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Monday hike to the "Elephant of Montserrat" - hard

Let's discover the magical mountain of Montserrat through a wild track far away from the crowds up to the rock of Sant Salvador: hermitages excavated in-between rocks, monasteries, breathtaking views and much more

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Monday hike to the "Elephant of Montserrat" - hard
Monday hike to the "Elephant of Montserrat" - hard


24 Oct 2022, 08:10 – 19:20

Meeting Point, FGC station Plaça Espanya, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

About the activity

Total Price: €30

Advance payment requested: €15

Remaining 15€ are to be paid in cash on the day

Participants per guide: From 2 to 10 participants

Let's hike up to the the rock of Sant Salvador, also called the "elephant rock" because of its surprising shape. The way up there from Monistrol de Montserrat is quite adventurous and go through some of the most stunning areas of the Montserrat mountain. The views are amazing and some parts of the hike require to use both your hands and feet to progress (not real climbing though). You'll find out some of the wonders of this magical mountain such as "el pas de los francesos, the monastery of Sant Benet, and the geological history of this curious natural park. 

Difficulty level: intermediate - high

Distance: 14Km 🔘🔘🔘⚪⚪

Gain of altitude: 1300m+ 🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘

Technical: 🔘🔘🔘⚪⚪

The gain of altitude is pretty big and there are some parts where you must use your hands to progress. Not suitable for people with fear of heights. 

How do we get there? We'll take the train leaving Plaza España at 08:36 and we'll arrive at the station "Monistrol de Montserrat" at 09:40. On the way back the plan is to take the train back from Monistrol de Montserrat about 18:01 or 18:41 depending on our pace and if we want to have a a well deserved beer before returning to BCN. 


Covid 19 : Mask + gel

Hiking shoes (running shoes are not accepted)


Water (1.5l)

Picnic, snacks


Walking sticks (optional but highly recommended)

Waterproof jacket (just in case)

Price includes : 

  • Official mountain guide
  • Insurance in case of accident+CL.

Do not include :

  • Transportation (aprox €10 FGC train ticket)

Cancellation policy

If cancellation till 72h before the beginning of the activity, 50% will be charged. If late cancellation (less than 72h before), full payment will be requested.

Additional information: based on the weather forecast, YEPALO may decide to change the location of this activity in order to ensure maximum safety and the greatest enjoyment of all participants.

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