Hiking and mountain biking
If you're interested in local culture, walk around the historic center of Valls or attend any of the meetings castellers that take place regularly in the capital of Alt Camp, the most important tradition of Tarragona and probably throughout the Catalan territory. If you love good wine, you can choose to visit a nearby winery ; and if you prefer walking and sport you can follow some of the marked trails on foot or by bike, or visit the Cistercian Route, full of monasteries recognized internationally.
Castles and rural roads at Valls environment
The Alt Camp In two stages Hiking and mountain biking
Hiking and biking in Santes Creus - Alió
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The Alt Camp In two stages Hiking and mountain biking
Distance: 14:36 km
Climb: 110.0 m
Duration: 3 h 20 min
Vertical descent: 110.0 m
Flat terrain and good roads and tracks - some paved, in general.
Landscape of crops, forests near the Bridge. Pagès beautiful villages.
If it has rained recently, the mud can complicate the trip. Attention also to the passage of small stream that lies beyond the Mare de Deu of Lloret, as some children do not get stone by stone.
We emphasize the chapel near the town of Montferri, the Monastery of the Holy Cross, the odd Winery, stone ravines in the plains of Pla.
To get to the Pla de Santa Maria you can take the AP -2 and the C -37 to Igualada Valls . Note the church of San Ramón de Penyafort , built at the end of s . Twelfth and early thirteenth centuries , the period of transition from Romanesque to Gothic . It has been included within the Cistercian Romanesque style . I was under the patronage of Santa María.
0 km ( 398 m). Before this church begins the walk. It leaves the Pla de Santa Maria Cemetery for the ride , which is the road that goes bananas surrounded by the right of the cemetery towards Sarral . You reach a junction and keep left towards Goat Camp - Sarral . A few meters to take a track off to the right signposted route home with white markings , and the bridge of the motorway AP -2 is passed.
1.5 km ( 403 m ), 0 h 21 min . You cross a ford the stream of Fonollosa and 50 m downstream is turned up . You reach a fork with local brand itinerary : continue on the right path leaving the main track. A few meters into a field where the path is unclear and continue traveling the low stone wall that borders the vineyards northeast. After 100 meters turn 90 degrees to the right following the wall blocks . Is again rotated 90 degrees to the left along the wall and also passing a stone house.
2.5 km ( 398 m ), 0 h 35 min . Moliner ditch . Follow upstream and passes a rockery . Then you need to climb the path followed by the other side . The few remaining traces of way between the ditch and stop seeding followed.
2.75 km ( 408 m ), 0 h 40 min . San Pedro Road , between the terms of the Plan de Santa María and Goat Camp . Continue to the right towards the church of San Pedro de Gaia . You reach a junction : follow the road coming straight , always towards the hermitage. You reach an almond and the road forks : it follows from the right .
3.9 km ( 404 m ), 0 h 56 min . Highway Pont d' Armentera ( Valls Igualada ) crosses and keep straight on the trail towards the hermitage of San Pedro .
4.2 km ( 406 m ), 1 h 01 min . You reach the main entrance of the estate of Cal Sukkot and more .
6.3 km ( 395 m ), 1 h 34 min . Access is at the intersection of the highways of San Pedro and the Mountaineers . Here the milestone of three terms is : the Pla de Santa Maria , and the Pont d' Aiguamúrcia Armentera ( following the path of San Pedro about 800 m you will reach the hermitage of San Pedro de Gaia ) . You take the way of the Mountaineers right direction Valls. At 400 m there is another fork and continue along the left towards the Mas de la Capona . Ahead lies a fork: it follows from the right toward the house, which is near. Continue along the track , now lean towards the left, until you reach an almond and the junction with the road leading to the house.
The Mas de la Capona is one of the most important country houses that were in the end , as I had the winery and mill own among other agencies , and was inhabited until 1995. Currently threatening debris. Continue along the path to the left . It runs alongside the barracks Augé. You reach a trail marked with several options : take the left always following the white and red GR or Cistercian Route 175 .
9.1 km ( 372 m), 2 h 10 min . To the right of way is a container, dry stone building that was used to collect water from the road and keep the Mountaineers a good season for watering livestock . A central column supports four arches delimiting four laps from the ceiling.
10.7 km ( 350 m), 2 h 34 min . Ford is passed ditch Zorro.
11.3 km ( 354 m), 2 h 42 min . The torrent of Fonollosa and a paved trail is located: a ford crossing and continue on the other side going to the right.
13.1 km ( 378 m ), 3 h 08 min . Valls road to Igualada (NO ) crosses through the left of a gas station. The first houses of the Pla de Santa Maria are .
13.5 km ( 379 m ), 3 h 14 min . Cabra Road (NO ) crosses and enters the village by the Santes creus Street , continuing on Anselm Clave , treasury and Town Square .
14.36 km ( 398 m ), 3 h 20 min . We return to the starting point , the church of San Ramón de Penyafort .