• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Experience the natural splendor of Montserrat and the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria on this enriching full-day excursion from Barcelona. Escape the crowds and chaos of the city on a Mercedes Cabrio minibus to discover ancient 12th-century carvings and holy pilgrimage sites with a knowledgeable guide. Board a glass-bottomed funicular railway to observe the region’s fascinating flora and fauna then follow a natural trail replete with verdant beauty in Montserrant Natural Park. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 15 people.


  • 5-hour tour of Montserrat’s monastery and natural park from Barcelona
  • Explore Santa Maria de Montserrat with an expert guide
  • See the 12th-century La Moreneta and learn about its importance in Spanish culture
  • Ride the St Joan funicular railway for panoramic views of Catalonia
  • 1-hour hike through Montserrat Natural Park
  • Listen to La Escolania, one of the oldest children’s choirs in all of Europe
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Montserrat Monastery and Natural Park Hiking Premium Small Group Tour from Barcelona

Montserrat and Hiking Tour from Barcelona

Greet your knowledgeable guide at a pre-arranged meeting point in central Barcelona. Climb aboard a luxury Mercedes Cabrio minibus then relax during the scenic journey to Montserrat; gaze out of the window at rugged mountain peaks and revitalizing greenery. 

Stop at Santa Maria de Montserrat, an ancient Benectine abbey perched on the mountainside. Hailed as one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, the abbey is home to a 12th-century wooden carving known as La Moreneta (The Dark One). Observe the carving with your guide and hear of the structure’s historical heritage. 

Next, wander to the St Joan funicular railway to boar a glass-bottomed funicular. Ascend the hillside and capture spectacular views of the scenic surroundings on camera; on clear days, enjoy unrivaled views of Catalonia in its entirety. 

After your remarkable ride, arrive in Montserrat Natural Park and embark on guided exploration of a natural trail; marvel at the unspoiled beauty and diverse flora and fauna as you wander at a leisurely pace through a natural wonderland. 

Return to your luxury Mercedes Cabrio minibus after your hike and travel to Barcelona, where the tour concludes. 

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fun tour. Lots of amazing things to see. Our guide Unai was great and really added to the day. It was a rainy/cold day in January so he gave the group 4 of us the option to go to the museum instead of the 2 hour hike. And the company paid for the museum fees Very nice of them. And he also offered to drop us off at our hotels on the way home again since it was raining. One slightly negative thing was the railway/cable car was not included. I believe it was closed for maintenance but nothing was said about it during the tour. Only when I got back and was looking at the details did I realize that should have been part of the day. But again, probably nothing they could have done about it. We saw the black Madonna as well as the boys choir. So a very full day in 5 hours.

Augusta d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is an amazing tour! Worth every penny.

Adam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Best day of our Barcelona trip. Monserrat is breathtaking, not to be missed. We broke into hiking groups based on ability, and we went on the advanced hike. The hike was challenging enough to be interesting, but very difficult. Unai our guide was awesome, he really knows the mountain and its history well. It was foggy when we went, so we didn't get to full panoramic views, but the inversion layer just added to the drama. If you are tired of seeing building and want to connect with nature, this is not to be missed.

MarieArlene B. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Driver and tour guide team were very knowledgeable and showed genuine concern when my daughter and I were not able to join them for the hike. They also accommodated us the following day when we got lost looking for the meeting spot on our scheduled tour. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Christina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Lynne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We loved this tour. The monastery and related building were very impressive, the choir sang beautifully. The highlight for us though, was the hike itself, we had the guide to ourselves and he was very generous with his time and knowledge . The scenery was breathtaking and the view from the second cross afforded us a 360degree vista of the whole area.

Gabrielle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Unami was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable about Montserrat and everything on it. We walked up the trail and got pretty high up! We were lucky enough to see the boys choir perform in the beautiful basilica.

Jeanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The trip was great. The guides were friendly and informative and offered two different hikes. We took the longer more strenuous hike which was awesome!! The views were amazing. I would recommend this tour!

JULIAN W United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide, Luis, was excellent and very knowledgeable with regards to the destination. There was just the 4 of us on a full size coach. The sight of the Monserrat Monastery in the unique mountain scenery makes for an amazing sight and I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic views for the memorable hiking tour. Unai was an energetic and fun guide and made this tour even better than it already was. Highly recommend!

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