This second day of your visit will prove especially enjoyable for nature lovers and fans of beaches and castles (of brick and mortar, not the human towers). We recommend that you head for the beach and start walking south, toward Tarragona. You’ll soon come across the mouth of the Gaià River. The waters in the final stretch of the river flow by very calmly and are home to a large variety of water birds. On the horizon you can make out the Castle of Tamarit, a private building used for hosting celebrations and festivals, but very photogenic nonetheless. But before going there, you might like to call in at Hort de la Sínia, an organic farm that's devoted to raising awareness about organic farming, aromatic and medicinal plants, renewable energy, and healthier lifestyles. You can explore this farm and, if you like, sign up for one of the activities that they organise.
At lunchtime you’ll find plenty of restaurants serving good seafood, and later you may feel like following the Castles of Baix Gaià route, to explore the region’s legacy that dates from the 10th century onwards. At that time, the River Gaià was the border between the county of Barcelona and El Andalus, and this territory is therefore dotted with castles like Altafulla, El Catllar, Nou de Gaià, Montornès, Montoliu, Vespella, Ferran and Tamarit. The route calls in at all of these castles, following the river and the GR-92 long-distance footpath and can be done on foot or by mountain bike.