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

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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 (visit not guaranteed), 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
  • See Montserrat and enjoy a horseback ride on a tour from Barcelona
  • Save time and travel hassles by combining two activities in one tour
  • Includes abbey tour, cable car ride, and horse trek suitable for all levels
  • Crowd-free and convenient: group limited to six, with abbey entry included
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and settle inside a climate-controlled vehicle destined for Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery located on Montserrat mountain. En route, admire the mountain’s needle-shaped peaks and hear how the monastery, founded in the 10th century, still functions with more than 150 monks. Hear, too, about its revered La Moreneta (little dark one), a wooden carving of the Virgin Mary that draws flocks of pilgrims. On arrival, see the abbey’s highlights, including the basilica and its statue, and learn about their history. Then, enjoy a scenic cable car ride down the mountain. Finally, set off behind a guide on a countryside horseback ride. Soak in the stunning mountain scenery as you cross fields and woods, and ride at a pace suitable for all skill levels. Your trip then finishes at the original Barcelona starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Passatge de la Concepció, 7, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
  • Montserrat Cable Car descent with beautiful views
  • Free time
  • Entry/Admission - Aeri de Montserrat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • The visit to the Moreneta is not guaranteed, it is subject to availability and depending on the season, as there may be up to 2hrs of queue
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Janine was fantastic friendly, gave us great information she couldn’t be any nicer. Horse riding was brilliant , amazing views, horses were so gorgeous it was prefect. I hadn’t been on a horse for ten years so legs cramped and i didn’t...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank martinashocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was so-so. I often felt like I was having to come up with questions to keep the conversation going on the drive to the ranch. A good tour guide should be able to talk till the cows come home. The scenery was...More

Thank lydiak1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on our horseback ride. The ranch is just gorgeous and the staff was very accommodating. Make sure to follow them on IG too! @natural_hipic

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jodioleen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Barcelona at the first time and wanted to get something new experience. This trip was a good choice to get that. Our guide, Janine was very lovely and paid a lots of attention on details to get information about the monastery....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anitus88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The horseback ride was very relaxing and our Monserrat tour guide was extremely informative and engaging. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michael P
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jodioleen
August 28, 2019|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
Early afternoon
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Donrandall
August 6, 2019|
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Response from lydiak1991 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. The ranch owner was very strict about what he would allow people to do. It’s single file walking all the way.
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RachelleM562
July 18, 2019|
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Response from katiemg1983 | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, a rider with their own weight, and the weight of the tack (saddles) should be 20% of the horses’ body weight. Most horses at that ranch, from my experience weigh between 1000-1150 pounds. Hope this helps.
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