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In this web I explain a kayak trip from Caspe to the sea.
From Flix to the Sea (2007)
  • Sport: if you enjoy paddling you have 116 km of river with only two interruptions.
  • Nature: the trip begins in a protected natural area in Flix and ends in the Natural park of the delta, a zone of special interest for bird lovers, crossing hills and cultivated lands.
  • Turism and history: you will paddle in waters that were sailed by the romans, were muslims  developed irrigated land, templar castles like Miravet and the field of the most bloody battle in the spanish civil war.
  • Gastronomy: rice and excellent wines.
The "official" season is from april to october, the period when the weir in Xerta is in service. Check the exact days and get data about river levels at:
April and october are the months with the highest rate of rain, followed by september and november. The first months of summer (15/06 a 15/08) can be very hot. If you want to avoid heat, late spring ( (01/05 to 15/06)  and late summer, early fall (15/08 a 30/09) can be optimal. If you don't mind using the weir service it it possible to paddle river Ebre the whole year, winter is mild. I've done some stage in december. By the way, in the first weeks of november it's stills quite comfortable to bath in the sea, when you end your trip.
From Caspe to Flix (2009)
  • Sport: 108 km accros "Aragon Sea".
  • Nature: big Sea-bass, vultures, herons
How? Kayak and transport:
How to get there by public transportation: There is a train station in Flix (Barcelona - Zaragoza line) and most of the towns along the river are connected by Hife bus line. At the end of the trip, at the delta, in Riumar or Deltebre port, there is no public transportation. The nearest train station is at l'Aldea (Barcelona - Valencia line) 25 km far. If yoy don't have vehicle support you'll have to call a taxi. There is no train connection between l'Aldea and Flix, they belong to different lines. (More).
Rigid kayak option: This rules out public transportation. You'll need vehicle support to carry the kayak at the end of the day trip or to go back when you arrive at the delta. It can be convenient to use the services of  kayak rental companies. (More)
Foldable kayak option: You have more flexibility and can do without vehicle support if you choose stages where wharfs are within walking distance from your staying place.
Amphibious travel option: A foldable kayak + a foldable bike + a foldable trailer gives you absolute flexibility. You can stop wherever you want and go on with you foldable kayak on the trailer. This is my pesonal option (More).
How? Stages
I did the Flix - Sea section in 2007, in three separated weekends. I have made 9 stages of 10 -15 km. You can do the whole trip comfortably in 4 days and a half, two stages per day. Or three days with 3 stages each. The effort can vary depending on the wind. Quite often about noon starts a sw wind (Called Garbí) that can raise 50 cm waves and even take you upstream. You can consider making only one stage in the morning and spent the rest of the day visiting a town.
The 116 km have no obstacles other than locks in Ascó and Xerta.

I did the Caspe - Flix section in 2009, in four days, leaving the car in Flix and going to Caspe by train. I have divided it in 7 stages.

In each stage I mark towns and wharfs (signaling whether they are on the right or left shore, R - D), I provide a PDF map.
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