Travel ideas

Salou Salou
SALOU

The `caminos de ronda´, unique routes covering much of the coastal geography of Catalonia, were formerly coastal surveillance routes and roads used by fishermen. Nowadays they have become a treasure to discover the hidden corners of the Catalan coast and more and more `caminos de ronda´ have been incorporating new routes with well prepared trails. This is the case of the camino de ronda de Salou, a recently rehabilitated trail that offers you a pleasant walk through the less trampled natural surroundings of the municipality.

The trail is 2.4 kilometers long and runs along the coast from the Pilons area, in the middle of the hustle and bustle, to Replanells, at Cape Salou. From there you can see the southern part of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), with its vast Gulf of Sant Jordi, and enjoy the tranquility of feeling the impact of the sea against the rocks while displaying different species of seabirds. On the way, you will pass by the Capellans beach and its old lazareto - popularly known as "Salou castle" -. This construction in three stone towers was to serve in the 19th century to keep quarantine people and goods from areas of the world with epidemics. It seems that it never came into operation.

Walking you will arrive at Llenguadets cove, where the bunkers built during the Spanish Civil War are conserved. The last stretch is the Llarga beach to Cape Salou, the furthest from the noise of tourism and with more natural appeal. Except for some stretches with small difficulties, most of the way is practicable for everybody, on foot, in skates, or in mountain biking.

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Masia BlancaMasia Blanca
VENDRELL, EL

This TripIdea begins below sea level, between 4 and 16 meters deep on the coast of  El Vendrell. We propose you to dive into one of the country's richest marine reserves, Masía Blanca, on a snorkeling trip. Get ready to immerse yourself today!

The sandy beach next to the la riera (dry creek bed) of the Masía Blanca is already a good attraction, with its dunes created by the action of the wind. But if you put on the flippers, glasses and the tube and you throw yourself into the water you will discover a new world. The marine reserve is made up of coral communities’ perpendicular to the coast and large meadows of oceanic posidonia (an alga endemic to the Mediterranean).

A great biological diversity is hidden: species of invertebrates like octopuses, sepia, or vertebrates like groupers, gilt-head beam…

When you float with these views of the bottom of the sea you immediately realize how little we know the marine half of our planet. In the Tourism Office of El Vendrell they organize an  auquatic classroom that will serve as an introduction to the reserve and will guide you to the most spectacular part with all the snorkel equipment included. Children are welcome if they are accompanied and can swim.

Camí de ronda de Roda de Berà Camí de ronda de Roda de Berà
RODA DE BERÀ

 

Es primavera y todavía no hace suficiente calor para pasar el día tumbado en la playa. Desde la felicidad Playa Larga de Roda de Beràtienes la oportunidad de iniciar un trayecto reposado y en familia junto al mar. ¿Qué puede hacer la Costa Dorada sin sus inigualables caminos de ronda?

 

The exit from the millennium old town of  Roda de Berà is done from the southern end of the promenade, where you can even park your car. The first part of the walk is parallel to Platja Llarga (Long Beach) until the hermitage of the Virgen de Berà. La Plaza de la Ermita Square is a good place for a first stop or for children to ride bicycles for a while.

 

The tour by the rocky and rich in vegetation coast begins. It has been recently enabled to make it easy to walk. You will pass the Berà Castle – which cannot be visited - transformed during the years 50 in a residence of employees of Bank of Spain. Until recently, this beautiful complex included in its domains a part of the current route of the road. It is very gratifying to walk here with friends or the family while you stop to observe the views from the viewpoints and you try to imagine who and how somebody lives in the majestic houses that are guessed behind the vegetation. You will walk next to the beach of Capellans: temperature is nice, you will feel like soaking. 

Festival MinipopFestival Minipop
TARRAGONA

Surely you dreamed of being able to go to the concerts of the elders when you were a kid. Those great outdoor festivals with enormous sound power, spectacular lights, and a contagious atmosphere of collective euphoria. Well, if you thought that could not exist, you were wrong! The Minipop Festival is here. A poster of the best music combined with children's activities, a brilliant idea that only could be conceived at the

Costa Daurada (Costa Daurada).

Guille Milkyway, The Free FallBand, Superpanda's Dj 's ... great names and with great capacity to make the whole family dance have bet the staers at previous editions of the Minipop. It has also graffiti, garlands, photographic composition, seafront knots workshops and a camping area ... Everything happens for 3 days in June in Tarragona. The festival access bracelet also gives you free access to the city's museums, trips with the golondrina boats and discounts in shops.

"There are ways to educate children beyond gegants, mulassa and cucafera.There is music after the Festa dels Súpers. Minipop is a true magic event. “If a child can watch a football match with his father, why not a good concert?" wrote the young music critic Juan Mellado. Soon other festivals will copy the idea of Tarragona. But you should always choose the original

CaiacCaiac
MONT-ROIG DEL CAMP

One single municipality and so many things to do ... It seems that the secret of Mont-roig del Camp, one of the essential destinations of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), begins to be known by the public. And this is for good reasons! In this TripIdea we settle in this village of the Baix Camp region and put at your fingertips an overdose of attractions.

It starts near the sea.  Mont-roig del Camp and the heart Miami Platja are part of the so-called Nautical Station of the Costa Daurada, which runs from Salou to L'Ametlla de Mar. A nautical station is a recreational area that organizes activities related to water.

In the case of the municipality of Mont-roig the offer can be summarized in data: 12 kilometers of coast with 4 beaches, 9 coves, and with the possibility of practicing 15 nautical sports. In Miami Platja you can do 'parasailing' - touring the coast on a parachute dragged by a motorboat - or take a jet skiing tour - a powerful watercraft - or enjoy a quiet walk along the coast on board of a kayak. In summer it is recommended to book the activities in advance so as not to have surprises.

Castell de RiudabellaCastell de Riudabella
ALTAFULLA
CANONJA, LA
PRATDIP

How do you imagine your dream accommodation? In what corner of the world would you celebrate love? How many times have you imagined enjoying the pleasure of living without having anything else in your head? We are sure that with this TripIdea dedicated to the most idyllic accommodations of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), you will have more desire than ever to get carried away by romanticism.

In the heart of the Conca de Barberà region and surrounded by vineyards there is a castle that you would say is waiting for the knight to rescue the princess. This setting is  Castell de Riudabella,

a unique accommodation to live a weekend like in the 12th century.

 It offers two renovated apartments, one in the castle and one in the annexe, and swimming pool with garden, outdoor jacuzzi and barbecue. You will be welcomed with fresh flowers and from the most privileged rooms you can admire the endless vineyards fields of the surroundings. It is an ideal place to celebrate parties and weddings; the castle has its own chapel. It's hard to ask for more: history, nature, exclusivity and all-in-one pleasure.

Ca ClaravallsCa Claravalls
VALLS

The Alt Camp region, like much of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), is a land of vineyards. But it is also home to Catalan modernism, this artistic movement that has so many architectural icons has given to the world. Agrarian modernism has its own personality and exponents; get to know them with this TripIdea.

In the capital of the region, Valls, you can aim for a new route that follows the artistic trail of one of Gaudí's local disciples, Cèsar Martinell, who signed urban and agricultural buildings of great projection.

The visit will take you to Casa Vives Pi, to the Reading Center or to the Church of Sant Joan, where Martinell intervened in the chapel of the Immaculate. Continue to the fountain in front of the old cinema of Valls and arrive at Ca Claravalls, one of the emblematic façades of the architect in the capital of the Alt Camp. A special stop should be made at Popular Library, which Cèsar Martinell collaborated to promote, and ends at the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Lledó.

Nòrdic WalkingNòrdic Walking
CALAFELL

If you have not tried it, it will seem like a strange phenomenon, an inexplicable passion. Don´t you understand why walking with the help of canes has become a real fever? We introduce you, the Nordic walking: the most complete discipline to know the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) by feet!

In Calafell they were the pioneers in importing this sport with an army of followers throughout the world. Nordic walking excursions are organized here on weekend nights, but, of course, also during the day. In fact at the Tourist Office you can get some canes and walk at your own pace. The very long beach of the municipality is the ideal place to carry out this healthy activity with which you will train 90% of the body muscles. A sport as complete as swimming or even more. 

Castell d'EscornalbouCastell d'Escornalbou
RIUDECANYES

 

A winding road crosses the Sierra de la Argentera mounrains; it seems as if the road does not have an end. In one of the summits of these mountains it is

surprising to find an unjustly little admired attraction. We start this TripIdea at an authentic jewel of the Costa Daurada (Costa Daurada), in the Castell Monestir of Sant Miquel d’Escornalbou.

It is not strange to imagine why its first founders located the construction in this place. The elevated position of the Castle Monastery of Escornalbou - at about 600 meters of altitude - makes it a unique vantage point to admire the Camp de Tarragona. On clear days you can see the entire gulf of San Jordi and beyond (from Cape Salou to Punta del Fangar del Delta del Ebro), and even if you are very lucky, the Puig Major de Mallorca!

In the 12th century, a group of Augustinian friars were commissioned to erect the building on the ruins of ancient fortifications. The current restoration is the responsibility of Eduard Toda, a diplomat and philanthropist from Reus who established the residence here at the beginning of the 20th century. The stately rooms or the exceptional library will give you an idea of the bourgeois life Toda lived until it was ruined during the Civil War.

PrioratPriorat
FALSET

The soul and the motor of the region. The passion and the landscape of the Priorat. Wine, the inseparable brew of these wild and slimy lands, is the main protagonist of this TripIdea. Do you join the wine culture of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast)?

The first weekend of May, in Falset, the Fira del Vi (Wine Fair) is held, which brings together the Montsant and the Priorat Denomination of Origin. From 11h to 21h, sixty wineries present their wines and cavas. Your mission is to get tickets and try the most diverse varieties of wine and cava, as well as other local products such as cheeses and sausages.

In addition, children from 5 to 12 years can participate in the 'Fira dels Petits' (Kids´ Fair), a stage with workshops for children to become distracted while they make a paper coaster, or simulate a bunch of grapes with cardboard and wood. The most artistic children can also participate in the large mural set in the theme of the strain. Go on and paint!

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