Cycling tunnel - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain
Cycling Bridge - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain

Cycling, with three mountain ranges, the Delta De Ebre and the coast line of the Costa Daurada to explore, this part of Southern Catalonia provides plenty of opportunity. Pride of the tourist cycle paths is the Zafan Valley Greenway With approximately 170 kilometres of beautifully contrasting landscapes, a route that runs from the highlands of Aragon to the sea through two natural parks as spectacular and diverse as Els Ports and the Ebro Delta. We are located between two sections: a) Terra Alta which goes from Arnes de Lledo to Pinell De Brai a 24km section and b) Baix Ebre which runs from Benifallet station to Tortosa a 25km section.

Known as the greenway or via Verde, the path follows the old railway track. When the trains stopped the line fell into disrepair and was forgotten. Today, the old lines have now lost their rails, and what was once the domain of wagons and locomotives is the realm of cyclists, walkers and day-trippers. Being flat and even and in most parts asphalted over the route provides no technical difficulties – ideal for adults, children, the elderly and disabled. You will find information panels and signposts along the way to keep you informed about interesting, artistic, historical and landscape locations to look out for. The the stations along the route are being resurrected as Hotels, guest houses, restaurants, meeting places and concert venues providing a new and exiting experience.

Our section of the Via Verde starts at Benifallet station the path is now asphalted over, and follows the part of the railway track either south to Tortosa or north to Arens de Lledo and onwards to Pirgmoreno in the region of Aragon. The routes takes you through landscapes of surprising variety, including wooded areas with impressive sheer rock faces, rural settings, virtually unspoiled natural spots, through the engineered railway tunnels which you need a torch for and over impressive railway bridges.

Each year around the 1st June, there is an organized bicycle ride along part of the route from Tortosa to Jesus followed by breakfast and activities.

We are able to hire bicycles or they can be hired in the village or from Benifallet station. If you prefer a more relaxing day only cycling downhill, you can drive to Horta de Sant Joan to rent your bike. The company there will arrange a time and station of your choice to collect you, supply you with welcomed cold drinks, and then drive you back to your car. The same can be done in reverse from El Pinell de Brai station.

Kayaking

Experience the magic of one of the most beautiful stretch of The River Ebro by kayaking downstream from Miravet to Benifallet through the steep sided valley. The excursion starts at the El Pas de Barca in Miravet from where there is a wonderful panoramic view of the River, from the village of Miravet and its castle. After an initiation course in canoeing and explanations of the natural value of the environment by your guides, cruise the calm waters of the Ebro River through this particularly pictures stretch.

Kayaking - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain
Adventure Park - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain
Zip Line - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain

Adventure Park for all Ages

A real adventure in the middle of the mountain. In the countryside, surrounded by pine trees, juniper, rosemary, mastic, thyme, juniper and dry stone walls, trees.

The parc includes a picnic area located at the park enterance and 16 adventure games consisting of bridges, zip lines, nets, ropes, cords roads and wooden roads.

A circuit of platforms provids fun and games in and above above the pines. Of course safety is paramount and the latest generation of harnesses using “intelligent carabiners are supplied allowing you to enjoy the park in complete safety.

“For the “brave” try the 142 meters Supertirolina Zip line”.

The Segway cool!

A different way to travel; fun and easy and takes only a few minutes to master the basics.

A different way to travel; fun and easy and takes only a few minutes to master the basics.

An environmentally friendly vehicle with long lasting lithium battery, that allows you the freedom to negotiate steep slopes.

An environmentally friendly vehicle with long lasting lithium battery, that allows you the freedom to negotiate steep slopes.

Apart from trips around Benifallet the segways can be transport and assemble at a site of choice. Seway Miravet, green route etc.

Segway - El Figueral Rural Tourism Spain
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