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Ebro Delta revisited

Breaking the rules

Back in Ebro Delta again. It has been one year since the last visit but this time we focused on Barcelona and spent only one day in Ebro Delta wetlands. It is well suited for a day-trip from Barcelona and takes about 1 1/2 hours one way by car using the toll-highway (autopista AP-7, €20-30 one way). There is an option for those that have more time and are looking to save some money by taking the “scenery-route” along the coast. This will take 30-60 minutes longer but you end up saving the highway tolls. As mentioned this time our hub was located in the outskirts of Barcelona, Castelldefels. We rented a car that we used to get around and the first day we spent at Delta Ebro, 150 km south from Barcelona.
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Ebro Delta in December 2015

A winter trip back to Ebro Delta

Kingfisher hiding

Kingfisher hiding

This time we visited the wetlands in winter. We stayed at the Tancat De Codorniu hotel which used to be the summer house of Spanish King Alfonso XII. The hotel is surrounded by fields of oranges, and offers an real treat between the adventures to the delta area and the mountains. We spend most of the time exploring the wetlands but also a couple of days at the mountains in the Els Ports and Benifassa nature reserves. The last night we stayed in Barcelona and had the chance to visit Delta del Llobregat next to El Prat-Barcelona airport. Both wetlands were full of life and definitely worth while visiting in winter.

Here are a couple of pictures from the trip. Click for a larger view.

Here are two panoramas from the mountains. Please click for a better and larger view.

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View from the mount Caro towards Delta

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Dam at Pantá de Ulldecona in Parc natural de la Tinenca de Benifassa