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TOURING BY BICYCLE / MTB

BICYCLE ROUTES THROUGH ASCÓ

THE SIRGA TRAIL OR GR-99

The second greatest bicycle route in the Terres de l’Ebre, after the Green Way, is the Sirga Trail or GR-99.

It is a trail that follows the Ebro River course from its source to its mouth, almost 1.150 kilometres divided in 59 stretches of 20km crossing the autonomous regions of Cantabria, Castile-León, La Rioja, The Basque Country, Navarre, Aragón and Catalonia. The enhancement of the GR-99 was encouraged by the main groups in hiking in Spain, who named the route the Ebro Nature Trails.

In les Terres de l’Ebre the GR-99 is known as the Sirga Trail. From old, the waters of the Ebro have been sailed by different civilisations that settled there: the Iberians, the Romans, the Moors, the Saracens, the Christians… Usually the vessels navigated propelled by the river currents and the winds. Otherwise, the help of beasts of burden and sirgadors was needed, strong men that used ropes from the riverbanks to pull the vessels loaded with merchandise upstream.

In the Ribera d’Ebre we find 3 stages from the total 42, one of which passes through the municipality of Ascó, specifically stage 38, connecting Flix with Móra d’Ébre.

Without doubt, this is a good option to know the river and our small region. Are you up for it? More information at the Tourist Office in Ascó or at the website: www.caminosnaturales.com