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Montserrat Hiking Trails

Monserrat mountains details in Catalonia

Montserrat is a beautiful mountain range located in Catalonia, Spain, known for its unique geological formations and for the Montserrat Monastery, an important religious and cultural site that sits atop the mountain. Hiking in Montserrat is very popular among visitors and locals alike.

One of the most popular Montserrat hiking trail is the Montserrat Monastery Trail: This is a well-marked trail that leads from the bottom of the mountain to the Montserrat Monastery. The trail is 6.5km long and takes about 3 hours to complete. It offers beautiful views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Another popular trail is the St. Joan trail, which is considered an easy to moderate trail, and it takes around 3 hours. It offers beautiful views of the Montserrat Monastery and the Montserrat Natural Park, and also it passes by some of the Montserrat hermitages like Sant Miquel, Saint Joan and Saint Onofre.

The Santa Cova Trail leads to the Saint Cova, a cave with a chapel inside and a place of pilgrimage, where according to the legend the Black Madonna of Montserrat was found by two sheperds. The trail is 3km long and takes about 2 hours to complete.

Another possibility for hiking in Montserrat is the Sant Jeroni trail, which leads to the highest peak in Montserrat at 1,236 meters (4,055 ft) above sea level. This trail offers a challenging climb, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, but rewards hikers with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The trail, which is only suitable for experienced hikers looking for a hard workout, is about 6.5 km long, and takes 4-5 hours to complete. This trail might be very busy on weekends and public holidays.

If you want to hike in Montserrat without worrying about getting lost, join our top rated Montserrat Hiking & Monastery Tour from Barcelona where you will discover the most beautiful Montserrat hiking trails with our local mountain guides.