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Els Ports massif

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The Ports Natural Park, a massif that exceeds the limits of the Ebrolands and goes into the provinces of Teruel (Aragón) and Castelló (Valencian Country), is a shelter of very rich fauna and flora. The presence of the Hispanic goat stands out, a species that can easily be found if you get into these mountains. If we travel between the counties of the Lower Ebro and the High Land, there are extensive wild pine forests, precious valleys with oak trees, and also a considerable population of beech, which make it a typical mountain landscape.

Mountain villages, located at the foot of this massif, share many of their traditions, such as the crafts of vegetable fibres for everyday objects, including baskets and kitchen utensils, such as the villages of Mas de Barberans or Alfara de Carles. Other painterly mountain localities to be considered are Paüls, Arnes or Horta de Sant Joan, the natural paradise where Picasso found inspiration.

The 5 indispensable places of the Port Natural Park

Pinewoods, trails that climb the mountain, streams and magnificent views of the Ebro Delta. The Beseit Ports hide wild paradises, and we want you not to lose those that are most representative. Take a look at these imperdibles!

  1. Estrets d’Arnes: Perhaps one of the most unique places hiding this massif, the wildest mountains in southern Catalonia. A stream opens over steep walls, between landscapes of pine trees, shrubs and meadows. The lovers of hiking and climbing will find a perfect landscape to enjoy their favorite sports.
  2. Font Nova: The Font Nova area, near Alfara de Carles, is another place you must go. The gully of the Valley of the Inferno and the Coscollosa are still virgin and inhospitable places, where wild goats pass in their air. If you want to see nice sunsets with the whole Ebro Delta plain at your feet, you’ll find some privileged views from here.
  3. La Vall: Can you imagine an alpine landscape a few miles from the coast? As we enter the gully of the Vale, we leave the olive fields behind to enjoy the pine and alzine forests. Gradually, the ravine gives way to imposing rock walls, and the landscape becomes entirely high mountain.
  4. El mirador al cim de Caro: One of the most spectacular images of the Ports is to observe the landscape from the new sighter located at the top of Caro. It is accessed via the road that rises from Roquettes, crossing a completely forested area. On clear days, the river mouth can be seen, while when the weather changes, a poetic fog mantle can be enjoyed.
  5. Faig Pare: Near La Sénia, it is advisable to meet the Iaving Father, who has a majestuous root discovered and filled with capricious shapes that make him one of the most beautiful trees in the Port Natural Park. Declared a monumental tree by the DARP on 3 December 1992, it is located within the partial nature reserve of the Fageda dels Ports.