Bird watching holidays do not have to be solely about the birds, so if you fancy a change from the bird watching, there are a great variety of activities available for you in and around the Ebro Delta. You will find details of some of our favourites below..
Priorat is the jewel in the crown of the Catalan wine industry, producing some amazingly complex reds mainly from old vine Grenache grown on steep pebbly hillsides. We offer an escorted day out to sample some of these amazing wines in the mountain village of Gratallops, and then head south into the neighbouring Montsant area, which although not quite as famous, also produces wines of the highest calibre.
A little way up the coast we have the Penedes DO which is home to some of Catalonia's most forward thinking wine producers. Our escorted trip of the region will take in the famous Torres vinyard which offers some stunning red and white wines, along with a visit to one of the big players in the Cava industry, Codorniu.
Barcelona is within easy touching distance for a day trip with fast and reliable trains heading up and down the coast. Why not head up there for a day and take in the famous sites such as Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Football fans may also want to pay homage to the famous Camp Nou for a stadium tour, or even take in a match.
Situated around an hours drive to the South West is Morella in the province of Castellon, Valencia. This beautiful little village perches on the side of a hill underneath an imposing castle and is well worth a day trip. Historic buildings and some excellent local produce, including traditional sausages and goat's cheese make it well worth a visit.
For those with an interest in history, the ancient Roman city of Tarragona is well worth a visit and lies about 45 minutes to the north of the Delta. The ruins were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO high lighting the importance of the remains. The Amphitheatre by the coast, and Les Ferreres aquaducts rate in the 'must see' category.
The Ebro is a renowned location for fishing and is home to some enormous Wels Catfish. This alien intruder was illegally introduced in 1974 and has since heavily colonised the river. It can obtain a length of over 8ft and weigh in excess of 200lb. Not for the faint hearted, but a great challenge awaits anyone who has an interest in angling!