THE COUNTY OF MONTSIÀ
This natural geographical variety means also a cultural, social and gastronomical wealth. Walking along the different environments we can discover towns walking down picturesque streets; visits to monuments, museums, interpretation centers and archaeological remains, relaxation, leisure and sporting activities, craftsmanship and a wide variety of flavors with Designation of Origin (D.O.).
The county of Montsià offers a contrast geography. On one hand, it's main touristic active it's around the municipalities of d’Amposta and Sant Jaume d’Enveja where we find the Natural Park of Delta de l'Ebre, the largest wetland of Catalonia, with a surface of 320 km².
The Ebre Delta offers a wide range of possibilities for the tourists: easy rides by bike in the heart of Delta (there are bike lanes), a new touristic active as the birdwatching, the visit to the traditional rafts of the Encanyissada and the Tancada, enjoy infinite beaches without crowding, adventure sports like kitesurf boarding, or calm activities like fishing.
But if you really want to enjoy nature purely you must visit the Natural Park of Ports, from Montsià we can enter it through the municipalities of La Sénia and Mas de Barberans. The Ports are a group of rock-solid mountains with a complex relief, between the Mediterranean mountain range and the Iberian mountain range. The human beings have traditionally found in the Ports a source of natural resources to survive and to their interests. Currently they are part of the landscape with subtle historical touches like the masos, the calcium ovens, the snow wells, the coal bunkers, the marges of dry stone and the stone lanes.
Natural From a touristic point of view, the Natural Park of Ports has leisure areas; those areas are, besides a resting and entertainment place, the starting point of family tours as those of la Vall or those of la Fou and for more intrepid hikers: long-distance trekking (GR) traversing the Natural Park of Ports.
The sea and the coast, are also represented in Montsià. The municipalities enjoying these landscapes are: Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Alcanar. Towns with maritime tradition with fishermen fraternities where we can enjoy the typical fish auctions in the very llotja (traditional Gothic style open building). We can have a unique photo moment before 5 pm, observing the fishing boats coming back to the harbor. Besides the sun and beach we find in these locations, we can have activities related to nature and gastronomy, like the mussel and oyster tour or have a boat ride driving ourselves.
To get around the region, through inland roads, with good communication between municipalities.
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