I use a folding manual wheelchair but can walk short distances with a cane. We want to take a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona in October. I have looked at tours but they usually involve large bus full of able bodied people. I have found that often guides have limited patience in that situation. The other option is an expensive van. I have read that trains are easy to take from Barcelona to Montserrat and I understand that they even have special seating for wheelchairs. My concern is when I get to Montserrat would I be able to take either of the two options to get up the hill? Is there a ramp for either option? A place for even a folded wheelchair? Maybe I would have to wait around town while my wife goes up the hill?
Any advice about Spanish railroads for wheelchair users? I understand that if you are 60 or over you can buy a pass at certain places in Barcelona that entitle you to different percentages of discounts depending on the day you travel? Does that make sense? Is it worth waiting until we get to Barcelona to maker reservations after buying the pass or should we just go ahead and buy train tickets online. We are planning rail trips to Madrid and Toledo as well as Montserrat.
If you buy tickets online but don't have a printer, will they accept the receipt on your iphone?