Montserrat Hiking Tour

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

On our Montserrat Hiking Tour, you will experience an authentic side of the famous mountain, far away from the tourist crowds. Prepare to breathe fresh air, experience the peace of this natural sanctuary and make a good hike on the most beautiful and underrated side of Montserrat.

 

In the morning, your guide will teach you about map reading and compass so that you can learn how to orientate yourself in the mountain. Your itinerary will bring you to several beautiful spots of the mountain- prepare to be amazed by breathtaking landscapes.

For lunch, you’ll enjoy a superb picnic made of a sandwich from the best bakery in town, local and seasonal fruits and traditional Catalan biscuits. We’ll have a bottle of water available for you although we highly recommend bringing some water as well on your own.

In the afternoon, we have several available options for you to choose from:
-continue with the hike and discover other secrets of Montserrat
-visit a nearby organic goat cheese farm and enjoy an incredible goat cheese and wine tasting
-visit the Montserrat monastery

This Montserrat private tour is on request only and always tailored to your needs.

DURATION Half day (5h) or full day (9h)
RECOMMENDED MEETING TIME 8:15 am (you will be back in Barcelona at 5pm)
MEETING POINT Hotel pick up
GROUP SIZE Private experience (up to you!)
SUITABLE FOR People who enjoy sport and nature- Active Families, Group of friends, Adventurous Couples.
LANGUAGES English, Spanish and Catalan on request
HIKE CHARACTERISTICS
– Distance: 12 Km – Effective hiking: 3 to 5 hours
– Difficulty: medium – Grade: 400 m
INCLUDED
Pick up from your accommodation Transportation in a comfortable minivan Insurance
Gourmet Picnic for lunch Professionally certified mountain guide Map & compass
NOT INCLUDED
Guide’s gratuity
WHAT TO BRING Small backpack, hiking footwear, raincoat, fleece (warm clothes), sunglasses, sun hat, lip balm, sunscreen and water
WEATHER CONDITIONS The tour will take place rain or shine
IMPORTANT NOTE Please let us know if you are under a certain type of medication when booking
ANY ALLERGIES/FOOD RESTRICTIONS? Picnic also available for vegetarians. Please let us know about your food preferences in the request.

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Let us know about the dates of your stay and we’ll organize a unique hiking trip for you.

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8:15am Departure from Barcelona

The departure time will usually be at 8:15am and we will come pick you up at your accommodation.

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9:15am Beginning of the Montserrat Hiking tour

After arriving at the mountain via a secret route unknown to most of the locals we will provide a map and compass for the day. After a few minutes of explanation, it will be up to you to lead the way!

Your guide is a professional instructor with years of experience training individuals to become mountain guides. If needed, he will make sure you follow the correct route and of course, he will always be there for your safety.

The area we take you to is very quiet and definitely far away from the mainstream tours operated on the eastern side of the mountain (near the Montserrat monastery). It is extremely rare to see people in the area, apart from a few local climbers.

However, we won’t be alone at all – mountain goats can be spotted very often in the area, as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Prepare to relax and take a well-earned rest from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona!

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12:00pm Picnic time!

After a good couple of hours hiking we will arrive at a small mountain refuge, where we will have a picnic lunch that we prepare with local products. Usually, it consists of a nice sandwich from one of the best of Barcelona’s bakeries, traditional Catalan biscuits and fresh, seasonal fruits (please request if you have any food intolerances).

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1:00pm Montserrat Hiking or Goat Cheese Farm or Montserrat monastery

In the afternoon, choose your favorite plan. We would recommend the hiking option to nature lovers, the cheese farm visit to food lovers and the Montserrat monastery to those with a special interest in religion, churches or main sites. If you’re not one of those, we would recommend avoiding the monastery visit as it became extremely crowded these past years and lost some of its charm. The cheese farm visit comes highly recommended if you have interests in local food or meeting with food producers. The farm is small, fully organic and our farmer has a lot of respect towards his goats. And the cheese is absolutely delicious, the best in the area and one of the best goat cheese in Spain!

Overall, this Montserrat hiking trip comprises between 3 and 5 hours (if you choose the hiking option in the afternoon) of walking, that will allow plenty of time for small breaks in some of our favorite spots, with some truly breathtaking scenery along the way.

Prepare for an experience that will not only make your trip memorable but also greatly improve your practical orienteering skills for future solo hikes!

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5pm Back in Barcelona

We will drop you off at your accommodation or elsewhere in Barcelona if you prefer.

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The picnic lunch is made of local products. It is prepared using local ingredients of high quality.

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Efforts are taken to reduce the amount of waste produced during the experience. All the plastic, glass and paper waste produced is recycled. Non-recycled waste for this activity is close to 0.

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1)We promote an off the beaten area of Montserrat, avoiding an ever increasing massification of the “touristy side” of the mountain. 2)Groups are kept to a small number (maximum 8 people) to reduce the impact on the environment during the tours. For larger bookings, we’ll split the group in smaller groups of maximum 8 people.

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
Olivier
4 November, 2016

A wonderful experience!
It’s very unusual to walk in such a beautiful countryside. We expected to see some tourists in Montserrat but in fact, the area they took us too was really off the tourist radar! The rocks were reminding us of canyons we had seen on previous trips to North America, with their reddish colors and surprising shapes. We had a lovely guide who knows exactly how to make the tour both fun and relaxing. It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend!

Medgee
28 October, 2016

We were lucky to discover Monserrat on unbeaten tracks with Fermi, a passionate local guide. Awesome scenery, strange rock formation, indigenous flora and a grotto for our picnic. Wonderful experience and very instructive too. Thanks Mr. Fermi!

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