Talos

Time  4 hours 30 minutes

Coordinates 1477

Uploaded November 5, 2015

Recorded October 2015

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near Ascó, Catalunya (España)

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CATALAN

An easy section and for all audiences. Thanks to the many islands and corners, it is one of the most beautiful stretches to navigate a canoe on the Ebro river.

The duration of the route is between 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. It all depends on what we entertained and the stops we make.

If you need to rent the canoes you can contact embalming:
www.enblau.cat
info@enblau.cat


DESCRIPTION:

We leave the cars on the old boat pass of Ascó-Vinebre, on the left bank of the Ebro. There, to board, we used the ramp that was used to load the vehicles to the barge. With the town of Ascó just before our ship and we make the first meters down the river.

In a few minutes, we arrive in an area where we will notice that the water accelerates a bit, creating small "fast" ones. Before us, and towards the right bank of the Ebro, we can see the entrance of the Island of Ascó. If we wish we can enter this galactus, but we have to take into account, since in summer it is usually filled with macrophytes and other algae that make it difficult to pass.

If you decide to follow the track, we leave the island to our right, following the small "fast". If we do not move too far from the Island, at the end of it, we can observe the wrecked remains of the llagut and the platform that made up the old boat passage of Asco-Vinebre. Arrived here because of a heavy flood.

After 25 minutes, Ebro river down, to the left of the river, we will encounter Vinebre Pier. If we wanted to make the route a bit shorter, we could have left from here. This would have shortened the stretch just over 3 km.

Just a few meters further down and in the same channel of this jetty, in a very strong return from the river, there was an Iber port. Currently, however, nothing can be distinguished from the river being.

Continuing along the same river side, just after the return, we skirt a rock and we are facing an island, there are a couple of narrow areas in this island, but it can be well, without problems. It is likely, however, during the summer to be macrophilic accumulation that makes the passage a bit difficult. Even so, rarely, the galactus is cut completely.

Once we have left the island we go to the right side of the river, where we will encounter another island: the Illeta de Mugrons, where it is usually possible without many problems. However, if the flow is very low the entrance is dry and can not be navigated.

After passing the Illeta de Mugrons, the Ebro begins to travel through the so-called Ase pass. On the right we can see that the mountains come to touch the river in the form of large rock extensions.

If we look at it, above this rock you can see a section of the GR-92, the Camí de l'Ebre. Next, in front of these imposing rocks we will find, in the middle of the river, a small island, the Island of Independence. It's so small that only the flow of the river rises a little, it disappears below the water. If we want to, and if the Ebro allows us, we can make a stop on this picturesque island.

Now we face a long straight that, about 40 minutes later, will take us to the village of Garcia. At this point, just to the passage of a boat, you can also stop.

About 5 minutes after passing Garcia's boat pass, on the left bank of the Ebro, the Siurana River flows, where we can go back about 200 meters. Although this will depend directly on the Ebro cabal, since if it goes higher than normal, you can go back further. It should also be said that this place, during July and August, is usually filled with algae, and it is very likely that it will not be possible to enter completely.

Once we have enjoyed the Siurana, we can paddle to the other bank of the river and, once we pass the railway bridge, we will find another island where we can pass. However, it has to be taken into account, since the current is a bit strong and can take us directly to the shores of the shore where we may be in danger of overturning. If we do not trust enough of our skills with the canoe, it is better to go through the river, leaving the island to our right, thus avoiding these obstacles.

Continuing sheltered on the right bank of the river, and if the flow allows it, we have the opportunity to pass through another island (it is important to take into account the flow, because if we do not stay stuck in the middle of the galactus and we will touch stretch the canoes). If we do not see it clearly, it is better to continue in the middle of the river.

Once past this island, we sail following the right bank of the Ebro river, 10 minutes further down in this same margin, we will find the entrance to the island of Subarrec. This galactus, sometimes during the summer, is dried in the central part and between this and algae, it can not be sailed and the canoe is stretched. Even so, I recommend fervently passing it, since it is probably the most beautiful and wild corner of the entire Ebre Català.

Passing the whole island from top to bottom will take us about 20-30 minutes depending on the state in which we find it and what we entertain with the landscape.

When leaving the Island of Subarrec, we will have the last effort until reaching Móra la Nova. But before arriving we still have one last adventure, only feasible if the Ebro goes down with enough water. If we continue to pale along the right bank of the river, and we are alert, you can enter the Móra d'Ebre galactus. But it must be very alert, since between the current the push pushes us and that the entrance is very small and you do not see it until you are on it, it is very easy to jump. It is also very important to ensure that there is enough water to pass without problems, a condition that is not usually given during the summer.

On the track, we arrive at Móra la Nova (left bank), since access is usually easier. If we want to reach Móra d'Ebre (right bank), we could do it, but the most comfortable area is a return that, during the summer, is filled with algae and macrophytes that make the navigation a little unpleasant.

More information at: Vinebre - Móra in canoe
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CASTELLANO

An easy section and for all audiences. Thanks to the many islands and corners, it is one of the most beautiful sections to navigate a canoe through the Ebro.

The duration of the route is between 2:30 p.m. And 3:30 p.m. It all depends on what we entertain and the stops we do.

If you need to rent canoes you can contact the company Enblau:
www.enblau.cat
info@enblau.cat

Description:
We started the route in the old boat passage of Ascó-Vinebre, on the left bank of the Ebro. There, to board, we will take advantage of the ramp that was used to load the vehicles to the barge. With the town of Ascó just in front of us we sail and make the first meters downstream.

In a few minutes, we arrive at an area where we will notice that the water accelerates a bit, creating small "fast" ones. In front of us and to the right bank of the Ebro, we can see the entrance to the island of Ascó. If we wish we can enter through this galacho, but we have to keep in mind that in summer algae can make the passage difficult.

If you decide to follow the track, we leave this island on our right, following the small "fast" ones. If we do not leave much of the island, at the end of this, we can observe the wreckage of the ancient plague and the platform that formed the Ascó-Vinebre boat passage. Arrived here because of a strong riada.

About 25 minutes down the river Ebro, to the left of the river, we find Vinebre Pier. If we wanted to shorten the route slightly, we could have left from here. This would mean shortening more than 3km. to the route

Just a few meters down and on the same bank that the pier, in a very strong return from the river, there was an Iberian port. Currently but nothing can be distinguished from the river.

Continuing along the same river side, just after the return, we surround a rock and find ourselves in front of an island. On this island there are a couple of narrow areas, but you can pass well, without problems. It is likely, however, during the summer months, that there is an accumulation of algae that hinders the passage. Even so very few times the passage is cut completely.

Once we leave the island we go to the right side of the river, where we will find another island: La Illeta de Mugróns, where you can usually pass without many problems. Even so, if the horse is very low, the entrance is dry and can not be navigated.

After the Illeta de Mugróns, the Ebro begins to cross by the named Pas de l'Ase. On the right we can see that the mountains come to touch the river in the form of large tracts of rock.

If you look, over this rock you can see a section of the GR-92, the road of the Ebro. Next, in front of these imposing rocks we find, located in the middle of the river, a small island called Illa de la Independència. It is so small that just by raising the level of the river a little, it disappears under the water. If we wish, and if the Ebro allows us, you can make a stop on this island.

Now we are facing a long straight line that, about 40 minutes later, will take us to the town of García. At this point, right at the boat crossing we can also make a stop.

About 5 minutes after passing Garcia, on the left bank of the Ebro River, the Siurana River flows into the river. If we wish, we can go up this river. Normally we can go up it about 200m. but that will depend directly on the flow that carries the Ebro. We must also bear in mind that this corner of the river, in summer is full of algae that will make the passage difficult.

When we have enjoyed the Siurana, we can paddle to the other side of the river and, once past the railway bridge, we find another island through which we can pass. But we have to be careful, since the current is a little strong and can drag us to the trees on the shore, running the risk of capsizing. If we do not trust much of our abilities, it is better to go through the center of the river, and thus avoid difficult obstacles.

Once past this island, if we sail close to the right bank, and if the river allows it, we have the opportunity to pass through another island (it is important to take into account the flow, because otherwise we will be stuck in the middle of the galacho i will have to stretch the canoes). If we do not see it clearly, it is better to continue through the middle of the river.

When we have passed this island, we sail following the right margin of the Ebro and 10 minutes further down we will find the entrance to the island of Subarrec. This galacho, sometimes, during the summer, dries in the central part and between this and the algae, you reach a point where you can not sail and you have to pull the kayak. Still, I strongly recommend passing, as it is probably the most beautiful and wild corner of the entire Ebro as it passes through Catalonia.

To pass the whole island from top to bottom, it will take us between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the state in which we find it and what we will be entertained by its landscape.

When leaving the island of Subarrec, we only have the last effort until we reach Móra la Nova. But before arriving we still have one last adventure, only feasible if the Ebro goes down with enough water. If we continue shoveling along the shore, and we are attentive, we can enter the galacho de Móra d'Ebre. But you have to be very alert, because between the current pushes us, the entrance is very small and we do not see it until we are on top, it is very easy to skip it. It is also very important to ensure that there is sufficient flow to be able to pass without problem, a condition that is not usually met in summer.

In the track, the arrival is made in Móra la Nova (left margin), since access is usually easier. If we want to get to Móra d'Ebre (right margin) we can also do it, but the busiest area is in a return that during the summer is filled with algae that makes navigation a bit unpleasant.

More information in: Vinebre - Móra en pirogue

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Antic pas de barca Ascò-Vinebre

CATALAN Remains of the infrastructure of the old boat passage that carried the vehicles from Ascó to Vinebre and from Vinebre to Ascó. Only the remains of the bridge remain in these infrastructures (a metallic structure fitted on a lane in a ramp to be able to descend and climb depending on the flow of the river and allowed the vehicles to embark or land) and a pair of cemented ramps , which we take to board the canoes. _____________________________________________________________________ CASTELLANO Restrictions of the infrastructure of the old boat passage that carried the vehicles of Ascó to Vinebre and Vinebre to Ascó. Of these infrastructures there is only the remains of the bridge (a metal structure fitted to a lane on a ramp to be able to lower and climb depending on the flow of the river that allowed vehicles to embark and disembark) and a pair of cemented ramps, which We take to board the canoes.
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Entrada a l'illa d'Ascó

CATALAN Here the river is forked and we have the opportunity to pass through the galactic island of Ascó or continue through the river. The passage through this island can be difficult during the summer, when algae and macrophytes grow. If we continue along the river we can enjoy a "fast" water area. _____________________________________________________________________ CASTELLANO Here the river differs and we have the opportunity to pass through the galacho or in the middle of the river. The passage through this island could be hampered during the summer, when algae grow. If we continue through the river we can enjoy a "fast" water zone.
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embarcador de Vinebre

CATALAN Embarcadero and cemented ramp where you can board and land. Even so, the flow of the river to which the pier is exposed makes the process a bit difficult. There is a small space with tables and chairs and some grills where you can make roasts. It also has a lot of space to park cars. If you wanted to shorten the route you could start from here, cutting the path a little more than 3km. ____________________________________________________________________ CASTELLANO Embarcadero and cemented ramp where you can embark and disembark. Even so, the current to which this area is exposed makes the process a bit difficult. There is a small space with tables and barbecues where barbecues can be made. There is also plenty of room to leave the car. If you want to shorten the route you could start from here, cutting off a little more than 3km.
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Archaeological site

restes de port fluvial Iber

CATALAN In this area, and taking advantage of the return that creates the stream of the river, there was a river port built by the Ibers of the town of Sant Miquel. Currently, there is not much difference in the river, but if we go there by car there is a parking lot where to leave the car and a small walk with explanatory panels. CASTELLANO In this area, taking advantage of the return that creates the current of the river, there was a river port built by the Iberians of the town of Sant Miquel. Currently, from the river you can not distinguish anything, but if we access the road there is a parquin to leave the cars and a small walk with explanatory panels.
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Entrada a l'Illa 01

CATALAN We have another opportunity to enter into a galactic one. This unnamed island offers us a beautiful landscape, but it will also test our skills, as it has to go through a couple of narrow areas. Even so it is not extremely complicated. It should be taken into account that, during the heat season, when algae proliferate, the exit of the island is usually filled with algae, making progress difficult. Even so, the step is rarely left. CASTELLANO We have another opportunity to get into a galacho. This unnamed island offers us a beautiful landscape, but it will also test our skills, because you have to go through a couple of slightly narrow areas. Still not too complicated. It should be noted that, in the heat season, when algae proliferate, the exit of this island is usually filled with these plants, making it difficult to pass. Still, it is rare that the step is completely cut.
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Sortida de l'Illa 01

CATALA This exit, in summer, can be full of algae that make it difficult for us to go, however, there is rarely the cut step and it can happen without many problems. Upon leaving this island we head to the right bank of the river to climb the entrance to the next island. CASTELLANO This exit, in summer, I could be full of algae that made it difficult for us, even so, the cut step is rarely left and it can happen without problems. On leaving this island, we head to the right bank of the river to prepare the entrance to the next island.
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Entrada a l'Illeta de Mugrons

CATALAN In this small island, it can be passed without problems, only when the river is very low there is the covered entrance and it can not be entered. CASTELLANO On this island you can enter without problems, only when the Ebro goes down the flow is the entrance covered and you can not enter.
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sortida de l'Illeta de Mugrons

CATALAN Just leaving for this island will begin to enter the Pas de l'Ase. CASTELLANO When leaving this island, we begin to enter the Pas de l'Ase
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Entrada al Pas de l'Ase

CATALAN They say that this area is called so that the path that communicated the towns of Ascó and Garcia was very exposed to the river and if you did not place the covers for the eyes, the animal did not want to pass. Another theory is that, the word ASE is of Celtic origin and that it actually refers to the inclined rock through which this path passed. CASTELLANO They say that this area is called this way because the road that linked the towns of Ascó and García, that passed through it, was very narrow and exposed, and if you did not cover your eyes to the donkey, the animal did not want to pass. Another theory is that, the word comes comes from the Celtic reality and refers to the rock sloping where the path passed.
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Sortida del Pas de l'Ase

CATALAN At this point we leave behind the passage of the Ase and we find a small island in the center of the river. This island is called the Island of Independence and is a good place to stop. If the river goes a bit high this island disappears underwater. CASTELLANO At this point we leave behind the passage of the Ase and we find an island in the middle of the river. This is the island of independence and is a good place to stop. If the river goes a little high the island may disappear under water.
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Pas de barca i embarcador de Garcia

CATALÀ Aquí hi trobem el pas de barca de Garcia. Aquest pas de barca, de recent fabricació, tenia problemes per creuar el riu de la manera tradicional (osigui aprofitant la força de la corrent) ja que la corrent en aquesta zona no te força suficient. Ara funciona amb un motor elèctric carregat amb plaques solars. Aquest punt també és perfecte per desembarcar, hi ha una zona amb taules i cadires si s’hi vol menjar alguna cosa. A l’estiu, inclús hi ha un bar. CASTELLANO Aquí encontramos el paso de barca de García. Este paso de barca, de reciente fabricación, tenía problemas para cruzar el río de la forma tradicional, (aprovechando la fuerza de la corriente) a causa de que la corriente en esta zona no tiene la fuerza suficiente. Ahora funciona con un motor electrónico cargado con placas solares. Este también es un buen punto para hacer una parada. Hay una zona con mesas si se quiere comer algo. En verano, incluso hay un bar.
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desembocadura del riu Siurana

CATALAN We are at the point where the Siurana River flows into the Ebro. A beautiful place where we can climb the Siurana a few meters, depending on the flow of the river. In this area, during the summer, it usually accumulates algae. CASTELLANO We are just where the Siurana River flows into the Ebro. A nice area where we can climb a few meters, depending on the flow of the river. In this area, during the summer, they accumulate algae.
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Pont del trent de Garcia

CATALAN Passing below this bridge, if the river allows us and we look at it, in the arcade on the right and the central, you can see the remains of the old bridge, destroyed during the Battle of the Ebro. CASTELLANO Passing under this bridge, if the river allows us to observe, in the arcades of the right and the central, you can see the remains of the pilasters of the old bridge, destroyed during the Battle of the Ebro.
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Entrada a l'Illa 02

CATALAN To enter this island we have to anticipate enough, it is better to go through the arcade of the highest point on the right, so the entrance is left more to us and the same current accompanies us. When entering, it should be taken into account with the current, which pushes us to the trees located on the banks of the river. In this island you can enter all year without problems with algae. CASTELLANO To enter this island we have to anticipate enough, it is better to go through the arcade on the right of the bridge, so we are closer to the entrance to this island and the same current accompanies us. When entering we have to monitor the current, since it is usually strong and drags us towards the trees on the shore. On this island you can enter all year round, without problems with algae.
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Sortida illa 02

CATALAN The exit is very calm, the current that got us tough things at the entrance, here it dissipates and gives us truce. CASTELLANO The exit of the island is very calm, the current that pushed us at the entrance here dissipates and gives us a truce.
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Entrada illa 03

CATALAN This entry is a bit hidden, so you have to pay attention to the right bank of the river. If the Ebro goes down with a little less than the flow of the normal, the island is struck immediately and it is impossible to navigate. It is possible that the entry of the galactus has sufficient water and the output does not change. So you must be sure to be able to pass, otherwise it is provable that you have to stretch the canoes a few meters. CASTELLANO This entrance is a bit hidden, so you have to watch over the right bank of the river. If the Ebro goes down with a little less of normal flow, the galacho stays dry or with little water level and it is impossible to navigate through it. It is possible that the galacho entrance has enough water but not at the exit. So you have to be sure that it can happen, if not, you probably have to pull the canoes a few meters.
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sortida illa 03

CATALAN The exit of this island usually is less deep that the entrance. CASTELLANO The exit of this island is usually less deep than the entrance.
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Entrada Illa de Subarrec

CATALAN Passing through the galactus of this island is 100% recommended. Although there are times during the summer, in the central part of the galactus, there is not enough depth to navigate and algae invade it, it is worthwhile to enter it and if it is necessary to stretch a few meters the canoe, since the landscape that offers us is unique. This island, besides being included in the PEIN area, is a wildlife reserve and is part of the Natura 2000 network. CASTELLANO Passing through this galacho is 100% recommended. Although there are times during the summer, that the central part of the galacho is not enough openwork to navigate and the algae invade the area, it is worth the trouble to enter and throw some meters of the canoe, since the landscape that offers us is unique. This island, in addition to being included in the PEIN zone, is a wildlife reserve and is part of the Natura 2000 network.
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Sortida Illa de Subarrec

CATALAN The exit of the island can cause problems due to algae during the summer. SPANISH Exit can cause problems during the summer because of algae
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Entrada al Galatxo de Móra d'Ebre

CATALAN This galactus is artificially created to run the stagnant waters that remain at the pier of Móra d'Ebre. This entry is very narrow and a bit hidden, if we count on the force that is happening in this area, we can say that it is a bit complicated to enter. Once you're in there you will see that the galactus is very narrow and there is plenty of vegetation that prevents the passage. Even so, it is a small adventure that can be fun for the one who dominates the boat well. This galactus, however, is cut throughout the summer. CASTELLANO This galacho is created artificially to avoid the stagnant waters that are left in front of the town of Móra d'Ebre The entrance is very narrow and it is a little hidden, if we add to it all the force that has the current, we can say that it is a little complicated to enter. Once inside, the galacho is very narrow and there is vegetation that makes the passage difficult. But it is a small adventure for the one who minimizes the canoe. This galacho is cut during the summer.
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Sortida de l'illa d'Ascó i pas de barca naufragat

CATALAN At the end of the island of Ascó we can see the wrecked remains of the old boat passage of Ascó-Vinebre. Depending on the flow of the river, we can distinguish the platform where the vehicles embarked, it is possible that the metallic railing of it emerge from the water, just like the stern of the plague that went down below. CASTELLANO At the end of the island of Ascó we can see the wrecked rest of the ancient boat passage of Ascó-Vinebre. Depending on the flow of the Ebro, we can distinguish the platform where the vehicles were embarked. It is even possible that the metallic railing that surrounds said platform remains on the surface, as well as the stern of the llagut that was below.
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Embarcador de Móra la Nova

CATALAN Here the route ends, there is a ramp where you can land well. It also has an area with tables and chairs where you can eat picnics. The village of Móra la Nova is one kilometer away. CASTELLANO Here the route ends, there is a branch where you can land well. This area has a space with picnic tables. The village of Móra la Nova is only a kilometer away from where we land.

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  • Photo of Uhuru

    Uhuru Nov 9, 2015

    Magnífica remada, del tot plaent i molt bones les indicacions i les fotografies. La recomano a tothom ja que es pot fer al nivell de cadascú i sense problemes. Amb les indicacions ni haurà prou per gaudir del tram, però la companyia d'un bon professional coneixedor del riu ajuda a convertir l'experiència en fantàstica.

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    Uhuru Nov 9, 2015

    Perfecte en qualsevol època de l'any

You can or this trail