We booked this tour knowing we might get lost if we tried to navigate the hike on our own. Boy were we correct! It was an unbelievable, impeccably planned hike and tour of Montserrat. From the picnic lunch (which was so good we returned to the same bakery the next day to order again and found that there was a queue a block long just to get the same sandwiches) to the patient and incredibly knowledgable and skilled guide. The hike itself definitely required good tread hiking boots tho I believe the guide would have adapted to the tour had we not had the proper footwear. The views and pace were amazing. The guide made sure we toured the "black Madonna" before the crowds came and we avoided the hour and a half queue to see the Madonna touring it before the massive crowds arrived to the monastery. Highly, highly recommend this tour with this guide. Only regret is that we didn't also book the Costa Brava tour that they also offer. oh well, next time!!!
Had the opportunity to trek at Montserrat with Fermi and Joaquim in April 2018. Pickup in Barcelona was convenient. We arrived at Montserrat early enough to view the abbey and Black Madonna, then headed for the hills. It is beautiful scenery. Fermi pointed out the rock formations, the hermit residences, mountain goats and wild asparagus. He has an eye for the life of the mountains. I am 65+ years and this was a strenuous hike for me (Montserrat. Land of Shrines), but never felt pushed. Lunch was an excellent baguette sandwich, sitting on the ground in the shade, a perfect hike picnic. By the time I returned to the city in the early evening, I was weary but very happy with the day. This was easily the highlight of of my time around Barcelona
Monserrat is an incredibly special place. I visited with my two sons ages 10 and 14, and some friends. I thought I would be dragging them on this intense 5 mile hike (we opted for the full day). Quite the opposite, they were running ahead out of excitement. Cinto was awesome at engaging my kids and like any good guide knows his material and the mountain very well. There were a couple of spots where you could short cut by climbing the rock. Cinto knew exactly where and how to do it safely. This was incredible fun for my kids. The setting itself feels quite mystical and while I'm sure you could wander on your own, it's so big that it was really wonderful to have a guide. I cannot recommend this outing enough, it was one of the best things we did. It was universally enjoyed by everyone which is saying a lot when traveling with a truculent teen. Cinto and Barcelona Hiking Guides (Trescant Tours) are a fantastic option if you're thinking of visiting Monserrat
Thank You Barcelona Hiking Guides (Trescant) for the wonderful guidance up to Puigmal! For a 1st timebtrekker, Fermi was patient and mapped the route we took to perfection and let me to the summit in very good timing. Since we reach the Puigmal 1 hour faster than expected, Fermi suggested we take another summit before we take lunch. That was a wonderful suggestion! The route to the second summit gave me a GREAT surprise! I saw SNOW!!! Thank You for giving me such a wonderful memory and converting me to a Trekker!!
Our guide, Fermi was very helpful and knowledgeable. He came prepared! We enjoyed our hiking, we conquered all the 3 main peaks. Weather was superb! Lunch was delicious! I made the right choice for choosing this company!
At Barcelona Hiking Guides, we want to walk along with people willing to get in touch with nature and to travel by foot,
discovering unique places and living enriching and transforming experiences in Catalonia, such as Montserrat Mountain.
We believe that all people need both social contact and contact with nature. As people, we ourselves are part of nature itself.
At the same time, through our hikes we hope to share the culture, history and traditions of the places we travel together.
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