A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park is the largest protected wetland in Catalonia
Well marked cycling trails for electric bikes, road bikes and mountain bikes
Five-day mountain hiking circuit through Estels del Sud
Sea and river kayaking and canoeing through wetlands
In May 2013 the Terres de l’Ebre were declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO for its landscape richness, its representation of Mediterranean ecosystems and its model of biodiversity conservation. In 2016, the Terres de l’Ebre region was even declared one of the 100 best sustainable tourism destinations in the world by the International Global Green Destinations Association.
Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park is located in the Ebre River Delta and is the largest protected wetland in Catalonia. It is home to 95 species of birds who breed there, as well as around 300 species that come to stopover. You can also see varieties of reptiles, fish, invertebrates and amphibians. This park is flat, so meandering around slowly on foot or horseback makes for an easy, enjoyable day at the park.
Whether enjoying the flats of the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park or cycling all (or just a part) or the EuroVelo 8 (a.k.a. the Mediterranean Route, a 7,560 km long-distance cycling route that passes through Catalonia), Baix Ebre is a bicyclist’s dream. There are diverse, well marked routes through the region for all ages and abilities. Notable is the Via Verda del Baix-Ebre, an abandoned rail line that was converted into a bike and hiking trail from Tortosa to close to Alcañiz.
Whether walking the five-day circuit through Estels del Sud with its prehistoric limestone mountains or in Els Ports Natural Park enjoying the 35000 hectares of cool pine forests, refreshing streams and gorgeous views of the Ebro Delta, Baix Ebre is ideal for taking in on foot.
Between both a privileged location on the sea and the Ebro River for which the county is named, the possibilities are endless for water fun here. Whether you rent a canoe for a family outing to explore different ecosystems, or want to try your hand at sea kayaking, Baix Ebre has you covered.
With the Pyrenees to the north and the Mediterranean Sea with its famous Costa Brava to the south, there is definitely diversity in landscape. Protected areas of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park, the Cap de Creus Natural Park, the Albera Natural Area and the Bassegoda area are just waiting to be explored. The area is rich in history, culture, and art.