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Make a holiday apartment in Terra Alta your home away from home

Holiday homes in Terra Alta are set in a region of pristine natural beauty, where the landscape is composed of rocky mountains, river gorges, vineyards and olive groves, as well as dotted with charming old towns and interesting historical sites. Terra Alta apartments are welcoming and homelike, often able to accommodate groups of six or more, and equipped with the amenities and entertainment required by modern families. Terra Alta holiday homes are ideal for anyone who enjoys mountain scenery and traditional cuisine, and has the added benefit of being a simple drive from the lovely Costa Dorada.

Things to do

-Natural scenery. One of the great things about Terra Alta is the amount of variation in the landscape. The famous Ebro River passes by this area to the north and west and is a majestic sight in its own right. As you head south the terrain becomes dramatic, with rocky mountains that have been shaped by the wind, steep gorges and deep valleys negotiated by mountain goats.

-Activities. Thirteen different cycling trails can be followed in the Terra Alta area alone, guiding you through forest, over tall hills and past attractive hilltop towns like Horta de Sant Juan. An interesting route for both walkers and cyclists is the Via Verda, which follows the course of a former railway line, passing through gorges and providing rest stops at five former stations in Terra Alta.

-Heritage and attractions. In Benifallet to the east of Terra Alta is the fascinating Cueva Meravelles, which is more than 500 metres in length and full of interesting geological features like Stalagmites and Stalactites. In the Horta area is the beautiful renaissance Hermitage of Santa Barbara, which can be reached from the town via vineyards and sits in the shadow of a craggy peak.

-Gastronomy. Away from the coast, Catalan cuisine in these upland regions is based on a wide variety of meats. There’s wild boar stew, or rabbit simmered in rice and served with allioli. You could also try a local variety of paella, cooked with vegetables grown in the region. Terra Alta olive oil is of such high quality that is protected by a designation of origin, while the wines produced locally tend to be bold, fruity reds.

-Day trips. Within a comfortable drive you’ll be able to reach a great variety of places. There’s Tarragona, full of interesting Roman history. To the southeast is Deltebre, the delta of the Ebro River, famous for its abundant birdlife and rice paddies. Costa Dorada beaches are less than 45 minutes away, as is the fantastic theme park Port Aventura, considered by many to the best in Spain.

Weather in Terra Alta

Terra Alta gets typical Mediterranean weather. If you’re coming to a holiday rental in Terra Alta for a walking holiday then the best time to arrive is spring, between February and May, when temperatures are mild and conditions are normally sunny. Things heat up quickly as summer approaches, and by June daily highs are in the mid-20s. Maximum summer temperatures can even peak in the low-30s. Winters are normally mild, although the high ground can make things cool and the wind off the Pyrenees can be bitter.

Travel to Terra Alta

Reus Airport (REU) is just under 90 kilometres from Terra Alta. This is the most convenient way to reach the area from Britain, with numerous routes serving this destination, especially in the busier summer season. From the terminal it’s just over an hour by car west along the N-420. If you’re holidaying at an apartment in Terra Alta it’s best to have use of a car as public transport options are harder to come by here.

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                                                                                                      Great property, with stunning views and beautiful location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Just back from spending 2 weeks in this lovely home. We were 2 families sharing and we had everything we needed, with plenty of space for everyone. This home was well equipped for a large family and we loved swimming in the pool with great views across the hills and river. So glad we opted for this property, and Benigallet is a beautiful village. We sampled the hospitality in the Casel (great prices) enjoyed a 3 hour 'lunch' at a local restaurant recommended by David and Angela, which was great value at 12 euro's per head, and a lovely evening in Rosa Mari's. Everyone was so friendly and happy to help us translate in our broken Spanish. Nothing was too much trouble for Elio, who looked after the property and us. We will miss those stunning views
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely town house in peaceful village of Rasquera

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My husband and I hired the house which sleeps up to 9 people for a week in July for fishing, walking and birdwatching. What a truly delightful week we had there! The house had been restored sympathetically retaining and hi lighting the original beams and fireplaces. It was exactly as described and provided everything required for a selfcatering week in this very friendly mountain village. The Placa de Maria Foix was a short stroll from the house where evenings were spent sitting in the square with the locals over a glass of beer or wine. The lovely coastal resorts of L'Ampolla and L'Ametlla were only 25 minutes drive away also the Knights Templar Castle at Miravet is a 10 minute drive by the unique car ferry across the River Ebro. The owner of the house Lluis was on site to welcome us to the property and even provided us with drinks, fruit and some local pastries to sample. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone visiting this beautiful area of Spain.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      AMAZING holiday retreat. Sun, sea and sangría!

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                                                                                                      We stayed in the villa last summer for 1 week (4x couples aged 22-27) and it was simply an amazing holiday. The villa itself is tucked away in a valley near to the town of El Perello, offering complete tranquility and plenty of private sunbathing! Views are absolutely stunning. Especially watching the evening sunset behind the mountains from the veranda (sangría in hand optional, but recommended!) Despite being slightly set away from the town, local amenities are still within reach by car (we hired 2x cars for our duration from Barcelona airport) or by bike, if you're active. I believe you can hire these locally? Barcelona is about an hour away by train and we took a day trip up there one day. There is a direct train from nearby Ametlla de Mar and costs about €20 return. The villa has everything you would expect from a holiday home, including fridge, double cooker and dishwasher(!) and a washing machine, although it's recommended to use this later in the day because the house runs on solar power. The owner Nick stays off site so is nearby if you need him, and can give you lots of tips if you're stuck on what to do. Our tips: lots of beautiful beaches nearby. And there's a local pottery where you can buy lots of nice little locally produced terracotta souvenirs (and for quite cheap). Booze-wise, the locally produced liqueur Crema d'Arroz made in the nearby rice field is delicious, and similar to a sweet Baileys or Kahlua. Try it on the rocks. Crema catalana is also available in the supermarkets and is equally delicious. Cava, beer and wine is all at continental prices (cava is about €2 a bottle!!) and there's a great selection of fish everyday caught the same day! All in all, we had an amazing time here and would definitely recommend it. We're already planning our getaway here next summer. The hardest part was deciding who was going to have the master suite! :D Thanks, Nick & Sue! :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2015