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On Foot Holidays - El Priorat

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat Overview

A self-guided walking holiday in Catalonia between two famous abbeys, from Poblet over monastery hill paths to Escaladei, and ending in the wine country of Priorat.

Two monasteries and fine wine

This walk, only an hour from Barcelona, is a must for the cultured hedonist. Despite the relatively rain-free climate the streams flow all year, and coming across a remote bathing pool on a warm spring day, followed by chancing on some unvisited neolithic rock art, are delights truly to be savoured.

The route crosses the hills between two fine abbeys - Poblet and Escaladei - the former thriving and active, the latter now being restored as an archaeological site of major significance. This is the abbey that put the "prior" in "Priorat" - as the abbey owned most of the land you walk through, including the fine-wine-growing land of the same name.

The footpaths through these glorious hills are well signed, and take you from Poblet abbey, via the medieval town of Prades, to the "Holy Mountain" - Montsant - from which you descend to Escaladei in its valley fastness, and are thus able to appreciate from above its extent and former majesty. The walk is not yet over though - the final day is really one for wine-buffs, through the major vineyards of the Priorat (Robert Parker made one vintage his wine of the century with 100/100 on his famous scale), to a final night in the beautifully positioned village of Porrera with its wine-tasting opportunities

Seven and five night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website: El Priorat - along monastery trails

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Aussiewalker, 25 Sep 2019
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4 and 1/2 days walking in the hills of Catalonia following very detailed instructions. Luggage was transported by OnFootHolidays... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Itchhiker, 25 Apr 2019
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After conference in Madrid, hopped on a plan to Barcelona, then train to Montblanc, and had 5 days of brilliant hiking from ... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Iain&Stella, 23 Sep 2018
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We walked the Priorat 7-day "Monastery & Vineyard" route. Some challenging steep climbs and (and drops!) in stunning scenery... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Aussie Al, 10 Sep 2018
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A self-guided walking holiday in the Priorat region of Spain. We undertook the five day route which was perfectly designed ... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Pippa, 12 Jul 2018
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We walked, and walked away from civilization and were challenged and delighted with our adventure. read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Ishbel, 27 Jun 2018
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We did a 10 day self guided walked from Montblanc to Porrera. This is a little visited area of Spain and we were almost ... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Foxbrock, 17 Oct 2017
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On Foot offer a complete service for walkers who don't wish to carry a large rucksack between accommodation on a one way ... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Seasoned walkers, 24 Jun 2016
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Self guided walking on good but quite challenging paths through the beautiful but little known Montsant and Priorat region... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Happy hikers, 16 Jun 2016
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A very well organised and delightful holiday in a part of Spain that is rarely visited by foreigners read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Spanish traveler, 20 Nov 2015
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Daily walks through lovely area of Catalonia. read more

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On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Aussiewalker, 25 Sep 2019
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4 and 1/2 days walking in the hills of Catalonia following very detailed instructions. Luggage was transported by OnFootHolidays... read more

On Foot Holidays - El Priorat by Itchhiker, 25 Apr 2019
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After conference in Madrid, hopped on a plan to Barcelona, then train to Montblanc, and had 5 days of brilliant hiking from ... read more