Environment and activities
The property is located in the village of Les Voltes, a hamlet of ten inhabited houses belonging to the municipality of Riudecols, at the edge of the Baix Camp region (last village before entering the Priorat) of the Province of Tarragona (Catalonia - Spain).
Grocery stores are conveniently located in Riudecols (1 km away) or Les Borges del Camp (4 km). Larger shopping centers can be found in the city of Reus and in the “Les Gavarres” commercial center between Reus and Tarragona.
The seaside village of Cambrils (Costa Daurada) with renowned beaches and seafood dining is 17 km away.
Other destinations on the coast are very easily reached by either highway or local roads.
This includes beautiful beaches near Tarragona, vibrant nightlife at Salou, or more calm secluded beaches between l’Ametlla and l’Ampolla.
Finally, the natural park at the Ebre river Delta is also nearby, featuring the largest wetland in Catalonia and white sand secluded beaches extending as far as your eyes can see.
Porrera, the first village in Priorat coming from Les Voltes, is located only 14 km from the house.
This region is one of the major wine making regions in Spain, hosting world-renowned wineries. It includes two “designations of origin”, DOC Priorat and DO Montsant.
Priorat has earned a place among the great wine regions of the world. Also note the name Montsant increasingly recognized for its quality.
Apart from the Carthusian monastery of Scala Dei, located in the Priorat region, other places of interest include:
- Tarragona (25 km), including the archaeological site of Tarraco, Spain’s capital city in Roman times and currently a Unesco World Heritage Site.
- The route of the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus.
- Reus (12 km), a large shopping center that with important examples of modernist architecture, such as the Institut Pere Matas or Navàs house, by the renowned architect Domenech i Montaner.
- Riudecanyes, with the monastery of Escornalbou.
- The villages of Siurana, Prades and Montblanc, of great historical value.
Nearby golf courses include:
Port Aventura (21 km) is one of the most iconic theme parks in Europe, with many attractions and one of the highest and fastest rollercoasters.
Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, next to Port Aventura. There are also options for to fishing, jet skiing, sailing, diving, swimming, wind surfing, etc.
Hiking and outdoors activities
Apart from the natural park at the Ebre river Delta, the nearby Prades Mountains and the Natural Park of the Serra del Montsant have wonderful trails for hiking and mountain biking.
Excellent hiking areas can also be found at the Serra de Colldejou, Pratdip, Montsià, or Priorat.