El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada

Art and culture route, Mountain bike, Gastronomic route, Wine tourism route
Beyond the splendid beaches we can enjoy Roman Tarragona and the incredible Cistercian monasteries. Or the rich gastronomy of a land full of vines and olive trees. And there's no shortage of experiences for sport and adventure enthusiasts. Ready to go? 

Day 1

Tarragona-Sant Salvador
We begin the route in Tarragona, visiting the Roman city -the amphitheatre, the circus and the forum- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the cathedral. You can even do it with one of the dramatised tours offered by Tarraco Guide Bureau. Something slightly less common, but highly recommendable, is a caving route in an urban cave, organised by the Societat d'Investigacions Espeleològiques. If you don't want to leave the city, go to the port and get on a yacht to watch the sun setting from the sea with Cosas de Barcos. Or if you prefer, we'll continue down the coast until Sant Salvador, where we'll find the life and work of Pau Casals, the great musician and humanist, in the museum named after him.

Day 2

On the beaches of Calafell, we start the day with some water sports (sailing, kayaking, paddle surfing) provided by the Patronat Municipal de Turisme. If you're with children, fun is guaranteed at the Aqualeon water park in Albinyana. Back en route, we head to the Monestir de Santes Creus, a jewel in the crown of medieval Catalan art and the only monastery of the Cistercian Route without active monastic life. We'll finish the day's journey in Valls, where we'll follow a guided route through the city organised by the City Council.

Day 3

Montblanc-el Vilosell
Visiting the medieval city of Montblac, in the company of one of the tour guides offered by the City Council, is the best possible way to start your day. Next we head for the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona, where you can take a guided visit and even spend the night in the quarters. Still in Vallbona, there are two activities on offer. In L'Olivera, learn about the production process and try out the traditional regional oil. You can also visit the stained-glass window factory of Ahumada/Balcells Vitrallers. To wrap things up, we're off to El Vilosell, where we'll wander through the vineyards, visit the wine cellar and sample the wines of Tomás Cusiné .

Day 4

L'Espluga de Francolí-Porrera
In L'Espluga de Francolí we'll take a trip through prehistoric times and see how our ancestors lived in the Cova Museu de la Font Major. The most adventurous of our travellers can head into the cave and tackle the underground river. If you'd prefer to relax, you can do just that in the Poblet Monastery, another Cistercian gem. In Capafonts, with El Brogit, you can play shepherd and sample some artisan cheeses. In Siurana, you can take the Tourism Office's guided tour of the impressive historical collection, and follow that up with a bit of kayaking in the reservoir with Explora Tgn. Next up, in Gratallops, you can take an electric bicycle route with Ebike Tours and visit the Ripoll Sans wine cellar. If you've still got anything left, there's the Vies Altes sports park in Porrera, where you'll find an air tour, sports area and archery... just so you don't get bored!

Day 5

Falset-Mont-roig del Camp
In Falset, capital of the Priorat wine-making region, we'll take a guided tour through Castell del Vi, a wine museum built in the ancient castle of the counts of Prades. Bellmunt del Priorat offers the Museu de les Mines, including a 'Mina Eugenia' (Artisan Mining) plant, where they used to produce lead many years ago. Then it's on to the Dels Guiamets reservoir, where we can chill out on one of the kayaks, pedalos or fishing boats provided by Centre Natura Servikayak. Finally, round it all off with a bit of golf at Club Bonmont, Mont-roig del Camp.

Day 6

In Cambrils, you can choose from the huge range of water sports available at the Estació Nàutica, or even join a ship's crew and enjoy a full day of fishing organised by the Ajuntament de Cambrils. Other options: Mont-roig-Miami Turisme's mountain biking route from Mont-roig del Camp to Miami-Platja, or a relaxation and wellness session at Termes Montbrió, in Montbrió del Camp. Then we arrive in Reus, where we'll take a look around the Gaudí Centre and try out the modernism route. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to go for a round at the Lumine & Golf Beach Club in La Pineda. If you're travelling with children, the Port Aventura theme park is close by in Salou, it's definitely somewhere the little ones might enjoy spending the day.

  • Classification of the route: Archaeology, Architecture, Gothic and Romanesque, History, Modernism, Music, Wine and gastronomy, Cultural route, Museum route
  • Means of transport: By car and by foot, Mountain biking
  • Level of difficulty: Beginners
  • Circuit distance: 339 km
  • Length of stay: 6 days
  • Visiting season: All year round
  • Route administrator: Tarragona Turisme
  • Tourist offices: Tarragona Turismo, Ayuntamiento del Vendrell, Patronato Muncipal de Turismo de Calafell, Ayuntamiento de Albinyana, Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Valls, Oficina de Turismo de Montblanc Medieval, Ayuntamiento de Vallbona de les Monges, Ayuntamiento de Vilosell, Oficina Municipal de Turismo de L'Espluga de Francolí, Oficina de Turismo de Poblet, Ayuntamiento de Capafonts, Turismo Priorat, Ayuntamiento de Falset, Oficina de Turismo de Mont-roig Miami, Oficina de Turismo de Cambrils, Ayuntamiento de Montbrió del Camp, Oficina de Turismo de Reus, Oficina de Turisme de Salou
  • Province: Lleida, Tarragona
  • Region: Alt Camp, Anoia, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Garrigues, Priorat, Tarragonès
  • Places of interest: Albinyana, Bellmunt del Priorat, Calafell, Cambrils, Capafonts, Falset, Gratallops, Guiamets, L'Espluga de Francolí, Aiguamúrcia, Montblanc, Montbrió del Camp., Mont-roig del Camp., Porrera, Reus,, Salou, El Vendrell, Siurana, Tarragona, Vallbona de les Monges, Valls, Vilosell, Vimbodí i Poblet.
El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada
  • El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada

  • Address:Street Major, 39

  • 43003 Tarragona

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada
  • El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada

  • Address: Street Major, 39

  • 43003 Tarragona

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • Telephone:977 250 795

  • E-mail:turisme@tarragona.cat

  • Web:http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/ca