Camí de Sant Jaume a l'Ebre, etapa 4: Tortosa - Xerta
We recommend that walkers start the route in the Portal del Romeu, which is found right in the middle of Tortosa’s old town. It is a beautiful place, where we see the figure of the Apostle pilgrim who seems to want to accompany the traveller on his journey, and there is no doubt that he will. The yellow arrows, that are now clearer, go across various streets in the old town, before reaching the first great bridge that we will use to cross the Ebro River. On the right, and in the centre of its mighty waters, emerges a monument to the famous Battle of the Ebro, whilst at the end of the bridge the Roser church bids us farewell wishing us a good journey.
Immediately, the route turns to the right to take a street on the left (La Rambla de Catalunya) that heads to a large roundabout, widely known as “Els Quatre Camins” [The Crossroads]. Continue towards Roquetes, before reaching the Canal del Ebro, which should not be crossed but instead take its left bank which is signposted as the: Camí de Sant Jaume. The route follows the canal, which will be on our left at all times. The water serves as a guide and does not abandon the route until the end of this stage in Xerta. Before we get there, we will go through the small town of Aldover, situated to our left, and through some sport and recreation facilities, which is a good place to take a small break. The route is also marked with the Green Way.