Spain > Siurana
Worthy of special mention is the emblematic mountain area of the Massifs of
Montsant (now a nature reserve), as well as the mountains of Prades, also soon
to be a reserve. A countryside linked to an intense history like that of Poblet,
the most significant Cistercian monastery on the Iberian Peninsula, or Scala
Dei, the first Carthusian retreat built south of the Pyrenees. All this in a
Mediterranean agricultural landscape of great scenic beauty and provider of
exceptional olive oils and wines.
To travel these areas, we have the privilege of being able to use the extensive
network of traditional footpaths that, little by little, are being rescued from
oblivion. Ancient horse and cart tracks, thousand-year-old trails of cattle
herders and charcoal makers, paths often as humble as they are necessary to
understand the past of this land.