Hike to the Top of Montserrat, Barcelona
Duration: Part day (6 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Explore the Catalonian multi-peaked mountain range, and discover its distinctive rock formation, astonishing views, and sanctity.
- Visit the astonishing, multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat
- Explore the wonders of a Mediterranean forest
- Discover the monastery built around the Virgin of Montserrat
- Try delicious goat cheese produced by locals
About 50 km northwest of Barcelona is Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain range known for its distinctive rock formation, astonishing views, and sanctity. According to a catholic legend, Madonna’s image was taken to Montserrat in the year 718 to avoid its destruction. As Benedictine monks couldn’t move the 95 cm (38 in) high statue from its position, they decided to build up a monastery around the saint.
This is only one of many reasons why the holy lands of Catalonia attract explorers from all over the world.
Our tour starts at 8:30 a.m. in front of Hard Rock Cafe, in the center of Barcelona. Your guide drives you in a comfortable van directly to the famous monastery of Montserrat. Even from a distance, you can already see the unique shape of the Montserrat mountain range.
Once we arrive at the monastery, we have a chance to admire the area before starting our hiking.
We follow a trail that leads us around the mountain. We see several hermitages, where monks used to live and retire in the past, and dominant pointed spears and round-shaped rocks that resemble animals and human figures. All around is unique vegetation and dense oak forests typical of the Mediterranean. Sometimes, Montserrat’s iconic wild goats also pass by to surprise visitors, and you can often see vultures gliding through the sky, searching for food.
At the end of our trail, after about 3 hours of walking, we visit the monastery and “La Moreneta”, as the black virgin saint is called in Spain. And before heading back to Barcelona, we taste some delicious sheep and goat cheese, made by local farmers.
With a mixture of breathtaking landscapes, art, culture, spirituality, and something to fill your belly, this tour promises a variety of beauty and bliss, making your holiday a memory to remember.
Need to know before you go
We run this tour with small groups of maximum 8 people.
What do you need to bring? Warm mid layer/fleece, comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, and snacks.
Don’t forget your camera.
We run this tour in English, Spanish, and Czech.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% money reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will reschedule the tour or return your payment in full.
Hard Rock Café
Plaça de Catalunya, 21, Barcelona, Spain