Our guest houses are located in the comarca Ribera d’Ebre, in the south of Catalonia. This region has not yet been spoiled by mass tourism. You will therefore find cheap restaurants, quiet villages and beautiful nature.
A number of activities this area is perfect for:
- Water sports
The Via Verde is an old railway that has never been used as such. To give it a useful function, this railway has been transformed into a cycling and walking path. The cycling route from Horta de Sant Joan to Xerta is recommended. Along the way you can enjoy beautiful nature, impressive views and nice stops to have a swim, relax or eat and drink. As you cycle downhill, it is not an intensive route and suitable for all ages.
Wine tasting / enotourism
Mas de Muntaner is surrounded by several known and lesser known wine regions with interesting and good wines to try. There are many wineries that offer tastings, possibly combined with a visit to the vineyard or a snack/breakfast/lunch.
- Priorat: a well-known wine region is the Priorat, with powerful and full-bodied wines. The wines are made from grape varieties such as Garnacha and Cariñena, possibly combined with French grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
- Terra Alta: the wine region Terra Alta is a less known, but with very good and surprising wines. Here you will find both white, rosé and red wines with a relatively high alcohol percentage.
- Montsant: this wine region is close to the Priorat and has a lot of potential for producing wines with a good price-quality ratio. You will find white and red wines from all kinds of grape varieties, such as Garnacha, Syrah, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Macabeo, Merlot, Tempranillo and Parellada.
- Tarragona: a large wine region stretching along the coast of Tarragona and bordering the Priorat and Montsant wine regions. Here you will find a wide range of white, rosé and red wines.
About 30 minutes from Mas de Muntaner by car you will find both child-friendly and wide sandy beaches as well as quiet pebble bays surrounded by rocks, where you can snorkel. Due to the wide range of beaches there is a good chance that, especially in the early and late season, you can still enjoy the beach and the sea almost by yourself.
Places of interest
- Tivissa: well-preserved old center with narrow streets leading to the church with beautiful views of the area
- Llaberia: via a paved winding road you drive through beautiful nature towards the village of Llaberia on top of the mountain. This village officially has only one inhabitant. From Llaberia you can make beautiful walks and you can also visit the weather station.
- Miravet: pottery village & medieval castle
- Mora d’Ebre: historic center with narrow streets and castle. In the main street you will find various shops.
- El Pinell de Brai & Gandesa: villages with wine cathedral designed by Cèsar Martinell, pupil of Antoni Gaudí.
- Benifallet: the Meravelles caves
Larger cities & shopping
These cities can be reached by car, but also by train.
Many hiking and MTB routes are possible in the Burga valley, the mountains of Tivissa-Vandellós or in the Serres de Cardó-el Boix, directly from Mas de Muntaner. Larger nature reserves in the region are the Ebro Delta, Els Ports and the Priorat.
Amusement parks & museums
There are many ways to pass the time in the area. Below you will find some examples of theme parks and museums that can be visited:
- Railway Museum (Mora la Nova)
- Honey Museum (El Perelló)
- Rice Museum (Deltebre)
- Ecomuseum (Deltebre)
- Battle of the Ebro Memorial Museum (Gandesa)
- PortAventura (Salou/Tarragona)
- Ferrari Land (Salou/Tarragona)
- Nuclear Power Plant Information Center (Ascó)