Montserrat One Day Hike
Take your backpack and hiking boots and embark on a new adventure. Barcelona Hiking Guides will walk you through one of the most breathtaking landscapes of Catalonia. A 9 hours experience through unspoiled nature, discovering unique spots of the Montserrat Mountain. The One Day Hike event is open to groups of travelers who enjoy adventurous vacations. But if your friends don’t feel like hiking, don’t worry. You will meet new adventurer to enjoy the experience with. If this resonates with you, and you are excited at the idea of getting in touch with nature and travelling by foot, just keep reading.
One Day Hike program
The day of your hiking you will meet the rest of the group and your guide at 8:00 a.m. at a meeting point in Barcelona. The agency will give you details about it when booking, or you can also ask them to pick you up at you hotel. An air-conditioned vehicle will take you to Montserrat. Once there you will visit Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery. At the end of the visit, you’ll take the Sant Joan funicular and ascend to the middle part of Montserrat Mountain range. From there, let’s the hike begin!
You will climb the Albarda Castellana, an iconic peak (1.177 m) of the massif of Montserrat. And you’ll stop to have lunch in a picturesque place, once an authentic shrine of hermits. After this stop, you will continue hiking and exploring a quiet area. But on your way down to the monastery, you will discover sites where, for over 1,000 years, the earliest inhabitants of Montserrat took refuge. Also, if you are lucky enough, you might even spot the Spanish goat in its natural habitat. By 5:30 p.m. you will be back at the meeting point in Barcelona.
Tour groups and tickets
The hiking group will have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 travelers plus the guide. But you can contact the company for groups of more than 8 people. Children can take part to the hike, and you can purchase special priced tickets for them. But they must be accompanied by an adult.
- Transportation Barcelona-Montserrat and Montserrat-Barcelona
- Funicular up to Sant Joan
- Picnic lunch and water
- Professional Mountain Guide
- 4 hour hike through Montserrat Natural Park
- Accident insurance
- Health assistance
Get ready for your hike
Hiking is quite a challenging adventure. Also, the tour will take place whatever the weather conditions will be (even if there is the possibility to change the date depending on the forecast). So, rain or shine, you better be well equipped before you embark on it!
- A small backpack where to put everything you will need
- Hiking footwear
- Polar fleece
- Hat and sunscreen in summer
- Snacks and drinks
Even if it seems like a fun and entertaining adventure, hiking can be tough at times. For this reason travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level to take part in it.
- Elevation Gain/Loss: +450 m (+1.500 ft)/ -740 m (-2.400 ft)
- Duration: 9,5 hours
- Active Hiking Time: 4 hours
- Total distance hiked: 11 km (7 mi)
- Level of effort: Medium
- Difficulty: Medium
Have you already hiked the Montserrat Mountain? Then take a look at the best hiking trails around Barcelona to find new adventures!