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Montserrat Monastery & Horse Riding Experience from Barcelona

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Enjoy a memorable day out in Montserrat and escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona with this horse riding experience in the Natural Park after visiting the Monastery on top of the Mountain. Awe at the breathtaking views while living a unique experience and learning the basics of horse riding. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group Tour.

Description of the experience

Half Day tour to Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. 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 with unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (visit not guaranteed), who is the patron saint of Catalonia. After the visit, you will have free time to buy a souvenir, take pictures, etc.

Next, 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. Led by experienced guides, the route is suitable for everyone. Enjoy the ride and the spectacular sight of the mountain!

Get ready for the activity

Included

• Private Transport & Bilingual and knowledgeable tour guide, ensuring top quality service and great destination information

• A guided horseback ride with an experienced monitor, an amusing experience suitable for nature lovers

• Free time

 

Not Included

• Food or beverages unless specified

• Hotel pick up or transfer.

 

Duration

• 5 hours & 30 min.

 

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on long weekends and holidays.

 

Voucher

We will send you an email with a voucher that you can print or take with you to the activity.

 

Frequently asked questions

How to make a reservation?

To book the tour you just have to choose the desired date and fill out the form on this page. Confirmation is immediate.

 

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

 

To be considered:

• Tour subject to availability

• Please, be at the check in point 15’ minutes before departure time.

• This product is subject to cancellation or rescheduling based on inclement weather

• 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

• Due to horse safety restrictions, anyone with a weight above 95 KG or below 12 years of age won't be allowed to join this activity

• There is a minimum of people required to operate the tour. In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund

• There is a minimum number of people required to operate on languages that are not English or Spanish. If this minimum is not reached, the tour will be offered in English

• Tour may be affected due to special circumstances

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you don't cancel within 24 hours or do not show up, you will not be refunded

Timing

08:15 – Welcome with our specialist guide 

08:30 – Starting the experience at Paseo de Gracia

• Go through Barcelona learning the stories about the buildings and the Eixample neighborhood designed in the XIX century.

• We will drive you through Diagonal avenue, the largest in Barcelona

• See the Royal Palace of Pedralbes and the Campus from the UB, the first public university in the city

• Leave the city and start to see all the surrounding cities and towns.

• We will drive you through the Countryside and you will start to see the great mountain of Montserrat

• Get into the Natural Park of Montserrat

• See the great views while your are going up to the mountain

09:30 – We will arrive to the Ranch to start with the Horse Riding experience

• You will have a short briefing to know how to ride the horses

• You will get a helmet and your horse

10:00 – Start of the Riding

• Enjoy the great views of the mountain of Montserrat

• Enjoy the landscape

11:00 – Finish your riding and go up to the monastery of Montserrat

11:30 - We will arrive to Montserrat and start de cultural visit to the Monastery

• Learn about the history of the monastery

• Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat

• Learn about the Monks lifestyle

• Enjoy the views from the Monastery

12.30 – Enjoy the free time

• Visit the farmers market

• Visit the cafeteria

• Check the souvenirs stores

13:00 – Meet your guide again to go back to the bus

• Way back to Barcelona

14:30 – End of the experience at the starting point.

 

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