Cycling, hiking or other activities right from your holiday rental to local mountain trails, that sounds relaxing and it is! Ecotourism and Catalan adventures, just get in contact with Nick and Debbie – they organize it all for you on sight. Their recently restored cottage is cosy & isolated spot where it’s easy to detox, de-stress and relax 🙂
“Let’s just meet at the entrance of the supermarket and I will guide you to the house!”
This is what Nick offered to us and he meets all guests personally wherever possible. It feels great, when you don’t have to search your holiday-letting by yourself! Especially when we arrived there after a 1,5 hour ride from Barcelona and it was already night time.
Leaving Móra d’Ebre, we went first on an tarmacced road through fields of olive trees lit by the moonlight! Woooww, the adventure had started already!
After about 5 minutes, we turned into a rough little unmade track, leading for about 1km to a little forest of pine trees.
The rough road is suitable for most vehicles and bikes unless they are particularly low.
Finally we arrived at our new home for the next 2 days. The total silence was just interrupted by the typical summer sound of crickets.
Nick explains us that in 2017 during their first year abroad from the UK, he and his wife Debbie enjoyed this region around the Ebro river and its culture so much, that they decided to buy a 2nd house 200 metres from their own when it was offered to them to have another place for family & friends who were visiting.
VIDEO: from the rooftop towards the forest.
Now they’re delighted to share with their guests what they’ve learned so far about the region and the local customs. They offer ecotourism and Catalan adventures at its best! The name of their project: Catalan Adventure.
The features are:
Bedrooms all have cloth hanging facilities, a chest of drawers and ceiling fans – important in summertime 😉
When we entered 1st night, the owners provided us with a welcome pack which included basics like drinking water, cold refreshments but also ham and cheese, beer, a bottle of wine, and the best: a bunch of eggs from their own hens 😀
VIDEO of the house from outside
… but there is ample power for lighting, TV, phone charging and computers etc.
… but the local town has an excellent outdoor swimming facility with two pools, a restaurant bar and sunbathing area with loungers at very reasonable prices.
Here we have a real 100% off-grid house, so what does that mean for the guests?
While you are here, make sure you …
– see the historic village and castle at Miravet, build by the Moors
– visit some of the local potteries there
– cross the Ebro river by ancient ferries
– go and visit Tivissa
– explore the Priorat wine country or the Catedral de ví in Pinell de Brai
– visit the beautiful Mediterranean Costa Dorada which is only 40 minutes away
– take a trip to the deserted village at Corbera which was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War
Depending on your preference, you can enjoy silence and seclusion, as well as trying various activities such as a day out mountain biking, fishing, sailing or cruising the Ebro River by boat.
The Camí Natural VIA VERDA Ebro GR 99 passes by the Ebro river and offers a lovely way to discover the area by bicycle between Tortosa, Amposta and Deltebre, the only little town right in the Delta del Ebre.
Try the lovely Catalan cuisine with a Menu Del Dia in a local restaurant.
Debbie and Nick are happy to help you arrange any activities or visits you would like to do during your stay. Additionally, they offer you a whole list of proposals and hints with good restaurants and their phone numbers etc. – a great service in this rural area!
The closest airport is Reus which is forty minutes by road. Barcelona EL PRAT is an hour and forty five minutes by road.
There is a train station at Mora La Nova and a bus station at Mora D’Ebre. If you are arriving by public transport, the owners Debbie and Nick can provide information and help on renting cars, bicycles or motorcycles. They’re also happy to help with local transport to and from these stations.
To explore the area properly, it’s necessary to have a car, motorcycle or a bicycle.