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Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona

  • 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
Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona
From US$ 97.58
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Tour option for a party of 2 to 3 travelers.
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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.
What to Expect
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)
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a fantastic day at Montserrat. We were shown the religious buildings and then taken up to the mountains. The guide is so knowledgable about the area and knew the mountains inside out. He knew the names for all the different peaks. He assessed...More

Thank Mina C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely perfect!

An absolutely fantastic experience, and the highlight of my trip to Barcelona. Fermí thoughtfully planned a perfect trip just right for our level (challenging, but not too challenging) which let us experience the mountains in a way that would have been impossible without him. Also,...More

Thank EleePea
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Highlight of the trip

If you are in Barcelona, this is a must do. Sure, you gotta be prepared for the hike, it is several hours after all - it's relatively easy hiking though. The views are to die for especially on a clear day. Simply gorgeous. Cinto our...More

Thank RedsHK
trescant2014, Propietario at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks a lot for your review. Joaquim.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile
Fabulous Ferme

We had the most excellent experience. A terrific full day hike that took us to the church and then up through the mountains. Although it was foggy, it was still terrific and Ferme encouraged us to be adventurous. After lunch his encouragement paid off with...More

Thank Tolly4
Reviewed 8 July 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
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