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Easy Walking and Hiking Trails at Montserrat

Easy Walking and Hiking Trails at Montserrat

While Montserrat’s main attraction is the monastery, the mountainous destination just outside of Barcelona is criss-crossed with excellent hiking trails and walking paths suited for all ability levels. Here are some of the best easy trail options.

Via Crucis

The shortest walk in the Montserrat area, the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) makes a loop from the monastery past 14 stations of the cross to a small chapel called Capella de la Soledat, famous for its resident cats. The trail involves a few stairs and some uphill walking, and should take about 20 minutes.

Tebes Trail

A two-hour walk along the Tebes Trail takes visitors to the mountain's ancient church ruins of San Juan, San Onofre, and Santa Magdalena. The relatively easy walk highlights the flora, fauna, geology, and human history of Montserrat.

Santa Cova

One of Montserrat's most popular walks takes visitors to Santa Cova (Holy Cave), an important pilgrimage site where the famous statue of the Black Madonna—today on display within the basilica—was found. The Santa Cova funicular takes visitors part way down the hill, where a 15-minute walk leads to the cave. Well-defined steps lead back up to the monastery along the Path of the Cross.

Sant Joan Funicular to the Monastery

For those who don't mind hiking downhill, a popular option is to ride the Sant Joan funicular up toward the top of Montserrat, then walk back down to the monastery along the wide path, enjoying views and solitude along the way. The walk downhill takes between 45 minutes and an hour.

Saint Michael's Cross

This 40-minute shady walk has only a few ups and downs, and leads to an overlook with stellar views of the monastery. The path continues to the upper station of the Sant Joan funicular, where hikers can ride or walk down, or make the more rigorous ascent to Sant Jeroni.

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Half-Day Tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with Cable Car and Easy Hike

Half-Day Tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with Cable Car and Easy Hike

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Escape the city for a day in the mountains on this 6-hour tour from Barcelona to the famous peak of Montserrat Mountain. Soak up the scenery on a dramatic cable car ride to Montserrat and spend time exploring the stunning Montserrat monastery, perched on the mountaintop. Pay a visit to the sacred Black Madonna, enjoy a performance of the world-renowned Montserrat boy’s choir, then embark on an easy hike along the mountainside.
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Early Access Montserrat Experience - Half Day Guided Tour from Barcelona

Early Access Montserrat Experience - Half Day Guided Tour from Barcelona

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Take a break from bustling Barcelona to experience the serenity of Montserrat, a sacred mountain just an hour’s drive from the city. Learn about the history an ancient legends that surround the mount while traveling in a comfortable bus, and arrive early to beat the lines to enter the Benedictine monastery near the top. Here, see the famous Black Madonna statue, view paintings by Modernist masters at an on-site museum, and browse Spanish goods at vendor stalls, all in a peaceful natural setting.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
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Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona

Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona

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Enhance your experience of Barcelona’s majestic surrounding sights on a full-day tour of Montserrat and Sitges from the Catalonian capital. Alongside an expert guide, marvel at the distinctive ridges of the Montserrat mountain and absorb the sacred ambience of the holy Monastery, home to the revered Black Virgin statue. Ascend to the mountain’s summit in a cable car to enjoy panoramic vistas and an easy amazing walk; explore the quaint fishing town of Sitges on a guided walking tour; and sample Mediterranean delicacies in a traditional Spanish restaurant.
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  • 9 hours
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Montserrat Hiking Experience from Barcelona

Montserrat Hiking Experience from Barcelona

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Hike the mythical mountain of Montserrat on this guided adventure from Barcelona. Choose from several different routes to suit your experience and fitness level, and explore the mountain’s fascinating geography and legends while visiting sites like the medieval Benedictine monastery.
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  • 6 hours
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Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour from Barcelona

Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour from Barcelona

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Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Monserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip with a small group. Travel with no more than 8 guests to this ancient religious site, exploring the Benedictine monastery and the world-famous ‘Black Madonna’ wood carving. Then spend the second half of your day hiking amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ (retreats) of the Monserrat range. A guide, Montserrat admission fees and one-way funicular ride are also included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona

Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona

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Spend a day in Montserrat ahiking the mountainous terrain and exploring religious shrines. Start with a visit to Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey featuring a statue of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta) in the 16th-century basilica. Then ride the funicular and gain 1,476 feet (450 meters) in elevation, with the option to climb to one of the most iconic peaks. Instead of riding the funicular back down, enjoy a hike through the mountains. Lunch and round-trip transport are provided from Barcelona on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 9 hours
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