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Excursions from the Port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita Ebro Delta Nature Park “...a Port off-the-beaten-Path” Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia, Spain


Excursions from the Port of Sant Carles de la RĂ pita- Ebro Delta Nature Park

The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination

Half-day excursions near the village Half-day Excursions in the Terres de l’Ebre Region Information and Contact


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination

A nature Park located in the Mediterranean Coast


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination

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It was declared Natural Park to guarantee a rational use of the resources and to promote scientist and educational uses. It’s a specially protected zone for birds conservation (ZEPA), following the CEE guideline 79/409. It’s included in the list of the agreement for wet areas with international importance, specially as an habitat for aquatic birds (RAMSAR). It’s proposed as a Communitarian Important Place (LIC) in the context of the Nature 2000 Network. It’s declared as an interesting area for the halophile vegetation by the European Council. It’s a European important area for the aquatic vegetation conservation. It’s a category A space by the UICN (exceptional interest).


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination

Sant Carles de la Ràpita, where the earth embraces the sea‌.


The Ebro Delta, a new and unique destination

The Ebro Delta is the most important wetland in Catalonia

This is an up-and-coming destination in Spain, because of its variety of landscapes and possibilities for special interest travel


Half-day excursions from Sant Carles de la Ràpita-Delta del Ebro

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The Mussels and Oysters Tour Description: You will get to know a unique place called “la Caseta del Parrillo� located above the mussel and oyster beds, and there, at the hands of true professionals, we will be introduced to the world of mussels and its importance in relation to the Bay of Alfacs. After tasting the delicious mussels and oysters from the Bay of Alfacs, all accompanied by a glass of champagne, we continue visiting the bay, where we find endless wonders like the majestic Salinas de la Trinitat, or the Natural Reserve of Punta de la Banya a flamingo nesting area. Schedule: Departures at 11:00 h (when there is a group of at least 20 people)


The Mussels and Oysters Tour


Guided visit to the Ebro Delta Nature Park Description: The route can be divided in half a day or a full day, according to customer preferences. The half-day route, lead by an expert guide, runs along roads with low traffic in the Natural Park of Delta del Ebro and includes several stops at major viewpoints in the area, where an expert native guide will explain the different ecosystems that you can find in the Ebro Delta. Visit the lagoons, Encañisada and Tancada, get to know how Delta del Ebro was formed, the history, we see a hill of birds in the area and their migratory routes, with particular emphasis on aquatic birds and watching nesting areas of these. The route of one day, is complemented by a visit to the Eco-museum, interpretive center for the Ebro Delta, or the “Casa de Fusta”, ornithological museum.


Guided visit to the Ebro Delta Nature Park


Cicloturismo: The Lagoon’s Las Lagunas Routedel Delta Description: The Ebro Delta is an ideal place for cycling trips. Enjoy the scenery without much physical effort with your partner, friends or family. The characteristic of the land, completely flat, makes this one of the best means of transport to visit the delta and the lagoons, rice paddies, viewpoints... Sant Carles de la Rapita is one of the exit points of the Ruta de las Lagunas. By completing this route on two wheels you can visit the lagoons of Encanyissada and Tancada and famous landmarks such as the interpretation center of Casa de Madera (the House of Wood) or the village of Poble Nou del Delta. You should pay attention to the hundreds of birds that you can see from the viewpoints or when taking a little break and take pleasure in the sights of the delta landscape.


Hiking to the Delta viewpoint, La Foradada

Description: Hiking in the Sierra del Montsià, a coastal massif located at the foot of the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta where you will enjoy the Mediterranean forest with olives and almond trees that served as a refuge and source of life for the ancient inhabitants of the mountain. Visit natural water sources, old country houses, lime kilns and the peak “La Foradada” from where you can observe the magnificent Ebro Delta forming a triangular shape together with the sea. Enjoy. Relax. Peacefulness and pure contact with nature are the sensations you may experience. We hike accompanied by a qualified and experienced guide.


Hiking to the Delta viewpoint, La Foradada


Traditional “la paupa” fishing

Description: The fishing takes place in the Alfacs Bay, just a few meters from the Natural Reserve of Punta de la Banya. After crossing the bay from the cruise ship dock in San Carlos de la Rapita, your fishing expert guides you towards the best area to implement this type of fishing. There you will discover how this activity has developed over time and learn by true professionals, to fish using only two things: the sight and hands. As addition we offer the opportunity to delight your catch in a renowned restaurant in San Carlos de la Rapita, a meal that you´ll never forget!


Traditional “la paupa” fishing


Half-day Excursions in the Terres de l’Ebre Region

Visit to the Cathedral of Tortosa, National Monument Get to know the major river in Spain, the Ebro Visit to the Cave Paintings (World Heritage)

Discover the Iberian Village of La Moleta del Remei The Green Route along the Ebro by bike Visit to the Ebro Battle Sites Route Follow Picasso’s steps in la Terra Alta


Visit to the Cathedral of Tortosa, National Monument Description: The present Gothic temple was started in 1347, and designed according to the fashions of the fourteenth century. It occupies the site of the old Romanesque cathedral, of which there are only a few walls and windows remain. The building has a basilical shape, with three naves and side chapels. The central nave, the cloister and the chapel of Mare de DĂŠu de la Cinta are well worth visiting. There are two altarpieces located in the apse which are also of interest. In the presbytery we find a Romanesque altarpiece of la Mare de DĂŠu de l'Estrella, made in gold-leaf and polychrome wood. There is another in the central chapel of the ambulatory, this altarpiece of the Transfiguration from the second half of the fifteenth century, is said to be from the famous workshop of Jaume Huget. The Gothic cloister has a trapezoidal floor and balconies with pointed arches. The naves contain an important example of headstones. The old entrance to the canons dining room is also here (at present it is an exhibition room), as well as one of the main entrances to the temple.


Visit to the Cathedral of Tortosa, National Monument


Get to know the major river in Spain, the Ebro Description: The Llagut (traditional boat) Lo Sirgador, recovers the navigation by the Ebro, a tribute to ancestors, placing value on the lives of thousands of men dedicated to the river. With a capacity of 53 people, sails regularly from Tortosa-Benifallet and Xerta-Miravet. It can be combined a with the visit to several sights as the Green Rout, visits to the interpretation centers of different villages of the Battle of the Ebro, the Catalan Modern Art heritage in the cellars while tasting local wine... Or simply explore the major river in Spain, rich in flora and fauna, a river full of life ... The Rio Ebro.... Who has given its name to the whole Iberian Peninsula.


Visit to the Cave Paintings (World Heritage) Description: The cave paintings at Ulldecona Hermitage, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998, is one of the most important groups of Levantine cave art in the Iberian peninsula. They are situated to the north of the town, in La Serra de Godall, close to the Pietat Hermitage. In these mountain cavities, there are 11 neolithic caves with paintings nearly 8,000 years old. Along what is almost 500 metres of rocks and caves, there are more than 400 images showing different fighting scenes. Among the pictorial elements, is the figure of a deer (cave no.1), which is different from the rest, as it is placed vertically and the shapes are precisely represented. The Levantine paintings in for just over an hour cover a world of mythical stories directly related to hunting, which was the means of survival in those days. The steep slopes where these remains can be found, were surely a perfect place for capturing animals, and it is very likely that the caves were also used for meetings and celebrating rituals. It is believed that paintings were a means of communication, marking sacred places, but were also used to pass on traditions, history and the cultural values of the villagers.


Visit to the Cave Paintings (World Heritage)


Discover the Iberian Village of La Moleta del Remei

Description: Near Mare de DĂŠu del Remei Hermitage in Alcanar, lie the remains of an Iberian, once coastal village, prime position for trade routes from the Ebre valley to the Mediterranean Sea. It seems that this was the central walled site for other small villages in the vicinity. The elite of the tribe who lived here, controlled any surplus products from the area (mainly cereals), and exchanged them for luxury products with other villages along the Mediterranean. The urban design of La Moleta is characterized by its surrounding walls, lots of streets and numerous abodes with rectangular floors. The importance of this site is clear, as it is the only village in the southern part of Ilercavonia which was occupied continuously from the second half of the seventh century BC to the end of the second century BC, coinciding with the arrival of the Romans.


The Green Route along the Ebro by bike Description: The Via Verda in Terres de l'Ebre is a culturally touristic idea aimed at people who love cycling. This route is of medium difficulty if you are on your bike, but you can also follow it on horseback or on foot. The route follows the old railway track which linked La Puebla de H铆jar (in Arag贸n) with Tortosa and crosses the regions of Terra Alta and Baix Ebre. It is well sign-posted and the ground has been adapted for cycling. It borders the western side of Els Ports massif and the banks of Canaletes River until it reaches the Ebre. The scenery is spectacular and the route includes passing through 41 tunnels, some of which are quite long (up to 750m).


The Green Route along the Ebro by bike


Visit to the Ebro Battle Sites Route

Description: Terres de l’Ebre was the scene for one of the most tragic periods in Spanish contemporary history; the Ebre Battle. It ocurred between July and November in 1938, in the last part of the Civil War, and 130,000 people lost their lives in a war of waste. This battle took place on both shores of the Ebre River, from Mequinensa to Amposta, with the Serra de Pàndols and the Serra de Cavalls being crucial points. Specific sites in this defeat of the Republican army against General Franicso Franco's army, have been restored. So, now, trenches, shelters and monuments can be visited, and there are also routes through the aforementioned mountain ranges. A Study Centre for the Ebre Battle in Gandesa and two Interpretation Centres in Pinell de Brai and Corbera d'Ebre, have also been created. This last village was completely destroyed and, once the war was over, it was decided to keep the old village as it was and build a new one lower down.


Visit to the Ebro Battle Sites Route


Follow Picasso’s steps in la Terra Alta Description: The painter, Pablo Picasso visited Horta de Sant Joan twice, once in 1898 and again in 1909. These stays were not for long, but they were very fruitful in terms of creating paintings. It was, in fact, in this very village in Terra Alta, where Picasso began the artisitc style of Cubism, inspired by the square shaped Roques de Benet (rocks). To preserve and promote the legacy which this painter, from Malaga, left in this village, the Picasso Centre exhibits reproductions of almost 200 paintings which the painter created while staying here, as well as other paintings he did in Barcelona or Paris which were inspired by the scenery of Horta. The Picasso Centre is located at the old hospital, which is a Rennaissance building. During the Carlist Wars it was burnt down and was later used as barracks for the Civil Guards. After being completely restored, it was opened to the public in 1992 as the site for the Picasso Centre.


Follow Picasso’s steps in la Terra Alta


Excursions Ebro Delta - Sant Carles Port