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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

1. 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.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

2. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

After a half-hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will arrive at Montserrat. Start your day by visiting the Benedictine Abbey and discover its amazing history. Montserrat literally means “sawed mountain” in Catalan, and it is called this due to its multi-peaked rocky range. It is well-known as the site of the Benedictine Abbey. 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. Continue until the highest point of the mountain, 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 and Mallorca island. After admiring great landscapes, taking some pictures and taste a selection of traditional Catalan snacks. Next, 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. You can also listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat choir sing on weekdays, except for public holidays, and is subject to the basilica's capacity.

From Barcelona: Montserrat National Park Guided Hike

3. 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: Montserrat Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

4. Barcelona: Montserrat Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

After meeting with your guide, you will travel to Montserrat where you will visit one of the best Cava cellars of the 14th century. Experience the nature of this unique jagged mountain and the ancient monastery hidden between the peaks. You will also get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Madonna, and her fascinating story. Next, visit the Local Farmers' Market where you can try the fabulous regional products of Catalonia. You'll stroll through the Plaza de Santa Maria, where the Romanesque architecture of the Monastery and the Church of Santa Maria de Montserrat merge with the stones of the mountain’s peaks.  You can get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Virgin inside the Benedictine Monastery, and can listen to the Children's Choir of Montserrat, which is made up of fifty pupils from the monastery school.  Following that, take a short and easy hike up the mountain to the viewpoint of the Creu de Sant Miquel, and enjoy the extraordinary view of the valley. You can then taste a delicious Catalan lunch in a traditional restaurant, admiring the incredible views of the Penedès Valley and the mountains of Montserrat. Your next stop will be to a 14th-century winery, which is one of the most important in Catalonia. You can take the opportunity to tour its plantations as you learn the cycles of vineyard growth and organic viticulture whilst accompanied by an expert guide. Get to know the place where both wine and sparkling wine are produced, before you end your fantastic tour tasting two different sparkling wines and one reserva sparkling wine.

Barcelona: Montserrtat Hike and Winery Tour with Tasting

5. Barcelona: Montserrtat Hike and Winery Tour with Tasting

Journey to the Abbey of Montserrat nestled on the side of the mountain of Montserrat, hike in the national park, and visit a charming organic winery to try a range of white, red, and sparkling wines on this tour from Barcelona. Relax as you ride in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to the Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat and learn all about its amazing history. Hike from the monastery along a beautiful path with many natural viewpoints offering stunning views of the multi-peaked rocky range. Tavel to el Penedès, one of the oldest wine-making regions in Europe which is world-famous for producing wines of exceptional quality, and for cava (sparkling wine) production. Tour a family-owned organic winery, and taste 3 local wines paired with some delicious Catalan snacks.

Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

6. Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

This eco-friendly Montserrat hike is a fantastic hiking tour near Barcelona which results in a minimal ecological footprint. Your guides will provide you with a zero CO2 emissions transfer with a railway journey from Barcelona to Monistrol village. This journey is led by a local mountain guide. From Monistrol, you’ll start an unforgettable hiking experience. You can choose from 2 difficulty levels of hiking: • Sports hike: 7 miles, with 3,300 feet elevation gain, lasting for 6 hours • Performance hike: 10 miles with 4,500 feet elevation gain, lasting for 7-8 hours Both hikes pass through a variety of terrains and landscapes of Montserrat. This tour is a complete hike that will help you learn why the Mountain of Montserrat is a religious icon known all over the world. Throughout the route you’ll learn of the geology of the mountain, including many things that make it unique. You’ll admire many hermit houses where monks spend long hours in prayer, and following your hike, you’ll visit the Benedictine monastery, which is nestled in the cliffs of the mountain.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat

Due to last minute minute wildfire closures we were not able to hike but as this was our last day in Barcelona we went ahead with the tour that the guide needed to put together at the last minute. I was so impressed with the professionalism of this tour guide (Roman??) and the company. We had the option to cancel as the hike would no longer take place. We had a great tour and I highly recommend this company for your hiking adventure. I’m already thinking about my next trip to Spain which will include way more hiking. Thank you for the incredible last day!!! I wish I had found your company sooner.

We were a small group of three when we went there and Uni took a very great care of every one of us. He was punctual for the pick up, told us lots of interesting facts during the drive and tried to accommodate to everyone's fitness level during the hike. We also got some free time to roam around the place for a quick lunch and some souvenir shopping etc. Plus Uni is a great conversationalist, so he'll make you feel comfortable in no time. As a female solo traveller I highly recommend this experience to others!

Wonderful tour with David! While we couldn’t unfortunately go hiking due to some regional restrictions (high risk of fires due to the current heat), it was an incredibly informative trip with stunning views! He was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of tips and insights, and made sure everyone felt comfortable at all times. We were also given enough time to explore the area on our own, even though the options were a bit limited due to closures of large parts of the park.

This was an amazing trip, our guide was fun and knowledgeable, answering all questions. The monastery was amazing to see, so much detail and we saw and heard the organ playing! Thoroughly recommend this trip, my three teenagers loved it!

Our Guide David is the best, the visit is magnificent, the site is perfect for lovers of hiking and culture to redo