What can I do in Ribera d'Ebre and its Holiday cottages?
La Ribera d'Ebre is a region with 14 municipalities. It borders Deltra de l'Ebre, the Costa Daurada and the Priorat
region. The passage of the Ebre River through its territory has clearly marked its development and its history. The climate in Ribera d'Ebre is markedly Mediterranean. In winter the temperatures are moderate; however, in summer they are higher, with an average of 25 degrees. In the areas that are located near the Ebro river it is common to see banks of fog.
During the Middle Ages it had a strong Arab presence. With the Reconquest little by little the Christian presence was imposed. The mark left by religious military orders such as the Templars is also very important.
El Castell de Miravet
is one of the greatest exponents. You will also find many spaces dedicated to the Spanish Civil War and the Battle of the Ebro.
Enjoying nature is one of the main activities
you can do in Ribera d'Ebre. Whether doing routes on foot or BTT or sailing on the river. You can take advantage of these excursions to get to know the artisans of the area and their local products. The gastronomy of Ribera d'Ebre is based on native products and traditional dishes
. You have at your disposal a wide variety of restaurants where you can taste some of the typical dishes of each municipality.
10 ideas to enjoy the Ribera d'Ebre
- Sail along the Ebro River.
- Discover medieval towns and castles.
- A walk through history.
- Do outdoor activities.
- Try its gastronomy.
- Enjoy its popular festivals.
- Taste their typical products.
- Craftsmanship, an ancestral trade.
- Nature in its pure state.
- Visit its railway heritage.
Sail along the Ebro River
The Ebre River is one of the main tourist attractions of Ribera d'Ebre. In fact, most of the municipalities are crossed by the river. The range of adventure sports you will find there is very wide . You can go down by kayak or paddle surf. In addition, you can take boat trips where you can observe native birds of the area or vestiges of the Spanish Civil War.
Discover medieval towns and castles
The presence of historical monuments is very important in Ribera d'Ebre. The maximum splendor of the region was during the Middle Ages. El Castellet de Banyoles de Tivissa
is one of the most important sites in Catalonia. It dates from the 4th century BC and was reformed until the 14th century when it became a medieval building.El Castell Nou de Flix
, located in an elevated area, offers magnificent panoramic views. In Móra d'Ebre, in the old town
you will find a castle of Arab origin. Today it is renovated and many cultural activities are held. One of the best-known castles on the Ribera d'Ebre is that of Miravet.
It has an Arab origin, but with the reconquest it passed into the hands of the Templars. With the fall of the temple order, it became a Cistercian monastery. Today, it still retains much of its architectural detail.
A walk through history
Ribera d'Ebre has witnessed numerous wars. Without a doubt, one of the most important was the Battle of the Ebro
, during the Spanish Civil War. Throughout the region, heritage related to this event is still preserved.
In Flix you will find a shelter excavated on the rock that has been turned into a museum where you can see what the inside of these buildings looked like. The refugi de Benissanet
is another example of a shelter made by the population itself to protect itself from the bombings of Franco's aviation. In Riba-roja, much of the structure of the old trenches is still preserved. If you get close to Ascó
you can visit the camp of the XV Corps of the Ebre Army
. From here the withdrawal of the republican troops was planned.
Do outdoor activities
The range of activities you can do in Ribera d'Ebre is very varied. We recommend the Camí Natural de l'Ebre . A route that traces the course of the river and allows you to get to know the most inhospitable places in the region. If you like climbing, then you must visit Tivissa and the surrounding mountains. You're sure to have a great time!
Try its gastronomy
The cuisine in Ribera d'Ebre has its origins in the farmers of the region. This makes it a simple kitchen but with a great variety of ingredients. Many dishes use local natural products. One of the best known is the cloxa. Its ingredients are bread, tomato, onion, garlic, herring and a good drizzle of oil. In fact, the Festa de la Clotxa
is celebrated in Móra la Nova
, where restaurants from the area come together to promote this traditional dish.
Rice is another of the most important elements of gastronomy. Paella marinera and rice bowls
are very popular. Seafood also plays a major role. In its restaurants you can find galleys, mussels, prawns, crayfish, oysters as well as dishes with river fish such as tench or eels. If you like sweets, don't forget to try the many varieties of cookies or the cakes filled with angel hair.
Enjoy its popular festivals
Many municipalities in Ribera d'Ebre celebrate popular festivals throughout the year. The main festival of Móra d'Ebre
is one of the most well-known. There are many activities such as a crutch regatta competition, a boat that was used in the past so that people could cross the Ebro River. In Rasquera
, its correfoc is one of the most emblematic
of the southern regions. In Benissanet, the main summer festival
is dedicated to Sant Jaume and it is tradition to eat blessed coca.
Taste their typical products
Local products have a great weight in the economy of Ribera d'Ebre. In the wine cellars of the region you will find wines made in-house . All the grapes come from our own harvests and are processed in a completely artisanal way. We recommend that you try Vimblanc . A raisin wine that is highly appreciated as an accompaniment to desserts. Dairy products are up to the most demanding palates. Taste some of the sheep or goat cheeses and sausages . They are delicious! Fruit is also one of the star local products. The peaches of Benissanet are recognized after the territory.
Craftsmanship, an ancestral trade
Many municipalities in Ribera d'Ebre keep much of their traditions. Crafts is one of them. Many artisans you will find there are heirs to a long family tradition. In Miravet , the potter's guild stands out. On the outskirts of the towns, many artisans have their workshops open to the public. This way you can see how they work and you can also take the opportunity to buy some of their pieces. In Rasquera you can find artisans working the palm tree to make baskets, baskets, carpets, etc. Many of them are women who take training courses in their art for both adults and children.
Nature in its pure state
Ribera d'Ebre has many natural spaces that you can enjoy on foot or by bike. In Flix you will find la Reserva de Sebes. A space prepared for the observation of numerous species of indigenous birds in the area. One of the attractions of this space is that the rogue will be able to see and touch native horses that have been introduced to eat reeds and thus help regulate the vegetation.
Visit its railway heritage
The railway has had a clear influence on the economic development of Ribera d'Ebre. In Móra la Nova you can visit el Centre del Ferrocarril. An old building that has been renovated and turned into a museum where you can see photographs, plans and all kinds of objects related to this means of transport. Outside the building you will find railway vehicles that have been restored.