Day hiking tours from Barcelona: Hiking tours in Montserrat

May 31st, 2008 | by nick |

Hike through the natural park of Montserrat, home of the most emblematic sights of Catalonia. Visit the world famous Montserrat Monastery and Basilica, adding a taste of culture and history to a day of hiking in the great outdoors.

Start by driving to Montserrat passing through the country side surrounding Barcelona. Hiking through the natural park of Montserrat, you will witness the most emblematic sights of Catalonia, and capture its tremendous energy.

Along the way, your guide will explain about the morphology of the mountain, the geography and historical facts of interest. Upon reaching the highest point on the mountain at St. Jerome 4,055 feet (1,236 meters), there is a beautiful uninterrupted 360 degree view of the park. Your effort will be rewarded with a spectacular view stretching from the coast to the Pyrenees.

After a snack and drink break, you will continue the journey back down the mountain. There will be a short tour to the famous Montserrat Basilica, before returning to Barcelona.

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