Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour From Barcelona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Passeig de Gràcia, 27, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get a dose of history, culture, and nature during this 6.5-hour tour to Montserrat from Barcelona. With your guide and small group of 8 or fewer people, explore theBasilica of Montserrat, take the glass-top St. Joan Funicular to the middle part of the Montserrat mountain range, then spend a pleasant 2-hours hiking pastauthentic "hermitages" (retreats) where the first inhabitants of Montserrat gathered more than a thousand years ago. The tour ends at the monastery and a drive backtocentral Barcelona. Special pricing for children.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Begin the tour at 8:05am, when your driver/guide picks you up from central Barcelona. Drive north into the mountainous countryside for about an hour in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as you take in the striking rocky scenery around you. Upon arriving at the ancient religious site of Montserrat, skip the lines to see Santa Maria de Montserrat the mountains Benedictine monastery and its 12th-century wooden carving La Moreneta ("The Black Madonna").

With your small group of 8 or less people, ride the glass-topped St. Joan funicular railway and take in spectacular views of the monastery and the mountain on your way up. Hike for 2 hours at Montserrat Natural Park; different routes can be selected depending upon the group's preference. Pass thousand-year-old hermitages and hear stories about the important roles they played became during the Spanish Independence War in the early 19th century.

After hiking back down to the monastery you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of natural food products from local vendors, and to purchase lunch before your drive back to Barcelona around 2:30pm.

Elevation Gain/Loss: +180 m (+600 ft)/ -400 m (-1.300 ft)
Duration: 6.5 hours
Active Hiking Time: 2 hours
Total distance hiked: 6 km (3,7 mi)

Inclusions

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Air-conditioned vehicle

2 hours guided easy hike through the Nature Park

Accident insurance/health assistance

Sant Joans Funicular railwat, one way. We hike down.

Entry/Admission - Abadia de Montserrat

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

In case you pick the option: "Hotel Pick up" advise your hotel details in the Special Requirements Box at time of booking please

Group tour limited to 8 people

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, warm clothing in winter, and sunscreen in summer

Please bring snacks and drinks to this tour in case you need them

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Sep-2022

    Genialer Guide (sein Name Uni) mit exzellenten Deutschkenntnissen. Wunderbare Wanderung in Monserrat. Trekkingschuhe auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!

  • 26-Apr-2022

    Buauuuu! Un tour genial! Subimos a lo alto de la montaña y Fermín nos cuidó sobremanera. La visita al monasterio con poco gente a primera hora y lo mejor fueron las vistas desde lo alto de la montaña. Coincidimos con un grupo amable y pudimos hacer amigos durante la excursión. Gracias una vez más!

  • 03-Apr-2022

    Pleasant tour of Montserrat. Fermi is very knowledgable and also a well accomplished climber. It hike with beautiful. This was a highlight to our trip

  • 25-Sep-2021

    Our guide, Frank, was excellent! So knowledgeable, kind and responsive. He adapted to our hike to meet our interests. the entire tour was stunning, too! We learned so much about Monserrat and experienced its beautiful surroundings. I highly recommend this tour — simply amazing.

  • 12-Nov-2019

    What a challenging and amazing hike with beautiful views. Fermi took us beyond the normal hike all the way to the top of one of the mountains. He provided great information on the Monastery. He gauged our ability levels and asked how far we wanted to push ourselves. There were some challenging and strenuous sections, and the views were amazing. One of the best parts of our long vacation.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    What a challenging and amazing hike with beautiful views. Fermi took us beyond the normal hike all the way to the top of one of the mountains. He provided great information on the Monastery. He gauged our ability levels and asked how far we wanted to push ourselves. There were some challenging and strenuous sections, and the views were amazing. One of the best parts of our long vacation.

  • 23-Jul-2019

    As part of our trip to Barcelona, our travel agent scheduled a half day hike of Montserrat for my wife and I. We were picked up at our hotel in Barcelona, and made the trip to Montserrat about 45 minutes away. Not sure what to expect, we set out with our two guide (Fermi and Frank) on the Western face of the mountain. Having singled us out as "being in good shape", we embarked on the hike of a lifetime, pushing us physically, for an amazing day. Steep climbs were rewarded with amazing views. Our guides were kind and made us feel safe, in addition to providing water and orienteering advice. On our descent, we had a wonderful lunch on a mountain crag with views to die for. The descent was as exciting as the ascent, and the hike is one that we will always remember.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Wonderful walk. The scenery is breathtaking and Cinto was amicable and knowledgeable about the area. Being picked up and dropped off from the hotel made this such an easy day. An uplifting place to visit.

  • 25-Jun-2019

    Wonderful walk. The scenery is breathtaking and Cinto was amicable and knowledgeable about the area. Being picked up and dropped off from the hotel made this such an easy day. An uplifting place to visit.

  • 09-Jun-2018

    I signed up for the group hike but it ended up just being myself and Fermi. From the beginning, Fermi was very welcoming and outgoing and made sure to point out certain landmarks on our way to Monserrat. Once there, we took a tour of the monastery and then made our way up the funicular to the top. We were lucky enough to see a herd of mountain goats so we made our way to the top of the mountain to get a better glimpse. The views are absolutely stunning. Fermi made sure to point out different aspects of the trail and the area, as a whole, which was much appreciated. As we descended, it became a bit more difficult but we made it down the mountain. I would caution beginners or people with limited mobility to tell Fermi up front so he can tailor your hike to your needs. I'd rate my hike as moderate to difficult which I did not expect, but none the less enjoyed the challenge which only made it more fun. If you are in BCN for an extended stay and want to take a break from Gaudi and the city life, I highly recommend taking in nature and the stunning views of Montserrat with Fermi-he's a pro!

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