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Ilercavonia – Iberian inhabitants

This is without a doubt a fascinating journey through history, going back over 2,000 years. Our explorer, La Saberuda, will plunge you into it, to find out about the history of the Ilercavones, the inhabitants who gave a name to the peninsula where we live. They called it Iberia, land of rabbits, one of their favourite dishes.

Setting out on foot (you don’t need a car!) of the Mas de l’Illa, the accommodation where you’re based, you can walk through the riverside woods to get to the site of Kum, one of the most important Iberian towns in Catalonia and the first place on the Iberian peninsula to use coins as a form of payment.

To find out even more about this history of the place, the local geologist will take you on a walk in the mountains of Tivissa to reveal all the secrets and stories concealed among the rocks.

A journey in time through archaeology, geology and local produce.

 

ITINERARY
A thrilling journey through local history, going back over 2,000 years, at the foot of the mountains of Tivissa and beside the rive Ebre, where the architectural sites and rocks tell us of times long ago.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT MAS DE L’ILLA.
Arrival in Tivissa, at the Mas de l’Illa, where you will be staying amid the orchards beside the river Ebre.

DAY 2: JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE ILERCAVONES.
Set out on a journey into the world of the Ilercavones on a walk to their settlement of Kum (Castellet de Banyoles), where you’ll see how important this Iberian town was as you stroll along its ancient streets and take in the views over the river Ebre.

In the afternoon we suggest you join the farmer who owns your accommodation to re-connect with the land and its produce while visiting and discovering the wide variety of fruit trees and seasonal vegetables.

DAY 3: STONES THAT SPEAK.
We suggest you spend a morning with Quimo, the local geologist who will take you on a walk through the mountains of Tivissa as he tells you everything their rock formations have to hide. Get ready to bring the past to life.

And when you return home, we suggest you take one of the baskets of local produce prepared at the Mas de l’Illa, with seasonal fruit and vegetables, olive oil and other local delicacies. Carry on enjoying La Ribera at home during the week. Mmmmmm!

Services included
  • 1 guided visit to visitor centre and to Kum, Castellet de Banyoles archaeological site
  • 1 farm activity with the owner of the hotel
  • 1 guided walk focused on geology
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in rural hotel

Services not included in the package:

  • Visit to the castle of Miravet
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  • Cancellation 14 to 8 days prior to arrival – 15% of the tour/service cost.
  • Cancellation 7 days to 48 hours, prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • Cancellation 48 hours before or no show – NO REFUND.

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