Walking in the Ebro valley

This little known area has an extensive network of long-distance and short-distance walking routes that will introduce you to the heart and soul of Catalonia - its beauty, its heritage and its people.

Late February through to early June and September to November are particularly lovely months for a walking holiday. It's just a matter of choosing which you prefer - Spring when the valley is clothed in a froth of pink and white blossom or Autumn when the leaves are glowing with reds and yellows.

Many of the routes here follow old bridal paths and drovers tracks which take in deserted monasteries, hermitages, castles or ancient villages. In the valley you will pass acres of almond, peach, pear or cherry orchards whilst in the higher crags you may see golden eagles and vultures soaring overhead or even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Spanish Ibex.

There are also two sections of the Via Verde in this area - routes made from disused railway lines that cut through spectacular mountain scenery and have a series of tunnels and viaducts, old railway stations and historic villages. The surfaces are wide, flat and asphalted and have few, if any, steep gradients which make them ideal for families with children, the elderly or even mobility impaired.

It is quite simply a fantastic walking area with routes to suit all abilities. We have a large selection of leaflets and maps for self-guided walking and we can provide a drop-off/pick-up service if necessary for any linear walks. Guided walks with local professionals which include information about the nature, history and legends of the area can also be arranged.

Whichever routes or seasons you choose, we are quite confident you will not be disappointed with the tranquillity, the magnificent views or the variety of flowers, birds and butterflies you will see en route. Come and discover it for yourself!