Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya

Els Ports and the mountains of Tarragona

By Philip Freakley, Vivien Freakley

This guidebook has 30 routes for mountain walkers of all abilities in Southern Catalunya. The routes are in 3 national parks between Barcelona and Valencia; around the River Ebre: the els Ports massif, Serra de Cardo and the Serra de Montsia, including the immense limestone crags of the Parc Natural dels Ports overlooking the Mediterranean.

Seasons

good walking from October through to May; when strong winds or the occasional dusting of snow arrive on the high ridges the sheltered coastal slopes provide good routes

Centres

Tortosa

Difficulty

from broad tracks to airy scrambles round huge cliffs; walks graded for routefinding, scrambling and exposure; all within capabilities of experienced hill walkers – rockclimbing skills and equipment are not needed

Must See

Parc Natural dels Ports, herb-covered hillsides, high pine forest, Templar castles, picturesque hill villages
ISBN
9781852845827
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Published
17 Aug 2010
Edition
First
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3cm
Weight
230g
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Freakley Phil

Philip Freakley

Mountains have been an essential counter-balance to busy academic careers for Philip & Vivien for many years and the opportunity to live among mountains was one that could not be resisted.

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Freakley Viv

Vivien Freakley

For many years it was weekends in Derbyshire, long weekends in Snowdonia, weeks in the Lake District and summer holidays in the Pyrenees, Alps and Rockies that provided the antidote to academic life in the midlands. The discovery of a little known winter walking area in Southern Catalunya in 2005 brought a new project.

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