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Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour from Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Monserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip with a small group. Travel with no more than 8 guests to this ancient religious site, exploring the Benedictine monastery and the world-famous ‘Black Madonna’ wood carving. Then spend the second half of your day hiking amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ (retreats) of the Monserrat range. A guide, Montserrat admission fees and one-way funicular ride are also included.
  • Explore Montserrat and the scenic landscape nearby on this sightseeing and hiking trip
  • Discover the historic religious site of Montserrat
  • Admire the site's Benedictine monastery and 12th-century 'Black Madonna' wood carving
  • Spend half the day hiking in the scenic mountain ranges near Montserrat
  • Visit the 'hermitages,' centuries-old religious retreats hidden in Montserrat Nature Park
  • Small group tour is limited to no more than 8 guests maximum
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Transportation by private vehicle
Special pricing for children
2-hour hike through the Natural Park
Accident insurance/health assistance
Funicular up to Sant Joan (Funicular down not included. We will return hiking)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point Address: Provença, 279 - 08037 Barcelona (In front of Hotel Praktik-Bakery Baluard) or your hotel lobby. In case customer selects Hotel pick up option, you must provide your hotel details in the Special Requirements Box at time of booking

Return point Address: Provença, 279 - 08037 Barcelona or your hotel (if option selected at time of booking)

  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Trescant, S.C.P.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you are going to Montserrat, take the time for the hike, it is worth it." See review
  • "Being picked up and dropped off from the hotel made this such an easy day." See review

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Great Hike
mikejfranzese
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi!!! Happy you enjoyed so much. Thanks.
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An uplifting place to visit
Vacation46393786533
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks! We are happy that Cinto fulfilled your expectations.
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Montserrat was breathtaking! And our...
Leda
, Dec 2017
Montserrat was breathtaking! And our guide, Cinto was very knowlegeable and friendly. Definitely a must see when in Barcelona :
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One of the highlights of our trip...
petra.maruca
, Nov 2017
One of the highlights of our trip, simply amazing and beautiful. We had a great guide who was informative, but easy going and very likable. We arrived early so the lines to see the Black Madonna were short. The Black Madonna was really profound whether you are religious or not, it just has a cool presence and aura to it. It was chilly on the mtn and we were grateful for wearing layers. Our hike was AWESOME. Moderate hike/climb, but incredibly beautiful. Our teenager even loved the entire trip!! If you are going to Montserrat, take the time for the hike, it is worth it. You'll see incredible rock structures and stunning views, enjoy fresh air, and gain just enough history and story-telling to keep it interesting, but without boring you. We saw lots of rock climbers which was neat. The drive is a solid 45 minutes from Barcelona. We were shuttled in a comfortable van in a group of 7 our guide 3 of us 2 other couples. Great time, highly recommend!!
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This was an amazing experience. Our...
Diana
, Jul 2017
This was an amazing experience. Our guide promptly picked us up and took us to Monserrat. We went to see the Black Madonna first to beat the crowds. This was a great idea, since when we returned from the mountain, there were a lot of tour buses and people. We had an amazing, personalized tour and hike. We ended up being the only 2 people, so it was a great experience, walking at our own pace, and seeing everything we could want. I was very impressed at the care our guide took in picking up garbage, moving loose stones, and even scolding a young teen who was throwing rocks that could hurt someone. He loved nature, as we do, and it showed. It rained, a lot, on our way down, but it didn't bother us at all. It was a beautiful day and a great way to see a beautiful part of the world. We ended the day at the local market buying fresh, locally made cheese, honey and treats. Awesome experience!
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This tour was great! There happened...
Lindsey Q
, Jul 2017
This tour was great! There happened to be nobody else on this tour besides my husband and I. Therefore, we had a really nice, personal hike with our guide and his wife. The scenery was beautiful and the hike was not difficult. We had a chance to visit the monastery before beginning our hike. We also had the opportunity to buy some snacks from a local street market after our hike.
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This hike was great. Our Guide was...
Norma I C
, Jun 2017
This hike was great. Our Guide was patient and extremely knowledgeable giving us a full tour of the Monastary. The views on the hike were breathtaking, the snow capped Pyrennes, the Mediteranean in the distance. The Guide picked us up at the prearranged meeting point, my husband and I were the only two on the tour so received his full attention. He did not hurry us and we could follow our own pace. We were delivered back to our hotel in Barcelona mid afternoon. Wonderful day, highlight of our three weeks in Europe this past winter. Norma
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This hike was a bit more challenging...
mvineyard
, May 2017
This hike was a bit more challenging than we expected, but the views were worth the challenge. Our guide pushed us to experience the less touristical routes as he called them, and we were wise to take his recommendations, as the scenery was spectacular. I would highly recommend, but be sure to hit the stair climber a few weeks prior to get your legs ready!
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It was a great day. The tour of...
Margot R
, Oct 2016
It was a great day. The tour of Montserrat was very nice plus the hike afterwards offered wonderful views and a chance to see old hermit caves and shrines.
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The tour group was larger than...
mhmyrah
, Oct 2016
The tour group was larger than expected so we had 2 guides. Joaquim and Pera. Pera lead the small group of us who did the longer hike. The longer hike option is harder than I would have thought. There are some trails with loose rocks and tricky footing. But Pera did a great job of taking care of those of us who needed a bit more help on those sections. Make sure to wear runners or some type of shoes with some grip and suitable for walking down uneven trails as well as some concrete paths. Definitely no flipflops or heels on this tour. The scenery is totally stunning, and we even had a foggy day. This is lovely change from the city.

Product code: 14014P1

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