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

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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Barcelona
    Departure Time
    8:05 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Special pricing for children
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Funicular up to St. Joan (Funicular down not included. We will return hiking))
    • 1 liter of water
    • Energy snack and picnic lunch
    • 4-hour hike through the natural park
    • Accident insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Abadia de Montserrat
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Maximum of 8 travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Required items: Mountain walking shoes (not mountain sandals), warm clothing (winter), sunscreen and cap (summer)
    • Lunch and water is included but it is recommended to bring snacks and drinks if you think you will need them
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • St. Joan funicular railway will be out of service from November 2017 to March 2018
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 September 2019

    This was a fabulous day spent with a friendly, upbeat guide fermi. Hike was challenging for me, but in a good way. He also brought the best picnic lunch ever! This trip was the high point of all my time in Barcelona area and I...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Barbara H
    BarcelonaHG, Owner at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

    Hi Barbara. Happy you spent a nice day! Thanks for trusting in us. Fermí

    Reviewed 24 August 2019

    We had an amazing trip to Montesserat! Our guide, Pao was the best 👍🏽👍🏽 He was extremely knowledgeable & super funny too. We learnt so much from his travels & experience. I recommend him to everyone! Thanks a lot 💕

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JSHegde
    BarcelonaHG, Owner at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

    Thank you very much. We will continue doing our best!

    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    Fermi was our guide, and he was such a warm and friendly person! The hike was semi-strenuous, quite challenging but very worth it and do-able. You do need a moderate level of fitness though (really can't see my parents being able to do this). Fermi...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank yapethel
    BarcelonaHG, Owner at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Hi!!! Thank you very much for your suggestions, We try to do our best but there's always things that could be done better. Fermi & Joaquim.

    Reviewed 22 May 2019

    Spent 4 days hiking Barcelona with Fermi and one day with Frank. What an amazing adventure:) because of these guides, Barcelona is now one of my favourite cities. Thank you so much!!!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 150quinng
    BarcelonaHG, Owner at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

    Hi! Thanks a lot! Because of this customers guiding is our favourite job..... 😊😊😊 Regards and big hug!

    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    Fermi is a wonderful hiking guide! My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful day of hiking with spectacular views and some challenging hiking. A wonderful lunch was provided and great conversation with historical information.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank KLM2013
    BarcelonaHG, Propietario at Barcelona Hiking Guides (by Trescant), responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Hi! Thanks a lot for your review. Happy you enjoyed so much! Fermi & Joaquim.

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