From Barcelona we will head directly to the famous monastery of Montserrat. From a far distance, you will be able to spot the unusual shape of the Montserrat mountain range that was declared a natural park in 1987. We will then embark on our gentle hiking route around the mountain, whilst admiring amazing views. Our circular route will lead us to several hermitages, where monks use to live and retire in the past times. We will also pass by the largely pointed spears and rounded rocks that resemble certain animals and characters with a little bit of imagination. We will also observe the typical Mediterranean vegetation characterized by dense oak tree forest and if we are lucky we will spot the iconic wild goat of Montserrat or a vulture gliding on the ascending hot air while searching for its prey. At the end of our walk, we will visit the famous monastery with “la moreneta”—the black virgin saint—whose appearance at this sacred place resulted in the birth of the monastery. After having spent a fantastic and active morning in Montserrat, we will return to Barcelona. The entire experience will take about six hours.
Mark & Co.
We are professionals mountain guides (Markus, Cintu, Unai, Amalia and Montse), passionate and fond of nature and adventure sports. We love being able to transmit our knowledge and show the beautiful places that Montserrat offers to people who travel to our country. We assure you a great experience in the magical mountain of Montserrat.
We will be in the Montserrat Mountain Range, an unusually shaped mountain range of conglomerate rock, providing amazing views and discovery walk through the classic Mediterranean vegetation. We will visit the Monastery of Montserrat, a place that has been a spiritual and cultural center for almost 1000 years.
I recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a camera, sunscreen and sunglasses. For the cold seasons of the year it is important to wear warm clothes. Bring some snacks.