Tour of Montserrat

Hiking through the hermitages of Montserrat and visit to the monastery

Description

The Montserrat Massif

Considered the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia, it is characterised by the unique shapes of its rocks and its leafy surroundings. Thanks to the erosion caused by tectonic movements and the multitude of sediments that were deposited over the years, we find a landscape of unlikely and capricious natural sculptures. Did you know that 50 million years ago this place was occupied by a river delta?

The Monastery

Almost a thousand years old, the monastery of Montserrat has become a meeting point for thousands of pilgrims. Given the discovery of the black virgin, known as “La Moreneta”, this place has always been linked to spirituality.

Itinerary

At the beginning of this tour we will be able to observe the unusual shape of the Montserrat mountain range which was declared a natural park in 1987. The surrounding valleys are often filled with thick fog in the winter, so our arrival in the mountains may be a truly unique and mysterious experience.

After a brief introduction of our route, we will embark on a light walk around the mountain, while admiring the incredible views. On our journey we will pass by the “Creu de Sant Miquel”, a fantastic viewpoint with panoramic views, ideal for taking the best photos of the monastery. We will also visit the main hermitages of Montserrat with centuries of history, worth knowing. The walk ends at the sanctuary where you can visit the famous“Moreneta”and if possible attend the unforgettable Choirs of L’Escolania, famous all over the world for the high level of music they produce.

Timetables

Meeting point: Passeig de Gracia, 19 (in front of the Barcelona Stock Exchange)
Meeting time: 8:00h
Departure time: 8:15h
Approximate duration of the journey: 1h
Starting time of the tour: 9:30h
End of the route:12:00h
Free time to visit the Basilica: 1h
Return time: 13:00h
Time of arrival at the starting point: 14:00h

The Hike

Type of route: Circular
Distance: 5km
Slope: +350m
Duration: approximately 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Details

Included:

  • Private return transport with driver
  • Specialized guide
  • Water bottle
  • Accident and CR insurance
  • Guided tour in Spanish or English
  • 2.5 hour walk in the mountains
  • Free time to visit the monastery and the “Moreneta
  • VAT

Not included:

  • Any food or drink not specified in Includes
  • Tips

Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable clothing for walking in the mountains and suitable for the season
  • Wear shoes suitable for mountainous terrain
  • Bring some snack food to regain strength midway through the route

Conditions:

  • This product is subject to cancellation or rescheduling depending on weather conditions.
  • The visit to La Moreneta is not guaranteed, it is subject to availability and depending on the season, as there may be a queue of more than 2 hours.
  • A minimum number of people is required to operate the tour. If this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or greater value, or a full refund.
  • The tour may be affected due to special circumstances.

Map

[put_wpgm id=2]

Gallery

Make your reservation

Price:

From: 69,00

/ /

By clicking on Send , you declare that you have read and accept the Privacy and Cookie Policy.

You may also be interested in

Discovering wild Catalonia

Gorges and pools of the Tenas River

The Costa Brava Tour and sea kayaking

Hike and kayak Costa Brava

  • Sign up
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.