We'd heard Spain could be one of the best places to explore unpaved roads and old abandoned villages. But where do you start? Luckily we found Savi and Phil of Spanish4x4.com.
They provide tag along holidays from their base camp near the little town of Riba Roja D-Ebre in Catalonia. So we booked one of their Landrover Discoveries for tag-along and a cabin. They operate on a "day on and a day off" basis. This means you explore on your own on the "off" days and on the "on" days you tag along with Phil and Savi on some of their routes. We found these routes to be beautiful and adventurous. As they say:"Awesome"
After the market we took a scenic route back to try the Discovery that would be our vehicle for the next week.
One of the most impressive stops was the town of Corbera d'Ebre. This town was completely destroyed during the Battle of the Ebro (25 July–16 November 1938) and although the lower part of the town was rebuilt, the upper part, known as Poble Vell (Old Town), including the old church on the hill, has been kept as a reminder.
Out of Corbera we followed the tracks to the idyllic lagoon of Fontcalda
"River day" we were taught how far to lower the tire pressure to avoid getting stuck in the pebbles
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