Just as Transylvania has the Dracula novel, the Llaberia hills have their vampire novel: Històries naturals by Joan Perucho. Between legend and fiction, the book brings us the story of the Dip, an evil black vampire dog, which terrorises the town of Pratdip. To see the settings for the novel, we offer you this circular walk, although it is worth starting off with a stroll around the town of Pratdip, where the two gatehouses of the walled town survive.
Under the watchful gaze of the Dips (be careful if it starts getting dark!), leave the village heading for the cemetery. After crossing the Santa Marina ravine, you gradually climb until you reach a track that will take you to the masts on top of the Güena hills. Continue on the track as far as La Duera spring, where you will find the long-distance footpath (GR), which you follow to the Sanctuary of Santa Marina. If you look carefully at the altarpiece, you will find a reproduction of Dips and the story of Santa Marina. Cross the road, passing through the picnic area and the ruins of the Santa Marina hotel, a spa opened in 1917 which made use of very pure water on the site. Return to Pratdip on the long-distance path that follows the old track
linking the town with Santa Marina and which is used for the traditional pilgrimage during the main annual festival.
Time: 2:30 h.
Suitable for families: Yes
Circular route: Not
Total distance: 8 km
Ascent: 300 m
The network of paths of El Baix Camp allows you to discover our region at a leisurely pace, enjoying the landscape, its villages and its people.