For centuries, the Ebro has been the main road through the territories it crosses. However, as it was not always possible to navigate, other alternatives were needed to go up and down. The proposed excursion allows you to enjoy a few kilometers of a pleasant path, next to the river and, finally, to know one of the most remarkable sections of historical paths in Terres de l’Ebre: the Pas de l’Ase. A spectacular horseshoe path clinging to the rock, which saved the strait that separates Ascó from the Móra d’Ebre basin.
The route leaves Móra d’Ebre from Plaça de Baix, following the river upstream along Passeig de l’Ebre. Next to it is the Aubadera, an old island, practically attached to the shore, which has become a much-loved promenade area. Later, you pass by another island on the river, Subarrech, the Wildlife Nature Reserve, while crossing the Móra d’Ebre sénies area. The path continues to touch the Ebro, until you find the railway bridge, at the height of Garcia. You then enter the magnificent area of fields and sénies of this town. When in service, the old boat crossing greatly facilitates communication between both shores.
It passes by the old Garcia train station. Further up, the fields end and you enter the strait of mountains that narrow the Ebro. The road winds its way between the first buttress and the river and soon ends, near the second railway tunnel. It is worth leaving the bikes at this point and continuing on foot. You will soon reach the mouth of the tunnel and, right next to it, you will find the section of horseshoe path that allows you to cross the historic Pas de l’Ase.
Although very deteriorated in this first section, the old path climbs the rock, looking for a feasible step that allows it to cross the buttress that descends from the peak of the Eagle. This spectacular step is one of the great historical paths of the Ebro in Catalonia and maintains an enormous power evocative of the history and past of these territories. To return to Móra, all you have to do is go back and enjoy the company of the Ebro again.
Linear route with departure to Móra d’Ebre and return by the same path. Gentle excursion, highly recommended for families. Most of the route is paved. The route is not signposted but georeferenced so you can follow it with your mobile or GPS.
To be able to follow the route correctly, you need to download the track. The road is signposted as GR-99. Signage has recently been reinforced with the signs for the Camino de l’Ebre with specific signage and a new nomenclature for Camí de Sirga. This reinforces the signage of Caminos Naturales.