The Ebro Way is not as popular as the French Way, however, it is a route of great beauty in which we can enjoy the company of the Ebro River during the whole route. It is worth mentioning that we will also find a lot of Roman vestiges that are proof of the numerous Roman settlements that existed in the past. If you are still not sure which route to choose, we recommend you to read: Which Way of Saint James to choose?
The Ebro Way – Stage 1: Deltebre – Sant Carles de la Ràpita
This stage is 22 kilometres long and can be covered in about 5 hours. It should be noted that it is a very flat stage, which will not tire us excessively at the beginning of the journey. To emphasize the locality of Poble Nou del Delta, in which we will be able to see a quite pretty lagoon.
Ebro Way – Stage 2: 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 about six and a half hours.
This is a stage in which we will have to keep a close eye on the road to avoid getting lost. The scenery, frankly, is not much in this part of the route.
This stage is quite short, as it only lasts 14 kilometers, so in about 3 hours we will have finished it. The route is quite flat, if not completely flat. We will visit the towns of Tortosa, Roquetes, Jesús and Xerta.
This part lasts longer reaching 27 kilometers. The duration is about 6 hours, approximately. It is one of the hardest stages as the difference in altitude is quite significant. However, the stage will reward us with some beautiful landscapes. Among them, we can highlight the gorges of the river Canaleta.
In this stage we will cover about 30 kilometers, 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 it.
Starting in Gandesa we will arrive at Batea, where we will be able to see the Creu Coberta, a cruiser that was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War. Arriving to Fabara we will leave Catalonia and we will arrive to Aragon. Surely you will be interested in What shoes to wear to do the Camino de Santiago?
With 21 kilometers we are facing a very easy stage, however, it should be noted that there are few possibilities to get food and drink. For this reason, it is advisable to go out well prepared. Also, be careful with the traffic. To get the full experience of this stage, a visit to the Roman mausoleum of Fabarais a must.