La Via Augusta i l’Ermita

It is a family hike where you will be able to enjoy the natural and cultural environment from el Perelló, until you get to the Sant Cristòfol Chapel. The zone is equipped with a  playground, barbecues and different wooden tables under the shadow of the pines. Moreover, there is a viewpoint with a panoramic view of the Delta de l’Ebre coast. The itinerary commemorates the whole history of our village and goes past the Windmill from 1564, the monument from “el Coll de les Forques”, which honours the 13 people from el Perelló who fought during “la Guerra dels Segadors” (a civil war), and “la Via Augusta”, from the second century.

Length: 6 km

Time: 1h 30'

Elevation: 107 m

Difficulty: Easy

Circular: Yes

The departure point is the Municipal Sports Pavilion from el Perelló and we have to cross the village until we get to the Windmill. After turning right, we move upwards to the elevated zone of the village, where we will find “el Coll de les Forques”. Then, we follow the ancient road that used to link el Perelló and Tortosa and a few minutes later we take the path on the left until we find “la Via Augusta”.

We will find a banner that indicates the ancient roman sewer that was placed under the Via Augusta. The last point of interest is the Sant Cristòfol Chapel, where there is a viewpoint from where we can observe el Delta de l’Ebre and el Montsià. We turn over the chapel and start moving downwards across a trail which will lead us to the southern entrance of the village. Finally, we walk through the middle of the village until we get to the departure point.

 Additional comments: it is possible to complete this route with a BTT bicycle.