Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

From £59 pp

Barcelona, Spain

5-6 hrs

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Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

From £59 pp

What You'll Do

Experience Montserrat, Barcelona's holy mountain, on a half or full-day tour. Embark on a captivating journey as
you take a soft hiking with the best specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park. Board the Montserrat Railway to observe the area's fascinating flora and fauna, and enjoy the typical Catalan pastry, "coca de Montserrat." Have fun and feel unique on a Premium Small Group Tour and an unforgettable hiking adventure.

The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendour of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. Topped by a Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (visit not guaranteed), who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this Monastery dating nearly a thousand years.

Board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna. The tour will continue a soft hike replete with verdant beauty while you admire a scenic landscape in Montserrat Natural Park. To recover some energy after the hiking, you will taste the typical Catalan pastry, “coca de Montserrat”. The sweetest way to end this wonderful tour. You will have free time to visit the farmers market, the cafe and the souvenirs stores. At the end, you will meet your guide again to go back to the bus on the way back to Barcelona.



08:15 – Welcome with our We specialist guide
08:30 – Starting the experience at Paseo de Gracia by bus
Go through Barcelona learning the stories about the buildings and the Eixample
We will drive you through Diagonal avenue, the largest in Barcelona
See the Royal Palace of Pedralbes and the Campus from the UB, the first public university in the city.
Leave the city and start to see all the surrounding cities and towns.
You will be able to see the Sportive City of FC Barcelona and its headquarters
We will drive you through the Countryside and you will start to see the great mountain of Montserrat
Get into the Natural Park of Montserrat
See the great views while your are going up to the mountain
09:30 – We will arrive to Montserrat and start de cultural visit to the Monastery
Learn about the history of the monastery
Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat
Learn about the Monks lifestyle
Enjoy the views from the Monastery
10:45 – Take Sant Joan’s Funicular.
Start the hike from the top of Sant Joan’s Funicular (On high occupancy days, the Rack Railway will be
used instead of the Aerial Cable Car)
Learn how the mountain was made
Walk most of the time downhill and enjoy the views
Learn about the surroundings of the mountain and the wild life
12:00 – Finish your hiking and start your free time after the tasting
Visit the farmers market
Visit the cafeteria
Check the souvenirs stores
12.40 – Meet your guide again to go back to the bus. Way back to Barcelona
12:00 – End of the experience at the starting point.


Soft trekking in the Natural Park of Montserrat with the best scenic views

Private Transport and bilingual specialized mountain guide

Be amazed by the Montserrat Abbey

Admire the great views from the Sant Joan railway

Taste the typical Catalan typical Catalan pastry, “coca de Montserrat”

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The Experience Team

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Location Information

Montserrat is a beautiful multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni, Montgrós and Miranda de les Agulles. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

  • One hour of hiking in the Natural Park
  • Tickets for Sant Joan’s railway
  • Guided visit of the Magic Mountain & the Abbey of Montserrat
  • Multilingual Professional Mountain guide
  • Private Transfer with A/C
  • Tasting of the typical Catalan pastry, “coca de Montserrat”
  • Premium Small Group maximum capacity 18 people


Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Due to horse safety restrictions, anyone with a weight above 95 kilogram or below 12 years of age won't be allowed to join this activity