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Matarranya Hiking Tours

The Matarranya territory

Duration

8 days

Distance

15 km
(500 m desnivel positivo)

Available places

A partir de 2
(for larger groups, consult)

Difficulty

Medium

Matarranya Hiking Tours is a 6-day hike around the Matarranya territory that covers the most relevant villages and natural surroundings of the area: Calaceite, Valderrobres, Beceite, el Parrissal and La Fresneda. It is also an opportunity to spend the night in the most charming hotels of the territory and enjoy their lodgings and cuisine: Hotel El Sitgar, Hotel Parada del Compte, Fonda La Plaza, Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa and Hotel El Convent.

Mountain lovers can follow this guided or self-guided route and live unique experiences while exploring secluded natural places.

An average-difficulty, 15 km tour with a 500 m positive slope mainly directed to nature lovers and mountain hikers.

Itinerary and program

Day 1:

Arrival at the town of Calaceite and check-in at the Hotel El Sitgar. Reception and description of the Matarranya Hiking Tours route.

Day 2: Calaceite – La Torre del Compte

This stage runs across one of the most agrarian areas of the territory: olive and almond groves and family vineyards studded with solitary chapels and ancient Iberian remains. This day’s itinerary ends at the old Torre del Compte railway station later restored to become the Hotel La Parada del Compte in the Vía Verde de Val de Zafán. Check-in at the Hotel La Parada del Compte.

Day 3: La Torre del Compte – Valderrobres

From La Torre del Compte we follow the course of the Matarranya River and contemplate the riverside forest till we reach Valderrobres, the capital of the region. The dramatic Medieval Quarter of the town, crowned by the Castle and the Church, well deserve a visit. Check-in at La Fonda de la Plaza, a small Renaissance Palace.

Day 4: Valderrobres – Beceite – The Parrissal Straits

Transfer from Valderrobres to the beginning of the stage and excursion to the sources of the Matarranya River along the Parrissal Straits. Return to the village of Beceite via the Chapel of Sant Miquel. Check-in at the Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa.

Day 5: Beceite – the Ulldemó River

Hike from Beceite to the Ulldemó River, an area of mountain conglomerates embracing the crystal-clear waters of the river. The circular mountain trail combines views to the valley with the panorama of the Beceite Mountain Passes. Check-in at the Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa.

Day 6: Beceite – Ráfales – La Fresneda

Transfer from Beceite to the village of Ráfales. Hike from Ráfales to Fórnoles along old stone-paved trails. Final hike of the day from Fórnoles to La Fresneda following an old trail with views to the Beceite Mountain Passes. Check-in at the Hotel El Convent.

Day 7: La Fresneda – the Virgen de Gracia Sanctuary circular route

A circular route embracing the magical sites of La Fresneda, including a visit to the unfinished Sanctuary of La Virgen de Gracia (Our Lady of Grace). Return to the Hotel El Convent.

Day 8:

End of the route and return to destination. Transfer from La Fresneda to Calaceite.

REF: V103

Price

Self-guided route: 650 €/pax (2 participants minimum)
Guided route: 795 €/pax (4 participants minimum)

Availability

During Spring, Summer and Autumn, dates on demand

Included

The self-guided activity includes a 7-day half board lodging at the hotels along the route, persons and luggage transfers on each stage, all material necessary for the route (route book and track, maps, details…) and accident insurance. Round trip transportation is not included (we can manage it but do not provide it), neither are the picnics to take along each stage (you can order them in advance, 8 €/person approx.), additional fee per person (please check with us).

The guided tour includes all the above plus a professional guide.

Notes

Please book at least one week in advance so we may guarantee reservations. Guided tours depend on seat availability.

Route profile: itinerary and altimetry

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