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Hiking the Trails of Montserrat

03 October 2022

We stumbled across a great blog post written by Kate Goes Global that offers a glimpse of what you can find on the 100 Mile Highway, in Catalonia, Spain.


According to Kate:


Montserrat is a popular hiking, climbing and trail running destination. Its geological structure was formed over millions of years and has given the name it is known for today. In Catalan, Montserrat, means saw mountain.


Montserrat is an easy ride away from the city of Barcelona. There is a cercanías (or… slow train) going every hour from Plaça Espanya towards Manresa (R5). When purchasing your ticket, you’ll have to decide whether you want to reach Montserrat by Cable Car (Aeri) or Funicular (Cremallera).


For those comfortable with heights, Kate recommends to take the Aeri – the view is impressive!


Montserrat has many different trails that vary in difficulty and distance. The fun thing is – you can combine many of them together creating a hike that meets your objective and physical condition!


Practical Information


Route: From Sant Joan Funicular (upper station) to Montserrat (via Sant Jeroni and Flat of Els Ocells)

– Montserrat Route nr. 5

Elevation: 320m

Length: 7.5 km

Duration: 2 – 2:30 hrs

Difficulty: Fairly easy (although there is a sharp ascension to Sant Jeroni)

All images displayed belong to Kate.