Route 2 (BTT): Espadelles (Circular Route)

Serrall Espadelles
Circular bicycle tour through the most unknown mountain of Margalef advised to enjoy direct contact with nature, contemplate the landscape and take magnificent photographs. The ascending section is made on the road, which means that the traffic rules must be respected. The arrival to the ridge line and the descent on the hills allow us to see a magnificent view of the large number of ravines that originate in this part of the mountain massif of Montsant. Finally, a dirt track will lower us back to the bed of the Montsant river. This excursion requires a lot of time to enjoy the landscape. The descent requires some caution to be made by tracks with potholes caused by downpours. It is a very suitable route to do it throughout the year.

Trail description

We leave the car park located on the Margalef promenade on the road towards the Margalef reservoir. We will arrive at the entrance to the Margalef Swamp track, we will continue along the road, passing through a changing landscape, we can see the Mas Franch, a building that served the adjoining lands. The road ends when you reach the main road at the top of the mountain, on the left we could go to Bellaguarda, we will continue on the right, planning for the mountains until we reach the dirt track of Les Espadelles, indicated by a sign. This track will begin to descend through the Sierra de les Espadelles, leaving the Montsant with a continuous panorama. A few kilometers further down we reach the Margalef swamp track entrance, which we leave on the left to continue on the road to the starting point on the Margalef promenade.

Total distance: 20,5 km

Duration: 2h 30 min (without counting stops)

Dificulty: MEDIUM

Fail: 300 m

 


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