• 470 km /292 miles
    3 days riding
  • Trip can be planned according route and desire
  • Completely paved (accept for a possible gravel driveway or road construction spot)
Detailed Tour

Detailed Tour

Day
1

Meet up in Beceite. Briefing.

In the second half of the 12th century, the Order of the Knights Templar conquered this Moorish settlement Abu-Zeit. Beceite located at an altitude of 579 m in the foothills of the rugged mountain massif of the Puertos de Beceite, which we see in the distance. Population 600 inhabitants.

Day
2

Beceite - Villarroya de los Pinares 170 km.

Ride inside the region of Matarranya - Maestrazgo, through lonely villages in the middle of Mediterranean forest and among blossoming almond trees. Another order of knight monks, the Order of Malt (Sant John), also received dominion over areas that had been conquered. Sant John were given control over Pitarque, Villarroya de los Pinares (1190), Fortanete (1202) and Sollavientos, who belonged to the encomienda (commandery) Aliaga.


After the dissolution of the Order of the Templars, the commanderies of Cantavieja and Castellote were also given to the Hospitallers. The management of the Hospitallers over these regions was only ended in 1813, when the feudal management form for Spanish villages was generally abolished.

Day
3

Villarroya de los Pinares - Montoro de Mezquita. 175 km.

Loop around High Maestrazgo and Gudar mountain ranges. Highlights: Mora de Rubielos, Rubielos de Mora. The way goes up to get Gudar mountain range and then drops through many bends reaching and Cantavieja 1.392 m. Templar village and stronghold of the Carlist rebel Ramón Cabrera, The Tiger of El Maestrazgo. Excellent sceneries. Go on to Villarluengo perched at the cliff and eventually last effort to Montoro de Mezquita a cul-de sac village. Do not forget to stop at Organos de Montoro limestone cliffs.

Day
4

Montoro de Mezquita - Beceite. 155 km

Man is largely absent , on the route but has mades his mark through terrace farming and dry walling, now just about finished. Villages tend to be spread well apart. Violent activities, exemptions, taxes immunity for criminals and assassins. The border with Islam became a place of refuge for people fleeing from their past: murderers, thieves, debtors, people with no family ties. A war-oriented society, which would serve as the foundation to repopulate and develop new chance. The Temple was dissolved in 1308 and after violent revolts in the area, its possessions were acquired by the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and Montesa.

Day
5

Farewell

What is included in this picturesque tour?

360
€/pers*

Included

  • 5 days / 4 nights / 3 days trip.
  • Briefing at spot is delivered.
  • Half board.
  • Route book (maps and notes send by mail).
  • 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  • Taxes.

Not included

  • Picnic.
  • Insurance.
  • Baggage transport.

Optional

  • Extended stays.
  • Divide stages.
  • Baggage transport: 122 EUR / party.
  • Customization may always be possible. 

* 30% deposit at booking. The rest to be paid 30 days prior to departure. Read conditions.

Travelers’ pictures

Travelers’ pictures

Travelers’ perceptions

Travelers’ perceptions

Exactly one year ago today we were rolling inside Maestrazgo. And yeah, the trip was a nice experience. We had a fantastic ride, from beginning to end. We rode from Barcelona to Beceite, then back into Teruel and Castellón. We always found a very good place to sleep and eat and never had any trouble and never ran out of gas. The roads also astonished us : in a good way. We really met our expectations and always riding a solo motorcycle trip.ˮ

Bernd & Petra — Germany

We sincerely enjoyed our ride. The route guides were knowledgeable and quite pleasant. It was well organized and an easy to follow self guided tour. The riding conditions and suggested routes/stops were excellent. The whole countryside is awesome and we experienced plenty of wow moments. Simply put, we had a great time. Most impressive was the feeling to be alone in such a empty region. Excellent option whether you want to travel around hidden Spain.ˮ

Enzo & Marsha — United Kingdom

We just returned last night from Spain where we spent the last month of our vacation. Our motorcycle trip was an incredible adventure. We had heard about this hidden region following the Templars history and We found the Eye is Delighted proposal on internet. A five-days trip was what we were seeking. We did indeed enjoy those twisties. Overall a fantastic experience, thank you very much for making this possible! The route is described in 3 stages, but consideration should be given to spending more time exploring the countryside and new alternative routes and cultural places related with knights though.ˮ

Kristoffer, Mathias & Fredrik — Denmark