From Amposta to L’Encanyissada

Following the Camí of Sirga, a historical road closely linked to the culture of the river, you come to the Casa de Fusta (Wooden House) and L’Encanyissada lagoon.

Distance, duration, unevenness and difficulty

55.7 km
5-6 hores/hours
+16m / -16m
Circular route: Si

The old towpath of the Delta went along the riverbank and was closely tied to the llaguts—boats that sailed on the Ebro carrying mainly rice upriver and scarce materials in the Delta (stones, wood, etc.) downriver.

The llagut was towed upriver, from the riverbank by animals, the matxos or by people, the sirgadors. Downriver, it would take advantage of the current and used a lateen sail to use the wind.

By the middle of the 20th century, with the improvement in road and rail transport and the construction of the Ribaroja, Flix and Mequinensa dams, the Ebro eventually lost its role as a transport link and, as a result, led to the decrease in river navigation and the use of llaguts.

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