PEDALING AMONG VINEYARDS
An excellent TripIdea is to prepare the bikes for the whole family and start the journey from Sant Jaume dels Domenys. Check wheel pressure, trimming operation and seat height. The goal is to reach the beach of Sant Salvador.
Start a slight descent by road - far to the right and do not overtake - until you cross the highway, and then you have to turn left on a trail. From here you can pedal more quietly between fields and vineyards.
STONE CABINS WITHOUT ANY MATERIAL JOINING THE STONES
Enjoy the pleasant views of the coast of the Baix Penedès region and stop at the dry stone cabins, which are kept in very good condition. In this region is where there are more examples of this type of rural constructions of all Catalonia. They are barracks fully integrated in the landscape that go back many centuries ago. In fact, the first barracks of the Penedès are linked to the repopulation of this territory after the expulsion of the Moors, which led to the massive planting of vineyards.
The magic of these little houses so present rural areas of the Mediterranean is that they were built dry, that is, without using any material to join the different pieces. To fit the stones and to balance them bytheir weight is the essence of their architecture. It is a true miracle that they have been preserved almost ten centuries!
The last stretch of this excursion (which runs along the Mediterranean PR-C12 Trail and part of the GR-92) is along the access roads to Sant Salvador beach which has recently been upgraded. If you also make the return - you can vary the roads - the route has 34 kilometers. The excursion we propose is suitable for children from 10 years of age, but for stretches and above all in the final stretch can be done with smaller children.
OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPA THERAPY
After pedaling, your body deserves a tribute. On the beach of Coma-ruga there is a hidden secret that many visitors of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) do not know, although it was discovered more than a century ago. At the end of the 19th century, it was verified that the water that flowed from the Coma-ruga pond and brook ruga had medicinal, almost isotonic. Properties.
Due to its high salt content, it is not suitable for food use, but for external therapeutic use. That's why the stream is conditioned for bathing throughout the year. The place is also perfect for children, who do not slip because the sand on the beach forms a bed in the background. And do not suffer, because the waters are hot, ranging between 19º and 21º C depending on the season. Get out and enjoy an outdoor health space!
The nutrients of this water are also present in the spa treatments of the Hotel Le Meridien Ra, which is a few meters away. Besides enjoying the pleasure of an exclusive oasis, this thermal center combines therapies of European tradition, such as thalassotherapy (with sea water), with disciplines of the prestige of The Art of Beauty of La Prairie of Switzerland, or Ayurvedic experience from the Indian city of Kerala. The Explore Spa will make you realize that now that you can enjoy it, life is definitely too short.
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