Perhaps because it is full of history (cave paintings, Iberian treasures, Roman sites, etc.), Tivissa has always shown a certain sense of capitalism. For centuries it has played a prominent role as a commercial and agricultural center in this part of La Ribera, which explains the extensive network of roads that connected it with the nearby towns and the many farmhouses in its extensive municipality, true agricultural industries. in antiquity.
For hikers, Tivissa and its hermitage of Sant Blai also have a special value. It was here that on March 2, 1975, the first brand of the Long Distance Trails in the whole Peninsula was painted, the popular GR. In the early seventies of the twentieth century, French hikers encouraged Catalans to continue one of their great itineraries with the intention of one day arriving in Gibraltar.
The GR 7 was inaugurated in Tivissa because hikers from the province of Tarragona were in charge of tracing the first section of the Great Peninsula Trail. In particular, the entities of Reus had acquired considerable experience in the recovery of old roads with the annual celebration, since 1965, of the Day of the Mountain Way, promoted first by Joan Domènech and later by Enric Aguadé.