Monastery and Hiking in Montserrat

Monestir de Montserrat, Spain

Experience hosted by Uni

6 hours, Hosted in English, German and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

We will experience Montserrat’s Natural Park and its Monastery with a passionate local guide in a premium small group up to a maximum of 8 people.

HIGHLIGHTS

Leave earlier than others to avoid agglomerations
Montserrat Abbey and Black Madonna
2-3 hours superlative and moderate Hiking
Local farmer’s market

TOUR DESCRIPTION

After 50-minute drive from Barcelona we first visit the Benedictine Abbey, first built on the 11th century and home to Catalonia’s Patroness Saint, The Black Madonna, a strong symbol of spirituality and unity for the local people.

After, we hike up to the top, from where we enjoy the stunning views from the Natural Park of Montserrat and the rest of Catalonia from a bird´s eye view. Mediterranean Sea, main valley of the country and the Pyrenees further away, drawing the border with France.

During the hike we will walk on the same paths used by pilgrims hundreds of years ago, we will get inspired by Montserrat’s fascinating flora and fauna and we will experience unique ways where rocky pillars and ravines show us how inner mysterious water emerge from the hidden and undiscovered very center of the massif.

Back down in the Monastery area, we have some free time where you can browse amongst regional products in the local farmer’s market before we head back to Barcelona.
Other things to note
Meeting Point: Passeig de Gràcia, 29, 08007 Barcelona (Nike Store)
We leave at 8:00
We kindly ask you to be there 10-15 minutes in advance.
We will experience Montserrat’s Natural Park and its Monastery with a passionate local guide in a premium small group up to a maximum of 8 people.

HIGHLIGHTS

Leave earlier than others to avoid agglomerations
Montserrat Abbey and Black Madonna
2-3 hours superlative and moderate Hiking
Local farmer’s market

TOUR DESCRIPTION

After 50-minute drive from Barcelona we first visit the Benedicti…

What's included

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  • Drinks
    Water. For sustainability reasons I ask you to bring a reusable Water Bottl...
  • Tickets
    Monastery entrance fee
  • Transport
    Round trip in a fully equipped private Van between Barcelona and Montserrat
  • Equipment
    Certified and Professional Hiking guide
    Hiking Poles
    Accident i...

Meet your host, Uni

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 60 Reviews
  • Identity verified
He was born in the Basque country, and has barely stopped moving ever since! A real nature lover, he has lived in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Ecuador working in International Commerce. He is the proud owner of a Degree in Business Administration, as well as being an official Hiking and cycling guide.

Uni lives in Barcelona, where he’s discovered that welcoming people and showing them around is a natural response to all the hospitality he received during his years of travelling around the world. Travelling and getting to know new cultures is one of his biggest motivations in life.

Guess how many languages he speaks? Ask him!!!
He was born in the Basque country, and has barely stopped moving ever since! A real nature lover, he has lived in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Ecuador working in International Commerce. He is the proud owner of a Degree in Business Administration, as well as being an official Hiking and cycling guide.

Uni lives in Barcelona, where he’s discovered that welcoming people and showing them around is a natural response to all the hospitality he received during his years of travelling aro…
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Where you'll be

We visit Montserrat’s Natural Park and its Abbey which is the heart of Catalan identity. Its combination of history, spirituality, nature and culture make Montserrat such a unique place to visit.

At the Abbey we see the Atrium, Basilica and Black Madonna. After, we hike through some of the most impressive viewpoints of the Natural Park. We enjoy breathtaking parts of this rock formation, while we share the legends hidden in the mountain.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Matthew
July 2021
Fantastic location and a wonderful guide. Our guide made the trip truly memorable and was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was also flexible with the itinerary so we could plan around our 4 yr olds needs. It was a great day!
Orlane
July 2021
Une très bonne journée passée ave Uni qui a su s'adapter à chacun et nous choisir un chemin adapté au niveau du groupe sans passer à côté des choses à voir ! Parfait, je recomande !
Michael
July 2021
Super experience! I highly recommend this trip! Uni is a great host, thoughtful, accommodating, friendly and experienced. Highlight of our stay in Barcelona :)
Sarah
June 2021
Uni was thoughtful, punctual and charismatic. You can tell his heart is into what he does, he is well traveled and has fun stories to share. He was even willing to drop us off where we wanted to go upon returning to Barcelona because it ended up being a private tour. I would highly suggest going on tours with him (:
Uni was thoughtful, punctual and charismatic. You can tell his heart is into what he does, he is well traveled and has fun stories to share. He was even willing to drop us off wher…
Bill
June 2021
Uni made our excursion to Montserrat a truly exceptional experience, accommodating our different levels of stamina on the hike and relating much of interest about the monastery and it's surroundings, as well as sharing his experiences as a traveller and tour guide. A highly recommended activity!
Uni made our excursion to Montserrat a truly exceptional experience, accommodating our different levels of stamina on the hike and relating much of interest about the monastery and…
Liam
June 2021
Uni is an excellent tour guide, because he can make an already gorgeous experience even more fun. You feel like your local friend is showing you around, not like a typical cookie-cutter tour — but a friend who knows exactly the info you want to learn about. Would gladly do every tour possible with Uni.
Uni is an excellent tour guide, because he can make an already gorgeous experience even more fun. You feel like your local friend is showing you around, not like a typical cookie-c…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.