Holidays in the Province of Tarragona

Trip description

With two weeks at your disposal, you will have the freedom to travel the entire territory covered by the Province of Tarragona, which includes the Costa Daurada and Terres de l'Ebre areas. Deeply Catalan, folklore is as strong as the taste of the festival. From architectural and culinary discoveries to walks, South Catalonia is gradually being revealed to the visitor

Day 1: Tarragona

Day 2: Beach day

Day 3: Visit of the seabed and hiking

Day 4: Tortosa

Day 5: The Delta

Day 6: Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Alcanar

Day 7: Els Ports Natural Park

Day 8: Horta, Flix and Miravet

Day 9: Wine tourism in Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai

Day 10: Et and Falset

Day 11: Cistercian Road

Day 12: Vals and Montblanc

Day 13: Reus

Day 14: Beach or Port Aventura

Day 1 : Tarragona

Day1 : Tarragona ©Kiev4 - Fotolia

Discovery of Tarragona. Visit of the old town including the Roman Forum, the circus and the Pretorium Tower, the amphitheatre and the cathedral. Dinner in the Serrallo, a picturesque fishing district of Tarragona.

Day 2 : Beach day

Day2 : Beach day ©Evannovostro -

Beach day! We suggest for example those of El Vendrell or and Calafell for families, Salou for young people, Altafulla for couples, and El Torn for nudists! Whatever your final choice, the sand will always be golden and the water always blue.

Day 3 : Visit of the seabed and hiking

Day3 : Visit of the seabed and hiking ©

To start the day, we will choose between swimming with the bluefin tuna via the Tuna Tour expedition (departure from the port of L'Ametlla de Mar) and a guided snorkeling excursion (departure from L'Ametlla de Mar beach) to learn a little more about the underwater world in the region. In the afternoon: hike on the GR92 trail to discover the secret coves and beaches of the coast, between L'Ametlla de Mar and L'Ampolla(to avoid during the hot weather!). You can also choose this last option to occupy the morning and bubble on a beach lined with pines in the afternoon!

Day 4 : Tortosa

Day4 : Tortosa ©Patronat Turisme Diputacio? Tarragona - Terres de

Visit of the historical centre of Tortosa, capital of the Ebro Lands. Passage through the cathedral and its treasures, the royal colleges, the Prince's gardens and Suda Castle.

Day 5 : The Delta

Discovery of the Ebro Delta Natural Park. On the programme: cycling tourism and bird watching that nest by the hundreds in the park, a stroll through the rice fields and lagoons, tasting of the delta's specialities.

Day 6 : Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Alcanar

Day6 : Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Alcanar ©Jaume Boldu?

Go to the port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita for a mussels and oysters tasting at Musclarium, stilts restaurant installed in the bay. Visit of the Iberian village of the Moleta del Remei to Alcanar and cave paintings of the Sierra de Godall.

Day 7 : Els Ports Natural Park

Day7 : Els Ports Natural Park ©Patronat Turisme Diputació Tarragona - Terres de l

Hiking on the paths of the Els Ports Natural Park to discover monumental trees and wild goats! Visit the information centre to learn about the different ways to visit the park. Huge, it has several accesses to La Sénia, Roquetes and Arnes.

Day 8 : Horta, Flix and Miravet

Day8 : Horta, Flix and Miravet ©Patronat Turisme Diputacio? Tarragona - Terres de

In the morning, walk in the historical centre of Horta, following in the footsteps of Picasso and cubism. For those who still have strength (allow 45 minutes to reach Miravet by car), the afternoon continues towards the villages on the banks of the Ebro, from the meander of Flix to the castle of the Templars which dominates Miravet. For lovers of active tourism, kayaking on the tranquil waters of the river is recommended.

Day 9 : Wine tourism in Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai

Day9 : Wine tourism in Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai ©Patronat Turisme Diputacio? Tarragona - Terres de

Wine tourism day with a visit to the "wine cathedrals" of Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai of César Martinel, disciple of Gaudí, followed by a wine tasting of Terra Alta in the village of Batea in the picturesque historical centre.

Day 10 : Et and Falset

After visiting the Chartreuse of Escaladei, direction Falset, head of the Mp, with a visit of the cooperative and tasting, again, the very good local wine production. The wine experience can be further extended by undertaking the visit of one or more wineries.

Day 11 : Cistercian Road

Discovery of the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet de Santes Creus, either via the GR 175 (compulsory hiking shoes!) or by road. The opportunity is then perfect to take a walk in the massif de Prades, with a necessary stop in the small village of Siurana.

Day 12 : Vals and Montblanc

Vals, kilometre 0 of the world Casteller (these famous Catalan human towers) offers the visitor his religious heritage; Puis, its imposing medieval ramparts and its beautiful city centre. After the visit of these two cities, a small wine tasting of Del's Conca is required in one of the very good restaurants of the old town.

Day 13 : Reus

Day13 : Reus ©Atlantismédia - Fotolia

On the way back to the coast, a day devoted to Reus is not too much. After visiting the very good Gaudí centre, stroll through the city to discover its modernist heritage (including the Pere Mata Institute), shop (clothing and gourmet products) before sipping a fresh vermouth on the terrace. If the appetite is felt, everything will go well, Reus is full of good addresses.

Day 14 : Beach or Port Aventura

Day14 : Beach or Port Aventura ©PTDT-Joan Capdevila Vallve?

Finally, it's all about taste: or you can choose to dedicate your last day to sunbathing, in this case you can choose the Hospitalet de l'Infant, its water sports resort (shared with 5 other municipalities along the Costa Daurada coast) allowing a wide variety of water sports and its magnificent nudist beach "El Torn", or Cambrils, its wide family beaches and its seafront promenade with excellent Mediterranean restaurants, including some starred ones; or we will decide to spend the day in the excellent theme park PortAventura World, in search of thrills in a family atmosphere.

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