Path of the Ebro from Gandesa to Batea in Tarragona

The Camino del Ebro  is made up of a total of 14 stages. Its starting point is at the mouth of the Ebro and it reaches Logroño to join the Camino de Santiago where the pilgrim will finally reach the goal of appearing before the apostle.

One of the easiest stages of this Camino del Ebro is the one that runs between the towns of Gandesa and Batea . This route of just 12.2 km  does not have great slopes or run through dangerous sections, which makes it a perfect path to do as a family at any time of the year.

Path of the Ebro from Gandesa to Batea

The route begins at the exit of the town of Gandesa, it is easy to find the place, since it is marked with the yellow pilgrim marks . The path, paved in some sections and compact dirt in others, runs between low mountains, pine forests and abundant vineyards. The only difficulty that the hiker may encounter is a small climb at the exit of Gandesa and a slight descent, even pleasant, at the arrival at Batea.

The only recommendation that should be given to hikers who choose to follow this route is that during the harvest season there are quite a few paths and vehicles along the way, so the dust is constant. It is advisable to wear a scarf that covers your face to avoid constantly breathing dust and extreme caution should be exercised if you go with small children due to traffic.

The path is simple and without difficulty, even so it is advisable to wear sports clothing and shoes, avoid the middle of the day (especially during the summer), bring water and some food, a battery-powered phone and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Sun. Without forgetting the constant use of sun protection (more during the hours of the day when the sun is hot), sunglasses and foods with a high sugar content to avoid fainting.

Other cultural activities

Being the river Ebro a communication axis for centuries between the Castilian plateau and the Mediterranean, towns of all kinds can be seen as a result of the numerous civilizations that used this route.

The Iberians settled for the first time in the locality of Gandesa and had their settlement in the place called Coll del Moro , today of great archaeological interest and in which remains of tombs with cremations typical of the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages have been found. first Iron Age. The city was also one of the main scenes of the famous battle of the Ebro, during the Spanish Civil War, suffering serious destruction.

The archpriestal church of the Asunción dates from the 12th and 13th centuries and has a splendid Romanesque portal, while other parts of the building are of baroque and neoclassical style. In addition, some magnificent manor houses are still preserved, such as that of the Barons of Purroi, that of the Lords of Liori and the house of Dels Sunyer, all of them in neoclassical style.

On the other hand, Batea witnessed important war episodes such as the War of Succession (18th century), the Carlist Wars (19th century) and the sadly famous Battle of the Ebro during the Spanish Civil War. For this reason, and despite not conserving large monuments or structures from very old times, it is worth highlighting three emblematic buildings of the town: the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, the Puerta del Ángel and the arcades of the so-called Carrer Major, one of the elements most outstanding architectural