Accessible facilities in the Ebro Delta Nature Park
One of the main aims of the Park is to adapt all existing infrastructures and facilities where it is technically possible, and within the power of the park, so that access is improved, and to incorporate this concept in all new projects.
Due to the amount of work to be done, the Park has been improving access to different installations progressively, so that people with different needs can have the chance to discover and enjoy the wide range of possibilities on offer in this natural area.
Work already carried out
At present the following facilities at the Ebro Delta have been adapted:
The Ecomuseum is the Park information centre and museum located in the north of the delta, in the village of Deltebre. Its main role is to introduce visitors to the distinctive world of the Delta by means of a 300m indoor route, which explains the main natural areas and traditional human activities here.
The Ecomuseum was adapted as a result of an agreement between the Park and ONCE, with the aim of improving access to the blind, those with impaired vision or with reduced mobility.
La Casa de Fusta
La Casa de Fusta is an information centre and museum located near L'Encanyissada lagoon, in the south of the delta (Amposta). This house is one of the most emblematic buildings on the delta, dating back to 1926.
Access for people with reduced mobility to the information centre and Casa de Fusta is guaranteed.
Garxal lagoon observation point
Garxal, which is situated in Deltebre, close to the river estuary, is the most recently formed lagoon on the Delta as it derives from the last flooding of the Ebro in 1937. Garxal is surrounded by sand dunes which are covered in vegetation, especially tamarisk.
There is a 150m access ramp starting at the car park which has improved access for people with reduced mobility.
Les Olles lagoon route and observation point
Les Olles lagoon, which is located in L'Ampolla, covers 54ha, making it the smallest on the Delta. The most representative environments to be found nearby are the coastal lagoon, an interesting salt marsh and Fangar bay, which are extremely important for marine birds hibernating here as well as aquaculture activities carried out (mussel farming).
Three routes have been created around the area, whereby a circular route of 3,5km has been adapted for people with reduced mobility. A viewpoint over the lake has been substituted for an observatory -4m high- which is easily accessible thanks to two ramps of 14.25m in length with respective resting points.
Route in "Els Ullals de Baltasar" area
The ullals (natural springs) are upsurges of underground water which originate from rain in the Montsià and Els Ports mountains. They are surrounded by dark earth rich in organic matter: peat, one of the oldest geological formations on the Delta. It is worth noting the presence of water lilies.
Action undertaken: an informative route of 530m has been created in the ullals de Baltasar, which makes a safe, informative visit for people with reduced mobility.
La Tancada - Albert Rull observation point
La Tancada lagoon (Amposta) has an incredibly well preserved salt marsh which borders the lake near the sea and the bay. You can often see flamingos, various species of ducks, coots and grebes.
There is an adapted access ramp for people with reduced mobility so that this visit can be enjoyed by everyone.
La Tancada - Raimundo observation point
This wildlife observation point is located on the bicycle lane at Tancada lagoon. It was built on top of another building called "la caseta de Raimundo" (Raimundo's little house), and this is where it gets its name. Access to the 5m high observatory has been adapted thanks to a 21m long ramp, which is 1.95m wide and has a slope of approximately 6%. The observation point is square (4X4m) and comprises benches, windows for observing birds on three walls and a shelf. There is also an area which has been adapted for people using wheelchairs.
La Casa de Fusta observation point
Situated in front of La Casa de Fusta, access here has been adapted to the first floor. Financial support was given by the Bayer Company.
Route at L'Encanyissada lagoon
L'Encanyissada covers 1,192ha making it the largest lagoon on the Delta. In spring and summer this is home to the largest breeding colonies of herons in the whole of the Delta.
L'Encanyissada bicycle lane starts just in front of the Casa de Fusta. The first 900m are part of an informative self-guided tour of the lagoon. There are 9 panels informing you on the area and the route ends at Carreter observatory.
To adapt this for people with reduced mobility, the slopes from the bicycle lane to the panels have been levelled out.