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El castillo de Selmella

Cabra del Camp
El castillo de Selmella

Walking to the north of the Alt Camp that starts from near one of the most historic towns of the region, Cabra del Camp, and climbs up the castle and the town of Selmella, now in ruins which crown the supporters' Selmella a nice viewpoint of the northern plains of the region. The tour begins at the old farmhouse Cal Bella, now a sheep farm. To get there take the road C-37 to kilometer 19.5, the Plan de Santa Maria, and break it to the TP-2311, leaving the north of this town, carried in Cabra del Camp 5 km . Once you take the Cabra del Camp Street East to the right, which immediately crosses a bridge and the river flows into the Pica, who soon becomes a track that leaves the village in the direction Cal Bella and Cal Palatine (NE) is the path to Cabra del Camp, Vallespinosa, which coincides with the route of the GR 7 (white and red). It was going to a small neck to 3.7 km from the village. The GR is separated from the track for 1 km. A little lower, a fork, leaving a turning right to go left (NOT). Finally, after 5.8 km of track, one is to be Cal Bella, the starting point of the route and where to park. 0.00 km (589 m). Follow the trail descends gently to a junction, as in flatter terrain. Take the right path to a hill where he started a small ravine, on the other side of the ridge. It crosses a stream and the track and, in the left margin, it begins to climb toward the ridge of the cliff (0.54 km, 564 m, 0 h 08 min). 1.57 km (640 m) 0 h 25 min. Crossing. It follows the trail to the left, back toward the cliff (NO). 2.14 km (699 m) 0 h 37 min. Selmella coll with a gauge field on the north. It leaves a trail that descends to the left and continue climbing (NE). 2.73 km (756 m) 0 h 50 min. Leave the main track, right, climbs to the ridge (SE). 200 meters later, when the track a little planning, you can enjoy a good view from a natural viewpoint on the same cliffs. 3.56 km (774 m), 1 pm Reached a hill, just below the village of Selmella, and continue the trail to the left take a path that gently leads the people of Selmella (3.86 km, 801 m, 1 h 05 min). From the remains of the village are the old church of San Lorenzo, probably pre-Roman origin. It follows all the houses in between undertaking the ascent to the castle. 3.97 km (825 m), 1 h 10 min. Castle Selmella (X). Accessed at the bottom of the fortress. After visiting it, continue on the other (NO) all down a path that leads gently to a hill located north of the castle, where there is a crossroads of tracks. 4.20 km (807 m), 1 h 13 min. Crossing tracks. Take down the left (O) and brings back the neck of Selmella. 5.51 km (699 m), 1 h 30 min. Selmella Coll. After crossing the track where he has broken the rise, it becomes the Coll of Selmella. At this point the road melts. 7.65 km (589 m), 2 h 10 min. Cal Bella. Starting point and end of the route. Once the trip to Cabra del Camp you can visit the winery modernist work of Cesar Martinell. The pretty village of Plan de Santa Maria is worth visiting the Romanesque church of San Ramon Penyafort architectural jewel of the region located at the north entrance of town. Landmarks Ruins of the town and castle Selmella Cal Bella and Cal Palatino Church of St. Raymond of Peñafort Winery Nou Cabra del Camp Counties: Alt Camp Distance: 7.65 km Climb Slope: 315.0 m Descent Altitude: 315.0 m Signage: Partly Duration: 2 hr 10 min Topics: Nature | Culture                                              View hotels here                                           View restaurants here Criteria for use of routes Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism. Date of Update: 19/12/2008

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