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From Barcelona: Montserrat Guided Tour & Return Bus Transfer

1. From Barcelona: Montserrat Guided Tour & Return Bus Transfer

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.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

2. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

Take a day tour of Monserrat from Barcelona and enjoy the area's natural beauty. Visit the monastery before boarding a funicular to reach sweeping views of Catalonia from the mountaintop. Meet your guide at the local partner's office in Barcelona and settle in for the hour-long ride to Montserrat. Your first stop is the Benedictine Abbey. Explore this 11th-century religious sanctuary home to Catalonia’s patron saint: The Black Madonna. Next, board the funicular railway and ascend to the top of the mountain. Enjoy stunning views of valleys, mountains, and the sea. Hike on the same paths used by pilgrims hundreds of years ago as you admire Montserrat’s fascinating flora and fauna. Wander past rocky pillars and ravines as you breathe in the mountain air. Have some free time back in the monastery area after your hike. Browse the local market before you catch a ride back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

3. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. Topped by a Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (visit not guaranteed) , who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this Monastery dating nearly a thousand years. Board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna. The tour will continue a soft hike replete with verdant beauty while you admire a scenic landscape in Montserrat Natural Park. To recover some energy after the hiking, you will taste the typical Catalan pastry, “coca de Montserrat”.   The sweetest way to end this wonderful tour. You will have free time to visit the farmers market, the cafe and the souvenirs stores. At the end, you will meet your guide again to go back to the bus on the way back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Guided Montserrat Monastery Tour and Hike

4. From Barcelona: Guided Montserrat Monastery Tour and Hike

After an hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will arrive at Montserrat. Start your day by visiting the Montserrat Benedictine Abbey which has been been active from XI century. At the Monastery your specialized local guide will dicover you its amazing history and its significance for the Catalans. 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. Your local guide will discover its natural values, flora , fauna and geology of this magical mountain. Continue until the highest point of the mountainhike, 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. After admiring great landscapes, taking some pictures and taste a selection of traditional Catalan snacks You will 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.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

5. 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.

Barcelona: Hiking and Horse Riding Day-Trip in Montserrat

6. 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.

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

7. 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

8. 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.

Barcelona: Top Montserrat Hiking Experience With A Guide

9. Barcelona: Top Montserrat Hiking Experience With A Guide

Join a small group for an exciting and rewarding hike around iconic Montserrat. After arriving at the Benedictine monastery, from the 11th century, simply set off to explore some beautiful encounters of this Natural Park. Meet your professional mountain leader and embark on your adventure through the hiking trails of Montserrat. Explore the magical formations as you wind through the dense boxwood nature. Learn and talk about Catalan culture, the history of the region, and many exciting topics to discuss. As you progress deeper into the mountain, get ready for the chance to bump into the Alpine Ibex, a wild mountain goat. Gaze around and try and spot some birds of prey. Take your time when you reach the majestic Basilica and the Black Saint Virgin - La Moreneta. On the way out of the monastey, stop at the small farmer's market and try some delicious locally produced cheeses, honey, and more.

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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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Montserrat and the monastery. The hike was fun and we had time to explore on our own. He offered some recommendations of where to eat, we took one restaurant he told us about and it was so good! I highly recommend this tour if you are in Barcelona and want to know Montserrat.

Excellent tour with just the right amount of sightseeing and walking. Frank was a great guide - very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor.

Excellent tour by an informed guide who was very familiar with the area, the history, and the people around Montserrat. He's a safe driver too. :)

Highly recommend this tour if you want to explore Montserrat.

Highly recommend going out and seeing the Monastery!