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The route from Salou to Prades is a great route to know the Sierra de Prades. Know all the details of this road cycling route.


Salou - Prades Route

The Route from Salou to Prades is a great stage to know the Sierra de Prades. The mountain passes of the day are among the most characteristic of the Baix Camp region: La Mussara, Puerto de Prades and the Coll de Porrera as great attractions, with a total of 1,835 meters of accumulated positive altitude gain.

This road cyclotourism route contains uphill and downhill sections with a lot of positive slope, which means that this stage involves a certain degree of difficulty. However, it will satisfy the needs of those riders who are more of a climber. As you reach a higher altitude, an impressive landscape will appear that will allow you to enjoy a great view of the Mediterranean Sea.

The route presents a circular route starting and finishing in Salou. The first pass you will find is La Mussara, where you will enter the interior of the Sierra de Prades, an area formed by a limestone plateau also known as Kàrstica. The Mussara pass is the hardest pass of the Sierra de Prades, and its unevenness will allow you to climb at a good pace. The road is in very good condition and not very busy. Undoubtedly, the most difficult section of the Mussara are the first 6 km, where the slope does not go below 6% and you will find sections of 8 and 9%, these being the highest points of the route.

Afterwards, you will start the descent to La Febró, where you will start the second pass of the day: Coll de Prades, 9 km with an average percentage of 4.3%. Finally, you will finish at the Coll de Porrera, 9 km with an average percentage of 4% and with a stretch of favorable descent to the town of Salou.


Technical data

  • Total kilometers: 119 Km
  • Cumulative elevation gain: 1835 meters.
  • Mountain passes:
    • Coll de la Mussara 11 Km. Average slope 7%
    • Coll de Prades 9 Km.  Average slope 4%
    • Coll de Porrera 9 Km. Average slope 4%
  • Approximate time: 27 Km/h: 4,4 hours       
  • Grade of difficulty: (From 1 to 5): 3
  • Required physical condition: (From 1 to 5): 3