Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Walking Routes In Tarragona....La Mussara And Montsant

Just in case anyone thinks I went to Tarragona last weekend just to eat calçots I present the case for the defence. Although there are no high mountains in the area, there are still some spectacular walking routes to be done. So in need of a pretext to justify all the eating that came later, we did a circular route from the small village of Vilaplana to the peak of La Mussara. Walking up several hundred metres through some beautiful Mediterranean forest you get to the top where you can relax and have a drink at the refuge whilst admiring the views all the way down to the coast. There is also an abandoned village at the top of La Mussara. The route is not particularly long (around 10km) and nor is it so difficult despite being a significant climb.

Here is the map of the route together with another one that we did last year in the equally striking area of Montsant. Both routes are recommended and as always GPS tracks are available on demand.

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