Hike Magical Montserrat

Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Experience hosted by Ricard

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Bring the whole family
For kids 12 and up.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

Away from Barcelona, we'll immerse ourselves in a very particular Mediterranean forest.
The hike becomes a master class about nature, spirituality, geology, history and anthropology from one of the best experts in Montserrat interpretation.
We'll discover the intimacy of every corner; the symbolism of rocks, valleys and caves; the ruins of ancient churches; the peak of Miranda de Santa Magdalena; Sant Jacob's ladder. This is nature and spirituality all in one. You'll see why Montserrat is known worldwide for its amazing natural sacred space.
Other things to note
We promote sustainable tourism. Getting to Montserrat from BCN with public transport is very easy. We'll provide you with all the information you need. Train and rack rail prices are not included.
Away from Barcelona, we'll immerse ourselves in a very particular Mediterranean forest.
The hike becomes a master class about nature, spirituality, geology, history and anthropology from one of the best experts in Montserrat interpretation.
We'll discover the intimacy of every corner; the symbolism of rocks, valleys and caves; the ruins of ancient churches; the peak of Miranda de Santa Magdalena; Sant Jacob's ladder. This is nature an…

What's included

  • Transportation
    The hike starts at the upper station of the Funicular. The booking price on...

Meet your Host, Ricard

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 141 Reviews
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A geologist and official mountain guide, I have years of experience and a deep knowledge of Montserrat. All my life has revolved around Montserrat, its natural mysteries, and its sacred monastery.
I am a researcher on the relationship between mountains and spirituality and the universal values of sacred places. I also lecture on these subjects and I'm professor of the university postgraduate course on Significant and Spiritual Values of Nature in the mountain areas and the university postgraduate course on Therapeutical Forests. I'm a guide of forest bathings, too.
Francesc is my co-host. He is a very experienced alpine and climbing guide and a very friend of mine. We share our passion and knowledge towards Montserrat. And we love to transmit the universal values of this place with everybody interested to go beyond the topic...
A geologist and official mountain guide, I have years of experience and a deep knowledge of Montserrat. All my life has revolved around Montserrat, its natural mysteries, and its sacred monastery.
I am a researcher on the relationship between mountains and spirituality and the universal values of sacred places. I also lecture on these subjects and I'm professor of the university postgraduate course on Significant and Spiritual Values of Nature in the mountain areas and the university postgr…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in the Montserrat Monastery an hour outside of Barcelona and take the Funicular up to Sant Joan de Tebes Region (650 feet high), where we'll hike the amazing mountain.
Once the reservation is made, you will receive our tips to reach the meeting point, already in the monastery of Montserrat.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 141 reviews.

Jackilyn
November 2019
WOW! I'm sure Montserrat is beautiful without a guide, but get a guide! And get Ricard! He knows an incredible amount about the monastery and mountain - not just from a history/religion point of view, but also scientifically because he is a geologist. He will tell you about the plants and wildlife, too. The extra trails and stories make the hike worth far more than you're paying. The hike itself is not overly complicated, but it's also not simple. Ricard is very caring, will help you through the tough spots and check to make sure you're doing okay throughout. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My husband and I agree that this was the best thing we did during our time in Barcelona.
Kirsten
October 2019
This was an incredible experience. Ricard has a deep understanding of Montserrat and the history and spirituality connected to the place. It was a breathtaking tour and very educational! We are so glad we did this one!
Michelle
October 2019
What an incredible way to experience Montserrat! Ricard has a unique depth of knowledge that made the experience so much more interesting and moving. He clearly loves this place and we fell in love with it also. I wouldn’t want to visit Montserrat any other way. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Do it...you won’t regret it.
Anita
October 2019
What an amazing experience! Ricard is truly knowledgeable and passionate about Montserrat, and my 12yr old son and I enjoyed his stories and insights. With Ricard 's guidance our trip to Montserrat was totally unique!
Lena
October 2019
Richard was an absolutely amazing guide. Montserrat is very accessible on its own, but if you are looking for an experience past the spoon-fed tourism, which teaches you about the history and significance of the place, as well as sights on a more off-beaten path, I highly recommend it. Richard knew a huge amount about Montserrat and the history, and was incredibly passionate. Well worth the money!
Guillian
October 2019
It was a great experience Ricard has so much passion and knowledge about this magical and beautiful place. Don’t expect to just hike Monserrat,it’s more than that, believe me you need to experience this with Ricard! And you don’t even going to feel the uphill, next thing you know you’ll be at the top of the mountain enjoy! Also I feel like my daughter and I learned a lot on those few hours.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes according to the time of the year

Sport or mid-mountain shoes