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Parc Natural dels Ports

The Parc Natural dels Ports is a protected nature reserve in the transition area between the Iberian System and the Catalan Mediterranean System, in the south of the Catalan province of Tarragona, where it ends in Teruel (Aragón) and Castellón (Valencia).

It is a relatively low mountain range with the highest point the Mont Caro at 1,447 meters, also the highest point in the province of Tarragona. Despite the low altitudes, it is a fairly rugged mountain range with abrupt shapes, making it an very charming mountain range.

The park is characterized by two different climates: Mediterranean in the southeast and considerably colder and wetter in the mountains above 1,000 meters. The mountain range is rich in caves, pools and gorges and it is the most important reserve of the Iberian ibex.

The Via Verde, the old railway line from Aragón to the Mediterranean Sea, runs through part of the natural park, nowadays a cycle path. Thanks to the old railway infrastructure of tunnels and viaducts, this is a very attractive and comfortable way to cycle around the area.

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