«Locally known as the Camins del Vi, the wine trails in Priorat»
Locally known as the Camins del Vi, the wine trails in Priorat, a region in south-west Catalonia, are the place you go if you like getting around on your own two feet. The paths are based on ancient byways that used to connect the area’s villages before the major roads were constructed, so not only will you walk through beautiful scenery and pass numerous vineyards, you’ll learn a little history on the way too.
A common place to start your amble is Falset, a town that hosts a wine festival in Spring each year and is considered the epicentre of wine culture in Priorat. Walk the Camins del Vi from here 8.5 kilometres to the village of Gratallops. On the way, you can make stop-offs at the vineyards at Mas Martinet, Alvaro Palacios, and finish at Clos Figueras at Gratallops.
The route usually takes about two and a half hours but that doesn’t include wine stops, so add a couple of hours on and take it at a leisurely pace. Alternatively, extend the route to Bellmunt del Priorat for a more challenging walk of 18.5km, usually spread out over two days.