Beyond Montserrat Tour: Olive Oil, Wine and Cheese Experience

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9 hours
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Are you looking for an atypical Montserrat tour? Are you trying to escape the hordes of tourists invading the famous mountain and the nearby touristy wineries? If yes, then you will love this experience. It was born as the idea of offering an authentic and sustainable Montserrat tour for travelers to discover the real Montserrat region, 100% off the tourist track. While getting a (much) more authentic experience, you’ll also contribute to empowering local life, and won’t be adding to the mass tourism issue in the region.

We’ll pick you up early morning from your accommodation and take you to the Montserrat mountain to enjoy the early morning views- before the crowds hit the mountain. Sunrise watching over the mountain is available in winter, please request if you’re interested and not afraid of waking up early! It is possible to fit in a visit to the monastery (on request) or a small hike (if you’re interested in a longer hike, then you should probably take a look at our Montserrat Hiking Tour). Then, it’d be time to go beyond Montserrat and start our local food adventure.

We’ll take you to visit at least 2 local, organic farmers producing extraordinarily good products and who usually do not receive tourists. Prepare yourself for a warm welcome, and to meet people thankful for your presence and support. As in all our experiences, you’ll get an exclusive visit of each place not just with any guide but with the owner of the place him/herself. You’ll not only get a deeper understanding of the projects we’ll visit, you’ll also make new friends with local producers and get a deep understanding of the local food culture.

And that’s not all. In our Montserrat tour, you’ll taste the finest products of the area, far from what would ever be offered by any usual large-scale tourist company. Prepare yourself for premium wines, olive oils and cheese tastings. And the best of all- we’ll have lunch directly with one of our producers, who will pair several local gourmet products for us in a traditional Catalan lunch.

We must emphasize the fact that we’ll only take you to small, boutique producers of the Montserrat area offering the finest small-batch, organic products. You won’t just meet producers, you’ll meet real artists whose passion will inspire you. They usually work on their own, or have very few employees (generally family members or friends). For this reason, we have very limited availabilities for this experience and can not guarantee a specific itinerary. Every day trip will be unique, customized to fit your needs and our producers’ availabilities. Simply request a tour and let us know your dates and we’ll let you know who’s available that day.

DURATION 9 hours approx (To be confirmed depending on each itinerary)
MEETING TIME From 7:00 am until 9:00 am (customizable)
MEETING POINT Hotel pick up
GROUP SIZE Private experience
LANGUAGES English, French, Spanish and Catalan on request
INCLUDED
Full day private guided tour with Guillermo, the owner of Barcelona Slow Travel
Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned car for the whole day
Pick-up and drop off from your accommodation
2 Exclusive Visits by the owners of each place we’ll visit
1 hour up the Montserrat mountain (views over the mountain all day long!)
At least 3 Organic Olive Oil Tastings
At least 3 Organic Wine Tastings
At least 10 types of Cheese tasting (including cheese cured for over 5 years in olive oil!!!)
Traditional Catalan Lunch with one of our producers
Wine pairing for lunch & cheese tasting
100% of the foods and drinks sourced from local organic producers
Fully customizable tour
Authentic premium locations that you won’t find in any other tours
ANY ALLERGIES/FOOD RESTRICTIONS? Available for vegetarian guests. Please request preferences/food allergies when you make the booking

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Public transport (train) is recommended to get to the starting point. The tour is then realised on bicycle, or on e-bike for people that should need one to avoid using a car.

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All the wine tastings will be from the local wineries visited. The food served for lunch is always traditional, and most of the ingredients are sourced straight from small, local producers.

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All the wineries visited during the tour are organic.

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The guide, the wineries and the restaurant all have strict policies of recycling. All the plastic, glass and paper waste produced is recycled. Non-recycled waste for this activity is close to 0.

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Our guide has been impulsing a project of connecting enotourism in his region to bike (and e-bike) visit. In an area where everyone uses cars, he developed a system to promote the use of bicyles. He has been able to install a bike rental in a train station, and he’s actually impulsing a project of connecting solar panels to the train station to provide renewable energy for the e-bikes.

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