out from Barcelona to Montserrat. Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims, hundreds of years old, as you hike with your guide through the trails of the national park. Take in stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the distant Pyrenees. Head to a local ranch and enjoy an unforgettable experience riding on horseback over the stunning countryside. Follow three Romanesque hermitage routes, traveling under the watch of Montserrat mountain’s breathtaking peaks. Relax at the ranch before you return to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Guided Tour and Cable Car

9. 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: Montserrat Mountain Hike and Abbey Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat

We were in a small group of 8 and we had a great guide! He took us to the church and gave us some background information. During the hike, he told us stories about the local people and some information about local plants and animals. He was always in good spirits and gave us many opportunities for taking pictures. At some point, my mom was struggling a bit so our guide helped her the rest of the way and we had more breaks so she could catch her breath. He had also extra water with him in case we needed more. The hike was beautiful and the guide made it even more enjoyable!

This was such a beautiful hike. The transportation was comfortable and clean. Our guide was Paula, she was great. She gave us historical tips about the area on the way to Montserrat, but let us take a nap on the way back. I don’t know that I’d call the hike “easy,” but it wasn’t hard either and it was mostly downhill. Paula also recommended a really good restaurant for paella and OMG. So good. I would recommend this tour.

We had an amazing day exploring Montserrat. Fermi was an incredible guide - super knowledgeable, fun, and friendly. The experience was invaluable and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona!

Excellent day trip from Barcelona. Beautiful. Peaceful. Tour services was professional and courteous. Bus was clean. A perfect experience.

Umi is very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour very much. Highly recommended.