The Route of the Ebro is not as popular as the French Trail, however, is a journey of great beauty in which we can enjoy throughout the journey of the company of the river Ebro. It should also be noted that we will find a lot of Roman vestiges that are evidence of the numerous Roman settlements that existed in the past. If you are still not sure which way to choose, we recommend you read: Which way to Santiago to choose?
Deltebre- Sant Carles de la Ràpita
This stage lasts 22 kilometers and we will be able to cover it in about 5 hours. It should be noted that it is a very flat stage, which will make us not tire excessively at the beginning of the crossing. The town of Poble Nou del Delta should be highlighted, in which we can see a pretty lagoon.
Sant Carles de la Ràpita- Tortosa
In this stage we will find a longer route, as it has about 28 kilometers. This means that the time it will take us to cover it will be about six and a half hours.
We are facing a stage in which we must be very aware of the road not to get lost. The scenery, frankly, is no big deal in this part of the tour.
This stage is quite short, since it barely lasts 14 kilometers, so in about 3 hours we will have aired it. The route is quite flat, not to say totally flat. We will visit the towns of Tortosa, Roquetes, Jesús and Xerta.
This part lasts longer reaching 27 kilometers. The duration is approximately 6 hours. It is one of the hardest stages since the difference in level is quite important. However, the stage will reward us with beautiful landscapes. Among them, we can emphasize the gorges of the river Canaleta.
In this stage we will cover about 30 kilometres, but, unlike the previous stage, the slopes are not so steep. For this reason, with about 7 hours we will have plenty of time to walk around it.
Beginning in Gandesa we will arrive at Batea, where we will be able to see the Creu Coberta, a cruise ship that was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War. Arriving at Fabara we will leave Catalonia and arrive at Aragón. I’m sure you’ll be interested in what footwear to wear for the Way of St. James?
With 21 kilometers we are facing a very simple stage, however, it should be noted that there are few possibilities of obtaining food and drink. For this reason, it is advisable to leave well prepared. In addition, you should be careful with traffic. In order to have the complete experience of this stage it is necessary to visit the Roman mausoleum of Fabara.
With 30 kilometers we begin to glimpse the equator of the tour. This stage will take you about 7 hours. In this section of the route there is not much to see so it is recommended that you prioritize rest to face the rest of cooler stages, as these are more interesting.
In about 7 hours we will be able to complete the 32 kilometers of this stage. Starting from Escatron we will begin an interesting stage from both the landscape and cultural point of view. We can see, for example, the Monastery of the Wheel. In Alborge we will be able to observe a peculiar landscape that stands out for its charm, its mystery and its views.
Fifth-El Burgo de Ebro
The 29 kilometers of the route will be short, even though it takes us 6 hours and 45 minutes to finish it. Point out that being such a flat stage can be a bit boring. In Fuentes del Ebro we can see the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel, which is Gothic style.
In Burgo de Ebro we can see the Cabañeta archaeological site.
The village of Ebro-Zaragoza
It is a short stage (just 18 kms) so in less than 4 and a half hours we will have finished it. In La Cartuja Baja, which is a district of Zaragoza, we can see the Cartuja de Miraflores, which is quite famous.
In Zaragoza you must visit the Basilica of Pilar, where you will find the Pilarica (the patron saint of the Aragonese). The church is baroque in style and is considered one of the oldest Marian temples in the world.
In Zaragoza you can also see the churches of San Pablo, San Miguel or San Felipe. A top city.
With almost 29 kilometers this route will take you about 7 hours and a half. It is an easy route, as most of the route is flat. In Alagón we must visit the church of San Pedro Apóstol, which is of Mudejar style. You can also visit the convent of San Antonio.
This stage lasts only 21 kilometers. In Gallur we can find the church of San Pedro, which is neoclassical in style. It should be noted that there is also the house of the Espuny family, which is very famous for faithfully representing the style of the modernist palaces of the beginning of the 20th century.
This stage is quite long (36 kilometers) so it will take you about 9 hours. It is a stage, therefore, hard. In Tudela we will be able to see the Cathedral of Tudela that is situated between the Romanesque and the Gothic. In addition, we can see the Puerta del Juicio, the church of San Nicolás and the Palacio Decanal. A very important city for Navarre, as it is the second most populated.
In 6 hours we will have completed the 24 kilometers of this stage. This stage stands out because in it we will find the fountain of the Roman Nymphaeum, which is a national monument. In addition, we can also see in Alfara the collegiate church of San Migue, an exceptional sample of Baroque style.
This stage is only 25 kilometers, so the end of the course will not be hard for us. We are now on the verge of reaching the end of the Ebro Trail. In Calahorra we will be able to see the Arco de Planillo and the Cathedral of Santa María, which is of Gothic style, and is particularly beautiful.
We arrived at the penultimate stage, which only lasts about 5 hours spread over 20 kilometers. At this stage we can visit the church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, which is of Romanesque style. Point out that we can also see the Bridge of the Moors.
Although the penultimate stage is short, the last stage is not, but not at all. To say goodbye to this road we will have to travel in about 8 hours and a half 32 kilometers. However, it will be worth it because in Logroño we will be able to enjoy not only wine, but also monuments such as the cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda. We can also see the Fountain of pilgrims and among others, the Church of Santa Maria del Palacio, which is Romanesque style.
In Logroño we will finish one of the best ways of Santiago that exist in Spain, although it is not as popular as others.