Sant Carles de la Ràpita – Casa de Fusta

FROM AMPOSTA TO THE HEART OF THE DELTA

A route through one of the least known places of the Ebro Delta

Characteristics

  • Duration: 4:00 h.
  • Distance: 24.4km
  • Location: Palau Firal - 43540 Sant Carles de La Ràpita
  • Arriving by: Bike, Walking
  • Seasonality All year
  • Difficulty Low

Description of the route

This itinerary has got two variants, which depends on the time of year.

FROM MARCH TO SEPTEMBER

The route starts at the Sant Carles de la Ràpita fair pavilion (km0).

With the pavilion on your right, continue ahead until you reach the crossroads of the road that links Sant Carles de La Ràpita with Poblenou del Delta (km 0.5).

Continue along the road for 400m until you see a dirt track on the left and the signpost indicating the itinerary. Turn left, leaving the road, and continue straight on along the dirt track. After 200m, cross the Sèquia  de Mar (km 1.1) and continue to the left along a dirt track. After 900m, this road turns right (Km 2); turn and continue straight on. Almost 1 km further on, you reach the boundary with the Erms de Vilacoto or Casablanca (km 3.1), a privately owned area which is in the Park.

Continuing ahead, with the Erms on the left and the rice fields on the right for 1.1km, turn left, and come across the La Maquineta drainage (km 4.2). Turn left again and continue ahead along the dirt track, with the drainage on the right and the Erms on the left. After 1km, turn right (km 5.8), in search of the Encanyissada reservoir. Follow the dirt track for 600m until you reach the Anglès irrigation channel and the road of the same name, which starts at the Ullals de Baltasar (km 6.4). At this point, you have to cross the road and continue along a dirt track that starts at this point. After 900m you reach the Sèquia Gran (Km 7.2). At this point, cross the irrigation channel over a green iron bridge, suitable for bicycles.

Once you have crossed the irrigation channel, you will find the Patrau viewpoint 250m further on, turning right. However, this route continues to the left, where you turn left. Walking ahead, once you have crossed the bridge, and after 1km, turn right to join the Encanyissada cycle path after 400m. Continue along the cycle path in search of the Casa de Fusta. After 2.7 km you reach the Carreter viewpoint (km 11.2). Continue ahead and after 1 km you reach the Casa de Fusta. 

PERIOD FROM OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY

This is the hunting period and therefore the route is different because the Vilacoto area is closed. So, the itinerary has got the same initial route as the itinerary from March to September but with the crossing to the Sèquia de Mar (km 1.1) turning right and following a dirt track. This runs parallel to the irrigation channel for 1.8 km, until you reach a private property. After 1.8 km, go towards the road linking Sant Carles de la Rápita with Poblenou del Delta (km 4). Pass the left-hand lane of the road and continue in the direction of Poblenou del Delta. After 850m, leave the road and turn left, arriving at an asphalted road, called the English channel road (km 4.9). Follow this road for 2.1 km until you cross the bridge over the Acequia. From here you follow the same route as in spring and summer.

 

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