Ruta Ecomuseu - Badia del Fangar
We start the route at the Eco-Museum (km 0). We leave it from the right and continue ahead for 200 m until arriving at the Deltebre main roundabout (km 0.2). Paying close attention, go straight over the roundabout (direction Camarles) leaving the Albergue Juvenil [youth hostal] on our right (km 0.3). If we like, we can travel along the pavement for some 300 m until arriving at the Deltebre cemetery, where we turn right (km 0.6). We continue straight along a dirt track for a further 500 m till we get to a typical rice field house (white and grey) with a cement threshing ground (km 1.1). We turn left and continue straight along a dirt track for 500 m more. At this point (km 1.6) we must carefully cross a tarmac road. We keep going straight along the tarmac road for 1 km until arriving at a crossing (with no signs), where we move to the right continuing along another tarmac road (km 2.6). We continue straight ahead and after 300 m the path turns from tarmac to dirt. We will then see in front of us a two-floor animal farm (km 2.9). We follow along the dirt track for 1.4 km until arriving at a crossing.
Be sure to pay close attention when crossing this road that links Ampolla with the Marquesa beach. Once on the other side of the road, we continue from this point (km 4.3) straight along a dirt track that runs parallel to the Desguàs de Florença drainage canal (you will first see a white house with some pumps). 2 km further on, we arrive at Port d’illa de Mar, situated in the centre of the Badia del Fangar bay (km 6.3). Here, if we were to turn left, we would continue in the direction of Goleró, the Les Olles lagoon and l’Ampolla (situated 2.2 m, 3.7 km and 7 km away respectively). Our route, however, continues to the right with the Fangar bay on our left.
Once past the Port d’illa de Mar (km 6.5), we continue along a compacted sandy path that skirts along the bay (to our left and with a drainage canal on our right). After 900 m, we arrive at the Desguàs del Rompent drainage canal, crossing over it on a concrete and metal bridge (km 7.4). At this point we will be able to observe various rigs, tools and traditional boats used by fishermen. Pay close attention, in the interior of the bay you’ll see the mussel farms, and in the background, Punta del Fangar. Have a go at trying to find its lighthouse!
We continue ahead for almost 500 m more until finding a tarmac path that starts to our right (km 7.9). This is the point of return to Deltebre. We take the tarmac path, leaving the bay behind us, and continue straight ahead for 2.2 km (passing a farm and a small house that was used to store rockets for cloud seeding) before arriving at the Marquesa to Deltebre road (km 10.1). At this point, if we were to turn left, we would continue in the direction of Marquesa beach, the beginning of the peninsula and the Far del Fangar lighthouse (situated 3.2 km, 5.2 km and 8 km away respectively). Our route, however, continues right. We then turn left and head along the Marquesa to Deltebre road very carefully. After 500 m, we abandon the road, turning left next to a hut and continue straight ahead along a tarmac path (km 10.6). After 200 m, we meet another junction (km 10.8). We keep going straight ahead along the tarmac path for 1.2 km until arriving at a country house with palm and eucalyptus trees (km 12). Here, if we were to continue straight ahead, we would link up with the Eco-Museum - Estuary route via the Toll path, situated 3.2 km away.
Our route, however, continues towards the right. We abandon the tarmac path, turning to the right and crossing the Desguàs de Nassos drainage canal via a concrete bridge and following a dirt track on the left for 1.9 km until arriving at a fork after the Masía de Canyadora country house (km 13.9). We keep going to our right for 500 m until arriving at a Stop sign, where we shall carefully cross the Deltebre to Marquesa road (km 14.4). After crossing the road, we continue along a tarmac path (leaving a farm to our left) for 1.2 km until arriving at a dirt track on our left (km 15.6) that we already walked previously. This will once again take us to the traditional rice field house (km 16), the cemetery (km 16.5) and the Eco-Museum (km 17.1).