The Olles Lagoon (Bassa de les Olles) occupies 54 hectares and is the smallest lagoon in the Ebro Delta Natural Park and also the one that welcomes this so privileged natural setting. These lagoons form a fundamental part of the ecosystems of the Ebro Delta, especially if we consider that it is the largest wetland in Catalonia and the second largest in the Iberian Peninsula.
These coast rafts connect directly with the sea and are surrounded by rice fields, creating a mosaic of incomparable natural textures. In fact, it is the productive cycle of rice that is responsible for marking the tempos of the landscape and nature, as it conditions the oscillations in the level of salinity of the earth, directly affecting the great diversity of flora and fauna that he coexists in the territory.
A unique ecosystem
It seems that The Olles Lagoon is the result of one of the oldest openings of the Ebro. Between rice fields and dunes, and connected directly with the Bay of Fangar, this lagoon is one of the areas with the highest natural wealth and variety of atmospheres of the Ebro Delta.
This scene is the refuge of a significant population of aquatic birds, like the Flamingo, Mallard, Great Egret, Common Kingfisher and Black-Winged Stilt.
Activities in nature
Several natural itineraries that surround The Olles Lagoon, allow you to observe the richness of fauna and flora of this privileged place. One of the natural paths with which you can visit the lagoon is The birds and the rice route, which is part of the Mediterranean Pathway (Camins de la Mediterrània) Whether on foot or bike, with this itinerary you will be able to contemplate one of the most valuable scenes of the Ebro Delta and observe a large number of migratory birds.
The different itineraries give you the option to enjoy the Delta in family or with friends with different activities in nature, such as cycling, kayaking, bird watching… and more activities that you can check on the official web page of The Olles Lagoon and on Delta Turístic & Rent.