Small Group Montserrat Hiking Tour and Monastery Visit

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  • 8 hours (full-day tour)
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Max 8 guests per guide
  • Hiking experience for all levels

Highlights

The number one outdoor activity from Barcelona is the small group Montserrat hiking tour with a visit to the Benedictine Monastery. Our Montserrat hiking experiences are led by qualified mountain guides who adapt the hikes to the individual needs of our clients. The Montserrat hiking tour also provides a comprehensive insight into the history and spiritual importance of the Monastery.

  • Montserrat hiking experience for solo travelers, couples and small groups
  • Connect with the nature, learn about the culture and Catalan customs
  • Guided Montserrat hiking experience with an entry ticket to the Monastery
  • The Farmers' market authentic local products tastings

Detail

We will meet up at 8:30 am at Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and head directly to Montserrat. As we start approaching the Montserrat Natural Park you will suddenly notice the distinctive shape of this place. Our Montserrat hiking tour includes a genuine hiking portion on the loose pebbles and gravel trails around the mountain therefore our clients are required to wear appropriate and closed shoes for this experience.

 

From the Monastery to Summits: The Montserrat Hiking Experience

The Montserrat Natural Park is a UNESCO Geological World Heritage site and the most scenic and mystical mountain in Catalonia. We may share a legend or two with you!

Montserrat is also a symbolic place and spiritual site. It encompasses a great network of hiking trails to meet everyone’s expectations. Climbers and mountain runners come to enjoy the steep features of this conglomerate rock year-round.

 

Discover the Majestic Montserrat Hiking Trails: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Our small group Montserrat hiking tour is suitable for a wide public with a generally good fitness level. We will go on the small trails with dense vegetation that will lead us to the best panoramic views around the mountain.

It will require a little bit of effort to reach them but you can simply relax and enjoy the stunning environment as your guide will fine-tune the hike to perfectly match the group’s needs. You can expect to hike anywhere from 3 to 5 hours including breaks.

Along the hiking trails, you will smell and taste aromatic herbs so typical for the Mediterranean. We may spot the Alpine ibex in Montserrat and some birds of prey. But we will certainly stumble across the messy ground where the wild boards were having a feast.

 

Montserrat Guided Tour: Immerse Yourself in the Mystical Charm of this Catalan Gem

Once back at the Monastery, we will enter the main part of the Basilica which hosts the Black Madonna also called La Moreneta. A wooden carving that has been protecting Catalonia and its people attracts many pilgrims from around the world.

On the way out from the Monastery, we will stop at a small local farmers’ market and try some delicious locally produced cheeses, fig bread, and types of honey. You may enjoy a short nap in the car after this full-day Montserrat hiking tour.

We will be back in Barcelona around 4:30 pm!

Departure & Return Location

  • Banco de España, Plaça de Catalunya, 17, 08002 Barcelona

Departure Time

  • 8:30 am

Price Includes

  • All ground transportation in a comfortable AC minivan
  • Certified and experienced mountain leader
  • Entry to the Basilica in Montserrat
  • Small tastings at farmers' markets
  • Hiking poles (on request)
  • Bottled water
  • Accident and liability insurance for the activity

Price Excludes

  • Entry ticket to the Montserrat Museum
  • Performance of the 'Escolania' choir
  • Any drinks & food not specified above

What to Pack for Tour

Recommended Clothing and Footwear

  • Warm layers of clothing for the colder months (hat, gloves etc.)
  • Comfortable and closed walking shoes
  • Sun protection, hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Small snack or fruit

FAQs

How big is the hike?

This is a small group hiking experience and your guide will adjust the trail itinerary accordingly to make sure everyone is having a great time. You can expect to hike anywhere from 3 to 5 hours including short breaks. The trails are varied with stairs, loose pebbles, dirt forest tracks etc.  Please remember to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes for this tour.

What is included in the farmer's market visit?

You will try small samplings of various locally produced goat, sheep, and cow cheeses, fig bread, and the fresh cow milk cheese called mató with your choice of honey.

The weather looks bad. What will happen?

If the weather does not allow the tour to operate according to the pre-planned itinerary you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. At certain times of the year, the weather forecast may change quickly and the tour has to be canceled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience the late cancellation might cause to our guests. We always search for the best solution but safety is our top priority.

Do I need to bring food and water?

Yes, our clients are always advised to bring some small snacks or fruit to enjoy up in the mountains. There are cafeterias and a small grocery shop in Montserrat to buy some last-minute snacks before starting the hiking experience. We will provide 2x 0.5l bottled water for all participants to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Can I change my tour date?

Yes, we will happily reschedule your tour as long as we have availability. Please request the change ASAP.

My discount code is not working, What should I do?

We have got you covered! Please get in touch with us by sending your discount code to info@worldadventour.com and we will double-check our system.

Can I get a refund?

Our flexible 24-hour cancellation policy anticipates some unforeseen situations that our guests might experience when traveling to Barcelona. Please get in touch with us ASAP so that we can assist you and find the best solution.

Do you have an accident insurance covered?

World Adventour has a valid insurance policy with SegurArtic (policy number: 8-6.930.422) which covers all activities offered on this website. Our customers are expected to clearly and honestly state their current health conditions regarding any illnesses and disabilities, which could significantly influence the tour itinerary and other clients’ enjoyment. Please see our booking conditions for more details.