Visit the fascinating Montserrat Mountain Range. This unusually shaped mountain, made of conglomerate rock, was established as a Natural Park in 1987 after a huge forest fire. The magical spires hide thousands of excellent rock climbing routes. After admiring the 360° amazing views from the St Miquel's Cross, we will imagine which animals and characters the rounded rocks resemble. We will enjoy a discovery walk through the classic Mediterranean vegetation characterized by dense oak tree forest, boxwood bushes, and aromatic plants growing in the open meadows. We will tickle our sense of smell with wild rosemary, thyme, and lavender growing freely along the path and, if we are lucky, spot the iconic wild goat of Montserrat confidently walking on steep edges. Throughout the sensational walk, we will observe other animal tracks and signs of local fauna. Seasonal fruit will be provided to all participants at Pla de Tarántulas. From Pla de Tarántuals, we will take a mountain trail and cross a small creek as we gently descend through the main valley back to the Monastery. Here we will visit the church with Saint Mary and taste some locally produced cheeses and fig bread.
I am a qualified mountain guide with years of experiences in outdoor education from Norway (Friluftsliv), Czech Republic (Rekreologie) and Spain. During my master studies in tourism management (EMTM), I lived in Denmark, Slovenia, and Spain and had the unique opportunity to learn the core skills in international tourism hospitality. I have spent 5 years in Catalonia and take full advantage, with my family, of the mountain ranges and the rough but magnificent coast of the Costa Brava.
Fruit depending on the seasonality (grapes, bananas, melon, tangerines, etc.)
Bottled water 0.5l
Accident and liability insurance for the activity
Comfortable AC minivan (max.8 passengers)
Saint Miquel's Cross - Spectacular views of the Monastery, Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Pla de Tarántuals - Our picnic zone, the end station of Sant Joan Funicular Mountain trail passing by chapel Saint Anna - Dense boxwood bushes with wild boar tracks and signs where they feed on seeds and young plants Monastery & Saint Virgin Mary - We will enter the church to admire the impressive architecture Farmers' market - locally produced cheese
11月1日 金曜日 09:30～16:30
Comfortable walking shoes are required in order to have a pleasant experience.