¨      The Sirga Route;  From ancient times the waters of the Ebro have been used by the various civilizations including the Iberians, the Romans, the Saracens and the Christians. The boats usually sailed pushed by the force of the current of the river and the wind. Otherwise, the help of strong animals and the sirgadors, (strong men), was necessary to help pull the ropes of the vessels full of merchandise from the paths that bordered the river. Nowadays, important stretches of those paths are still preserved, where donkeys and men controlled the direction of the boats. Now, this network of paths combines paths and roads that border the Ebro for hiking.

 

¨   The Battle of the Ebro Route; Terres de l'Ebre was the stage of one of the most tragic moments of the contemporary history of this country, the Battle of the Ebre. It occurred between July and November 1938, in the final part of the Civil War, and 130,000 people lost their lives. This battle took place in both banks of the river, from Mequinensa to Amposta, with the Pŕndols and Cavalls mountain ranges being crucial battle points. Nowadays, trenches, shelters and monuments can now be visited, and there are routes marked out.

 

¨  The Iberian Route; The village of Castellet de Banyoles, in Tivissa, and the village of Moleta del Remei, in Alcanar, represent one of the best examples of Iberian culture in Catalonia and have become the main points on the Route of the Iberians in Terres de l'Ebre. Several information boards show the history of each of the villages on the route and offer a general explanation about several aspects of the Iberian world.

 

¨   The Templar Route; The order of Temple was founded in the 11th century, after the First Crusade, with the objective to protect the travellers that used to pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In Catalonia, the Templars conquered strategic places such as Tortosa and Miravet. The route of the Templars offers the visitor the possibility to see the architectural patrimony and the history of the Order of the Temple in the territories of the ancient Crown of Aragón.