- 2 h 30 min
- 7 km
Circular route of extraordinary interest up to Montserrats summit (1.237 m), with spectacular breathtaking views of the mountain and a good part of Catalonia.
We take Sant Joan funicular, which will drop us up on Plà de les Taràntules.
Once at the upper station, we take the path on the right, passing under a small bridge to continue straight on towards Sant Jeroni as shown on the signal.
We will walk by the four needle-like features called Gorres, the highest one, topped by a cross is called Gorra Frígia.
We must not leave the main path at any time.
After crossing a narrow path between two rocks, there is a lookout to your left: Serra de les Paparres’s viewpoint. It is really worth getting there to enjoy the magnificent views.
The path leads to the head of the valley, it gets into the forest and crosses Santa Maria stream through a wooden footbridge.
Go up the paved path; note a downhill path to your right wich we will take in order to return to the Monastery.
In about fifteen minutes, we will reach Sant Jeroni’s chapel.
A sign will lead us to the top in a few minutes. But before this, why not stopping for a while at Mossèn Cinto’s viewpoint, halfway up to the top.
Once on the summit, a direction table will help us identify the surrounding geography that extends from the Pyrenees to Els Ports and Majorca.
We may come back to the Sanctuary by taking the same path down to Sant Joan’s funicular or by walking down Sant Jeroni’s old path, in this case we should walk back to the last stretch of the paved path to the crossroad where the downhill path starts and, once there, take it down towards Pla dels Ocells - Monestir de Montserrat.
Along the way we will find Natural Park signs that will guide us on the way back to the Sanctuary.
Map of services on Montserrat
Park Rules and Regulations
- Respect private property. Do not walk across cultivated meadows or crop fields.
- Respect cultural and historical heritage. It must be preserved for future generations.
- The capture and/or collection of animals, rocks, minerals or plants is forbidden throughout the Nature Park.
- It is forbidden to discard any kind of rubbish throughout the Nature Park. Always use the bins or take away any rubbish you may have.
No fires must be lit anywhere in the Nature Park.
- Free camping is forbidden throughout the Nature Park. For more information on where you can stay, contact the Nature Park's Tourist Information Office.
- Do not make any unnecessary noise. Respect the quiet, especially where birds are nesting.
- All wheeled vehicles are forbidden throughout the Nature Park except on paths and routes open to the public.
- Dogs must be on a lead to ensure they can't disturb any wildlife.
- Walking is the best way to get to know the heritage of our natural places. Follow the signposted routes and paths as it's easy to get lost among the irregular terrain.
Warning! Risk of rock falls.
Basic Tips When on the Trail
- » Before leaving, check the weather conditions and how these might change. Do not undertake the walk if the forecast is not good.
- » Particular care must be taken on cold winter days, in the rain or mist and on hot summer days.
- » Plan your walk and its duration, consulting the guides and the map of the route.
- » Equip yourself adequately for the walk as the weather can change very quickly.
- » Never go alone or at least inform someone of your intended walk. When in a group, always remain in contact with the rest of the party.
- » Keep within your possibilities and remember you have to make the return journey. Carry water in your backpack, drink frequently and eat energy-giving foods.
- » Do not leave the signposted routes or take any shortcut as this results in land erosion.
- » Don't leave any rubbish in the park. Take it with you and place it in the containers or bins provided for the purpose.
- » Hunting is controlled on the mountain in order to maintain a balanced population of game. When planning your walk, consult the dates planned for boar hunts each season.
- » Should an accident occur, call the emergency services on 112. Keep calm and provide the following information:
- →Number of people involved and their age
- →Location of the accident
- →Status of the people involved: Are they injured? Conscious? Bleeding? Breathing?
- →Weather conditions at the location of the accident
Contact the office of the Montserrat Mountain Nature Park:Plaça Abat Oliba, s/n, Tel. 938350644
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