The village of L’Albiol, sheltering beneath the castle up above, is high viewpoint from where you can see the Costa Daurada and, on clear days, everything from Montserrat to Els Ports. Legend says it was from here that King James I of Aragon saw Majorca and decided to conquer the Saracen-occupied island, setting off from the port of Salou. The small village is home to just part of the population of the municipality, as many people live in various scattered farmhouses. You will see some of them during this walk, such as Mas de Nebot, which dates from before the 15th century, and Mas de l’Esporgat. You will also see the remains of their activities, such as the Major spring ice pit, from the 17th century.
Leave the village of L’Albiol on the Grauet (local path), the old track linking it with La Mussara which is still paved in many places. You climb gently around its bends to El Coll, where you can make out the ruined Coll and Grau farmhouses in what used to be La Mussara, at the foot of Els Motllats. Go down along the track that used to run from Reus to Prades, now a long-distance path (GR). It was traditionally paved although not in very good condition on some stretches. Not long after the Roure spring, under the La Mussara cliff, you leave the long-distance path to take the track that crosses the Peiró plain to Mas de Nebot and the remains of the Major spring ice pit. Further on you find the spring itself and then climb along the path back to L’Albiol, enjoying the same views as the old mountain dwellers.
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.