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Hike to the top of Montserrat mountain

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65 EUR

Walk & Hike the infamous Montserrat Mountain to the peak Sant Jeroni at 1236m in altitude.
Breathtaking views, culture and only a short distance from Barcelona.
A perfect day in Nature, to recharge the body and mind.

Duration: 7 hours
    Available in
  • English
Jamie is an amazing athlete who has a passion for nature and people! He is careful to ensure you hike at your own pace and keeps the group together. We had approx 7 hiker guests with similar levels of fitness. The climb to the monastery is steep in places with amazing views yet also some shade. It is a strenuous climb but definitely doable! ;-). It was an approx 50 minute train ride from BCN and we took approx 2.5 hrs to reach the monastery and then an add’l 1.5 hrs to the summit! It was a very warm day and there was an opportunity to purchase more water once you arrived at the monastery. Half the group took the funicular on the way down due to the heat and the other part of the group walked to the bottom! Jamie is a warm, generous person and provided us some fruit on the morning train ride and some chocolate treats near the top! We would recommend this hike to all fit people who love the outdoors with amazing views of spectacular mountains. There was time to peruse the monastery on the descent!
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Reviewed by Susan / AirBnb

Highlights

  • Sant Jeroni Peak at 1236m
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Spectacular views, culture and nature
  • Perfect escape from Barcelona

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Description

We'll meet at Placa D'Espanya train station and take the train to the small town of Monistrol de Monserrat, where the hike will begin. The train will take approximately 50 min.

From here we'll begin an amazing climb, with breathtaking views until we reach the historic Benedictine Monastery Santa Maria de Montserrat.

We'll have time to look around the Monastery on our way back down, so from here we'll continue our hike to San Jeroni at 1236m the highest point. The hike should take around 5-7 hours, depending on fitness levels and can be adjusted if needed.

Once we've had lunch at the top, we'll walk back down to the Monastery and you'll have time for a well earned drink or a stroll around. You'll then have the option to continue the walk back down to the bottom or take the funicular train.

What’s included & not included

  • Return Train ticket from Barcelona to base of Montserrat
  • Snacks throughout hike
  • Experienced Guide
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Funicular Back down the Mountain

Meeting point

Placa d'Espanya Train Station

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

Montserrat is awesome...Jamie is AWESOME (er)
Hiking Montserrat with Jamie as our guide was a phenomenal experience! Jamie is awesome! Very down to earth! It was obvious that everyone’s comfort was important to him and he took genuine care and consideration of our group. If you are considering this hike you definitely need to be at a decent fitness level! It’s some work but pays off in the end. Montserrat is breathtakingly beautiful!
Jamie is an amazing guide
Jamie is an amazing athlete who has a passion for nature and people! He is careful to ensure you hike at your own pace and keeps the group together. We had approx 7 hiker guests with similar levels of fitness. The climb to the monastery is steep in places with amazing views yet also some shade. It is a strenuous climb but definitely doable! ;-). It was an approx 50 minute train ride from BCN and we took approx 2.5 hrs to reach the monastery and then an add’l 1.5 hrs to the summit! It was a very warm day and there was an opportunity to purchase more water once you arrived at the monastery. Half the group took the funicular on the way down due to the heat and the other part of the group walked to the bottom! Jamie is a warm, generous person and provided us some fruit on the morning train ride and some chocolate treats near the top! We would recommend this hike to all fit people who love the outdoors with amazing views of spectacular mountains. There was time to peruse the monastery on the descent!
The true way to experience Montserrat
Better than you can ever imagine. Jaime was a wonderful and accommodating guide and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. If you like hiking even a little bit, don’t think about booking this any longer, stop reading this review and BOOK IT NOW! You won’t regret it. The views are absolutely incredible and it will be an experience you never forget. This is the true way to experience Montserrat and it’s majestic surroundings.
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