The Cistercian Route: history, nature, architecture, cuisine and local products are the values you can find in this route, Routes for cycling or hiking in fully marked and suitable for all stages.
The Cistercian Route, history, nature, architecture, cuisine and local products are the values you can find in this route, Routes for cycling or hiking in fully marked and suitable for all stages.
The Cistercian Route is the area formed by the three monasteries of the Cistercian order that are in Catalonia. Santa Maria de Vallbona (Urgell), Poblet (region of Conca de Barbera) and Santes Creus (Alt Camp) are the three abbeys which form the extremes in this area.
The route is 108 kilometres that make up the long distance footpath GR 175, which in turn is part of the network of marked trails in Europe, The Route can be done at different stagesin this way can be better appreciated traffic a region to another. And with that admire the mountains natural park Prades Mountains, enjoy the scenery straight from the fields of vines and enjoy the ride through the fields of grain.
The Route is also a constant lesson of history and architecture. A part of the legacy of monasteries have a whole range of modernist cellars, where in addition to taste their wines and champagnes, we can enjoy these buildings, many designed by leading modernist architects of the early twentieth century.
Work on the land (vineyards, cereals, and nuts), still has an important role in the economy of the area and also marks the local cuisine, based on the famous spring onions with romesco sauce, followed by the "coca recapte" and taste the montblanquins, Montblanc typical desserts. This seasoned with wine and champagne with denomination of origin of the Conca de Barbera.
History, architecture, nature, crafts and food are the attractions of this route to enjoy with friends or family, on foot or by bicycle.