The cycle path known as  the "Zafan Valley Greenway" is Catalonia´s most diverse cycle path. For approximately 170 km it runs along the Ebro river,  from the highlands of Aragon to the sea through two natural parks as spectacular and diverse as Els Ports and the Ebro Delta.  Our South Catalonia Cycle Tour is an easy, 7-day cycling holiday of great natural and cultural beauty.

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  • Day 1 Arrival at Reus
    Arrival at the city of Reus where you will spend the night. You meet with our local guide who will give you all the touist information, maps and GPS that you need for the tour. After the welcome meeting you will have time to visit the old town of Reus, birthplace of Antoni Gaudi. This lively town has a beauitiful collection of modernist buildings and plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy the local cuisine,
  • Day 2 The plains of Aragón
    Alcañiz - Alcañiz
    32.0 km
    Transfer from Reus to Alcañiz, where our guide will have the rental bikes prepared for you. The week starts with a short and easy cycle day around Alcañiz. You start at the parador of Alcañiz and cycle through the narrow streets of the old town. You cross the river and travel through fields until you reach the lake of la Estanca where you will see a lot of birds. From the lake you continue to the peculiar ecosystem of “Las Saladas”, salt lakes that are inhabited by species adapted to the extreme conditions of this area. From the salt lakes you cycle back to Alcañiz through fields.
  • Day 3 From Aragon to Catalonia
    Alcañiz – Horta de Sant Joan
    55.0 km
    At the beginning you will pass a secondary road until you reach the abandoned railway station of Valdegorfa. From there, we will bike along the green way surrounded by a landscape dominated by olive trees, vineyards and lush pine forests. You crossthe long viaduct that crosses the Matarraña River. The cycle path continues along virtually flat terrain and along the old railway, into a rugged mountain range. In the distance, the majestic mountains of Els Port appear, with the village of Horta de Sant Joan perched on a hilltop, where you will spend the night. Take your time to visit this picturesque village and the very interesting museum of Picasso.
  • Day 4 Tunnels and viaducts
    Horta de Sant Joan – Tortosa
    45.0 km
    From Horta de Sant Joan, the via verde cycle path follows the river that cuts through the rugged mountain range of Els Ports. Via a series of tunnels and viaducts , the cycle path leads you through the impressive landscape. Hidden in the canyon below lies the Font Calda, hot springs where you can have a swim. The route continues through tunnels until you reach the old station of Benifallet that has been transformed into a cosy bar and restaurant. You now follow the mighty Ebro river until you reach the historic town of Tortosa, where you will spend the night.
  • Day 5 Along the Ebro River
    Tortosa – L’Ampolla
    34.0 km
    From Tortosa the cycle path follows the Ebro river, through orange orchards and along canals. The mountains have given way to the plains of the Ebro and vast fields of rice. You are getting closer to one of Europe's most important wetlands, the Ebro Delta. You arrive at L'Ampolla, a pleasant and tranquil seaport village, where you can go for a stroll along the beach and the harbor.
  • Day 6 Delta Ebre Nature Reserve
    L’Ampolla-L’Ampolla
    56.0 km
    Today you will be cycling through the Ebro Delta along secondary roads and cycle paths. This circular tour along rice fields, canals and wetlands where you will be able to spot thousands of marine and migratory birds such as flamingos, ibis, ospreys and the largest colony of Audouin´s gulls in the world. There are no less than 323 different bird species in this nature reserve.
  • Day 7 Departure
    Departure day, we hope you enjoyed your stay with us!

For self-guided: departure all year round. Recommended from March to November.

For guided tours please contact us at info@trekandride.com

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 710.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Half board: 180.00 € (per person in double room)
  • Single room: 190.00 €
  • Mid season: 60.00 € ((June, September and Spanish Easter))
  • Solo traveller: 150.00 € (+ Single Supplement )
  • Extra night: 80.00 € (Extra night in Benifallet (breakfast included))
  • Extra night: 90.00 € (Extra night in L'Ampolla (breakfast included))
  • Extra night: 110.00 € ( (June, September and Spanish Easter, breakfast included))

The price includes:

  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English)

  • 6 nights accommodation with brekfast

  • GPS with all the tracks

  • Maps for each stage

  • All the tourist information about the route

  • A 24h telephone number in case of any problems

 

The price does not include:

  • Flights

  • Drinks

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary

  • Rental bike

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Via the old railway road that is now called the Green Way cycle path, you cycle from the plains and countryside of Aragon, through the majestic mountains and historic villages of the Els Ports Nature Reserve, all the way to the Ebro Delta at the Mediterranean Sea. South Catalonia is one of the lesser known regions of Spain, so it is easy to avoid overcrowded routes and sites.  The wide variety of landscapes is very impressive and is of great natural and cultural beauty. You stay in paradors (historic buildings turned into classy hotels) and authentic, rural accommodation the wine and food are exquisite! This holiday is ideal for birdwatchers and cyclists in general who enjoy to get away from the beaten track. 

HIGHLIGHTS

✓ Visit Alcañiz

✓ The equinox tunnel of Valdealgorfa

✓ The exquisite Terra Alta wines

✓ The town of Horta de Sant Joan and the Picasso Museum

✓ The Els Ports Nature Reserece

✓ The hot water springs of the Sanctuary at Fontcalda

✓ The historic train stations

✓ the Ebro river

✓ The dam in Xerta

✓ The historic town of  Tortosa 

✓ Birdwatching in the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Territory: Green way (cycling path), rural secondary roads and paths around the Ebro mouth

Difficulty: easy- medium (level 2 of 5). Light uphills, two days with more than 50 kms but in a flat area.

Languages: All the information is available in English, French, German, Dutch

Minimum age: We recommend children 14 or older who are used to doing sport.

 

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

With its international airport, Barcelona is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Catalonia. Alternitavely, you can also fly to the airport of Reus.

Upon request, we will provide you with a fully detailed schedule of the public transport to and from Reus, Barcelona and L'Ampolla.

Trip details
E.g., 09-08-2020
-14 years
+65 years
Supplements
per person in double room
(June, September and Spanish Easter)
+ Single Supplement
Extra night in Benifallet (breakfast included)
Extra night in L'Ampolla (breakfast included)
(June, September and Spanish Easter, breakfast included)
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Budget

Selfguided
  • self price: 710.00 €
  • self price children: 710.00 €
  • self price senior: 710.00 €
  • half board: 180.00 €
  • single room: 190.00 €
  • mid season: 60.00 €
  • solo traveller: 150.00 €
  • extra night: 80.00 €
  • extra night: 90.00 €
  • extra night: 110.00 €
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  • guided price children: 0
  • guided price senior: 0
  • guided price +8: 0
  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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