Route 7: Camí dels Cartoixans

Camí dels Cartoixans

Camí dels Cartoixans
Tour of the westernmost tip of the Montsant mountain range, advised to enjoy direct contact with nature, contemplate the landscape and take magnificent photographs. The ascending section is made by the old cobbled road in a staggered way. The final part allows us to delight with the remains of one of Margalef’s most significant points of lodging. The arrival to the crest line of the Serra Major allows us to see a magnificent view of the large number of ravines that originate in this part of the mountain massif. This route requires a lot of time to enjoy the landscape. It is a very suitable route to do it during autumn or spring, when the deciduous trees have all their foliage. It can be done in summer, since the road runs largely through shady places. It should not be done in case of fog. You have to be very careful if the rocks are wet.

Trail description

Rampa Empedrada
Rampa Empedrada

We left the healthy path near the Fonda de Margalef, just behind the cemetery. From there comes a path that will allow us to walk the old cobbled road that connected the town with the rest of the region’s economies. There is a wooden indicator that indicates the direction. The road has no loss, We will go through special places such as the cobbled ramp, an ancestral engineering work that reflects the know-how of the people of these lands. We continue the ascent to reach the Tormo de l’Englora, a conglomerate rock that culminates the small mountain that we have just climbed. After passing the Tormo, we will plan for smooth rock summits, with bifurcations to roads that lead to La Bisbal de Falset. We will continue straight ahead until the ruins of Mas del Serrador. We follow the indications of the road to end up arriving at the Serra Major.

Total distance: 4 km

Duration: 2h

Dificulty: LOW

Fail: 500 m

1,5 Rampa Empedrada 30′
2,5 Camí de la Bisbal 1h
3,2 Mas del Serrador 1h 30′
4 Serra Major 2h

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