On March 21, 1522, a noble family man, wounded in one leg, arrived at Montserrat to deliver his soldier's weapons, watch them in front of the Black Madonna, and start a new spiritual life. After a few days' stay in the monastery, he moved to the neighboring city of Manresa, where he laid the foundations of one of the most important religious orders in history: the Jesuits.
At present, the Ignatian Way follows the 650 km between Loyola (its birthplace) and Manresa to commemorate the trip of the saint. The last stage starts at the monastery of Montserrat and finishes at a church in Manresa, which hosts the cave where Saint Ignatius lived.
It is a hike mainly downhill with the length as the most significant difficulty (24 km). Still, the path is quite comfortable, crossing landscapes that will remind us of those ancient times and more recent past like the industrial buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries along the Cardener river. And always under the constant presence of Montserrat at your back.
- 7 hours
- 24 km long
- 770 meters downhill gain
- Comfortable footwear, preferably trekking shoes.
- sun protection: hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen.
- Comfortable backpack.
- Comfortable clothing, try to avoid cotton fabrics and jeans.
- Bring water; Montserrat has no springs and in summer it is very hot!
- A sweater or fleece can always be good, especially when the wind blows ...
- Minors must be accompanied.
- We recommend you should consult the General Terms that rules the activities of GdM. Hiring an activity involves your acceptance.
- Groups from 1 to 5 pax: 250€ (single price).
- Groups from 6 to 15: 40€ each.
- Groups from 16 to 30: 30€ each.
- Bank Transfer for National or UE visitors.
- Paypal (we add 5% for the commission).