Excursion a la mola

Excursion a la mola en línea

We leave the car parked in Vista Alegre street where you will see the Cavall Bernat in front of you, a mass of stone ideal for climbers. From there begins the path that will take us to the top of La Mola. The path, although it is absolutely easy to follow, is marked with the red and yellow marks of the PR-C 31.
Views from the top of Cavall Bernat (c) QuiqueOnce we reach Cavall Bernat, an immense rock ideal for climbers, the ascent becomes more gradual. If you do not suffer from vertigo, I advise you to move slightly away from the main path and approach the rock of Cavall Bernat. Once in the abyss, I advise you to look down to contemplate the vertical drop.
Views of Montserrat as we ascend (c) QuiqueA few meters from here and also slightly off the route of the Camí dels Monjos, is Can Pobla. It is an interesting brick oven that in the region is known as «teuleries». It was used to create ceramic pieces and was generally built in the middle of the forest to have the fuel close at hand.

El pilar de la molavillage in formentera, spain

The Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac is located in the province of Barcelona and has a protected area of 13,694 ha distributed among the regions of Bages, Vallés Occidental and Vallés Oriental. In addition to La Mola, another of its emblematic peaks is El Montcau (1,052 m).
Sant Llorenç del Munt is a Romanesque monastery that was rebuilt between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, respecting the original structure built in the mid-eleventh century. This makes it a good example of Catalan Romanesque religious construction, being one of the few pure monasteries of this time existing today.
The road still retains traces of the original cobblestones and continues steeply uphill. We continue up a channel until we turn right passing next to a rocky wall. Again a steep climb to reach a replan from where we have an exceptional view with the Plecs del Llibre to our left.
We take the path to the right and along a wide path we continue ascending, now a little more smoothly. From here we can already see the Monastery of Sant Llorenç. We continue along the path, pass a mound of stones and reach a crossroads where we join the path coming from Can Poble.

San llorensmassif en españa

Entramos en el Priorat por la N-420. Aquí, entre Porrera y Falset, se encuentra un desvío hacia PRADELL DE LA TEIXETA, un pueblo situado a 2 km de la carretera principal. Se trata de un pequeño pueblo situado en el fondo de un pequeño valle delimitado por las sierras de Pradell y La Teixeta. Desde Pradell se puede ver la enorme montaña de La Mola así como la sierra de Llaberia. Como se puede imaginar en medio de tanta naturaleza, las posibilidades de senderismo son considerables. Una de ellas es subir a la sierra de Pradell y rodearla siguiendo el PR que la atraviesa. Además, en su término municipal se han realizado importantes hallazgos prehistóricos: una fosa con su ajuar asociado, cinco o seis cámaras funerarias con hachas, sílex, collares y cerámicas, entre otros artículos. Es interesante el diseño original de la iglesia parroquial (iniciada en 1771), que tiene una base de forma octogonal para la nave, única en el Priorat.
Seguimos en dirección a LA TORRE DE FONTAUBELLA. Se trata de un pueblecito pintoresco, dominado por la presencia de La Mola en medio de paisajes frescos y boscosos con abundancia de agua. La excursión más interesante que se puede hacer por las inmediaciones es subir a La Mola, un itinerario que está bien señalizado desde el propio pueblo. La Mola llama la atención por su majestuosidad, con una cima completamente plana desde la que se pueden ver amplias extensiones de terreno en días claros. Se puede divisar el Mediterráneo, el Cabo de Salou, Colldejou, Mont-roig y los pueblos de la costa. También se pueden realizar excursiones al «pueblo fantasma» y a la sierra de Llaberia, así como a la sierra de Argentera.

La mola, formentera

The Camí del Monjos begins in a parking lot where you can leave your car, in the urbanization of Matadepera, specifically in the street Vista Alegre.  From there you walk towards a steep climb with stones, which although visually can be discouraging, I assure you that it is the hardest part of the whole route. That climb made me snort, but I recognize that it was ideal for the initial warm-up for the road.
As a curious fact about the restaurant, I tell you that the people in charge of supplying everything necessary for the operation of the restaurant are mules, since access by car to the top is not possible.  Maybe you can cross them on your way, or if not, you can surely find signs that they passed by there, so… watch your step!
Another option for lunch is to take your own food in your backpack and sit in the meadows surrounding the monastery and eat while admiring the incredible views from the highest point of the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt.
Surely there are many places where you can travel on any given day to get out of your monotony, places that make you connect with your present moment, places where the sense of travel takes on other dimensions that are simpler, but no less important. And remember, those places are much closer than you think… What are you waiting for to go out and explore them?