Our Taste and Walk Catalonia Tour is a medium-level walking holiday in the unknown South of Catalonia, where ancient paths connect some of the best preserved monasteries of Spain. You will be walking along deep canyons, high plateaus with stunning views, authentic villages such as Montblanc and Poblet and vineyards. The route ends at the Mediterranean Sea, in Tarragona,  a seaside town with an important Roman heritage. 

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Day 1. Arrival

Arrival at Montblanc. Welcome meeting with our English-speaking guide who will introduce you to the area and will give all the maps, tourist information and GPS  you need for the hiking tour.

Day 2. The first monastery: Poblet

Distance: 10km | Total positive climb: +550m | Walking time: 3h 20min

Walk from the stunning village of Montblanc to the famous monastery of Poblet, enjoying the views from Sant Joan chapel, on top of an impressive canyon. You follow  the GR-path (white and red paintings), walking past the Santíssima Trinitat, another chapel, and arrive at Les Masies, where your accommodation is located. From here you can decide to visit the Poblet monastery, which is about 10min away walking by the main paved road.

Day 3. Through olive orchards and vineyards

Distance to Vallbona: 8.5km | Total positive climb: +30m | Walking time: 2h 20min
Distance from Vallbona to Balneari de Rocallaura: 7.7km | Total positive climb: +200m | Walking time: 2h 15min

You will start the day with a 4x4 route at 9am from Les Masies to the Tallat monastery with a local guide. From El Tallat, the path descends gently  to the village of  Vallbona, where you will enjoy a wine tasting with picknick in the vineyards.

After the wine tasting and/or visiting the monastery, you continue the  GR-path and, before arriving at the village of Rocallaura, you follow a path to your right towards your accommodation for the night.

Day 4. Into the mountains

Distance: 18.5km | Total positive climb: +400m | Walking time: 5h 30min

Today you venture into the Tallat mountain range, with some amazing views over the whole of Catalonia. You will walk past several villages, like Rocallaura, Belltall, Forès and Rocafort de Queralt. In Rocafort, leave the GR and turn north, walking by the cemetery to get to Vallverd village.

Day 5. The mediterranean lanscape

Distance: 16.3km | Total positive climb: +100m | Walking time: 5h

Today you will use the luggage transfer at 9am to the little hamlet of Vallespinosas and explore new territories away from the GR-path. A beautiful path takes you through pine forest and the wild and solitary countryside until you get to the village of Pont d’Armentera . There you join the GR-path  that will lead you to Santes Creus, the last monastery of the Cistercian order.

Day 6. The last monastery: Santes Creus

No walking today, instead you have a relaxing day to visit the Monastery of  Santes Creus, founded in 1160 and one of the most influential monastic domains of the Kingdom of Aragon.  The history and architecture of the monastery make this extraordinary site a must to visit. After the visit our walking tour has come to an end. We recommend, however, to extend your stay and continue your journey to Tarragona, the historic seaside town.

Day 7. Tarraco Romana (optional)

Take your time to visit the Roman remains and old centre of Tarragona, a lively town with stunning beaches. 

Every day all year round. Recommended from March to November.

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 715.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Half board: 140.00 €
  • Single room: 190.00 €
  • Transfer: 240.00 € (To Barcelona airport. One way (max. 4 person))
  • Transfer: 100.00 € (To Reus airport. One way (max. 4 person))
  • Extra night: 185.00 € (extra night in Tarragona)
  • Single room: 40.00 € (Tarragona supplement )
  • Single room: 60.00 € (Tarragona extension single room)
  • High season: 30.00 € (Tarragona single supplement in July and August)

The price includes*:

  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English
  • Transfer from Barcelona or Reus airport
  • 5 nights B&B or Half-board accommodation
  • Gps with everyday tracks
  • A map for every day and roadbooks
  • All the tourist information about the route
  • A guided and tasting visit to Mas Foraster Winery
  • A guided and tasting visit with lunch to l’Olivera Winery
  • 4x4 transfers and transfers described on the forfait
  • A telephone number in case of any problems
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Transfer to the airport

 

Price option Tarragona:

The price includes :

  • Transfert from Santes Creus to Tarragona day 6
  • 2 nights B&B 3* Hotel in Tarragona

*B&B price per person double room.  

Guided price

 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

This hiking tour is suitable for experienced hikers who seek the “other” Spain, away from the more typical itineraries. Distances are small to medium, with some days a fair bit of climbing to do, although never too steep. The tour combines walking with wine tasting, cultural visits to some of the most impressive and best preserved monasteries of Spain, stunning mountain ranges and last but not least, the sites and beaches of the historic town of Tarragona. We would highly recommend this holiday to walkers who like to discover the culture, nature and cuisine of their destination.  The short distances allow you to spend time in the villages, museums and monasteries.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The charming, medieval town of Montblanc

  • The monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus

  • The historic town of Tarragona

  • The mountain ranges of Montblanc and Tallat

  • The wine tasting at traditional wineries

     

EXTRA INFORMATION

Level : medium

Terrain : 80% hiking paths (GR), some days with 15 – 18 kilometers

Minimum age:  14 years

Departures: Every day all year round. Recommended from March to November.

Languages: All information and documentation will be provided in english.

 

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

With its international airport, Barcelona is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Catalonia. Alternitavely, you can also fly to the airport of Reus.

To arrive to Benifallet, take the train from Barcelona to Mora d’Ebre (R15) and from here we transfer you to Benifallet. To come back there is a direct train from l’Ampolla to Barcelona (R16).

Trip details
E.g., 29-10-2020
-14 years
+65 years
Supplements
To Barcelona airport. One way (max. 4 person)
To Reus airport. One way (max. 4 person)
extra night in Tarragona
Tarragona supplement
Tarragona extension single room
Tarragona single supplement in July and August
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Selfguided
  • self price: 715.00 €
  • self price children: 715.00 €
  • self price senior: 715.00 €
  • half board: 140.00 €
  • single room: 190.00 €
  • transfer: 240.00 €
  • transfer: 100.00 €
  • extra night: 185.00 €
  • single room: 40.00 €
  • single room: 60.00 €
  • high season: 30.00 €
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  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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