This is a demanding route, aimed at experienced walkers. The consortium which manages the nature reserve of Mola de Colldejou and Serra de Llaberia have re-opened several traditional paths and regularly organise guided walks and activities to get to know the area.
"El Camí Antic de Falset a Gratallops" or the ancient path from Falset to Gratallops is one of the paths which has recently been cleared and signed by the Priorat County Council within the path network which it has created thanks to the 3 year grant for developing tourism in the region.
The municipal district of Capçanes, which belongs to the Priorat region, is located in one of the two areas which are richest in dry-stone constructions in Priorat (the other one is the area of Montsant river and the mountains surrounding it). In the area of Les Taules, situated to the East of the village centre, a wide variety of elements made of dry stone congregate in quite a limited space.
The route starts in Capçanes (Comarca del Priorat) and will take you from the cool valleys to the peaks of Serra de Llaberia, where you will enjoy splendid views over a vast land, following the path of the guerilla fighter Carrasclet and other ancestral paths.
This route will take you to an old way, the cattle track of Les Taules, constructed for the livestock that where driven on their way to the village. The walls that delimited it can still be seen now. You can enjoy spectacular views from here on clear days.
This is a charming shorter route, apt for all walkers and great for children. People say that the olive oil of this corner of the Montsant mountain range, that of La Bisbal, Margalef and Cabacés is of extraordinary quality and finesse
Take a step back in time in this area of Priorat, when the banks of the great Siurana River saw the settling of a people on the peak of the nearby hill. They were probably the first miners of today’s county and lived here some three thousand years ago. We suggest you went on a simple stroll to discover this fantastic spot. It is ideal for exploring with children and the walk can be extended if you leave from the village and take the paved farm track which leads to Les Pinyeres hermitage and Siurana River.
The Carthusian monastery of Escaladei is set amidst the extremely beautiful Montsant mountain range with its spectacular craggy outcrops. The monastery’s surroundings form part of the Montsant Natural Park and are highly suited for excursions to discover more about our natural and cultural heritage
The dry stone shelters and little terraces tell of the farmers who have left their mark on the region’s land.
All along the ancient bridleway running from El Masroig to Falset, walkers can enjoy magnificent examples of these shelters such as the ones known as Barraca del Jaume el Xalet or Barraques del Joan de Cal Quimet, Barraca de Cal Josepó or Barraca del Coll de la Falsetana.
This circular route is an interesting proposal for experienced walkers, although, we also recommend you do it over two days. For those who are looking for a shorter route, the Falset to Gratallops path is a good alternative which takes around 3 hours
Experienced walkers can do the full circular route in one day. However, it is also equally enjoyable over two days. We also recommend, for example, that walkers climb up from La Vilella Baixa to La Figuera and return the same way along the pack-horse trail
This trail takes you through olive and almond groves with wonderful examples of dry stone walls which once were used as part of the traditional farming methods and are now abandoned. There are still parts of the ancient cobbles on this former way.
These trails are an invitation to people to walk the villages, which are so close to the county of Ribera d’Ebre. Here, the Siurana River is on its way to join the larger, Ebre River, where vineyards and olive groves have shared the stage with lead mines and galena for centuries.
A trail along the southern side of the Serra de Montsant which takes us to the upper part of the limestone cliffs of Els Montalts in order to then complete the circuit with a gentle descent to the Montsant river.
A trail through the western gullies of the Serra de Montsant, those that have been most shaped by human activity in the not too distant past. Recommended for those who want to enjoy historical and cultural heritage within a beautiful natural area.
A circular trail to La Figuera, taking in spectacular views of the Serra de Montsant and a large part of El Priorat. Recommended for those who want to enjoy sweeping panoramic views and take extremely impressive photographs.