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The journey starts at 8:05am at your meeting point in Barcelona, where your guide will take you to Montserrat in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the ride throughout the countryside.

Once at your destination, you will visit Santa Maria de Montserrat, the mountain’s Benedictine monastery, and see the 'Black Madonna', a wooden carving from the 12th-century, known as La Moreneta (the Dark One).

Then, start an ascent to the middle of the Montserrat range, taking the St. Joan funicular railway. With its glass roof, it offers spectacular sights of the monastery and the mountain. On a clear day, ravishing views of the landscape make it a truly great experience.

At this point, the hiking part of the tour begins, your guide will decide which summit and route will hike, depending on the skills of the group and on how you feel at that moment. A genuine shrine is where you will stop for a break, this is a very unique and picturesque place to enjoy lunch (picnic) in the company of the wonderful views. After lunch, explore a very natural and little-known area of Montserrat. If you are lucky, you might even see Spanish Ibex in their natural environment.

On your way down, you will see more shrines, before heading back to the monastery and returning to your meeting point in Barcelona at around 5:30pm.

Elevation Gain/Loss: +450 m (+1.500 ft)/ -740 m (-2.400 ft)
Duration: 9.5 hours
Active Hiking Time: 4 hours
Total distance hiked: 11 km (7 mi)
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Montserrat Monastery
Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant)
Spend a day in Montserrat and explore the mountainous terrain and religious shrines on a 4-hour guided hike. Start with a visit to Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey featuring a statue of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta) in the 16th-century basilica. Then ride the funicular and gain 1,476 feet (450 meters) in elevation on foot, with the option to climb to one of the most iconic peaks. Lunch and round-trip transport are provided from Barcelona on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
  • Montserrat day trip from Barcelona
  • Visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat with a knowledgeable guide
  • Ride the glass-roof funicular and hike for 4 hours to mountain shrines
  • Lunch and round-trip transport included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention
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Reviewed July 8, 2018
Absolutely excellent tour - fascinating and very friendly

My partner and I had a brilliant tour with Fermi. All the organisation went very smoothly but most of all Fermi was a kind and supportive guide especially with one of us a little nervous about mountain walking who he went out of his way...More

Thank Andy J
Reviewed July 1, 2018
Fantastic day!

I was so looking forward to this hike at the end of our 3 week vacation, and it did not disappoint. We had a private guide for our group of 6 as no others had signed up for this hike. The van transport was very...More

Thank Monsoon266
Reviewed June 4, 2018
One Day Hiking Tour

Having a guide who knows the area is paramount in making this a fun, exciting and challenging experience. Barcelona Hiking Guides made this an unforgettable experience. We hiked all the mountains, did a little rope climbing, a little crawling and a little testing of our...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed May 13, 2018
Highlight of Barcelona trip.

Had the opportunity to trek at Montserrat with Fermi and Joaquim in April 2018. Pickup in Barcelona was convenient. We arrived at Montserrat early enough to view the abbey and Black Madonna, then headed for the hills. It is beautiful scenery. Fermi pointed out the...More

Thank CH_AnnArbor
Reviewed January 9, 2018
Highlight of our entire vacation!

We booked this tour knowing we might get lost if we tried to navigate the hike on our own. Boy were we correct! It was an unbelievable, impeccably planned hike and tour of Montserrat. From the picnic lunch (which was so good we returned to...More

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