Pedales del Matarraña is circular cycling route on BTT and ebike with most of the forest tracks and half-mountain trails running through the region of the Matarranya (Teruel).
We will start out from Beceite and will arrive back again to Beceite after a 4-stage ride through the most spectacular places of the region while passing through 14 towns. They are 40-60 km routes with 1,500 m of positive slope. In total, we will cover 194 km with a positive slope of approximately 4,900 m.
It is a medium-to-high difficulty cycle tourism ride, designed for people in good physical form who usually go out on BTT or electric bikes to the mountain.
Here we propose an itinerary with options to a guided or self-guided cycle tourism activity for nature lovers, athletes and mountain cyclists who want to explore hidden natural environments and live unique experiences.
Pedales del Matarraña is a cycling route that we created in 2019 and can be covered in 3, 4 or 5 stages; it is integrated into the Pedales del Mundo network, , where in 2011 we also created the Pedales de los Ports route.
Experts in mountain bike routes, cycling, greenways and road cycling, our guides are native to these territories and have deep knowledge of their natural and cultural resources.
Itinerary and program:
Arrival at the village of Beceite, check-in at the Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa and briefing on the Pedales del Matarranya route.
Day 2 Stage 1: Beceite – Calaceite
Beginning of the 50 km and 850 m positive slope route. We will leave Beceite and ride through the towns of Crete, Lledó, Arenys de Lledó and Caseres, following the Algars river till we finally ride up to the town of Calaceite. We will sleep in the Maribel Apartments or in the Sitjar Hotel.
Day 3 Stage 2: Calaceite –La Fresneda
A 43 km and 1,050 m positive slope route. We start out in Calaceite and ride down to the town of Mazaleón. Then we will begin the ascent to Valdetormo, Mas de Llaurador and Valjunquera. From this town and following the old road we will reach the end of our stage at the town of La Fresneda. We will sleep in the Fonda La Grancha or in the Hotel El Convent.
Day 4 Stage 3: La Fresneda – Pena-roja de Tastavins
Queen stage of the route Pedales del Matarranya with its 49 km and 1,550 m of positive slope. The route goes up to the town of Ráfales and then faces the mountains pass of Punta Molinera, the challenge of the Matarranya. Then we ride down towards Monroyo and finally to the town of Pena-Roja de Tastavins. We will sleep in the “Mas de l’Aragonés” or in the “Hospedería Virgen de la Fuente”.
Day 5 Stage 4: Pena-roja de Tastavins –Beceite
A spectacular 52 km and 1,400 m positive slope stage. The route ascends to the Mountain Passes of Beceite till it reaches the town of Fredes and then begins a spectacular descent along the Matarranya river to the town of Beceite. Return to destination.