Seven walking routes to discover Mont-roig del Camp
The walks are signposted, easy and ideal to do with the family
Wed Dec 10 2014
In 2014, seven itineraries were created for exploring Mont-roig del Camp - Miami Platja, a town located at the heart of the Costa Daurada that is made up of a historic centre some kilometres inland, and an area by the sea popular with summer tourists. Catalan artist Joan Miró fell in love with Mont-roig, and spent long periods in the town, even claiming that all his work had been conceived there. The town is part of the highly recommended route El Paisatge dels Genis (The Landscape of Geniuses) and, at the Església Vella (Old Church) of Mont-roig you can visit the Centre Miró, a space dedicated to the work of the renowned artist.
For now, let's return to the seven routes. Together they cover 72 kilometres, which means that you have a lot of ground to cover! You can find excellent information about every route online, download the .gpx file for each one, and check their details on Wikiloc outlining their various characteristics. You can also download PDFs of each route's information booklet or, if you prefer, pick up your copy in the local tourist offices.
The walks measure between 5 and 17 kilometres, and the only one that has some difficulty is the Muntanya Blanca route, the longest of the seven. The other six are suitable for the whole family. Whichever you chose to follow, you are sure to have a good time and discover the beautiful areas and amazing light that inspired Joan Miró. If we had to choose just one to walk, we'd go for the itinerary of Mare de Déu de la Roca (Virgin Mary of the Rock), lighthouse for sailors, as it will take you to the top of the Areny mountain, the red colour of which (in Catalan, 'roig') is the origin of the town's name, and it will also give you the chance to see the hermitages of Mare de Déu de la Roca and of Sant Ramon; the latter is a white box-shaped building on the peak of the mountain and is still used by sailors today to guide their way. Together they create an exceptional place, which has given rise to devotion and legends, and has some fantastic views of the Costa Daurada.
For those who prefer to get around by bike, there are another seven routes suitable for cyclists, which again start and finish in Mont-roig del Camp. Thanks to the distance they cover - the longest is 158 kilometres - they take in various other towns in the vicinity, such as Montrió, Riudoms, Riudecanyes, Cambrils and Pratdip, making them an excellent choice for taking in a significant part of the Costa Daurada. Some are an easy ride, while others are best suited to experienced cyclists used to spending several hours on their bike. As with the walking routes, you can find a lot of information about these bike routes online as well as download the information guide.
Now all that's left to do is decide whether you want to go by foot or on bike, choose from the 14 itineraries available, and get going to explore the wonderful area around Mont-Roig del Camp - Miami Platja.
Where to stay and where to eat
A tribute to an illustrious visitor to the village, this interpretation centre focussing on Joan Miró and his work, occupies an original setting in the old church in Mont-Roig del Camp. We’ll find everything from facsimile reproductions of paintings related to the village to videos on his work and his relationship to Mont-Roig.
- C/ Major, 2, 43300