la picossa and the old trades

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It's better not to do this route during the hottest days of summer. It can be done perfectly during the rest of the year.

It's important to wear comfortable clothing and footwear (preferably boots) and a minimum of half a liter of water per person.

A route that will take us to explore the mountainous area of Móra d’Ebre and help us understand some of the lost trades related to the mountains such as charcoal burners, lime burners, or snowmakers.

We will start at the hermitage of Sant Jeroni, where we will leave the car. Nevertheless, driving up, we will already be able to see an example of mountain-related work. As we arrive at the hermitage, we pass by a large gypsum kiln and a quarry where they extracted the raw material to feed it.

From Sant Jeroni, we will ascend gently through a ravine, in the shade of a grove where, from time to time, beautiful dry stone walls are encountered. Further up, we will find an old charcoal burner.

Following a ridge, we will head towards the first peak, the highest in the area: La Picossa, where we can see a refuge-trench, a reminder of the civil war.

We also have the option to climb to the top of l’Estel, with beautiful views of Móra d’Ebre and its surroundings.

The route ends at the same point where we started, the hermitage of Sant Jeroni. In this area, there is a picnic area with barbecues.

Un pare i el seu fill baixant a la terrasa de l'ermita de la Columna, a Cardó
Santa Agnes hermitage. In Cardó
Hiking in a forest of cardó with kids
Observing the landscape from the Font de Santa Agnes.
Landscape over Cardó valley
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Picossa and the old trades (3h.) prices



Under 13 years old


55€ total

more of 3

15€ per person


  • 55€ is the minimum to be able to participate in the activity.

  • Recommended from 6 years old. Check possibilities for younger children.

  • Children carried in a baby carrier backpack do not pay.

  • If desired, there is the option to rent a baby carrier backpack (5€).


It’s recommended to come dressed in comfortable and suitable clothing and footwear for the activity, taking into account the time of year. Especially in winter, it is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket and warm clothing just in case.

It’s important to always carry water, especially in the summer.

If you want to bring children, there’s no problem; we have routes adapted for little boys and girls. There’s also the option to rent a baby carrier backpack. In any case, let us know at the time of booking, and we will advise you to find the route that best suits the little ones.