One of our favourite nature trails was up to Siurana - a remote and small town with hundreds of years of history. Located atop a mountain and surrounded by a river, there are two options to get up there. The first is to drive up a winding road for approximately 20 minutes and the second is to embark on a not-so-long-but-quite-tiring walk which starts from the river dam. Guess which option I made Allison take? ;) Essentially, the walking path is quite easy to follow with many signs along the way and took us an hour to complete.
Along the way, we passed many rockclimbers as Siurana is famous for its legendary cliffs. This is a destination which brings many climbers and hikers from all over Europe. When we reached the top, the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains did not disappoint us at all. With the ruins of an old castle and beautiful stone houses, the remaining few inhabitants of Siurana live their life in tranquility.
Near to Siurana, there is a much bigger town called Prades. We did a short hike of approximately 2hours, starting from the town centre and ending at the peak of the mountain 'Tossal de la Baltasana' which elevates 1200 meters above sea level. Once again, our leg effort was well rewarded by the views on top. Upon arriving to the peak, if you look to the south, you'd see the vast Mediterranean sea; and to the north, the majestic Pyrenees that lines the entire horizon.