Delta de l'Ebre
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Early in the morning we returned to the village and rented some bikes at the tourist office. They were quite crappy yet good enough. The lady from the tourist office gave us a map with some routes and we'd do a 40-km tour through the delta. The Delta de l'Ebre is a triangle-shaped piece of land consisting of water, marshes and rice fields. this piece of land is located next to the sea.There are some small paved roads only used by farmers and excellent to drive on with a bike and discover the delta. On our route there were several lookouts so we had a few stops. At one of them we saw some wild flamingo's having a rest. Binoculars are advised! The delta is only inhabited by birds and no cars run through it which makes it a wonderful place for eco-tourism. I had the impression we were the only tourists there. We also discovered a deserted unspoiled beach that was very special because of its natural beauty. What a difference with the crowded beaches in Barcelona! We took a swim there which was quite refreshing because it was very hot and sometimes quite windy because it is an open landscape.
After returning the bikes we went back to our tent and had a nice evening. In fact wild camping isn't allowed in Spain but we didn't have any problems with it. I'm sure some people must have seen it as the delta is also a beloved fishing spot by locals. Tomorrow we'd go to Tortosa but not by train this time as this little village could only be reached by bus.