In addition to the beautiful coastal paths on the Costa Dorada, the province still has a lot to offer when it comes to walking in nature. Tarragona has some breathtakingly beautiful natural parks. Serra del Montsant Natural Park and Prades Natural Park in the north and Els Ports Natural Park in the south. In addition, you have the unique Ebro Delta.
Els Ports Nature Park.
Less than half an hour's drive from the coast and the Ebro Delta Natural Park is a natural park that has not yet been really discovered by tourists. The special beauty and atmosphere of it was the inspiration of Picasso. Who lived here for a while in Horta de Sant Joan. The Natural Park is part of a limestone massif and is located at the very tip of Catalonia, between the regions of Valencia and Aragon. There are, among others, griffon vultures, golden eagles, the Iberian ibex and lynx. The highest point is Mont Caro (1447 meters) from where you can see the Pyrenees and the Balearic Islands on clear days.
Natural Park Serra del Montsant.
Serra del Montsant is a spectacular natural park in the south of Catalonia, about an hour's drive from Tarragona and a 2 hour drive from Barcelona. It is an unknown area with an inhospitable nature of valleys, mountain peaks, caves, gorges and countless chapels and churches, often hidden deep in the rocks. Characteristic are the steep rock walls in the park. The Montsant River has formed one of the most spectacular spots in the park at Ulldemolins, the spectacular Fraguerau Gorge. The Serra del Montsant mountain range is more than twenty kilometers long and has an area of almost one hundred square kilometers. The Moors called the mountain Gäbal Al Barka, the blessed mountain. The highest point is Roca Corbatera (1163 m).
Ebro Delta National Park.
The Ebro Delta is the second largest wetland in Spain. The protected nature reserve is a flat area with rice fields, swamps, salt fields, bird-rich lagoons and extensive sandy beaches.