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Montserrat Trek & 3 Course Lunch

From £69 pp

Barcelona, Spain

7.5 Hours

2 - 15

Montserrat Trek & 3 Course Lunch

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What You'll Do

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head out on a hiking trip to Montserrat, where you'll discover breathtaking views, ancient monasteries and hidden gems far off the beaten track.

The experience begins in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, where we’ll set off for the natural splendour of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most symbolic mountain, topped by a Benedictine Monastery. A rugged, accessible peak with excellent trekking opportunities and incredible views, Montserrat is a wonderful place to indulge those outdoor cravings.

We’ll board the Aeri Cable Car, and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the area. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked range of packed, unique needle-shape formations.

The results of millions of years of geological processes, these are the most immediately recognisable and iconic shapes on Catalonia’s most revered mountain.

We’ll then visit the Monastery, founded in the 10th century and still functioning to this day, and home to over 150 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (the dark one), who is the patron saint of Catalonia.

Your guide will bring history to life by explaining the stories and legends of this Monastery, that stretch back for nearly one thousand years.

After visiting the monastery, we’ll start a moderate trek down to reach the Masia Farmhouse with help from a local guide. During the descent, look out for the local wildlife: wild boars, goats, Bonelli eagles, and jays.

Once in the rustic, picturesque farmhouse, you will be served a delicious farm to table 3-course lunch; consisting of fresh salads and barbecued meats (vegetarian and halal available). After this full day of adventures, you will return to the center of Barcelona in your private transport.

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE PREMIUM SMALL GROUP TOURS.  PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ON REQUEST.

Experience
Highlights

Guided visit of Montserrat with an expert local guide

A beautiful trek in the Monserrat countryside

Lunch at the Masía Farmhouse

Your Local Host:

Ignasi Zarzoso

When it comes to travel and favourite places, his philosophy is 'it’s not about the place, it’s about the experience'. Ignasi does have a few favourite places though... one being his hometown of Barcelona. He has fond memories of Barcelona and would encourage anyone who visits to get lost walking in the streets - definitely the best way to discover the city. His other favourite place is Sri Lanka, having visited recently and loving that parts of the island are still virgin to mass tourism. Ignasi and his fabulous team make sure to only offer tours in small groups so that everyone’s experience is more personal. They don’t use umbrellas or microphones but instead make sure that they get to know the guests and show them the way of the local - not just the main tourist attractions. They also strive to do things differently by using more exciting ways to explore like using premium electric bikes or even offering helicopter and hot air balloon rides. The team are experienced local advisors -not large corporate tour operators. They can't wait for you to experience their city with them from a local perspective!

Reviews (2)

Nathalie

Tuesday 11th December, 2018

One shouldn't miss a side trip to Montserrat while visiting Barcelona. It's a refreshing break from the city to be able to visit the church and it's museums not to mention the views from the top.

One shouldn't miss a side trip to Montserrat while visiting Barcelona. It's a refreshing break from the city to be able to visit the church and it's museums not to mention the views from the top.

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Kris

Thursday 18th October, 2018

This is a personal tour with a small10 passenger bus. There were only three of us and a private guide, Paula for the drive up and back. She also showed us around at the monestary and gave a nice history lesson. Paula is very knowledgeable. We heard t...

This is a personal tour with a small10 passenger bus. There were only three of us and a private guide, Paula for the drive up and back. She also showed us around at the monestary and gave a nice history lesson. Paula is very knowledgeable. We heard the boys choir with no crowds. It’s an awesome experience to hear them sing and see them up close.

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Location Information

Meet at WE BARCELONA PASSEIG DE GRACIA at Passatge de la Concepció, 7, 08008 Barcelona at 10:45am.

  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Private transport
  • Tickets for Aeri of Montserrat (Cable car)
  • Visit to the Montserrat Abbey
  • One hour and forty-five minutes of guided moderate trekking
  • 3-course lunch including drinks