Via Verda de la Val de Zafán - Camí Natural Tortosa-Deltebre


Via Verda de la Val de Zafán - Camí Natural Tortosa-Deltebre

1.416 - 1.751m

La Val de Zafán is an old stretch of train track converted into a green way with no motorised access to ensure that all types of users, regardless of age or mobility limitations, can use it.

The stretch begins in the capital of the Baix Ebre region, Tortosa, and goes through the villages of Roquetes, Jesús, Aldover, Xerta and Benifallet, from where it continues to the neighbouring region of Terre Alta towards the villages of Pinell de Brai, Prat de Comte, Bot, Horta, Arnes, Lledó (the town bordering Aragón), Valderrobles and finally the town of Alcañiz. The green way is a touristic route that goes along the old Val de Zafán railway track, a line that was created given the interest the Aragonese government had in connecting their land with the sea for trading purposes. Their plans connected the town of La Puebla de Híjar in Aragón, with Tortosa.

Work was started in 1882, but due to various problems the line wasn’t inaugurated until 1942. The line was in service for 31 years and was closed permanently on the 17th of September, 1973. Works on the line were never fully concluded eventually leading to its disuse.

Natural area: 
PN Els Ports
Baix Ebre
Terra Alta
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Tortosa Turisme