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Vimbodi and Poblet's surroundings

Barberà de la Conca
Vimbodi and PobletŽs surroundings

 This tour is a real ride without excessive difficulty combining the asphalt and some roads are in very good conditions for cycling. Within a few kilometers and surrounded by nature, including forests, vineyards and almond trees, visitors can get an idea of ​​the magnificent monuments with which this town has. Village and its old farms turned into castles that are sure to charm its spectacular monumentality. Vimbodí The center of Vimbodí has ​​been chosen as the beginning and end of the trail. It comes from the N-240 Montblanc to Lleida. Leave the beginning of Main Street to the east through the City of Milan and crossing the river through a bridge. Reached the TV-7002, close to the hermitage of Torrents. Chapel of Mare de Déu dels Torrents The Hermitage (1.50 km, 460 m) for which the population Vimbodí feel a special devotion, has been slowly restored thanks to the efforts of the parish and all the inhabitants of the town. Once restored the chapel, the work has focused on the entire environment condition, which has become an area for eating and esbargir themselves, in addition to ample parking. A few years ago they established a restaurant to help a better understanding of this set. Every five years is a spectacular night procession in which the image of the Virgin Mary travels the route that separates the village. Milmanda Pass the church begins an ascent. Must be attentive to take a dirt road that goes to the left under a power line. Following this way you get to the old Escurpianda (XII), now called Castle Milmanda (3.00 km, 450 m). It is an old farm of the monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet that over the years has taken an aspect of castle. The road runs between well-cultivated vineyards. Sant Bernat From Milmanda the path parallel to the division of municipal Espluga Francolí. After crossing the river you get to St. Bernard Sec (4.45 km, 454 m), a monument consisting of a fountain and a shed. Just at this point was out again in the TV-7001 and take it to the right towards the monastery of Poblet. It is a stretch with a gentle but continuous climb. Poblet 6.00 km, 492 m It is the ideal place to stop and rest. It is advisable to first enter the grounds of the monastery through the door of Prades. It must go further, because right there are several sources surrounded by trees that give shade appreciated. Before returning to take the fly, can pass through the Golden Gate and into the square of the monastery, take a walk and admire the magnificent architectural complex. Riudabella On leaving Poblet must go right and follow the road to Vimbodí (TV-7002). First there is a large download, and just after crossing the river again Sec, begins a stretch of ascent. When ready to complete the climb is a curve to the right, and overcoming it is easy to see a dirt road, the path of road that starts on the left side of the road (km 7.91, 497 m). Take it as it takes to Riudabella. The road runs parallel to the Dry River and crosses a game called the Devesa. The road is fairly straight loss if not always followed by the gentle ridge, between the river dry ravine to the left and the right torrents. The road leads directly to Riudabella (10.90 km, 565 m), although you can get around without having to enter it. Riudabella is also a former farm Poblet, although it has undergone reforms have given an air of stately castle. It is surrounded by well-cultivated vineyards. The trees flanking the path into the last stretch before reaching again to the TV-7003 (11.32 km, 579 m). Once the asphalt has to go right and return to the river before going Vimbodí Milan and continuing after a roundabout adjacent to the TV-7004 (14.84 km, 491 m). The last kilometers are very soft. Vimbodí After overcoming the aforementioned roundabout s'estarà already near the end of the journey. At Vimbodí, we called the bridge of the Swallows (km 15.7). Once given Vimbodí end of this route. Landmarks Riudabella Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet Sant Bernat Milmanda Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord Chapel of Mare de Déu dels Torrents Counties: Conca de Barberá Distance: 15.8 km Climb Slope: 260.0 m Descent Altitude: 260.0 m Signage: Partly Duration: 1 hr 20 min Topics: Nature | Culture     Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 21/02/2007

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