Balsamic horizons

From Llaberia to Portell, at the top of La Miranda and back through the Colivassos pass

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Introduction to the route

What are the horizons we like so much to contemplate? The most modern neurological studies ensure that natural environments have profound restorative effects on our well-being. According to experts, a natural environment must have three fundamental elements in order to fully exert the rebalancing effect on us: it must help us to have the feeling that we are moving away from our daily lives, it must have visual elements and sensory that are attractive, and must be broad, that is, it must have a certain extent.

In the Sierra de Llaberia, the excursion to La Miranda more than meets these three requirements. It starts in one of the most unique villages in the south of Catalonia, Llaberia; a small village hidden above the heights of the mountain range to which it gives its name. It ascends to the culminating point which, as its name suggests, is an extraordinary viewpoint over the mountains and plains that surround it, with the blues of the Mediterranean as a backdrop. The endless horizons of mountains and mountains help to relax and oxygenate the spirit. They say, however, that in the landscape there is only the right amount of beauty that one is able to observe. Not a crumb anymore.

Map and tracks


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Serra de Llaberia 1:20.000 Ed. Piolet

Route description

You leave the village in a northerly direction, along the street below the interesting Romanesque church of Sant Joan Baptista (1). This is the road that connected Llaberia with the town of Colldejou, and where the GR 7 route (white and red paint marks) also runs. After a while, the road ends and continues along the old traditional horseshoe path. After crossing the Llaberia ravine there is a crossroads (2). Continue straight on along the path that climbs in a northerly direction to cross the ridge of the valley. Once up, the path climbs a gentle elongated coma and soon finds a crossroads (3).

To the left is the Colldejou road and the GR markings, which go in search of the Llaberia gate. Continue to the right, following the comma in the direction of La Miranda and the weather radar. The shelves of crops that took advantage of the scarce fertile soil at the top of the mountain range are still visible. It soon passes by the coves of the Vaqué, where the shepherd’s refuge and the walls that helped to close the herd are visible.

Continue along the path to find a pool where water accumulates and then an old track (4) that you must follow until you find another in better condition (5) that leads directly to the top of the Miranda. The views of the neighboring mill of Colldejou and Montsant, to the north, are excellent. For some years now, a curious and lonely building has confirmed the uniqueness of the place. It is one of the four rain radars strategically installed by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia.

To return to Llaberia, follow the path to the crossroads (5), to continue down to the left to the Col dels Colivassos (6), from where you continue along the main track in a westerly direction, towards in the village, following the white and yellow marks of a PR. At the top of Llaberia, at the point where a fence begins, leave the track (7) to take a path that goes straight down towards the village. You cross a football field and later, the path turns left to find the road at the entrance to Llaberia.


To be able to follow the route correctly, you need to download the track. On this route, however, the route can be followed well with the directions provided and the existing signage.

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