The Ebro river

Since times of the Iberians, the Ebro river has been important and strategic for the settlement of the villages near its shore. Their water has given life to the cultivation, the fishermen, the farmers, the shipwrights, the builders of bridges, the “sirgadors” … and to many more trades that would be endless to call. On the riverbed have grown strong children that have learnt from the good and the bad things given by the waters of the Ebro. Calm down to give goods to their environment, but also enraged to grow and load of fury causing the most devastating floods.

The high trade and activity in its waters during the 16TH, 17TH, 18TH or 19TH centuries ended with the arrival of the steam engines and the cars. Now, we have the river as a natural and emblematic place that we must be aware of to preserve so that it does not disappear. The species of fish and birds that inhabit their surroundings are endless, as is the flora of the lush river forest that make us wake up in autumn or spring with a range of warm colours and precious flowers every day.

But, the best thing, is to enjoy the Ebro as a leisure place where to hang out, where to sail, where to relax, where to come into contact with nature, where to go.

How? Thanks to the tourist and leisure offers that have been organized around this natural paradise, as it is the case of our tourist trips aboard Lo Sirgador, a boat that wants to recreate the emblematic llaguts of the XIX century that sailed the Ebro. Or, practicing sport, either the rowing, the canoeing or the kayak that offers from different companies in our territory. Biking is also a healthy and marvelous way of discovering this fantastic land through the recently expanded Green Routes (Via Verda).

Around the river, we can also find a number of emblematic monuments (towers, old stately homes, mills, old Olive industries, castles…) that embrace us to tell the story of their past.

And of course, the Ebre still provides our restaurateurs with fresh, local products that come directly from the river or the sea and are collected to produce their dishes.

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