Montserrat, Spain
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Spend a day in Montserrat and explore the mountainous terrain and religious shrines on a 4-hour guided hike. 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 on foot, with the option to climb to one of the most iconic peaks. Lunch and round-trip transport are provided from Barcelona on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
  • Montserrat day trip from Barcelona
  • Visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat with a knowledgeable guide
  • Ride the glass-roof funicular and hike for 4 hours to mountain shrines
  • Lunch and round-trip transport included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention


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, Sep 2018

Cinto’s knowledge of the area was a real plus. His sense of humor added to an amazing experience in such an amazing nature place

, Aug 2018

Fermi and Ivan are great guides and began by showing us some areas of the monastery that we wouldn't have seen if we were on our own - don't miss the second side chapel from the front behind the glass doors on the north side! The weather was gorgeous and hot, but they brought plenty of water and a nice lunch that we ate in a shady park accompanied by a cello player near the Pablo Casals statue.

, Jan 2018

I booked this hike at the last second based on other reviews. We knew we wanted to walk, hike and move a lot during our 2 week vacation in Spain. Little did I know that this hike would be the absolute highlight of our trip! Fermi, our guide, came prepared and showed us the hidden wonders of the mountain around Monserrat. He took us to see the Black Madonna before the crowd, first thing in the morning, and we later watched the very long line of tourists from up above! He took us on the full circle of the mountains, showing shrines, hermit hidden places, and just the astonishing natural beauty. He carried all the water and our lunch by himself all the way to the top. Without him, we would never discover those off the main tourist path places. I would absolutely recommend this hike. I am certain, they would modify the difficulty of the trails based on a group level, so depending on a trail, you might see different things. It was truly a highlight of our entire trip to Spain!

, Oct 2017

If you are looking for a real hiking experience, this a great tour.

This was a fantastic hike of nearly 8 miles. We very briefly saw the monastery at Montserrat by choice, we opted not to wait in the line for the Black Madonna before taking the cable car up to the hiking trail. The hike took us along the mountain ridge to several shrines, both new and ancient. The hike also included two different peaks, including St. Jeroni, the highest peak in the mountain range, so although we took the cable car up, there was still a good amount of altitude gained while hiking.

The terrain on the hike was easy to intermediate, but the length of the hike definitely makes it an intermediate difficulty overall. We did not take the cable car down, so be prepared for a long but beautiful trek down concrete stairs to get back down to the monastery. Fermi was an experienced and knowledgeable guide. He carried our lunches of bocadillos sandwiches, mandarins, and cookies, plus a liter of water for everyone. I recommend bringing along some extra water for yourself, as one liter isn't much for such a long hike.

, Sep 2017

Lifetime memories. Our guide was outstanding, he gave us options, ensured our safety and comfort, and guided us to incredible peaks and shrines. Fantastic lunch spot. If you want a brief visit to the Monastery and a full day of hiking I cannot recommend this highly enough.

, Apr 2017

We did this hiking tour with our family 2 teenage sons and it was amazing. Our guide, Fermin, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the monastery and the surrounding area and knew the mountains like the back of his hand he climbs the areas regularly. We had a tour of the monastery, and then a great hike past ancient hermit caves and to the top of peaks that gave us panoramic views. We saw mountain goats on nearby ridges. Fermin matched the hike to our ability and gave us history and nature lessons as we walked. This hike was the highlight of our trip to Spain and well worth it!

, Apr 2017

Fermi was such a wonderful guide! He was so knowledgeable about the area. My boyfriend and I have never rock climbed before and had helped us see the most beautiful views! He made sure we avoided the crowd by visiting the black madonna first thing in the morning. Thanks, Trescant!

, Oct 2016

We did the Land of Shrines day trip in September 2016. It was a great experience. Our guide, Fermi, was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the cable car ride, but the highlight was the hiking. We were able to explore a number of different trails with varying levels of difficulty. The lookout points from some of the peaks were stunning. Fermi also provided interesting information about the shrines that we saw along the trails. He was able to give us several options for the length and steepness of the hiking trails, rather than sticking to a fixed itinerary, which allowed us to change what we were seeing. It was the perfect way to end our three weeks in Spain.

, Sep 2017

la randonnée en elle même est très bien , mais nous avions demandé un guide en français et ce n'était pas le cas . La discussion était donc difficile, sur toute la journée c'est un peu long

, Sep 2017

la randonnée en elle même est très bien , mais nous avions demandé un guide en français et ce n'était pas le cas . La discussion était donc difficile, sur toute la journée c'est un peu long

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