Took the St. Joan cablecar to the summit of the ridge, hiked a steep trail to the summit of a peak near the Santa Magdalena ruins and then followed the ridge to St. Jeroni before returning to the monestary. 2 hours in 30 degrees of heat. But stunning views!
January 2011 - A nice walk
Hiking on my own, went up by the Camí Nou from the Pla de Tarantules (wonderful sights of the massif!) and back down to the Monastery by the Camí Vell. Enjoyed the hike
Amazing pinnacles! Had to climb a few pitches on the way. Awesome views from the top out to the north off the big cliffs. Take the ridge path down as it has really great views!
Because we drived almost 5h in the morning to Montserrat from my house we walked the short route from Funicular of sant Joan to Sant Jeroni in the evening following the Camí Nou (New path) descending across the Camí Viell (Old path) in the ravine of Olcells to Monastery. The panorama was beautiful, with impressive rocky formations of the magic Montserrat.
We did the most direct ascent from the monastery (as Gabriele describes it on the main page of Montserrat) and returned by the ridge path to the upper station of Sant Joan funicular. A surprisingly beautiful tour, mostly recommendable to anyone. Could be done also in the reverse direction. The most beautiful part was the panoramic section from the summit to the Sant Joan station.
To the top and beyond after a long circular tour of the Montserrat massif starting and finishing at Placa Santa Maria.