ROUTE LANDSCAPES OF THE PENEDÉS REGION
To take this route, leave El Vendrell in the direction of Sant Jaume dels Domenys and at this point begin the climb towards Collada de les Ventoses. This is a winding road that offers you fantastic landscapes amidst very Mediterranean vegetation. La Collada is also known as "La Atalaya" (The Watchtower) because it takes you to a settlement with the same name. This ascent has a length of 7.7 kilometers and a gradient of 4.5%.
From here you descend to the Santes Creus monastery to return to El Vendrell through Vila-rodona and Bonastre.
This is the ideal route to discover the wine landscapes of the DO Penedès.
Would you like to enjoy a round day?
Have you ever tried Nordic Walking? In El Vendrell we offer you a variety of routes, among which the "Vía Verde" on the San Salvador Beach stands out.
In Santes Creus you will be accompanied by guides to discover the monumental complex and its legends. So you can discover every single jewel of this Cistercian monastery.
Would you like to know how wine is made? At the modernist winery in Vila-rodona, guided tours will help you follow the production process through the historic site designed by the modernist architect Cèsar Martinell. And if you want to visit more modern wineries, we recommend the Wine Cathedral Route.
If you like good cuisine, don't forget to try the xató: an endive salad with cod, anchovies, Arbequina olives... and also a sauce with nuts, ñoras (dried red peppers), olive oil and a secret that every cook wants to teach.