Montserrat Monastery & Horse Riding Natural Park - Premium Small Group Tour

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Kiribati, Barcelona
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Topped by a Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed of unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 150 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (the dark one), who is the patron saint of Catalonia.
Next, descend by the Montserrat Cable Car enjoying the beautiful views on the way to a nearby equestrian center located at the foothill of the Massif. Get ready for a thrilling horseback ride along the Natural Park, offering breathtaking views of Montserrat. All while enjoying the freedom and tranquility of the countryside. Lead by experienced guides, the route is suitable for everyone. Enjoy the ride and the spectacular sight of the mountain!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: We Barcelona, C/ Montjuic del Bisbe 3, 08002 Barcelona Spain

We Barcelona is an agency specializing in the creation of unique activities and experiences, memorable and transformative for those travelers who want to enjoy positive emotions, and an authentic, local view of Barcelona. We want to highlight the value of those things that make it worthwhile to travel, and we offer you something as important as life itself: the desire to enjoy it. We are a passionate team with experiences and our professional team will help you live yours. Welcome to Barcelona. Welcome to WE!

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona Spain

Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona (Catalonia) and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia.
Passeig de Gràcia is regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelona and in Spain.

Pass By: Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona Spain

Avinguda Diagonal is the name of one of Barcelona's broadest and most important avenues. It cuts the city in two, diagonally with respect to the grid pattern of the surrounding streets, hence the name.

Stop At: Abadia de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 S/N, 08199 Montserrat Spain

Is an abbey of the Order of Saint Benedict located on the mountain of Montserrat in Monistrol de Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Escolania de Montserrat, Spain

Is a boys' choir of sopranos and altos based at the Benedictine abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aeri de Montserrat, Ctra C-55, 08199 Montserrat Spain

Inaugurated in 1930, the Montserrat cable car has become the safest and fastest way to get to Montserrat. With a route of 1,350 m and an average speed of 5 m/s, it takes just five minutes to climb the mountain, rising through inclines of up to 45% and offering you unbeatable panoramic views of the famous monumental Rosary of the Virgin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Private Transport & Bilingual and knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • A guided horseback ride with an experienced monitor, an amusing experience suitable for everyone.
  • Helmet for the horse ride
  • Visit of the Montserrat Abbey
  • Montserrat Cable Car descent with beautiful views
  • Premium Small Group maximum capacity 6 people per tour
  • Entry/Admission - Escolania de Montserrat
  • Entry/Admission - Aeri de Montserrat

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Due to comfort of the local horses, passengers weighing over 210lbs/95kg won't be allowed to join the horse riding
  • For your own safety, a helmet is provided and is compulsory during the ride
  • Occasionally the Montserrat mountain railway has to undergo maintenance, if the rail way is undergoing maintenace, this tour's route and the hike will be adjusted to include all the best views and ensure you still see the Montserrat Abbey, and have a great time
  • Premium Small Group maximum capacity 6 people per tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Departure Point

Passatge de la Concepció, 7, 08008 Barcelona, Spain


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 06 May 2019 -

thelmajenkinson

Our guides were so helpful and informative. They gave us the history of the area as well as giving us the information of what was held to be true in 1200

Image - 03 Dec 2018 -

Katharine T

My only complaint is that I wish the tour had been longer since it does get a little bit rushed with the limited time. But it does mean that there's still time in the day to see some of Barcelona! The horseback riding was exciting and not too challenging, and set against the most gorgeous backdrop of Monserrat. Then the Monastery was beautiful and the tour guide was knowledgeable about all the sites. It made me want to come back just so I could take my time!

Image - 26 Oct 2018 -

Andrea M

The day was amazing and the views out of this world. The guide Adrian was excellent and passionate about his job. Horse riding was excellent and finished the trip on a high. would have been good to have time to shop even if extra 30 mins. Best day of trip away by far

Image - 06 Jul 2018 -

Victoria L

Absolutely loved this tour! Started with a nice AC van ride to Monserrat Monastery. Marc drove us to and from the Monastery. The drive was great filled with nice, interesting conversation. Marc was so nice and knowledgeable. He gave us the history of the Monastery and we took a browse inside which was very nice. After a short Monastery visit, we took a cable car down - allowed for great sights and pictures. We met Albert across the bridge who drove us to Juan's ranch which was 10-15 mins away. Once we go to the ranch, Juan introduced himself. Unfortunately, he injured his knee so he couldn't take us for a ride. His assistant took his place, and she did a great job! The horse I got was the lazy horse since I've only ridden a horse once in my life. The horseback ride was great and leisurely. We were able to see Montserrat from the bottom and took some great pictures. The horses were well behaved and followed one another in a line. Always felt safe and easy enough to take pictures while riding. After the ride, Albert drove us back to the Monastery and Marc drove us back to Barcelona. Albert also had some cool facts to share about Spain. Overall, I learned about during this tour and had so much fun and took so many great pictures! Tours in Barcelona seem to be pretty pricey, but compared to others I think this was well worth it.

Image - 04 Jun 2018 -

annabelle.61

My husband loved it and has talked about it ever since our visit to Spain. He really enjoyed both the horse ride and Montserrat with its beautiful views and amazing history. Highly recommended!

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