Paso de Rona (or Camí de Rona) are the old paths they used to keep a look out for possible pirate attacks. The trails are currently a beautiful and comfortable way to explore the coastline. We did a stretch from Playa la Mora to Tamarit along the part they call the "Pirate's Path" which, while a little more tricky to walk, offers from really luxurious views from the cliffs. The trails are full of families and just about anybody walk do them.
For this excursion, we went to Reus by train and the goal was to reach Mussara, an ancient village belonging to the municipality of Vilaplana in the Catalan region of Costa Dorada (Tarragona). It's been uninhabited since 1959. From the train station we headed to Camp Castellvell where the GR-72/camí vell de Prades (Prades old road) begins. We passed Picarany urbanization and climbed towards l'Aleixar pel Mas de Borbó. Near Mas de Borbó we found stunning oaks and followed the path up to the Coll de la Batalla, named for a battle between the army of Ramon Berenguer IV and the Wali of Siurana in the Reconquest. Keep on the GR-72/Camí Vell de Prades and when you see the chapel of Mas d'Anguera you'll find a crossroads and a sign with 4 directions: A Vilaplana, Mas d'Anguera-la Selva, Reus and Prades. We continued climbing through woods and across more than one road. Follow the path that leads to the font of Roure and then up to Mussara antennas where you begin to find snow. We soon reached the abandoned village of Mussara. I leave you with a video.
The long distance footpath, GR92, which vertebra throughout Catalonia for the coastal zone also passes along the coast of L'Ametlla de Mar, in this section the trail brings us to discover a harmonious natural landscape, where land and sea meet to give rise to a unique iconic natural landscapes where the senses are engaged in a medley of smells and feelings of extreme well-being.
This is a relatively easy section where the difficulty is minimal during the tour you can see natural spaces, typical of coastal Mediterranean ecosystem, such as Torrente del Pino gaps, gaps in Holy Cross, this how different species of sea birds, flora and vegetation of salty environments.
Walking through this region of Tarragona, you discover countless paths leading through uninhabited areas, abandoned villages and farmland. If you dig a little deeper, you can find interesting routes the Cistercian Route, which takes you through the three Cistercian monasteries were located in Catalonia. But, on this day we decided to go for a walk in the countryside to the north of the region, specifically in the area of Conesa. On either side, fields of wheat and rye stretched as far as the eye could see, lulled by the gentle wind blowing that afternoon. The sun was already saying goodbye with a beautiful sunset, as the light painted the wheat stalks a thousand shades of gold. On the way home we heard the pebbles jump to the rhythm of our footsteps and a huge farmhouse, uninhabited, silently watching us pass by. A great place to share with those you love.
Small lonely mountains, crossed by deep valleys in which, from time to time you can find some large farms that are abandoned. If you have time to go, go along the tracks that go deep into the depths of this mountain region. Tarragona Cottages http://www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/casas-rurales-tarragona_bd-es-43.htm
Corbatera Rock is the highest point of the Sierra del Montsant, in Priorat region. It peaks at 1163 meters. The route begins from the village in Albarca. It's simple and is correctly marked. The highest point of the mountain Montsant (Tarragona) is the "Rock Corbatera" which rises to an altitude of 1,163 meters.
The clot of cirerer is one of the most emblematic features of Montsant Natural Park (Tarragona). It is situated in the heart of the Sierra del Montsant, near the village of La Morera de Montsant. It is a green oasis amid the aridity of the Serra Major. Today, in the midst of the ravine, there is a walnut tree. Long ago, there was a cherry tree in the same place and this is where its name came from. Shepherds used to bring their flocks there to drink water. The watering holes that they used still remain to this day. It is a very interesting place.
The Cugat Pi is one of the few trees that has survived in the mountains of Montsant. It is located in the heart of the Sierra del Montsant (Tarragona). You can get there from the village of La Morera de Montsant. We found it on the path to Clot del Cirerer.
A walk with breathtaking scenery. The golden fields for harvesting in lower Segarra give the feeling of moving on a real gold carpet. 100% recommended route for walking, running or biking (alone or with family).
The old footpaths of this abandoned monastery, also lead to an imposing wall of peaks. Around this tour you can stop at the wineries of the small town Scala Dei and try some of the famous wines of Priorat. Tarragona Cottages.