Camino de Santiago del Ebro
The Camino del Ebro are the stages on the Camino de Santiago that run along the course of the River Ebro, the second longest in Spain. This route departs from the mouth of the river, in Deltebre, and ends in Logrono, where the route joins the Camino Frances, to arrive in Santiago de Compostela.
The route of the Camino del Ebro has a length of 440 kilometres. The route consists of 17 stages on foot, until finishing in Logrono. If we decide to do this route by bike we can complete the tour in a week.
Legend has it that St James the Apostle travelled on this route during his evangelizing work. In addition, to witness an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica of the Pillar of Zaragoza.
From Logrono to Santiago de Compostela there are 27 more stages. If it seems like too many days, you can choose to start your tour on the Camino Frances from Logrono. Tell us who you would like to live the experience with and on what dates and we will arrange everything for you.
Below, we provide you with more information about the stages on the Camino del Ebro. We also tell you what the critical points and the hardest stages are, in case you have decided to complete the bike tour.
Camino del Ebro: stages
The Camino del Ebro has 27 stages of 25 kilometres on average per day, although some can reach more than 30 km of travel. This route stage itinerary is as follows:
- Deltebre – Sant Carles de la Ràpita: 21,9 km
- Sant Carles de la Ràpita – Tortosa: 28,6 km
- Tortosa – Xerta: 14,2 km
- Xerta – Gandesa: 27,0 km
- Gandesa – Fabara: 30,3 km
- Fabara – Caspe: 20,9 km
- Caspe – Escatrón: 30,3 km
- Escatrón – Quinto: 31,7 km
- Quinto – El Burgo de Ebro: 29,6 km
- El Burgo de Ebro – Zaragoza: 18,0 km
- Zaragoza – Alagón: 28,7 km
- Alagón – Gallur: 21,2 km
- Gallur – Tudela: 36,3 km
- Tudela – Alfaro: 24,2 km
- Alfaro – Calahorra: 24,7 km
- Calahorra – Alcanadre: 20,2 km
- Alcanadre – Logroño: 32,3 km
The signage on the Camino del Ebro is quite good. This route has the advantage that, as it follows the same route as the Camino Natural del Ebro GR-99, you will find two sets of signs along it.
The landscape on the Camino de Santiago del Ebro is quite varied. In the early stages, delta wetlands and Mediterranean forests predominate, gradually giving way to the arid lands of the mountains and irrigated crops.
Camino del Ebro by bike
You can do more than 90% of the itinerary on the Camino del Ebro by bike, following the official route, without having to deviate by alternative routes. The stages on which you will find the most difficulties are:
- Stage 4: Xerta – Gandesa. On the stretch from La Fontcalda to Gandesa, people who do the Camino del Ebro by bike will have to deviate along the road.
- Stage 6. From Fabara to Caspe you will find some very deteriorated sections and if you do not have a good bike you will have to take an alternative route to complete the stage.
- Etapa 8: Escatron – Quinto. At the exit of the Monastery of Rueda and on the descent to Sastago, people who do this Camino by bike will have to deviate again onto the road.
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