Come and hike around the trails of Montserrat, the world famous multi-peaked “sawed mountain”, visit the Benedictine Abbey and hear the boys choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat on this unique half-day excursion from Barcelona.
We will start the day visiting the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat and discovering its amazing history. Then we will get ready and start hiking across Montserrat beautiful trails going across its singular rock formations. From the top of Montserrat we will enjoy incredible panoramic views while we eat a typical catalan sandwich before coming down to the abbey to hear the boys choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat.
Approximately 14:30 PM
After half hour drive on a AC Minivan, we will arrive to Montserrat.We will start the day visiting the Benedictine abbey and discovering its amazing history. “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”.
Once we have visited the abbey we will get ready and start hiking from the monastery following a beautiful path around the needle formations of the mountain passing by many natural viewpoints offering awesome views over the abbey and the forests around. We will continue until the highest point of the mountain, 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 and mallorca island.
After admiring those great landscapes taking some pictures and eating a delicious typical catalan sandwich 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 hear the choir sing the famous Escolania de Montserrat boys choir (from Monday to Friday).
Great guide, great hike, beautiful nature, and the monastery!
Ramon is a knowledgeable guide. You will learn about geology, flora and fauna, the history of the monastery, and the mythology of the mountain. The hike is just rigorous enough and offers spectacular views. This tour will be a highlight of your trip if you love the outdoors and hiking. As a bonus, you can hear the boys choir sing and enjoy a beautiful monastery.
Hands down: best tour you can book! The scenery is amazing, it is just an astonishing place. Ramon is really friendly & helpful, he knows what he’s doing and he is a really nice guy. I’m sure you’ll be just as happy with this tour and Ramon as I was!
What a great experience! Loved this hike: beautiful area, excellent company and a delicious lunch! Ramon is an excellent guide, explaining the history of the Monastery, giving plenty of time for pictures and leading a great hike! ????. I highly recommend seeing the Monastery this way, it’s a truly unique experience.
Ramon’s tour was incredible and his knowledge of the area historical and geological made it interesting and enlightening. From the moment he picked us up Ramon was considerate of everyone’s needs and his enthusiasm for the tour was infectious. The timing for everything was perfect and we got to see enough of the abbey as well as doing a hike for a couple or more hours. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip. Fantastic in every way and Ramon’s communication style is perfect for connecting people on the tour as well as ensuring their safety and enjoyment. Thankyou for an amazing time out of the city.
Such an amazing experience. The Montserrat area is indeed very beuatiful to hike in. Ramon as a guide is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, but he also does an exellent job in making everyone in the group feel comfortable and included. A very easy going person. Strongly recommend this excursion. Thanks Ramon!