After 45 minutes drive on a AC Minivan, we will arrive to Montserrat. We will start the day visiting the Benedictine abbey before the crowds arrive. Will discover its amazing history and we will tell about some of the legends happening here. “Montserrat” literally means “sawed mountain” in Catalan because of its multi-peaked rocky range. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat which hosts the famous Black Madonna “La Moreneta”. We will get ready and start hiking from the monastery following a beautiful path that goes around the peaks of the mountain. As you pass by, the many natural viewpoints will offer awesome views of the abbey and the forests around. We will continue until one of my favourite spots, from where we will have breathtaking views of 360 degrees over the multi-peaked rocky range and in clear days we would be able to see the Pyrenees. After admiring those great landscapes taking some pictures and trying some typical Catalan snacks (please bring your own sandwich for lunch) we will start descending through a shady path between the needle formations and forests of the mountain that will bring us back to the Abbey where we will some free time for visiting the farmers market, relaxing or hear the famous Escolania de Montserrat boys choir sing (on working days from Monday to Friday, subject to Basilica capacity.
Hi, we are Ramon & Nico! We always enjoyed hiking around the most iconic areas of Calalunya like Montserrat, el Penedès or the Pyrennes. We are passionate about the mountains, nature lovers and we enjoy sharing with our guests our favourite and most beautiful natural areas of Catalunya. We believe that the best way to discover a place is having a completely immersive experience that reveals the true nature of the destination. That’s why we have designed a unique and memorable hiking experience for you, to discover the hidden natural areas our counrty and feel the local culture and atmosphere. Join our hiking experience!
I will bring some typical Catalan snacks. But do not forget to bring a bigger sandwich for lunch!
Bottle of water
Roundtrip in a comfortable private minivan between Barcelona and Montserrat.
Guided hike, hiking poles, accident insurance
On this hiking trip from Barcelona, we will bring you to discover Montserrat Natural Park "Off the Beaten Path". We will hike around its trails (2-3h hike) and we will enjoy breathtaking views of 360 degrees from our favourite secret spots. We will visit the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, and learn about the many legends and historical facts that happened here. Before leaving we will have some free time to relax or shopping.
This experience involves a moderate amount of hiking (6,5km / 300m elevation gain), so you should be on a normal physical condition. Please wear comfortable sport /hiking shoes and dress according to weather conditions ( Montserrat gets colder than Barcelona. Bring a waterproof jacket on rainy days