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Cicerone Guides: Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya: Els Ports and the Mountains of Tarragona

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Philip Freakley and Vivien Freakley

192 pages, col maps, col photos

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #187299 | ISBN-13: 9781852845827
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€14 approx

About this book

Southern Catalunya is an area of remarkable natural beauty and diversity. The immense limestone crags, ridges and pinnacles of the Parc Natural dels Ports overlook the broad orange and olive groves beside the River Ebro, giving a high drama to the landscape, and closer the to the Mediterranean, there is good walking on the massifs of Cardo and Montsia and also a long-distance footpath along the coast.

In all these areas, there are well-developed walking and climbing routes. This guide introduces walkers of differing abilities to this region and describes 30 winter walking routes in three national parks and along the coast. All walks are graded and non-technical, suitable for any experienced hillwalker.


Walk 1 Punta de l'Aigua
Walk 2 Montaspre ridge route
Walk 3 Moleta de les Canals circuit and summit ridge
Walk 4 Barranc del Camp
Walk 5 Solana route
Walk 6 Cova dels Adells
Walk 7 Coll d'en Caubet and Vallfiguera
Walk 8 Cervera and Figuera valleys
Walk 9 La Moleta
Walk 10 Vall d'Infern
Walk 11 Pi del Perillo
Walk 12 Mont Caro summit
Walk 13 Mola del Moro
Walk 14 La Barcina
Walk 15 Cresta del Marturi
Walk 16 Sources of the Matarranya
Walk 17 Roca del Migdia
Walk 18 Caramella gorge
Walk 19 Mola Castellona
Walk 20 Lloret high level route
Walk 21 Barranc de Lloret
Walk 22 Roca Xapada
Walk 23 Font del Paradis
Walk 24 Coll de Lloret
Walk 25 Sant Roc to Arnes and back
Walk 26 La Creu de Santos
Walk 27 Seven ermitas and a ridge
Walk 28 Mas de Mata-redona
Walk 29 La Foradada
Walk 30 Coastal path

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After leaving their academic careers in 2002, Philip and Vivien Freakley moved to the French Pyrenees to indulge a lifelong passion for mountains. They discovered the mountains of Southern Catalunya during an escape from a cold Pyrenean winter and have spent the subsequent five winters exploring, translating Catalan route descriptions and knitting together apparently unrelated scraps of footpath for this guidebook.

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