General Description: The Ruta del Ebro begins in Tortosa about 15 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea in the southernmost tip of Cataluña. 338 km from Tortosa via Caspe (after which it parallels the Río Ebro), Zaragoza and Tudela to Logroño where it joins the Camino francés. That having been said however, there is not standardization on the designation of several of the sections in this area of Spain, particularly those that start in Barcelona or Monserrat.
Waymarking: Caminosantiago.org indicates that waymarking is complete.
Terrain: The first 30 km out of Tortosa climb almost continuously although not always steeply. Between Xerta and Gandesa there are a series of tunnels that must be walked. Some of these are long enough and curving so a light may be necessary. Except for the early section between Xerta and Caspe, the route parallels the Río Ebro or the Canal de Ebro rather closely so there are no major ascents or descents.
When to go: The spring months of April, May and June are slightly wetter than the remainder of the year but they are not remotely like, say, Galicia. And the mid-summer months have average high temperatures of about 30°C (~85°F). Climate tables for Zaragoza and Logroño.
Accommodation: MundiCamino list pilgrim albergues in Xerta, Batea, Caspe, Escatrón, Alborge, Zaragoza, Torres de Berrellén, Alagón, Gallur, Tudela, Alfaro, Calahorra, Alcanadre and Logroño, although some of these are more specifically youth hostels and some are projected (5/10/08). In addition, almost every settlement has an hostal, a hotel or some other type of commercial lodging.
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