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The valley of river Montsant

Les Borges del Camp
The valley of river Montsant

 Itinerary drive which offers several routes to shrines and places of interest in the Natural Park of Sierra de Montsant, some of extraordinary beauty as Fraguerau gorge and around the reservoir Margalef. From Tarragona, Reus will take to the road N-420, which will continue up to the height of Borges del Camp, where turn right on the C-242 which leads directly to Ulldemolins. From Barcelona, ​​exit 34 of the AP-7 leads to the N-420. Coming from Lleida, the easiest is to take the C-12 and once past Torrebesses, link with the C-242 to Ulldemolins. Located near the confluence of two frames of the head of the Montsant river, the village Ulldemolins getting longer located on a landing in the middle of the valley. From this point, one can enjoy extensive views to the south chaired by the foothills of the Montsant. Highlights the hermitages of Santa Magdalena, Santa Barbara and San Antonio and St. Bartholomew, located at the foot of the cliffs of Montsant mountain nature reserve declared in April 2002. The Romanesque chapel of St. Bartholomew (XII) has become a must visit. The easiest way to visit is from the from the hermitage of San Antonio for a track that descends almost to the level of the river and then continue along this track. A good step, there is an hour from San Antonio. You can also reach a signposted path (GR 65-5) that begins approximately 25.5 km of the road C-242 and between Ullldemolins Bellaguarda. It takes a brief 30-minute, but requires some experience in mountain terrain. To the west of the Hermitage of San Antonio, following the thread of the river, the two sides of the valley were progressively closer to provide a unique tableau of bare rock. This point will be the entrance to the gorge Fraguerau, a journey of just half a dozen kilometers long with no access road which runs along the river Montsant deeply embedded giving rise to forms of relief is very varied and extremely original. Despite the imposing nature that presents Fraguerau Gorge, a broad path-in access only by foot-easy access to what we might call it the "portal of entry." Later, take the road C-242 towards Bellaguarda car and follows the valley high in the Montsant river to the crest of the Sierra Fill with magnificent views. Remark near the turnoff of Juncosa, following the same road, the ruins of the ancient Venta de la Llena, former hostel of the road. The first village is the river after it Ulldemolins Margalef (accessed by local road T-713 from the C-242 up to the Coll  level). Located in a short extension of the valley, following the same river, the group of houses is left to discover which one comes. The visitor will do well to climb from Margalef, one of the most renowned shrines in this part of the county of San Salvador, overlooking a vast panorama. You can also see Margalef reservoir, located 3 miles before reaching the village. The wall, about 20 m high, is part of a reservoir of about 3 km long which meant the possibility of leisure activities in the river valley unpublished Montsant. Landmarks Ermita de Sant Salvador Reservoir Margalef Ruins of the old venta de la Llena Chapel of St. Bartholomew Fraguerau Region: Priorat Distance: 18.5 km Signage: Yes Duration: 3 hs Topics: Nature | Culture Types: Landscape Heritage | Cultural Heritage   Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 01/03/2011

Tags: costa dorada, les borges del camp, visit salou, visit cambrils, visit tarragona, visit reus, visit la pineda playa
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