From low-difficulty, shorter-duration rides to longer, more difficult journeys, here are 5 itineraries to get you started from the Pla de les Tarantules and that suit all audiences:
1. From the Pla de les Tarantules to the hermitages of Sant Joan and Sant Onofre
A simple, short-lived route of 30-45 minutes and easy access, with an unevenness of 86 meters. Ideal for small trips of low difficulty for the family, see the hermitages of Sant Joan and Sant Onofre , recently restored, and above all, a lookout point with privileged views of the southern side of the mountain.
Remains of the hermitages of Sant Joan and Sant Onofre. Sant Joan restored
2. Pla de Tarantulas - Hermitage of Sant Joan and Sant Onofre - Camí de Sant Miquel - Monastery of Montserrat
Also low difficulty , this 341-meter unevenness route lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes . It is a flat road with easy access to the hermitages of Sant Joan and Sant Onofre , excellent for people who are not used to doing difficult routes. Going down to the monastery along the Camí de Sant Miquel, you will have a different view of the mountain and the northeastern part of the territory.
Pla de Sant Miquel and crossing of Pla de Sant Miquel
3.. Pla de las Tarantulas - Sant Miquel - Montserrat Monastery
This other low difficulty route is one of the simplest and easiest to access, and the approximate time it takes to complete it about 45 minutes . From Pla de les Tarantules, you have to take the road on the left and begin the descent to the monastery, passing the viewpoint and the cross of the Sant Miquel Chapel , of modern construction, which It will offer you incredible views of the mountain.
Mirador i creu de Sant Miquel and Capella de Sant Miquel
4.. Pla de Tarantulas - Hermitage and Miranda de Santa Magdalena - Pla de las Tarantulas
This medium difficulty hike lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes and has a vertical drop of 100 meters. Suitable for people who are ready to knit slightly, wear comfortable shoes and have enough time to wear it. Go up Escales de Jacob to the remains of Santa Magdalena , one of the highest points in this mountain region, with a viewpoint.
5. Pla de las Tarantulas - Santa Magdalena - Hermitage of Santa Anna - Monastery of Montserrat
The most complete itinerary, of medium-high difficulty, with an approximate duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. With a height difference of 355 meters, this route is ideal for people who are accustomed to long walks. You can see the hermitages of Sant Jaume, Sant Joan, Sant Onofre, Santa Magdalena and Santa Anna. On the way to Sant Jeroni on the right you will see some of the most famous needles, such as the Mummy and the Elephant.
If you want more, you can discover more routes and hiking options on the Cremallera de Montserrat website and the Generalitat de Catalunya website. See you there!