Mountains to Sea
This route has two possible versions. The original begins in the nearby village of Sarral, where it launches straight into a gnarly ascent of the Serra Voltorera range, topping out at 880 metres, then dropping down on the eastern side to the village of Fontscaldes.
Version 2 provides a more gentle access via the nearby village of Cabra del Camp, reaching a mere 670 metres before rejoining the main route on the descent to Fontscaldes.
From here the route twists its way along a wooded ridge down to El Ponyt d’Armentera.There at about 25 kms, with the major climbs already behind, you have the opportunity to replenish water supplies. Here there are a few shops and cafes, but it is recommended to wait until Santes Creus where in the shade of the monastery, there are a number of atmospheric terrace cafes to sit and chill.
From Santes Creus the route follows a mixture of woodland singletrack and vineyard tracks before crossing under the motorway on the approach to the coast. Between here and Salomo the route reenters wooded hilly terrain between quiet rural villages before reaching the old coastal town of Altafulla, an opportunity for some bears and a welcome soak in the warm waters of the Mediterranean.
Distance: appr. 70 kms
Accumulated height gain: 1500 ms