The Beating Heart of Wine

Distance: 
18,00km
Fall: 
625,00
Duration: 
6 h

This route is sponsored by the winery Clos Figueras in Gratallops. Tours by advance booking

From Falset to Gratallops, on to Bellmunt and then returning to Falset

Suggestions: This circular route is an interesting proposal for experienced walkers, although, we also recommend you do it over two days. For those who are looking for a shorter route, the Falset to Gratallops path is a good alternative which takes around 3 hours. You must, however plan to return by car and leave a vehicle beforehand in Gratallops or call a taxi in advance (00 34 636 865 099). Be careful, the route crosses Siurana River on two occasions. At times, when there is a lot of water in the river, we recommend you do not take this route. 

In the Priorat, wine is made by using your hands, but also by listening to your heart. For many grape-growers and farmers it is not just a way of earning a living, it is a vital part of one's existence. It is an essential, courageous and risky way of understanding life – one's own and that of one's kin. The proposed route takes us to areas of the Priorat where its heart beats most strongly. We are talking about the place where the wine revolution of the Nineties was conceived; the revolution which managed to quickly turn the Priorat into one of the most reputable wine-making regions in the world. 

The route starts at Portal dels Ferrers which was once part of the town walls of Falset (1). From here we walk down the road until we reach a small lane on our left which takes us to the village cemetery and is painted with the red and white trail markers of the GR 174 (European Hiking Network Long Trail). Once we reach the cemetery (2) we turn right following the old path (nowadays a metalled road). We come to a fork in the road (3) and we take the right fork until we reach another one (4) where we leave the GR and continue straight on, climbing up the slope of the mountain. We are following the old pack-horse trail to Gratallops which is indicated with painted yellow way markers of the Priorat Hiking Paths Network. 

We reach the top of Obagues mountain range (5). The path drops down the north face of the mountain through a thick holm-oak wood and eventually comes to Mas Martinet at the bottom of the valley (6). We cross a small brook and continue upstream between the river and the vineyard terraces for a while, walking through reed-beds, poplar trees and brambles until we reach the spot where we can cross Siurana River. It is often necessary to take our boots and socks off to cross the river at times when the water is high (7). On the other side of the river, the path starts to climb steeply. This path carries on and becomes a wider one as it reaches some fields (8) and a little while later it comes to the top of the hill. We continue along this farm track, passing by Molí d'en Borràs track to our left and shortly afterwards the path which goes to Bellmunt (9). We reach Gratallops by staying on the high ground. Just before we begin our descent, we leave the well-worn track (10) and keep straight on until we find part of the old pack-horse trail which drops down to the village. 

To continue to Bellmunt, we re-trace our steps as far as the crossroads (9). The path takes off to the right on the flat and after having passed by a small farmhouse it leaves the main path and keeps straight dropping down towards a newly planted vineyard (which has erased the original path). We head towards the lower limits of the vineyard and on our left we return to the original path which widens and heads downhill. A little further on, the path descends to the right (11) and twists and turns until it reaches the river (12). We cross the river on some stepping stones and we head up the hill along a farm track. We soon come to the old pack-horse trail (13) and we climb upwards to the village which we enter via Carrer Del Riu (Del Riu Street). 

We leave Bellmunt along the main road to Falset (14) following the red and white painted way markers of the GR 174. After a while, we come to a dirt track on our left (15) which gently drops downwards towards an area of woodland. We reach a crossroads (16) and continue straight on following the track in the direction of Mas del Mariano. Further on, we leave the track which leads up to the farmhouse and we keep straight on (17) towards El Coll del Molí (18). We continue along the main track, known as Camí dels Carners until we come to the old path to Gratallops (4) which takes us back to Falset.

 

 

 

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Municipi

Restaurant

Cal QuelHostel-RestaurantBellmunt del PrioratCreu, 1977 830 277
AJRestaurant-BarFalsetMiquel Barceló, 18636 716 071 e-mail
El CairatRestaurantFalsetNou, 3977 830 412 e-mail Web
El Celler De L'AspicRestaurantFalsetMiquel Barceló, 31977 831 246 e-mail Web
La PiscinaRestaurant-BarFalsetAv. Generalitat, s/n977 831 042 e-mail Web
QuinoaRestaurantFalsetMiquel Barceló, 27-29977 830 431 e-mail Web
La Boca del llopHotel-RestaurantGratallopsDe Dalt, 21977 839 502 e-mail Web
Cellers De GratallopsRestaurantGratallopsPiró, 32977 839 036 e-mail Web
La FontHostel-RestaurantGratallopsConsolació, 12977 839 279 e-mail
La CassolaRestaurant-BarGratallopsCtra. T-710 de Falset a Gratallops, Km.8'5977 262 146 e-mail Web
Les FigueresRestaurantGratallopsDe la Font, 38977 262 373 e-mail Web
Hostal SportRestaurant-BarFalsetMiquel Barceló, 4977 830 078 e-mail Web
Amics RestaurantGratallopsCtra. Gratallops a La Vilella Baixa, km. 11,5977 839 810 e-mail Web

Allotjament

Apartaments FalsetFalsetHoliday apartmentVallmoreres, 14977 830 157 e-mail Web
Cal Quel Bellmunt del PrioratHostel-RestaurantCreu, 1977 830 277
La FontGratallopsHostel-RestaurantConsolació, 2977 839 279 e-mail
ElviraGratallopsHostelPiró, 47977 839 167 e-mail Web
Hotel Sport****FalsetHotel-RestaurantMiquel Barceló, 4977 830 078 e-mail Web
Hotel Cal Llop***GratallopsHotel-RestaurantDe dalt, 21977 839 502 e-mail Web
Riu MontsantBellmunt del PrioratRural holiday accommodationMontsant, 5977 831 134 e-mail Web
Mas ArdèvolFalsetRural holiday accommodationCtra. T-740 de Falset-Porrera, km 5,3977 262 270 e-mail Web
Casa FontanalsFalsetFarm tourismCtra. N-420 , km. 844 687 465 858 e-mail Web
Mas TrucafortFalsetTourist dwellingCamí Mas Trucafort - Ctra. Falset-Bellmunt, km. 1,5609 679 570 e-mail Web
Les QuimeresFalsetFarm tourismN-420, km. 844637 051 662 e-mail Web
Apartaments La Font Vella de FalsetFalsetHoliday apartmentFont Vella, 9661 400 274 e-mail Web
La Colònia BellmuntBellmunt del PrioratRural holiday accommodationPg. de les flors, 7 977 178 481 e-mail Web
Hotel Celler Buil&Giné ****GratallopsHotel-RestaurantCtra. de Gratallops-Vilella Baixa, km. 11,5977 839 810 e-mail Web
Cal JoanetGratallopsTourist dwellingFont, 30977 054 999 e-mail
CapMas PrioratGratallopsTourist dwellingCtra. de Gratallops-Torroja (T-711), km 1,5670 671 668 e-mail Web

Celler

Agrícola Falset MarçàDO MontsantFalsetMiquel Barceló, 31 977 830 105 e-mail Web
Celler LauronaDO MontsantFalsetCtra. de Bellmunt, s/n - Polígon Sort dels Capellans, 21 977 830 221 e-mail Web
Celler Mas Blanc-PinordDOC PrioratFalsetCtra. de Falset-Bellmunt del Priorat, Km. 3 | Falset93 890 30 66 e-mail Web
Celler CecilioDOC PrioratGratallopsPiró, 28 977 839 507 / 977 839 181 e-mail Web
Celler Buil&GinéDOC PrioratGratallopsCtra. de Gratallops-La Vilella Baixa (T-710 ), km. 11,5 | Gratallops977 839 810 e-mail Web
Vinícola del PrioratDOC PrioratGratallopsPiró, s/n 678 987 796 e-mail Web
Celler Ripoll SansDOC PrioratGratallopsBaixada de la Consolació, 4 687 638 951 e-mail Web
Clos FiguerasDOC PrioratGratallopsFont, 38 | Gratallops977 830 217 / 977 262 373 e-mail Web
Celler Mas IgneusDOC PrioratGratallopsCtra. de Falset-La Vilella Baixa (T-710), Km. 11,1 977 262 259 e-mail Web
Saó del CosterDOC PrioratGratallopsValls, 28 629 806 313 e-mail Web
Celler DevinssiDOC PrioratGratallopsMasets, 1 | Gratallops977 839 523 e-mail Web
Balaguer i CabréDOC PrioratGratallopsLa Font, 8 626 175 077 e-mail Web
Trossos del PrioratDOC PrioratGratallopsCtra. Gratallops-Vilella Baixa, km 10,65 638 415 891 e-mail Web
Clos MogadorDOC PrioratGratallopsCamí Manyetes, s/n | Gratallops977 839 171 e-mail Web
Viñas del MontsantDO MontsantMarçàPartida Coll de Móra 977 831 309 e-mail Web
Solà ClàssicDOC PrioratBellmunt del PrioratClos, 1 | Bellmunt del Priorat977 831 134 / 977 830 726 e-mail Web

Punt d'interès

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Vinateria / Agrobotiga

Vinateria Aguiló Miquel Barceló, 11 977 830 304 e-mail Web
Vinateria bonVIurePiró, 23 977 839 004 e-mail
Vinateria Vins i olis del PrioratMiquel Barceló, 25 977 831 835 e-mail Web

Molí

Molí GratavinumLa Vilella BaixaMas d’en Serres, s/n. Des de La Vilella Baixa cal agafar el camí senyalitzat "Pla del Xorrac" i seguir-lo durant 1 km.687 758 781 e-mail Web