ROUTE THROUGH THE PRIORAT VINEYARDS
This is one of the emblematic routes of the Costa Daurada. It begins in Falset, the district capital of the Priorat region; here the ascent begins towards Gratallops, one of the historic sites of the region. This first ascent is only the beginning of this exhausting tour.
The route's hardness contrasts with the beauty of a spectacular wine landscape and the backdrop of the Montsant Natural Park, the only one of its kind in the Costa Daurada.
The route takes you to the Consolació hermitage, protected by a series of cypresses, as if they were guards over this space, revered by the inhabitants of the Priorat, from where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Priorat vineyards. From La Consolació you can reach La Vilella Baixa, which the writer Josep Maria Espinàs described as "the New York of the Priorat", and is the best way to start off by reaching the Priorat de la Olive, with Cabacés, La Bisbal, Margalef and also Ulldemolins as maximum exponents, bordering the Sierra de Montsant Natural Park.
Once arrived in Cornudella, make the last two climbs to Porrera and also to Falset.
Route type: circular tour
Dificulty level: Difficult
Length: 87.4 kilometers
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Would you like to receive further suggestions for exploring the Priorat by bicycle? For example, discover this itinerary that will allow you to cycle to the Cartuja de Escaladei or to the foot of Montsant, the Costa Daurada Natural Park with its numerous hermitages preserved by hermits.
In Porrera you have a route to discover the sundials that can be found in some of the facades of the city's houses. In addition, the wineries of the village offer year-round activities for tasting their wines.
In Ulldemolins every year in March the gastronomic festival of the truita amb suc -melette with sauce - is celebrated, and if you arrive at other times of the year, don't worry, because you can taste the tortillas in local restaurants.
The Sierra del Montsant Natural Park is a unique area to discover and relax. Stroll along the paths and trails to touch the Roca Corbatera or discover the rich architectural heritage of the hermitage, such as that of the Virgen del Montsant, located at 1,027 metres above sea level.