A one day hiking trip to admire and explore the historical and natural terrain of the iconic peaks of Montserrat on this small-group tour, limited to eight people. Starting with a visit to the 16th century Basilica, to admire its 12th century “Black Madonna" a wooden carving from the 12th-century, known as La Moreneta (the Dark One). Then during 4 hours, we will hike past authentic "hermitages" (shrines, retreats) where the first inhabitants of Montserrat gathered more than a thousand years ago. We will watch and perhaps climb, some of the most famous and iconic peaks of the Montserrat mountain range. If you are lucky, you might even see Spanish Ibex in their natural environment. On your way down, you will see more shrines, before heading back to the monastery and returning to your meeting point in Barcelona at around 5:30pm. 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)
Mountain is my passion and my life has always revolved around it. I 'm a titled mountain guide. This profession allows me to share with those people who come for a few days to Catalonia on vacation and love walking in the mountains. Together, we will share adventures with all those who come to walk or hike to Catalonia, my country. Adventures cannot be programmed, they happen spontaneously! I’ll take care of the logistics, ensure your safety, and never confuse adventure with risk. The rest of the adventure will spring from each of you…
Picnic lunch 1 liter of bottled water. Energy snack typical from Montserrat and picnic lunch with local catalan products
Admission to Montserrat I will pay our admission to Montserrat and the Funicular cable railway up to St. Joan. (Funicular…
Private vehicle transport I will take you to Montserrat in an air-conditioned vehicle while you enjoy the ride throughout the…
After visiting Santa Maria de Montserrat the mountain’s Benedictine monastery, and see the 'Black Madonna', we'll start an ascent to the middle of the Montserrat range, taking the St. Joan funicular railway. Here the hiking part of the tour begins. A genuine shrine is where we will stop for having lunch in the company of the wonderful views.
Required: Mountain walking shoes, warm clothing (winter), sunscreen and cap (summer) St. Joan funicular railway will be out of service from November 2017 to March 2018