A paved road to the iconic La Mussara
La Mussara is a mountain pass at an elevation of 963m (3,159ft) above the sea level, located within the Prades mountain range, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The road to the summit is a classic stage on WRC championship and Volta a Catalunya bicycle race.
The scenic road to the summit is asphalted, but pretty steep, with a 7% average gradient. It’s called T-704. It’s a 1st category climb. It is subject to winter snowfalls. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! The east side climb includes 16 hairpin turns.
Expect fog often. On a clear day there are spectacular views back over to the Mediterranean sea some 30km away with incredible views of the whole coastline. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! La Mussara itself is a deserted ruined village and if you have time it is worth a short detour to take in the views. La Mussara is an abandoned village that lost its last inhabitants more than 80 years ago. Some people believe there are unclear energies around there (strange lights, ghosts, witches) and mistery solvers from many places go there to look and fell.