EI Tossal d’Orta, also known as Santa Barbara, is a magnificent pyramid shaped mountain that dominates the village of Horta de Sant Joan. Its privileged location makes this top a great viewpoint for the bulk of the Port and the Terra Alta and Matarrana. At its base is the convent of Santa Maria dels Angels, that dates from the time of the Knights Templar, with a door and stairs of the 15th century Here, during the XVI century San Salvador, patron and highly venerated saint of the town of Horta lived for 12 years.
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The grade of this walk is M/B, which means
M – Moderate: up to 12km in length, less than 400 metres ascent and less than 50% rough going.
B – Less than half the route on rough ground
|Nearest town||Horta de Sant Joan|
|Directions to start||
Start in the middle of the village. Follow the T334 south (Avenguida Ports d’Horta de San Joan) to reach Carrer F on the LHS. Take this and at a long sweeping bend to the L take the road that goes E into the fields.
|Start point (Lat/Long)||40.955627, 0.315428
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|Walking time (hours)||1.50|
|Total time (hours)||2.50|
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