DISCOVER THE REGION THROUGH

ITS RIVERS…

Discover, travelling at your own pace, how the rivers have shaped their environment and the history and culture of Catalonia. Traverse the Catalan rivers and their landscapes in a sustainable and healthy way, enjoying the nature and the fluvial environment: its good food, great wines and hospitable people, in both towns and cities alike. From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, follow the flow of the water from the ephemeral fragility of snow crystals to the immensity of the sea.

Rivers are life!

 

INTERREG-POCTEFA project “Sustainable Cross-Border River Tourism”

 

The RIVER ROUTE initiative arose from the Sustainable Cross-Border River Tourism project. The Interreg POCTEFA project “Sustainable Cross-Border River Tourism – Têt, Ter, Fluvià and Segre” has the following aims:

 

To weave a network of fluvial routes along the rivers Têt, Ter, Fluvià and Segre, promoting biodiversity, the discovery of fluvial landscapes and active ecotourism

To value the natural heritage and culture linked to the four rivers through a focus on sustainable development

To raise awareness on the value of rivers, promoting the protection of their natural, scenic and cultural qualities for the use and enjoyment of the local population and visitors

To establish a new cross-border ecotourism project in the realm of fluvial tourism comprising four complementary routes and developing a joint marketing and publicity programme under the name of RIVER ROUTE

To condition green and blue infrastructures, improving the ecological quality, biodiversity and spaces for visitor access

The Interreg-Poctefa project is a European regional cooperation programme created to foster sustainable development in the cross-border region between Spain, France and Andorra. The TTFS project was selected for co-funding with FEDER funds in the 2017 call.

The TTFS project has a total budget for all five members of €2,266,856.39, for the 2018-2020 period, 65% of which has been subsidised.

Each river proposes a route through the fluvial environment to follow on foot or by bicycle, of varying length or difficulty. See each river’s section to learn the details of the routes proposed.

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