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Stages of El Brogit de la Vall

 Stage 1: From Capafonts to Els Cogullons and Farena
Capafonts - Els Cogullons
We start at the bucolic village of Capafonts, located on a hill in the heart of the fertile plains of the Brugent river head. In this stage, you will walk to the Font de la Llúdriga (the otter spring), which is the source of the river Brugent. After climbing Els Motllats, you will go through the mountains which surround the head of the Brugent river, while experiencing some of the best viewpints in the Valley.You will reach the uninhabited hamlet of Els Cogullons, where the mountain hut sticks out.
Unfortunately, Cogullons mountain hut closed in 2009, so we must continue our walk downhill to Farena, following the beautiful ancient path of Mas de Mateu. We suggest that you skip going to Els Cogullons (which adds 3.8 km more) if you are tired or it gets dark.
Distance: 23.5 km
Walking time: 6 h 40 min
Ascent gradient: +800 m
Descent gradient: -900 m
Stage 2: From Farena to la Riba
Capafonts - Els Cogullons
We will be walking from Farena to the outskirts of the village of la Riba, where the water of the Brugent river merges with Francolí’s. Along the route, you will see several hamlets and country houses scattered across the Brugent Valley, going along the old bridle paths which communicated these settled areas. You will discover magic sites and enjoy highly diverse environments in a relatively small area. Distance: 13.5 km
Walking time: 3 h 55 min
Ascent gradient: +500 m
Descent gradient: -700 m

Stage 3: From la Riba to Mont-ral
Capafonts - Els Cogullons
We leave els Masets mountain hut, in la Riba, which is the lowest point of the route. You will walk to Mont-ral today, which is located between the basins of the rivers Brugent and Glorieta. You will enjoy the splendid views over el Camp de Tarragona and a part of Catalonia. You will get to know el Castell Dalmau, the birthplace of climbing in Muntanyes de Prades, and you will discover the remains of old paper mills up along the river. Distance: 15.8 km
Walking time: 4 h 30 min
Ascent gradient: +750 m
Descent gradient: -250 m
Stage 4: From Mont-ral to Capafonts
Capafonts - Els Cogullons
On the last stage of the trail along the Brugent Valley, you will walk by the shady slope of Els Motllats, down to the river. You will hear its murmur near you, as you will be walking through the bank forest, past les Fous, where the river goes through impressive walls. The placid return walk to Capafonts will allow you to contemplate the magnificence of the Brugent river. Distance: 12.1 km
Walking time: 3 h 30 min
Ascent gradient: +400 m
Descent gradient: -500 m

Some travel ideas to discover the river Brugent valley, in Prades moutain range

 

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