Walking Routes

Walking Trails
The house is also in the centre of a triangle of trails known as the GR175 trails linking the 3 Cistercian monasteries of Poblet (designed by Antoni Gaudi), Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus. The routes which we offer take advantage of these rough but well-maintained tracks trodden by travellers and pilgrims since the early history of the region. They crisscross the 3 mountain ranges offering a range of technical challenges for cyclists, which can easily be avoided for those looking for a gentler route, stunning views, almost 365 days rideable and walkable terrain and, not to be forgotten, some memorable stops in the old towns and villages along the routes to rest, find food and water, or just to take in the friendly ambiance of traditional Catalan lifestyle.
Some of the routes pass through the nearest medieval town of Montblanc, where any shopping can be done either in the supermarkets or in the more traditional local shops, not forgetting the Friday morning market which sells a range of local fresh produce. It is an ideal setting for a morning coffee in the square en route to the Prades mountains or a refreshing local beer or wine with tapas on the return leg later in the day. The local restaurants offer good value, wholesome and genuine local cuisine perfectly designed to replace some of those calories burnt in the day’s excursion.

Easy Sarral Loop
This is a short 11 km walk that starts by crossing the main road north west of the village of Ollers and climbing through vineyards to a wooded ridge known as Els Plans. The route rambles through secluded vineyards (Watch out for wild boar!), then turning north eastwards before dropping down into the old town of Sarral. Here supplies and refreshments may be purchased and wine may be tasted at one of the local prestigious wineries (Portell, Rosa Torres). The last leg of the route follows a quiet back lane before dropping down into the little gorge below the village and back up to the house.
Distance: 10.9 km
Accumulated ascent: 198 m.

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