Ruta del Carrilet / Via verda del Baix Ebre (CAT)

The 57-km La Ruta del Carrilet is located on the former narrow-gauge railway line established in the 19th century which links the Catalan cities of Olot and Girona as part of a wider railway network operating in the Girona region. Initially driven by the private iniciative of the industrial bourgeoisie, the network became a vital component to the economic development of the region helping to increase the circulation of goods and improve access to the port zones, leading to increased industrialisation and communication between towns.
Today this greenway La Ruta del Carrilet can be enjoyed by numerous visitors principally for its natural charms, and for its rich heritage and local history of the twelve towns it passes through, crossing the Fluvia, Brugent and Ter river valleys.
The route is suitable for pedestrians and bicycles and is in very good condition having recently been fitted with new bridges, railings and signs.
More information on the route can be found here: www.viesverdes.org


The greenway of Baix Ebre runs along a former railway line that connected Aragon to the Mediterranean sea. In 1942 the section linking the town of Puebla de Hijar with Tortosa was opened and operated for 31 years before being finally closed in 1973 without ever having reached the sea.
The route of the Greenway in Terres de l’Ebre starts in Tortosa and continues through the region of Terra Alta to connect with Aragon. It covers a distance of 49km traversing through magnificent landscapes that include the plains of the River Ebre and the western slope of Els Ports.
The Tortosa route starts on the old railway bridge, first built in 1865 and destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. Following the war the bridge was rebuilt true to its original design.

Picture of Ruta del Carrilet: Consorci Vies Verdes de Girona

Picture of Tortosa’s Bridge: Xevi Bayona