Fall in love with El Priorat

Posted By on Apr 15, 2015


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Enjoy a 2 day break with your partner, with one night’s accommodation included. Your romantic break begins in the heart of El Priorat with a visit to the Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria d’Escaladei.
After this, we suggest you take a stroll round the village square where you can see the existing wine cellars and you’ll be able to pick a pretty spot where you can sit and relax and enjoy the scenery. You’ll also be able to visit a shop which specializes in local wines and artesanal food products. You then have a reservation for lunch in the prestigious restaurant Els Brots, belonging to the top class chef, Pieter Truyts in Poboleda. After enjoying this interesting gastronomical experience you’ll visit the winery Genium where Josep Ricard Abella will be your guide and you’ll have the opportunity to taste different wines.
After this visit you’ll go to your hotel, the hotel Siuranella, in Siurana, this is a fantastic hotel in an idyllic and spectacular setting overlooking the reservoir in Siurana. Your stay here is half board, bed and breakfast with evening meal. In the morning you’ll have a guided tour of the village, you will discover the legend of the Moorish Queen’s Last Leap. Queen Abdelazia preferred to throw herself off the cliff astride her white stallion rather than be taken by Christian troops.

Suggestions

 
Once the guided tour is over we suggest that you walk along part of the walk from the village of Siurana to the reservoir. This trail skirts along the reservoir and from here there are spectacular views of the valley and the river. Another suggested option is to have lunch in the restaurant Siurana and then afterwards hire a kayak in the reservoir.


Step by step

 

  • Saturday morning: visit the Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria d’Escaladei, then lunch in the restaurant Els Brots in Poboleda.
  • In the afternoon visit the Genium winery
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  • Half- board, evening meal, bed and breakfast ,in the hotel Siuranella, in Siurana.
  • Sunday morning: guided visit to Siurana and a walk from the village to the reservoir.

Cost per couple from 422€

Bookings


Options not included

 

  • lunch in the hotel Siuranella
  • hiring a kayak.

 

How to get there

If you’re coming from Barcelona, you have to drive towards Tarragona, you have to take the T-11/Reus/Airport which will take you to the N-420/Falset/Alcañiz.

Then you’ll see an indication to the right which will take you to the C-242 (Les Borges del Camp first and then Alforja/Cornudella de Montsant ).

Once you’ve gone up and then down the mountain (coll d’Alforja),, you’ll come to a crossing which goes towards Porrera, don’t take any notice of this crossing, keep driving a few metres and once you’ve crossed the bridge, turn to the left towards Poboleda and Escaladei (6 kilometres)
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Coming from Escaladei you drive towards Poboleda (6 kilometres).

In the afternoon to get to Siurana, you have to go towards the village of Cornudella de Montsant, you keep going along the C-242 and you’ll see a signpost on the right indicating Siurana.

To get to the hotel you’ll have to go along a lane with a sign which says “Prohibit, només veins” ( Prohibited, only residents). Once you’ve unloaded your luggage you’ll have to park in the municipal car park which is at the entrance to the village.

To go back to Barcelona, your best option is to drive towards Reus, passing through Alforja and Les Borges del Camp.

Poboleda is 140 kilometres from Barcelona, that’s about a 1hour and 50 minutes drive.

Interesting websites

Siurana(3 languages)

Canoa kayak: