An alternative to the usual tourist excursion to Montserrat is to take a trip around the mountain’s heights, and so appreciate the massif’s impressive geological structure, thereby seeing the ‘needles’ closer to hand, perched high up, usually reached by climbers. I can offer two itineraries:
- A round trip of 3 hours, starting from the much visited monastery, reaching as far as Sant Jeroni, crowning peak of Montserrat, at 1,236m, and with part of the trip taken on the spectacular Sant Joan funicular train.
- A more solitary route is also a circuit of 4 hours, taking us round the massif’s outer perimeter and giving us access to much less visited areas of this peculiar mountain.
For these itineraries, no special physical preparation is necessary, although one should be used to walking.
One day return outing, starting off from your accommodation point.