Terres de l’Ebre is home to two natural parks with two very different ecosystems in just over 30 km. The Delta del Ebro Natural Park, the largest wetland area in Catalonia and the Els Ports Natural Park, a massif of imposing mountains that are a paradise for lovers of nature and adventure sports.
WHAT TO VISIT?
DELTA DE L’EBRE NATURAL PARK
It is the largest protected wetland in Catalonia, where rice paddies have a different colour depending on the time of year. With more than 800 different species of flora, and a fauna rich in birds. Some of the places to visit are the rafts of La Encanyissada and La Tancada, or the beach of Trabucador.
ELS PORTS NATURAL PARK
Massif that goes into Aragon and Valencia. It is a refuge of a very rich fauna and flora. We find extensive pine forests, valleys with holm oaks, and a considerable population of beech. It houses villages such as Horta de San Juan, the natural paradise where Picasso found inspiration.
MOUNTAINS OF EL MONTSIÀ
Located south of the Terres de l’Ebre, it stretches from the River Ebro (to the north) to the River Sénia (to the south), with a length of 20 kilometres. Its highest point is the peak of Montsià (764 m), although one of the most charismatic peaks is La Foradada, a magnificent natural viewpoint over the Delta del Ebro.
WHAT TO DO?
The bicycle and the Delta del Ebro are an inseparable pair. In spaces such as the Casa de Fusta, bicycles can be rented. If you enjoy exploring the world by bicycle, don’t forget the Via Verda, a path that crosses the territory from the Terra Alta to the mouth of the Ebro river.
Terres de l’Ebre have trails for all audiences. We will find the Ruta dels Estels del Sud, which crosses the massif of Els Ports, the routes through the Delta del Ebro, the Via Verda, the GR-92 on the cliffs of the coast, or the GR-99 that accompanies the river Ebro over 1,200 km.
GASTRONOMY AND WINE CULTURE
You can find a wide variety of products: mushrooms, vegetables, fruits or the characteristic rice of the Delta del Ebro. Complemented with fish, seafood and molluscs. And paired with wine from the Terra Alta.