Visiting the Corb Valley
Día 1110hMonastery of Vallbona de les Monges1Day 110:30hMonastery of Vallbona de les Monges
The female branch of the Cistercian Route and also the purest and most Cistercian. It can be visited on its own or by guided tour.
Move away a little to enjoy the views of the monastery and the village from the road
12hRocallaura, Tallat and Maldà2Day 112:00hRocallaura, Tallat and Maldà
A tour of the small medieval villages in the area.
Some of them have castles that can be visited. Consult timetables as, apart from prior reservation, there are not always visits.
Medieval village with an interesting castle.
Lunch at the family and home restaurant of L'Avi Siscu
16hhGuimerà, Verdú y Tàrrega4Day 116hhGuimerà, Verdú y Tàrrega
Guimerà is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Catalonia. Inside there is an interesting modernist altarpiece (see timetable).
Sunset in the ruins of the abandoned Cistercian monastery of La Vallsanta. Nearby is the Santuari de la Bovera. You can have dinner and spend the night in Tàrrega. I recommend the restaurant El Celler de l'Artista.
Día 2510hMonestir de Santes Creus5Day 210:30hMonestir de Santes Creus
The Gothic monastery is a beautiful part of the Cistercian Route, exporting itself from its tombs and cloister to the rest of the Crown.It can be visited on its own or by guided tour.
12hSanta Coloma de Queralt6Day 212:00hSanta Coloma de Queralt
Medieval village that includes an old grocery shop that has been stopped in time and is now a museum.
You can have lunch in one of the little stalls in its square.
Medieval village full of small details
This is the highest point in the area, from which you can admire the whole region.
You can return to Tàrrega for the night
Día 3910hMontblanc9Day 310:30hMontblanc
Medieval walled town where, according to legend, the story of Sant Jordi and the Dragon took place.
Don't forget to visit the Pastisseria Andreu
12hMonestir de Poblet10Day 312:00hMonestir de Poblet
The great monastery of the Cistercian Route, royal pantheon and symbol of the Crown of Aragon.
- It can be visited on its own or by guided tour. You can have lunch at its inn (all the food is grown by the monks themselves).
16hEspluga del Francolí11Day 316:00hEspluga del Francolí
A small town with modernist cellars and caves with an underground river.
18hTorres Winery - Castell de Milmanda12Day 318:00hTorres Winery - Castell de Milmanda
I recommend you to do this day's tour by bike, in the form of a circular bike route. You will pass by Bodegas Torres, an old castle.
Día 41310hel Riu Sió13Day 410:30hel Riu Sió
The whole river is full of castles that are still inhabited but can be visited. E.g. Florejacs (consult timetables).
12hMontfalcó Murallat14Day 412:00hMontfalcó Murallat
A "vila closa", that is, a small medieval village completely closed in on itself
Visit to the University and its old quarter. The Tourist Office organises visits.
- You can have lunch in some of its beautiful squares
17hAgramunt y el Pilar d'Almenara16Day 417:00hAgramunt y el Pilar d'Almenara
Visit to its typical portal of the Escola de Lleida and one of the pillars with the best views over the area of Arab origin.
Don't forget to try their turrón. In Pilar d'Almenara... attention to those who have vertigo!
Before you travel
Clothing Wear comfortable clothes suitable for your climate (in summer it is very hot and in winter quite cold)