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La Riera-Ardenya-Sant Simplici

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Trail stats

Distance
7.33 mi
Elevation gain
725 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
725 ft
Max elevation
535 ft
TrailRank 
40
Min elevation
177 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
3 hours 37 minutes
Coordinates
1890
Uploaded
May 23, 2021
Recorded
May 2021
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near la Riera de Gaià, Catalunya (España)

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Itinerary description

Starting at the town of La Riera de Gaià, we'll follow the path along the orchards direction to Ardenya where we'll cross the Gaià river stepping on the stones and then immediately turn left. Now we'll surround the brambles until finding the path going up the hill.

Sant Simplici is a mountain 111 meters high in a virtuous location. On its peak, there is a circular watchtower dating from the medieval period made of stone and mortar. It was probably used to warn of the arrival of pirates in the surrounding farmhouses and towns. The viewpoint is magnificent and dominates a large area, from here we can see in all directions near and far landscapes. Nearby we have the Roman quarry of El Mèdol, fortified farmhouses such as Mas Cosidor and Mas Sorder, vineyard huts and karst land everywhere. In the middle distance we see the incessant activity of the port of Tarragona, the Castle of Altafulla, the one of Tamarit and the one of Torredembarra. In the distance, the Serra de Prades, Els Ports de Tortosa Besseit and the Serra de Pàndols.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 220 ft
Photo ofBridge ss

Bridge ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 401 ft
Photo ofHouse ss

House ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 467 ft
Photo ofHut1 ss

Hut1 ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 273 ft
Photo ofHut2 ss

Hut2 ss

PictographCar park Altitude 0 ft

ini ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 260 ft
Photo ofPalm ss

Palm ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 475 ft
Photo ofPond ss

Pond ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 269 ft
Photo ofRiver1 ss

River1 ss

PictographWaypoint Altitude 225 ft
Photo ofRiver2 ss

River2 ss

PictographSummit Altitude 499 ft
Photo ofSant Simplici ss Photo ofSant Simplici ss Photo ofSant Simplici ss

Sant Simplici ss

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