- Location: County route
- Municipalities: Gandesa, Corbera d’ebre, la Fatarella, Vilalba dels Arcs, Bot, Prat de comte and Pinell de Brai
- Distance: Peace Route 82km With the variant 32 km more are added
- Type: Circular
- Difficulty: Medium
- Duration: –
- How to arrive: You can access the route through any of the municipalities through which it passes: Gandesa, Corbera d’Ebre, El Pinell de Brai, Prat de Comte, Bot, Vilalba dels Arcs and La Fatarella.
- Description: The Ruta de la Pau is a circular route that uses the signs of the existing GR and PR in the region to make a route that links most of the points that had a meaning with the Battle of the Ebro.
It can start in Gandesa where its location at a communications hub was the main target of the Republican offensive. There is the Battle of the Ebro Study Center, which has recovered documentary, war and cultural material from the Battle of the Ebro. The route takes us to the mountains that surround Gandesa, Pàndols and Cavalls, which were a refuge for soldiers and the place where the fiercest fights took place.
From the Sierra de Cavalls, at Punta Redona, you can continue along the mountain range to the hermitage of Santa Magdalena or take the variant that will take you to the Pinell de Brai where the historic space of the Houses Fallen and the Les Veus del front Interpretation Center. Then you have to go back to find the Route at the height of Punta Alta (705 m) of the Pàndols mountain range, where the monument to peace promoted by the Lleva del Biberó is located, in memory of all those who fought in the Battle of the Ebro.
From Punta Alta the descent begins to the sanctuary of La Fontcalda, where you can enjoy the source of thermal water (25 ° C) and the possibility of entering the straits on the banks of the river Canaletes, in the direction of the municipality of Prat de Comte, the threshold where the republican forces arrived on the morning of July 26, 1938. Already towards Bot you have to go up the hill, from where you will see the last view of Prat de Comte, and along the way, observe the hermitage of Sant Josep, the needle and the Puig Cavaller.
You reach Bot by the Via Verda, where the station of this municipality received troops and equipment and served to evacuate wounded during the attack. We take the road to the Coll del Moro, a unique place for the view it offers and its historical past, as from this point the military operations of the national troops were directed.
In the middle of the region, the Peace Route goes to Vilalba dels Arcs. Near the town, the historic area of Barrancs has been recovered with a 200-meter trench. Mention should also be made of the site of Quatre Camins, a place where strong clashes took place during the national counterattack and where two monuments erected by the requetas are erected. From Vilalba to La Fatarella there is a whole sample of the crops of the Terra Alta. Fields of almond trees, vineyards and olive groves accompany this part of the journey. Already in La Fatarella the historical space of the deveas has been recovered, point of defense of the municipality, and to 9 kilometers of this town the memorial of the Camposines rises where the rest of the combatants buried in the territory take shelter and is place of homage to those who fought in battle.
The last stage of the route will take us to Corbera d’Ebre, through the old town, where you can walk through its streets and see the ruined houses, as well as the majestic church of Sant Pere (18th century), very damaged and out of worship. Also within the municipality is the 115-day reception center where visitors are informed of the different spaces that the Battle of the Ebro left in Terra Alta.