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Barcelona: Montserrat Natural Park Hike & Monastery Tour

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Take a 6-hour hike tour on Barcelona’s holy mountain, Montserrat. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and learn about its amazing history before you enjoy an amazing guided hike in Montserrat Natural Park.

DURATION: 6 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.00 am
HIKING DISTANCE: 6.5 km
MEETING POINT: Passeig de Gràcia 26, Barcelona
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Catalan
OPEN SEASONS: All year round, daily
WHO CAN COME: Anyone in good health and able to walk a long distance

Highlights

◾ Visit the Benedictine Abbey and learn about its amazing history with an expert guide
◾ Hike the multi-peaked famous sawed mountain Montserrat
◾ Savour traditional Catalan snacks
◾ Listen the boys' choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat

What is included

✔ Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan
✔ Professional English-speaking local guide
✔ Bottled water
✔ Traditional Catalan snacks
✔ Personal insurance
✖ Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Description - What to expect

Come and hike around the trails of Montserrat, the world-famous multi-peaked sawed mountain, visit the Benedictine Abbey and hear the boys’ choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat on this unique half-day small-group tour from Barcelona.

After 45 minutes drive in a comfortable AC Minivan, you will arrive at Montserrat. Your tour starts with a visit to the famous Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat. “Montserrat” literally means “sawed mountain” in Catalan because of its multi-peaked rocky range. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat which hosts the famous Black Madonna “La Moreneta.”

After your Abbey visit, it is time for your actual hiking tour. Start your hike from the monastery following a beautiful path around the spike formations of the mountain passing by many natural viewpoints offering awesome views over the abbey and the forests around.

Continue through hidden trails to the highest point of the hike, from where you will have breathtaking views of 360 degrees over the multi-peaked rocky range and on a clear day you would be able to see the Pyrenees mountains and the city of Barcelona!

After hiking among amazing landscapes on well-maintained trails, start your descent through lush forests back to the Abbey for some free time to explore a lovely food market, relax or listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat boys choir sing.

Not included/Bring with you

Please bring with you hiking/sport shoes, a waterproof jacket for the rainy days, sunglasses and sunscreen, extra sandwichs and snacks

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Country

  • Spain