Canoeing

Tortosa-Amposta


With this option we will leave from the millenary city of Tortosa and we will soon start to enjoy of the Ebre’s sight getting into de Vinallop’s island and its majestic trees.

We will be able to check how the water stops and the river starts to become bigger and as more close from Amposta we get. We will pass by under the emblematical suspended bridge of Amposta

 

TORTOSA

Visit the Catedral de Santa Maria (Saint Marie’s cathedral), of Gothic’s architecture and its museum with more than 200 pieces of a highly religious and artistic value.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/catedral-de-santa-maria-de-tortosa

You have the option of visiting the Centre d’interpretació de la setmana santa de Tortosa (Interpretation Centre of the Holy Week of Tortosa), located in the Antiga església de Sant Antoni Abad (The old church of Saint Anthony Abad) rebuild in order to harbour the representations and the more characteristic representations of the Holy Week of Tortosa.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/centre-dinterpretaci%C3%B3-de-la-setmana-santa-de-tortosa

You can contemplate the modernism characteristic of Tortosa through the walls of the antic escorxador de Tortosa (The old Tortosa’s slaughterhouse), a work done by the architect Pau Monguió i Segura.

You can also visit its exposition room of Antoni Garcia.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/antic-escorxador-de-tortosa

At the Historical Archive of Terres de l’Ebre, located in the Reials col·legis de Tortosa (The Royal Colleges of Tortosa), you will be able to visit the antique documents signed by historical characters like hi Ramon Berenguer IV, or curious documents as “The traditions of Tortosa” from the end of the eighteenth century.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/arxiu-hist%C3%B2ric-comarcal-de-les-terres-de-lebre

You cannot miss the visit to the Castell de la Suda (The Suda’s castle), of Muslim origin, with spectacular views of the city of Tortosa, the port, and the Ebre’s valley. Take a walk around its ramparts and discover its many pillboxes.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/castell-de-la-suda

Go into the Jardins del Princep (The Prince’s Gardens) a particular museum-park with 24 sculptural groups in addition to the interesting botanical collection.

More information: http://www.tortosaturisme.cat/ca/que-fer/5-principals-espais-de-visita/79-els-jardins-del-prncep-museu-descultures-a-laire-lliure-de-santiago-de-santiago/

Visit the Ebre’s museum, located on the inside part of the Pont del Mil·lenari (The millenary’s bridge), and learn everything about the river with its two permanent expositions and be surprised with the third room and its temporary expositions.

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/que_visitar/museu-de-lebre

If you really do enjoy architecture, and more specifically the modernism, you have the option of taking the modernist route of Tortosa, where you will be able to look at emblematical buildings as the local market, the Burnet’s house, the old slaughterhouse and so on. 

More information: http://www.viulebre.com/rutes/la-tortosa-modernista

 

AMPOSTA

Visit the Castell d’Amposta (Amposta’s castle) an old fortress next to the Ebre’s river, which was the head of Saint John’s from Jerusalem order.

More information: http://www.turismeamposta.cat/ca/que-fer/turisme-cultural/castell-d-amposta_358

Find out everything about nature, archaeology and ethnology of the Montsia’s area at Terres de l’Ebre’s museum. 

More information: http://www.turismeamposta.cat/ca/que-fer/turisme-cultural/museu-de-les-terres-de-l-ebre_360

Visit the Carrova tower, one of the many towers that guarded the Ebre’s river transit. This one is located next to the ruins of and old Roman village.

More information: http://www.turismeamposta.cat/ca/que-fer/turisme-cultural/torre-de-la-carrova_362

 

Recommendations

During the summer season, you should wear comfortable clothes and footwear that can be soaked. It would be better if the footwear is very tight to the foot. You should avoid wearing flip-flops as it's easier to lose them and it's not comfortable for canoeing.

During the activity it's important to bring water, anti-mosquitos, sun lotion of a higher SPF rating and a cap. It's also recommendable to bring clothes for changing after the activity.

If it's your first time, we recommend you to take an individual kayak, as it's easier to drive than the double kayak.

If you want to bring your children with you but you think that they are too young, there's no problem at all as in the double kayaks there are a couple of central sits for the younger kids. This way, in the same kayak can sail two adults and two kids.

During the winter season, it's important to bring a thermal sweater or one that keeps the corporal heat and a waterproof jacket or a raincoat. We will lend you some waterproof fabrics so that your legs don't get wet with the splashes produced by the row.