Mola De Colldejou Plateau Hiking Trail in Llaberia Natural Park
Updated: 13 Oct 2021
by: Barcelona Travel Hacks
Summary: 18km route in Llaberia natural park via forestall paths. Ravine to Moll de Colldejou plateau ruined castle. Panoramic views of coastline and interior landscape.
Address: Estacio de RENFE, Marca-Falset. 43775
Summary of Prices:
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|Group/Family Ticket: No.|
|Notes: Walk is free, Return train tickets costs 23.90 Euros.|
About Mola de Colldejou Plateau:
Is a mountain plateau in the Llaberia natural park. There are multiple routes in this park and this one starts and ends at the Marca-Falset Renfe station 2 hours from Barcelona. The walking route is 18km long and mostly comprises walking on rural roads and forestal tracks. There is a section of steap uphill that traverses a rocky ravine to reach the top of the plateau. People who suffer from vertigo may have issues with this section of the route.
Once on the top of the Mola de Colldejou plateau there are spectacular views of the Llaberia natural park and surrounding ridges of wind turbines. In the corner of the plateau is a small ruined castle, probably part of the visual semaphore network that was used to communicate pre-invention of the tepegraph/telephone.
Allow 7-9 hours to complete the route. A MEDIUM level of fitness is required. It took me 7 hours to complete but I did stop a lot to take photos! Also sturdy and grippy hiking boots are also required on the ravine section of the trail. Before planning to do this route check the weather for the town of Reus or Tarragona to verify that there is no rain or high winds forcast. The first time when I completed this route was with winds gusting upto 100km/h on the plateau and it was a little dangerous along the cliff top path and ravine ascent.
The station has a restaurant, Restaurant Les Agulles, that opens from 9 till 20h.
Getting To Mola de Colldejou Plateau:
Take a Renfe REGIONAL R15 Train to Marca-Falset.
For this route to be viable as a day trip you must get either the 06:33 train or the 09:03 train from Barcelona-Sants. If you are not a frequent mountain walker or in good physical shape then I suggest the 06:33 train to have plenty of spare time.
Weather for Marsa:
Additionally, I recomend checking Mountain Forcast website Which has more detailed weather information about the Mola de Colldejou sumit.
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Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks