Rojals - La Bartra

Distance: 6,5 km Duration: 3,5 h. Difficulty: Medium-high Beginning of the route: Rojals (TV-7042, 12 km from Montblanc) What you can see: The small village of Rojals and the surroundings, with views of the region (La Conca de Barberà) and 'La Vall'. You can also see remains of the typical houses 'masos' and others which have been restored and turned into rural houses.

 

Description of the route

Once you have left the car in Rojals take the main road which crosses the village as far as the sign GR, you will see a sign 'Mas de l'Arlequí' (rural lodgement). You have to go down the same way which takes you to the 'mas'. After a few metres down there is a bend and then a strong descent where you have to turn right to another small path. Just in the angle there is a very beautiful pine tree, this path is not as well marked.

On the way down you will arrive at an esplanade where you almost cannot see the way you have to take, but on the left you will find a small one which is indicated with stones. On the right there is a small deviation, you have to go down on the stones and then the path makes a zigzag.

You will arrive at a place where if you take the way on the left with a strong descent you will arrive at 'mas d'en Britus' and if you take left you will arrive at 'mas d'en Carles'. You have to go on right as far as the signs which indicate that you have to turn left and down. Following this way you will arrive at two crossings, in both you have to turn left and you will arrive at 'mas Gran'.

You can see a strong and narrow descent which takes you to what it was a stream. Going on, on the left and a few metres further you will leave the river on the right. When you arrive at 'La Bartra', you have to follow the signs to Farena (wooden stick) and the PR. Turn right into a small path and you will soon arrive at the sign 'Mas de Caret' (rural lodging).

You have to come take the same path back to la Bartra, and then take the PR (Farena-la Bartra-Rojals) which connects with Rojals. A few metres up there is a deviation to 'Els Cogullons' (another place for lodging), but you have to go straight on as far as Rojals.

COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

The homestead is the basic agricultural institution of the feudal world, and designates the building as well as the lands and the forest.

The beginning of the homesteads and of Rojals, considering that the village were conquered in year 1151, must keep on growing little by little. Today just there are 6 homesteads, all rehabilitated.

Mas d'en Carles is placed to the left aspect|slope of the ravine of the Baridana, in the long cliff. There is constancy of 1756-1796. At present it|he is demolished.

Mas d'en Grau or Big it is in the headboard of the ravine. There is evidence of 1831. It is demolished even though some walls are still preserved.

Mas d'en Britus is located in the aspect|slope left of the ravine. The constancy is from 1795. Also it finds demolished.

Mas de Caret, under the Bartra. It has evidence of 1786. At present it has been restored as a rural house, dedicated to the tourism and it presents an idyllic space for the rest and the comfort.

The torrent of the Baridana is special especially for their singularity. It presents a geology of siliceous type, combined with spectacular forests of red pine. It is also characteristic for his fauna, especially for the rupícules predatory birds that inhabit the zone, especially I falco it|him pilgrim and several eagles, the most frequent the golden one. The kestrels are very easy to observe.

To remember:

People have to be respectful with the environment, with the animals and the vegetation, for the high ecological and landscape interest of the zone.

Remains (not even any kind of waste) do not have to be thrown away.

People can not camp nor make fire in the forest.

The estate|property of the earth|land is public as well as private, but responsibility of everybody is the improvement and maintenance of this patrimony

Recommendations:

To carry out this itinerary it is indispensable to go well equipped, with a sport footwear, he|she|it steals water of coat in the event of coming in the winter and abundant if it is in the summer.

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