Pedal on asphalt and wrap yourself in olive groves
Most of this route runs through Terra Alta, except for some stretches of Ribera d'Ebre. It is a route that surrounds the olive groves, which are very typical in this region. In this area, the variety of the Empeltre, a variety recognized with a Designation of Origin, is cultivated, above all. Going through these fields you will come across an ancient olive tree, Lo Parot, at the height of Horta de Sant Joan. You will also be surrounded by Els Ports Natural Park and vineyard landscapes.
The orography, the altitude and the 167km that comprise this route make it quite complicated to reach, requiring a certain technique and a certain level of resistance. However, this itinerary crosses several towns of Terra Alta and allows you to make interesting stops in places related to the oil, for example, an oil mill in Arnes, the space of oil and wine in Gandesa or the Cathedral Wine in Pinell de Brai, a modernist jewel of the twentieth century, which has an old mill inside.
We suggest you start and finish the route in Arnes but, being a circular itinerary, you can start in any other town. The route continues through Horta de Sant Joan and through the landscapes of the Santa Bárbara mountain, leaving Ollas de Baubo behind before reaching Bot. From there, the road continues to Caseres and Batea. Then, you will pass by the Pobla de Massaluca, where, very close to Santa Magdalena hermitage, you will find the Riba-roja d'Ebre Reservoir, almost on the border with Aragón. From there, you set off towards this town of Ribera d'Ebre. La Fatarella, Corbera d'Ebre, Gandesa and Prat de Comte come afterwards, and the return to Horta de Sant Joan and Arnes.
These unique places along the route. Places to stop and contemplate the landscape.