The goal was to reach Mussara
For this excursion, we went to Reus by train and the goal was to reach Mussara, an ancient village belonging to the municipality of Vilaplana in the Catalan region of Costa Dorada (Tarragona). It's been uninhabited since 1959. From the train station we headed to Camp Castellvell where the GR-72/camí vell de Prades (Prades old road) begins. We passed Picarany urbanization and climbed towards l'Aleixar pel Mas de Borbó. Near Mas de Borbó we found stunning oaks and followed the path up to the Coll de la Batalla, named for a battle between the army of Ramon Berenguer IV and the Wali of Siurana in the Reconquest.